Fortis B.C. warning of disconnected service threat scam

NANAIMO – Fortis B.C. is warning customers about a scam that is becoming common in the province.

Fortis B.C. is warning customers about a scam that sees a phone call from a utility company representative threatening to disconnect service unless a bill payment is made immediately. The most common form sees victims being ordered to pay via prepaid credit card.

Fortis advises taking the caller’s name and calling its hotline at 1-800-663-8400.

Nanaimo News Bulletin