RNC Release Advisory to Public of a Telephone Fraud
Written by Administrator on December 16, 2014
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.