RNC Release Advisory to Public of a Telephone Fraud

Written by on December 16, 2014

rncmrThe 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 that they had

received a phone call from a number that shows up as “NL Power” 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.

The RNC are advising the public that Newfoundland Power is NOT calling customers

demanding payment and that 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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