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
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.
This scam primarily targets small businesses across Alberta and Canada is
once again occurring in Calgary and Edmonton.
A caller claims to be from an energy company like ENMAX, and threatens that power will be cut off unless the bill is paid in full using pre-paid credit cards or a third-party online payment system like PayPal.
Adding to the confusion is that often a phone number will be left for the business owner to call that includes a copy of the ENMAX recorded greeting.
All customers are free to purchase natural gas services from the default supply provider or from a retailer of their choice and to purchase electricity services from the regulated rate provider or from a retailer of their choice. The delivery of natural gas and electricity to you is not affected by your choice. If you change who you purchase natural gas services or electricity services from, you will continue receiving natural gas and electricity from the distribution company in your service area. For a current list of retailers you may choose from, visit www.ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).
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