MIDLAND — Midland Power Utility Corporation (MPUC) is warning the public about a possible telephone scam.
MPUC representatives said the utility has been notified some of its customers are receiving aggressive phone calls from someone offering electricity contracts. The MPUC does not offer energy contracts, and does not telephone or go door-to-door.
If approached by someone asking to sign or renew an electricity contract, the MPUC is asking the public to keep the following in mind.
1. Always make sure you get a business card and look at the salesperson’s ID badge. Energy company salespeople must wear an ID badge and give you a business card. If you receive a phone call ask for the name of the individual and their ID badge number.
2. Don’t share personal information (i.e. your electricity bill) unless you are sure you want to sign a contract.
3. Carefully read the contract, disclosure statement and price comparison provided by the salesperson.
4. Midland PUC does not offer electricity contracts.
For more information on energy contracts please visit the Ontario Energy Board website at http://www.ontarioenergyboard.ca/OEB/Consumers/Energy+Contracts.
Customers receiving suspicious calls are asked to notify the MPUC immediately at 705-526-9361.
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