RNC Release Advisory to Public of a Telephone Fraud

Written by on January 16, 2015

rncmr(ST. JOHN’S, NL), January 15, 2015 – The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC)

is issuing a public advisory regarding recent telephone based fraud where the caller is

claiming to be Newfoundland Power.

Earlier today Newfoundland Power was notified by a number of customers, in particular

local restaurant owners, that they had received a phone call from a number that shows

up as “NL Power” with the number 1-888-666-7654 on their call display. The caller

states that they are with Newfoundland Power and that they are requesting payment for

their power bill or they will terminate their services immediately. The caller then

demands the person’s credit card information over the phone. This number is not a NL

Power number and customers are advised NOT to provide any information over the

phone as this is a phone scam.

The RNC and Newfoundland Power want to advise anyone who may receive such a call

from “NL Power” demanding payment is not to provide any information and is asked to

contact the RNC. The RNC is reminding the public to be vigilant and NOT to provide

personal information or banking information to individuals over the phone or online

unless you ensure the authenticity of the group or organization that may be collecting

funds.

Anyone that may have any information in relation to this is asked to contact the RNC at

729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide

information on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.


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