BOGUS Iberdrola electrical inspectors are at present competing with the much publicised gas scam crooks to relieve householders of their hard earned cash in the Denia and Javea areas, according to police and individual reports.
The police authority issued the following warning: ‘A group of scammers are operating in the municipality as bogus electrical company workers.
In this case, the ‘representatives’ call unannounced to ‘replace’ the electrical meter, demanding payment in cash for the job.
In this regard, the police would like to clarify that no such company is presently operating in the municipality and would like to stress that these services are never to be paid for directly, but are automatically charged with the next electricity bill.
In addition to issuing this warning, especially aimed at senior citizens, the police would like to remind all those who have been victim to a scam or have information that may help to apprehend these criminals, to contact the nearest police station as soon as possible.’
This warning follows the growing number of individuals who are reporting their experiences on social web sites such as Amanda Wright from Denia.
“I had guys, supposedly from Iberdrola telling me they needed to change my meter.
I brought out my cordless phone and asked them to wait while I called Iberdrola and checked, they made excuses about short on time and said they would come back later.
Surprise, surprise, I haven’t seen them again!
Liz Dickson says she received a similar warning from a friend, but this time, it was not a doorstep encounter.
‘I was called from a mobile number from someone claiming to be Iberdrola.
They told me that I had outstanding bills from back in August and that I had to transfer funds to an account straight away or I would be cut off.
They gave me bank details and a reference number.
I thought it strange as normally I would have received notification by post…and am sure I would have been cut off if it was from August!!
So I called Iberdrola and they informed me I had no bills outstanding. So please if this happens to you, do not send money.
Call Iberdrola customer Service to check.
By Benny Davis