Hydro One is alerting customers about a new fraud scenario.
Officials say individuals are sending the public counterfeit cheques which appear payable by Hydro One Telecom. The senders attempt to build a relationship with the recipient over the phone, asking them to cash the cheque and then to wire transfer the money.
If the money is wired before the cheque is rejected by the bank, the victim is left with a financial loss.
Hydro One says it does not use telemarketers to contact customers and would never sell products over the phone.