Notice to all businesses
Report Corruption at 0800 701 701
- A call is made by a person representing a “government department” and he/she inform the service provider that work or a tender has been granted to him or her (without him or her having submitted a quotation or a bid)
- The service provider soon receive an order by fax, attached to an official covering letter.
- NOTE THE ORDER AND THE COVERING LETTER ARE FICTITIOUS!
- Following the “order” the scam representative calls and tells the
service provider to approach a certain supplier who could assist him or her
to deliver the requested service,
- The service provider who got the work from government is required to pay into the account of unknown supplier ( a person who has been recommended to help him/her to render the required service), a deposit. These two people never met and they don't know one another. Deals were concluded telephonically.
- As a result of this the service provider is having a fraudulent order, denied by the department as authentic government document and therefore cannot claim any payment he or she might have lost in the process.
- The service provider is now robbed of his / her cash deposited to
- Always verify the validity of the calls and correspondences pretending to be from a government department, if they are really from a government department. Note that the government strictly follows procurement processes. No tender is without a bid process or a quotation system followed.
- For further enquiry and assistance please don't hesitate to call:
Integrity Management Unit, Office of the Premier
Tel 013 766 2160
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