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Toronto Hydro warns against power saving device scam

Seen here Friday Jan. 13, 2012 is an old box-design Toronto Hydro pole on College Street in Toronto.

Tim Fraser For The Globe and Mail/tim fraser The Globe and Mail

Toronto Hydro is warning customers of a possible scam.

Officials say customers have been called or approached by people offering to sell a "power saving device" — claiming it could save customers up to 40 per cent on their electricity bills.

The fraudsters reportedly ask for credit card information.

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Toronto Hydro says it does not sell energy saving products, and never asks for customer credit card information on the phone.

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