Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
Toronto Hydro Corporation

Toronto Hydro Corporation

December 08, 2006 16:05 ET

Telephone Scam Has Individuals Posing as Toronto Hydro Electric System Employees

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 8, 2006) - Toronto Hydro Electric System Limited would like to alert its customers of fraudulent phone calls that were reported on December 2, 2006, between 10:45 p.m. and midnight.

Please be aware that customers have reported phone calls from individuals posing as Toronto Hydro Electric System employees. These customers are being advised that their utility bill has not been paid and that Toronto Hydro Electric System will cut their electricity unless a credit card payment is received immediately.

The phone calls are coming from an 'out of area' phone number and show up on the call display screen as "toronto hydro." These fraudulent phone calls are not related to or from Toronto Hydro Electric System. The Toronto Police have been alerted to this situation.

Please be aware that:

- Toronto Hydro Electric System would call for matters regarding your bill during business hours, 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

- Toronto Hydro Electric System will send multiple notices to or call our customers when there are matters to discuss regarding outstanding bills.

- Check your personal records of payment and most recent statement before discussing an outstanding bill.

- If someone comes to your home asking for payment of a Toronto Hydro Electric System bill, ask to see his or her identification. Never show your bill or give your Hydro account number to someone who comes to your door.

If you or someone you know receives a call such as this, please contact Customer Care at 416-542-8000.

About Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited

A subsidiary of Toronto Hydro Corporation, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited delivers electricity through a complex network of poles, wires and underground structures to 668,673 customers and distributes 18 per cent of the electricity in the province of Ontario. Our annual revenues are $2.49 billion; peak demand of 5000 megawatts and Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited's workforce of 1,201 skilled professionals are dedicated to delivering a safe and reliable supply of electricity to customers. Incorporated in 1999, Toronto Hydro Corporation is a holding company that wholly-owns and operates four affiliate companies - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited; Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc.; Toronto Hydro Street Lighting Inc.; and Toronto Hydro Telecom Inc.

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