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.
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website
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.
Customers are being sent a fraudulent text message that appears as if it’s been sent from ENMAX. The message prompts customers to follow a link to receive a refund. This message is a scam. ENMAX does not contact customers by text message or issue refunds by e-transfer.
If you receive this message, do not click on the link or enter any personal information. If you have already entered your banking information, contact your bank immediately.
An email phishing scam is targeting both ENMAX customers and the broader public. Two different emails are circulating that appear to be sent from an ENMAX address and prompt recipients to click on a link or view a document.
If you receive a suspicious message, delete it. Do not click on the link or open the attachment. If you have already received this email and submitted your ENMAX login credentials, we recommend that you update your user name and password.
Thanks to alert customers, there has been a report of a man appearing at a customer’s door in Calgary wearing an ENMAX T-shirt while acting suspiciously and asking vague questions about energy use. ENMAX does not go door-to-door, but we do have meter readers out there who carry ENMAX ID.
Should you experience this please call police at 403-266-1234 (non-emergency) if the person is gone or 9-1-1 if person is still present.
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).