Hydro-Québec says scammers are texting its clients, asking for banking information
Public utility said refunds will not come in form of deposits, so it will never text about them
Hydro-Québec is warning customers about an ongoing text message scam where scammers imitate the public utility to obtain banking information.
The message claims to be a refund for clients and requests their banking information.
Hydro-Québec is advising customers not to click on any links sent to them via text message on its behalf.
The links lead to a fake website that looks like Hydro-Québec's website, or like an e-transfer site, where their personal information can be stolen.
Hydro-Québec said they will not be depositing refunds, instead, customers will receive a credit on their bill.
Anyone who clicked on a texted link and provided confidential information should notify their financial institution.