Brantford Power warning the public of phone scam

Brantford Power is warning the public to be aware of a telephone scam targeting customers in the area.

Brantford Power says it’s received reports that a caller claiming to work for the utility has contacted customers to request payments or advise them that their hydro meter needs to be changed.

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The company says customers should not provide any personal information if they receive a suspicious call. Brantford Power says it does not disconnect customers without prior notice and will not call to ask for your account number.

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Customers can call Brantford Power at 519-751-3522 during business hours to determine if any communication they’ve received is legitimate.

The company says any suspicious calls can be reported to the Brantford Police Department at 519-756-0113 and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or

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