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25/11/13: Power operator urges Burnley residents to be on their guard

Electricity North West, the region’s power network operator, is warning customers in Burnley to be on their guard following reports of cold calling and the request for bank account information. Electricity North West  urges Burnley residents to be on their guard

A customer alerted Electricity North West after being contacted by an individual claiming to be from the electricity board offering money off bills, then asking for bank details.

Customers should be wary of anyone cold calling claiming to be from the electricity board, and any suspicious activity should be reported to Electricity North West.

Lee Maxwell, area manager for Electricity North West, said: “We would like to urge residents to be wary of cold callers and never ever give out private bank account details.

“We will never cold call and we never ask for such information so these individuals are not operating on our behalf.

“If anyone is approached in this way then they must call us immediately on 0800 195 4141.”

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