ATCO Electric warns Yukon business owners of phone scam

Yukon's power corporation says phone scammers are again targeting local businesses, threatening to cut off power unless a phony bill is paid.

Callers claim to represent power company, threaten to cut power unless paid

Yukon's power companies are warning businesses about phone scammers falsely claiming to represent Yukon Energy, and demanding payment.

ATCO Electric says the scammers tell business owners their power will be disconnected immediately, unless a power bill is paid. Some businesses are being asked to call an 800 number to make their payment, or to use a pre-paid credit card.

The power company says neither ATCO Electric nor Yukon Energy are making such calls. It's urging anybody who receives one to contact the company, or the RCMP.

Stephanie Cunha of ATCO Electric says scammers were making similar calls in Yukon last May and again in July.

Last week, the Northwest Territories Power Corporation warned of the same scam happening in that territory.


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