Oshawa Power warns of door-to-door scammers illegally threatening disconnection

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Published February 16, 2023 at 1:50 pm

A no-disconnect policy during the winter months has not deterred scammers in Oshawa from posing as Oshawa Power employees and demanding cash on the threat of service disruption.

Oshawa Power issued a statement Thursday reminding customers the utility does not disconnect service between November 15 and April 30.

“We have been notified of a door-to-door scam impersonating Oshawa Power and threatening disconnection. We are not associated with these individuals,” the statement read.

When disconnections do happen after the winter moratorium, Oshawa Power will always follow the Disconnection Process steps. “We will never threaten immediate disconnection, request a meeting for payment, or demand payment in cash, cryptocurrencies, or gift cards.”

Individuals encountering fraudulent activity are encouraged to report their experience to Durham Regional Police online or via telephone at (905) 579-1520.

Oshawa Power also reported scammers posing as utility employees last fall.

To learn more about Oshawa Power’s disconnection process, visit www.opuc.on.ca/dnl/.

 

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