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CRIME ALERT: “Meter reader” robs house and assaults woman

CRIME ALERT: “Meter reader” robs house and assaults woman

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by March 13, 2019 News, Security

Residents Associations issue alert for fake meter readers

Once again, fake meter readers have succeeded in conning local residents after this alert was issued on social media:

“WARNING! I let this very polite pleasant ‘meter reader’ into my property yesterday. He knew my name, had a folder of City of Joburg account numbers, names and addresses. He had the ID Sifiso Khumalo and knew that I had 2-phase electricity. He also had a walkie talkie phone from which he made two work-related calls in my presence. He seemed legit!

Half an hour later, he left in my son’s car with my computer and jewellery etc. He is violent, abusive and attempted to strangle me. The police say there have been a few cases and suspect he used to work as a meter reader.

Please be careful!”

What to do BEFORE giving City Power personnel access to your property

City Power has once again reminded residents to FIRST CHECK THE CREDENTIALS of the relevant person with City Power’s Security Risk Control Unit on 011 490 7911/ 011 490 7553/ 011 490 7900.

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