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Phone scam targets SaskPower customers

A new phone scam in Saskatchewan is asking for credit card information and claiming to be from SaskPower.

Caller claims to have a disconnect notice, asks for credit card number

Scam artists are impersonating SaskPower employees and asking for payment. (CBC)

If you're getting phone calls from someone claiming to be from SaskPower and asking for credit card information, it's best to hang up.

Moose Jaw Police are warning it's part of a new phone scam that's happening in Saskatchewan.

The caller asks for credit card information to make a deposit to avoid getting service cut off.

Police warn the scammers may have personal account information such as previous transactions, which could make the call seem legitimate.

SaskPower says it will never call customers to ask for credit card numbers, and if a customer is in doubt about who is calling they should hang up and call the company directly.

If someone thinks they are a victim of identity theft, they should contact the police or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501. 

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