Reports of bogus Cadent worker in Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex

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Cadent has received reports of a bogus worker claiming to work for Cadent offering to carry out work in Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex, and requesting payment.
People should not hand over money in these circumstances, any such requests should be refused and the matter reported to both the police and Cadent.
We do not charge the public directly for any of our gas mains and service pipe replacement work or our repair, maintenance and emergency work, or associated activities such as equipment hire.
There is a defined process in place for those wishing to arrange to connect to the gas network including payment procedures and these are outlined on our website
Cadent is currently carrying out essential gas mains replacement work in Thundersley Grove.
Associated work is also taking place in Lake Drive and a new gas service pipe is being laid in Dorothy Gardens.
To carry out connection and service pipe replacement work we require access to properties. We contact affected properties in advance to arrange this.
People should not let people claiming to be Cadent employees or contractors into their properties without first inspecting their official identification card.
All our employees carry official identity cards and will not be offended when asked to produce them.
Identity cards should be inspected before granting access, the identity of our employees can be verified by calling 0345 835 1111 - Option 2 and we can confirm they definitely work for us.
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