FortisBC warns of fraudsters offering to inspect furnaces

The utility says its staff do not solicit door-to-door.

FortisBC is warning customers to be careful, after hearing complaints about suspicious salespeople claiming to be from the utility who ask to see a homeowner’s furnace.

In an information bulletin released Friday, FortisBC told customers to be cautious of anyone who shows up unannounced, claiming to offer appliance or meter inspections, or selling or repairing any products.

“Our visits are often by appointment, and we always carry valid identification,” the release said. “So, if you receive a visit from someone claiming to be from FortisBC, ask for their information and contact us to verify.”

If the salesperson asks to see your gas or electricity bill, decline. Your bill contains personal information and should not be shared with anyone.

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud, report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Just Posted

Theatre community mourning passing of Chemainus Theatre Founder Kenneth O. Smith

The theatre community is mourning the passing of Chemainus Theatre founder Kenneth… Continue reading

Magic creates emotion: Jason Verners launches Milennial

by James Kasper Victoria’s Jason Verners is an entertainer on the rise.… Continue reading

Women’s changing role in war

The presence of women in the Canadian military goes back over a century

BC Hydro issues storm safety tips

Bulletin indicates “electrical contact incidents resulting in serious injury are on the rise.”

Meta-theatrical approach eschews realism in The Madwoman of Chaillot at the Phoenix

Sheila Martindale The scenery is gorgeous and evocative – take a bow… Continue reading

Most Read