Nova Scotia Power warning customers of text message scam

Nova Scotia Power is warning its customers about a text message scam that is circulating across the province.

In the scam, the text message says NSP has sent the customer money and directs the person to click a link, select their financial institution and enter their PIN to access the funds.

But the utility says the texts are not from Nova Scotia Power, adding the company would never ask customers to provide personal information such as their PINs.

NSP has received at least 30 reports of the scam to its Customer Care Centre.

Anyone who receives such a text is asked not to click on the links and contact police.

If you've received the text and have clicked on the link, you should contact your bank right away.