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Eskom warns public of a bank scam

Eskom on Friday warned the public about a scam where criminals were pretending to be the utility’s representatives, claiming that Eskom had changed its banking account to Nedbank and subsequently providing those banking details.

“The fraudsters use letters, faxes and emails bearing the Eskom logo and the forged signature of Eskom’s Group chief executive, Brian Molefe. They have also forged Nedbank banking details,” the power utility said in a statement.

“Eskom customers are asked to take note that Eskom does not have a banking account with Nedbank and that Eskom would never send notifications to its customers in this manner.”

Eskom said its banking details appear on each customer’s electricity bill and, if in doubt, customers must contact the Eskom Customer Call Centre for verification.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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