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NWC tackling fraudsters posing as company employees

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 1:46 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says is taking several steps to implement measures to tackle the problem of tricksters posing as employees of the utility company.

The NWC says it has come to its attention that unscrupulous persons have been committing or attempting to commit acts of fraud against members of the public.

It says these persons claim to be NWC employees needing access to customers’ private homes or premises and then extorting money in a bid to delay disconnection activities.

The NWC says it has initiated discussions with the Police and is implementing several measures of its own to combat this criminal practice.

The agency is urging its customers to be extremely cautious in dealing with anyone claiming to represent the NWC and requesting access to their property.

It is urging customers to report any incident or suspicious approach by anyone to the nearest police station, 119, or the NWC's Security Department at 929-5430 to 5.