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JPS warns of scammers offering 25 per cent discount for cheaper bills

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 6:55 AM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is warning customers to be on the lookout for persons posing as employees of the company.

The company says it has been receiving reports of persons pretending to be JPS workers while offering discounts of up to 25 per cent to customers.

The impersonators reportedly offer to accept this discounted amount in cash in exchange for paying the customer's bill online with a credit card.

However, according to JPS, this amount is paid with a fraudulent credit card and the payment is subsequently reversed leaving customers in arrears with the company and at risk of disconnection.

JPS says customers should never hand cash to an employee of the company except inside its Customer Service Office.

The company is reminding persons that all JPS employees must show identification to prove they are employed to the company.