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Tuesday, February 25, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

SAULT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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The Sault Area Chamber of Commerce received notice of a potential local scam involving fake representatives from Cloverland Electric.

Please see the information below: 

Cloverland Electric informed attendees at a recent discussion that there is a utility scam going on in the community right now.

The scammers are calling area residents and claiming to be representatives from Cloverland.

During the call they advise customers that there is a problem with their bill and that their electricity will be cut off if immediate payment isn't made.

They then ask for personal and credit card information.

Cloverland has stated that Cloverland does not make these types of calls and also stated that persons contacted by these scammers should contact Cloverland immediately and let them know.

It is suggested that you should also contact the police if you receive one of these calls.  

The Sault Area Chamber of Commerce received this information on Tuesday, February 25, and is notifying members and community contacts to please be aware of potential scams.

Contact Cloverland Electric at 906-635-6800 if you receive one of these calls or if you have any questions.  

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dust2 2/25/2014 1:17:03 PM Report

who would give credit card information to a company that doesn't even provide them power?

looks like a michigan company, I hope no one is foolish enough to fall for that here.
Hounds Fan 2/25/2014 1:45:45 PM Report

For the majority of us that utilize PUC for electricity, I sure hope no one is stupid enough to fall for this...
sAUCEY 2/25/2014 2:35:35 PM Report

I'm pretty sure this release is for Soo Michigan, hense the picture is for the sault michigan chamber of commerce. Here in Soo, On we just those werid kids going to door to door asking to see your PUC and Union Gas bill and they will save you hundreds lol
karebear13 2/25/2014 3:16:10 PM Report

I thought maybe the scammers were Algoma Power...have you checked out their ridiculous delivery charges?
Beej 2/25/2014 4:33:08 PM Report

About 75% of the power cost for delivery I'm told, highway robbery!
dust2 2/25/2014 4:40:26 PM Report

I'd take that percentage with a grain of salt
Beej 2/25/2014 4:48:48 PM Report

That would make a $300 power bill $525, sounds a little unjust to me.
dust2 2/25/2014 5:02:05 PM Report

..............

you're kidding right? Do you know how percentages work?
dust2 2/25/2014 5:03:35 PM Report

75% of $300 is $225, not $525. That would be 175% of $300

jesus christ LOL
Beej 2/25/2014 5:13:14 PM Report

$300 of power used
$225 delivery charge
$525 total
Geez!
dust2 2/25/2014 5:46:02 PM Report

like I said, take it with a grain of salt. People here are grossly misinformed.
karebear13 2/25/2014 6:14:36 PM Report

Our Algoma Power bill for one month is $900.00 with $340.00 of that being the delivery charges...
Beej 2/25/2014 6:40:13 PM Report

Good lord, this can't be a residential home unless there is no insulation in it, what are you heating to draw that much power?
People taking things with a grain of salt is why the country is in the shape it's presently in.
karebear13 2/25/2014 7:27:27 PM Report

Pellet stove and baseboard heat(set at 20c and only used in one room) and yes it's a house.
mr.monty 2/25/2014 11:54:37 PM Report

I an with Algoma power also. I just got my bill. $154.90 I have a 4 bedroom house and I heat with a wood furnace. $69.88 delivery.
karebear13 2/26/2014 7:35:03 AM Report

The delivery charges are outrageous...
Beej 2/26/2014 9:25:30 AM Report

I agree the delivery charges are criminal, but you have a bigger issue, a house heated with a pellet stove and a baseboard or two should use one third of that amount of power.
How old is the home, how many Sq. ft. is it?
I would be looking at some serious insulation upgrades.
The average person can't afford a bill like that, I feel for you.
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