NB Power warns of phone scam

NB Power is warning customers about a phone scam making the rounds recently.

Officials say callers claiming to employees of the utility have been asking for access to homes of customers to inspect their water heater.

But NB Power says it will only go to a home to service water heaters at the customers' request.

It's advising customers who receive such a call to report it to police and not to offer any financial information over the phone.

(with files from the Canadian Press)