The City of Port Colborne has received reports of a possible phone scam happening in the area. Residents have received suspicious phone calls with caller identifications coming in as “City of Port Colborne.”

Please know the City of Port Colborne does not send out automated messages and will never ask for personal financial information over the phone. As well, the City of Port Colborne does not take payments over the phone and does not accept payment by gift cards.

If you receive a call like this, please hang up immediately and do not provide any personal information such as your social insurance number or credit card number. You are encouraged to file a report with the Niagara Regional Police if there is an element of financial loss.  

To learn more about protecting yourself against fraud and scams, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Questions? Feel free to call Corporate Communications at 905-835-2900 ext. 307.