Alert - Hydro Scam
Dear BIA members,
We've been informed that there is a current scam circulating businesses whereby the scammers are disguising themselves as Oakville Hydro and indicating that you owe money, and trying to get you to purchase prepaid cards or giving you a pin to wire funds.
DO NOT send in any money to anyone who comes to you asking for funds without first checking with the stated organisation.
In this case, we recommend that if you have been contacted by any group stating that they are Oakville Hydro that you take the following steps:
1. Contact Oakville Hydro directly yourself to verify the status of your account. As you have reached out to them, you will know you have reached the true Oakville Hydro. You may also wish to advise Oakville Hydro that you were contacted by someone claiming to be them, as they want to help put a stop to this as well.
Oakville Hydro Customer Care
2. Contact Halton Regional Police to inform them that you were contacted by a potential scam group:
Halton Regional Police Fraud Centre
As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area
146 Lakeshore Road East (2nd Floor - West Office)