Johannesburg – Joburg residents have been warned against fraudsters posing as City Power employees, allegedly trying to extort money from customers.
The city’s power utility said two incidents were reported where the people, pretending to be City Power technicians or contractors, asked customers to pay a sum of money to avoid their power supply being cut.
City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena said the imposters could be working with some of the utility’s employees to target residents.
“We can’t rule out the fact that our own employees or even contractors could be part of these people. We also can’t rule out that someone within City Power or the City of Johannesburg, who has a bill of some of our customers, could give that kind of information to fraudsters,” he said.