The Nelson Police Department are warning the public about telephone scams after a local business reported receiving a telephone call from a person claiming to be employed by a local hydro company and stated that the business’ power was going to be disconnected in 30 minutes unless the business owner purchased money cards.

The Nelson Police Department are warning the public about telephone scams after a local business reported receiving a telephone call from a person claiming to be employed by a local hydro company and stated that the business’ power was going to be disconnected in 30 minutes unless the business owner purchased money cards.

UPDATED: Nelson Police warning public: be aware of telephone scams

Police say a local business received a call by a person posing as a local hydro company employee, threatening to cut off their power.

  • Jan. 14, 2015 5:00 p.m.

The Nelson Police Department (NPD) received a call for service from a local business that received a telephone call from a person claiming to be employed by a local hydro company on Monday, January 12. The person stated that the business’ power was going to be disconnected in 30 minutes unless the business owner purchased money cards and followed the instructions provided.

The police want to take this opportunity to warn residents and businesses of scams, and to advise that if you receive a call similar to this, do not provide any personal or account information.  In addition, check the validity of the request by hanging up and calling the local hydro company mentioned to ensure there is some credence to the call.

If you are still not satisfied that the call is valid, please call the Nelson Police Department at (250) 354-3919 or PhoneBusters at 1-888-495-8501.

Pictured are the stolen rocks: two items on bottom row and one item top left.

Geode and lapis rocks stolen

On January 13, the NPD received a call about a commercial break and enter in the 400 block of Baker St that is believed to have occurred between January 11 and 13. Once entry was gained, two geode rocks and one lapis rock were taken, each weighing approximately 30 pounds.

The NPD is requesting anyone with information regarding this matter to please contact the Nelson Police Department at 250-354-3919 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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