TORONTO, March 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited ("Toronto Hydro") has been made aware that some customers have been called or approached by individuals offering to sell, a power saver device, claiming it could save customers 15 to 40 per cent on their electricity bill. These individuals are asking customers to provide personal credit card information over the phone, in order to purchase the device.
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 customers provide credit card information over the phone.
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 705,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in Ontario.
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