Residents urged to be vigilant for electricity scammers


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Cape Town residents have been urged to remain on high alert for scammers posing as City of Cape Town electricity officials to gain access to their homes.

Mayoral Committee Member for Energy and Climate Change Beverley van Reenan explains that when the municipality dispatches workers to check on electricity meters, officials will make the necessary appointment with the resident, and will have a City-issued identification card.

On it, it will have the municipality’s logo, name, and surname of the official and have an embedded photo of the staff member or contractor. Van Reenan insisted that residents ask to see the identification card before allowing anyone onto their property.

If residents are hesitant, they should contact the City’s call centre on 0860 103 089 to confirm whether work is being carried out in their area, or alternatively contact their ward councillor.


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