Residents throughout the northeast should be aware of a scam that involves the Ontario Energy Board.

The OPP says detachments across the province have received many complaints since October about individuals claiming to be associated with the board and looking to qualify the homeowners for a green energy rebate.

The agency adds once in the home high-pressure sale tactics are used, but the board does not engage in any direct type of sales activity.

Over 710 complaints have been received over the last two months, according to the OPP.

The OPP suggests contact your local utility for legitimate rebate or green programs.