ENUGU-Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC), yesterday warned its customers to be wary of fraudsters who are operating in the name of EEDC with the intention to defraud unsuspecting members of the Public.
In a statement by the Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, the suspects perpetrate their crime “through text messages, asking them to make payment for meter into a personal bank account domiciled in Access Bank PLC, belonging to one Mr. Wisdom Udanwojo, with account number: 0813317416.”
According to the statement: “It has come to the notice of the Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC), that some yet to be identified conmen claiming to be representatives of EEDC are defrauding unsuspecting customers of EEDC through text messages, asking them to make payment for meter into a personal bank account domiciled in Access Bank PLC, belonging to one Mr. Wisdom Udanwojo, with account number: 0813317416.
“EEDC therefore wish to dissociate itself from this activity and states as follows.
“EEDC will never encourage customers to make payment for its services into a personal bank account.
“Meter acquisition is strictly carried out through the established Meter Asset Provider (MAP) Scheme approved by Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
“Payments for meter is made into a corporate bank account belonging to the MAP vendors through Remita at any of the Commercial Banks. This is after a Demand Note must have been issued to the customer for payment of meter.
“The mobile number (07049984086) used in perpetrating this criminal activity, together with the email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) are not in any way linked with EEDC.
“The said Mr. Wisdom Udanwojo is neither a staff nor representative of EEDC, and anyone dealing with him, does so at his or her own peril.
“Customers are hereby advised to be vigilant and always seek clarification when in doubt, using any of the available channels:
24/7 Call Centre: 084700100
WhatsApp/SMS*: 08150826060 & 08150826061.