The City of Cape Town says an online scammer is luring Cape Town residents with discounted prepaid tokens for electricity.
Beverley van Reenen, a Mayor’s Energy Committee member, urged residents to be vigilant and only purchase prepaid electricity from approved providers.
“The City is aware that the scammer claims to be able to offer residents prepaid tokens for electricity at a significantly discounted rate,” said Van Reenen.< /p>
“It should be noted that any units purchased through this scam will not be accepted by the city’s prepaid electricity meters and the customers may lose the money paid by finding the new load shedding provider.” Use the city’s app or visit the city’s website.”
Van Reenen warned residents that the city will not refund them if they buy electricity from the scammer.
” It is important that residents are reminded that when a business t seems too good to be, t no, it probably is,” said Van Reenen.
“Households struggling financially are reminded that they can lower their electricity bills by using less . The power to cut costs is largely in their hands. There are several ways that households can reduce their electricity consumption and therefore expenses.
“The city is also providing assistance to registered needy and pensioners, as well as to those who are severely affected by Covid-19. Residents should contact the city to see if they are eligible for assistance.”
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