Bogus electrical company

2014-03-13 00:00

A PIETERMARITZBURG resident, who did not want to be identified, has been sending a BBM around warning residents of a bogus electrical company asking to be let into houses to inspect the electricity and wiring on the premises.

They claim that they can only come on a Saturday. The resident said she made enquiries about this to the municipality and was told that it was a scam.

She said she wanted to warn residents to be aware and said she believes the same gang is operating in Durban.

Msunduzi Municipality confirmed that there are no private contractors that have been engaged by the municipality to enter residents’ homes to check for faulty electrical wiring or inspect their electricity.

The municipality warned residents against allowing these bogus operators from entering their properties and encouraged residents to report any such incidents to their local police station.

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