Cape Town City residents warned about prepaid electricity trick
The Energy Directorate of the City of Cape Town has warned residents about an online prepaid electricity scam. Residents have been urged to be vigilant if they are approached with the online scam.
Residents are urged to purchase units from reputable vendors
The City has asked residents to only purchase prepaid electricity from an approved list of vendors. It explained that the scammer claims to be able to provide residents with electricity prepaid tokens at a substantially discounted rate.
The City says that any and all units purchased through this scam will not be accepted. It encouraged residents to purchase their units from reputable vendors. The City, in a statement, says that vendors can be found on its load shedding app or website.
“It should be noted that any units bought via this scam will not be accepted by City prepaid electricity meters and effectively, customers will lose the money paid. Residents are encouraged to only purchase units from reputable vendors and are reminded that they may find vendors by making use of the City’s new load-shedding app or by visiting the City’s website,”
said City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Councillor Beverley van Reenen.
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It further urged residents to be cautious if they are approached online with an offer like this. If residents choose to purchase units from the scammer, the money will be lost.
Van Reenen says…