City of Cape Town urges residents to be Vigilant of Energy Officials
The City of Cape Town has appealed to residents to exercise caution and to be vigilant of scammers who are posing as City officials to gain access to their homes. The City's Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Beverley van Reenen, said once given access to residents' homes, the scammers steal personal items. In most cases, the elderly are targeted.
‘’This scam has been around for many years and the City reminds residents to check the identification card of the worker who visits their home. The scammers have seemingly realised this and are carrying fake City identification cards,’’ said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Energy, Beverley van Reenen.
Van Reenen reminded residents that the City's Electricity Generation and Distribution Department will make an appointment with residents before visiting their home.
‘’Municipal workers and contractors must carry a work order number specific to that dwelling and a legitimate City-issued identification card. Residents should ask to check the work order number, and the identification card before allowing anyone onto their property and to verify whether the card is legitimate.’’
Done by Lizeka Tsotetsi