How to identify a City Power technician

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A local resident who raised the issue of allegedly bogus City Power technicians operating in parts of Weltevreden Park following his encounter with men whom he said appeared to be fake municipal electricians, has motivated the power utility to provide vital information about its employees to the residents of the area.

The resident claimed that the men arrived at his property and requested permission to check his power box. He said they looked suspicious, so he refused to let them in.

City Power’s spokesperson, Virgil James, warned residents in a recent statement not to allow any person, technician or contractor claiming to be from City Power onto their property without first verifying their credentials with the entity’s Risk Control Unit. He advised that the technicians most likely to request access would be meter readers, cut-off teams, contractors or meter maintenance teams.

“City Power technicians must produce an identity card showing a photo of the technician, an identity verification number, expiry date, hologram and the contact numbers 011 490 7911, 011 490 7553 and 011 490 7900,” he indicated.

“We have become aware of imposters, and urge residents to be highly vigilant and report any suspicious persons or vehicles. Risk Control will immediately dispatch a response vehicle to apprehend such suspects,” James explained.

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