Sudbury Hydro Warning Public About Text Message Refund Scam

Greater Sudbury Hydro received multiple reports of an attempted text message scam over the weekend and again today.

The spoof indicates a refund may be due to the customer and asks them to click on a link to get the money.

Greater Sudbury Hydro NEVER sends billing or account information via text message, and would not ask a customer to click on a link to access funds. We would communicate with each customer in the same manner in which they receive their monthly bill.

The actual message looks sketchy, and contain misspellings and poor grammar:

Hydro has sent you fund due of a problem wiht our payment system.

Click our link below to receive your refund :


The message is NOT from Greater Sudbury Hydro and is likely an attempt to either defraud the individual or place a virus or other harmful software on their device.

If you feel you have been victimized, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-800-495 8501 .

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