Watch Out For Fake AltaLink Employees Asking For Money

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 4/25/2014 7:40:18 AM
Source: Tristan Tuckett – Country 95 News

LETHBRIDGE – RCMP are warning about a fraud where people impersonate AltaLink employees with the intent of getting money from a landowner.

Back in early March, a landowner in a community east of Calgary was approached by two people claiming to be AltaLink employees. They requested a financial contribution for transmission project activities on their land. The landowner provided a cheque, which was later cashed.

AltaLink says under no circumstances would an employee or contractor request financial payment. All AltaLink employees and representatives carry personal identification with them and are expected to present it when talking with landowners.