GWI warns against “fraudulent on site” payments

first_imgThe Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) is advising customers to be on the lookout for persons fraudulently carrying out duties on behalf of the company.According to reports, there are a number of persons who are being hoodwinked into handing over payments in order to prevent disconnection.The company said it wishes to notify the public that even as their disconnection campaign intensifies, in no way are they collecting payment on site to prevent such.The company said it received information that on Thursday last, reports of fraudulent activities occurred on East Bank Demerara (EBD) between the hours of 11:30 and 14:00.A resident of Public Road, Craig, EBD, called GWI to report that he paid two men from the company $6500 who visited his residence to disconnect his water supply.GWI became aware of this when the resident called to query if this payment would be updated in their system.The resident described the two men as short, dark-skinned and of African descent, attired in T-Shirts displaying GWI’s logo. He noted too that they drove a white Spacio, bearing registration number PTT 6867, and even recalled that the same individuals had reconnected his water supply in 2014.Other residence from the same area made similar reports of men matching the same description, requesting money to prevent disconnection of their water.The matter was reported to the Grove Police Station and an investigation has been launched.GWI has since advised that customers be alert of the present issue and be informed that no monies should be paid to GWI officials on the ground.All monies are to be paid at GWI offices countrywide.last_img read more