(Sudbury, ON) – @home Energy has had multiple reports from customers who have received a phone call from a company claiming to be their current water heater rental provider.
The caller ID is displaying a non-local number with area code 613. The imposter then aggressively pressures to schedule a home visit to inspect the water heater. In some cases they give an appointment date and time, not allowing the customer an option. Many of these times are outside regular business hours and on the weekend.
These calls are false, and are attempts to gain access into your home. If you have already scheduled an appointment, please do not answer your door. If you receive a call similar to this, do NOT give out any information. Report the phone call to the Canadian Anti- Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or contact your local police department.
@home Energy does not make outbound calls to demand access to your water heater rental, and are in no way affiliated with these calls. We urge all consumers to get educated, and to discuss fraud prevention with family and friends. For more information on this and other scams, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website: www.antifraudcentre.ca