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Water Commission warns of fraudsters posing as NWC employees

Published:Thursday | April 7, 2016 | 2:55 PM

Members of the public are again being warned to be on the lookout for persons posing as employees of the National Water Commission (NWC).

The utility company says it has again come to its attention that unscrupulous persons have been committing or attempting to commit acts of fraud against members of the public by claiming to be NWC workers.

It says these persons have been extorting money from customers in a bid to delay disconnecting their water supply.

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

It says customers must insist on seeing a valid, up to date identification card with a photograph matching the person and showing the NWC logo.

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