PhoneScamAlgoma Power is alerting customers of a phone scam.  Customers have been receiving phone calls from fraudsters claiming to be from their ‘local hydro company’.  The calls originate from a 1-800 number and threaten customers with disconnecting their power if they do not pay by credit card immediately.  Algoma Power does not demand credit card payments through phone calls.  The utility’s standard procedure for collections is to provide notice on utility bills and reminders by way of phone calls.  Before any disconnection, a Final Notice of Disconnection is delivered by Express Post Envelope by Canada Post.  Anyone with any questions can call Algoma Power at 707-256-3850 or 1-877-457-7378.  If someone has received such a call, they are advised to contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or their local police department.