The City of Cape Town has notified residents of an electricity prepaid token scam doing the rounds on social media channels.
“The City is aware that the scammer is claiming to be able to provide residents with electricity prepaid tokens at a substantially reduced value, which offer the resident additional units when they make their purchase. The scammer also claims to assist residents with the clearing of their municipal debt,” the City explained on Facebook.
The City went on to say that any units bought via this scam will not be accepted by City prepaid electricity meters, and also asked residents to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour to the City’s law enforcement agencies or the City’s Fraud Hotline on 0800 323 130 or to the South African Police Service (SAPS).
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