TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
("Toronto Hydro") has again been made aware that some customers have
recently been called by individuals offering to sell a power saver
device, sometimes referred to as an 'in-home display unit'. These
individuals are asking customers to provide personal credit card
information over the phone, in order to purchase the device. Toronto
Hydro issued a similar warning about these solicitations earlier this
Toronto Hydro does not sell energy saving products and advises customers
to be aware of this fraudulent representation. In addition, Toronto
Hydro does not request that customers provide credit card information
over the phone.
Toronto Hydro does offer an in-home energy display, however it is
free-of-charge when customers enrol in peaksaver PLUS™. For more information on this electricity conservation program, visit torontohydro.com/peaksaver.
Customers receiving these solicitations should report such activity to
Toronto Hydro at (416) 542-8000 or at torontohydro.com and click on Contact Us and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre by calling
them at 1-888-495-8501, or its website at antifraudcentre.ca.
Customers who receive phone calls or visits from people who claim
affiliation to Toronto Hydro should confirm such affiliation by
requesting identification and/or by contacting Toronto Hydro at (416)
542-8000 or visiting torontohydro.com.
About Toronto Hydro
The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the
distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited.
Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity
distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately
712,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest
municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes
approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in the Province of
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SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information:
Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System