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Eskom has warned the public not to fall foul of an “Eskom franchise” scam that is doing the rounds in South Africa.

The scam, which represents a phishing scheme where “criminals claim that Eskom is offering franchise opportunities for the distribution of prepaid electricity vending machines” has been distanced from the power utility itself.

Eskom said in this scam, “con artists claim that the distributors would be able to resell electricity at a price that they would determine themselves”.