RNC Release Advisory to Public of a Telephone Fraud
Written by Administrator on January 16, 2015
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
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.