Saudi Electricity Company denies price increase rumors

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Updated 24 February 2020

Saudi Electricity Company denies price increase rumors

  • People flooded the company’s Twitter feed with questions about the accuracy of the rumors

JEDDAH: The Saudi Electricity Company has denied an increase of tariff readings and prices after rumors circulated about a hike.

The rumors claimed that electricity pricing was increasing from SR0.11/kWh ($0.029/kWh) to SR0.33/kWh. People flooded the company’s Twitter feed with questions about the accuracy of the rumors.

“What is being reported about an increase in tariffs and service prices is not true,” the company said in a statement.

“These rumors have no basis,” a Saudi Electricity Company representative told Arab News. “The Saudi Electricity Company only strives to deliver the best services to our customers. That includes making sure they get enough power and that it reaches them on time.”

Such rumors were mostly started by anonymous accounts, he added.


Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

Updated 8 min 47 sec ago

Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

JEDDAH: The Saudi Computer Emergency Response Team (Saudi CERT) has warned that people are using the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic to initiate online phishing scams and attempt to steal personal information.

“Be careful and beware of messages that you could receive from fake accounts under the name of  the Ministry of Health asking you to click on an unknown link,” Saudi CERT wrote on Twitter.

Saudi CERT shared a number of tips to avoid falling for such scams: “Continuously follow reliable news sources from the Ministry of Health’s official accounts, make sure that the messages received are from official accounts and check with the sender before opening anonymous links.”