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Avoid Utility Scams

ENMAX is a part of Utilities United Against Scams, a group of 100 electric, natural gas, and water companies across North America, who have joined to safeguard customers from fraud from individuals impersonating utility company representatives.

For more information:

Visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website

Current scams to be aware of:

ENMAX is warning of a phone scam targeting residential and business customers. The scammer claims to be from ENMAX and threatens to disconnect power immediately unless a payment is made. Recipients are asked for personal details, including their account number or payment information, and are transferred to a fake ‘accounts department’ to make a payment by credit card or given instructions on where to make a payment by bitcoin.

ENMAX does not request credit card details over the phone or accept payment by bitcoin. Additionally, we do not disconnect power without fair warning and process, and residential customers are never disconnected during the winter months.

If you receive a suspicious phone call, do not give out any personal details. If you are unsure of the legitimacy of a call, or would like to check your account balance, please call our Customer Care Centre at 310-2010.

If you think you’ve been contacted by a scammer:

Scam advice

Please share the following with your family and friends:

  • Do not give out any personal information including account numbers or addresses.
  • Aside from meter readers, ENMAX does not offer services (e.g. furnace cleaning or energy efficiency tests) door to door. Visit the Alberta Government website for further details.
  • Power cannot be cut off without fair warning and a process.
  • ENMAX does not take credit card payments over the phone – this includes pre-paid credit cards. Other 'loan' type payment options such as MoneyMart are also not accepted.
  • You can check the status of your ENMAX account by calling 310-2010 or by signing in to your online account.

Customers are free to purchase natural gas services or electricity services from a retailer of their choice. For a list of retailers, visit ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).