Energy companies are warning vulnerable residents about an electricity top-up card scam
ENERGY companies have warned homeowners to be cautious after thousands of residents across South Wales have fallen victim to rogue traders selling fake electricity top-up cards.
According to NTRA, it agreed to collect a VAT worth 60 piastres on the EGP 10 top-up cards
(used to recharge phone credit).
QR100 and QR200 top-up cards
are even better value, offering 11 and 25 bonus international minute talk time respectively.
5 per cent, after already prompting shopkeepers towards installing electronic top-up machines by chopping the margin on top-up cards
by two per cent last year.
It aims to increase their profits from the sales of top-up cards and mobile phone devices.
9 for every EGP 100 worth of top-up cards, which represents nearly 2%.
However, on Saturday, the Ministry of Supply and Trade launched intensive campaigns on all stores that sell top-up cards.
One of the traders was arrested for the possession of top-up cards worth EGP 75,000.