Eskom is warning customers to be wary of a new scam. Criminals are allegedly posing as Eskom employees to gain entrance into people’s homes and scam them out of money.

According to the power utility, the fake employees enter homes and demand cash payments for delivering services such as repairs, reconnections and replacing equipment like meters.

Residents are advised to look out for an Eskom Identity Card to determine whether an employee is real or not. They are also advised to never make cash payments directly to anyone, including at any Eskom office or an Eskom employee.

“Eskom employees will always have Eskom Identity cards and should never ask for cash payments as that it illegal and fraudulent,” says Eskom.

To report incidents of fraud, corruption and irregularities involving Eskom employees, call Eskom’s toll-free crime line on 0800 11 27 22 or email [email protected]

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