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Tender Scam Alert

The escalation number of reported incidences has been observed by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR). Certain individuals, who pretend to be officials of DRDLR and fake manufacturers, collude with the disguised department’s representatives to defraud unsuspecting emerging businesses. 

The department is receiving numerous calls and emails from companies and businesses that have been defrauded of thousands of rands on daily basis. .
A number of individuals and companies have lost loaned monies from the banks and their pension pay outs due to alleged fraudulent Requests for Quotations (RFQs) and orders supposedly from government departments.

The fraudsters operate by sending fictitious RFQs from what seems to be a government email address; with departmental letterheads, a fake logo and contact details of the contact person. They also usually pressure the unsuspecting service providers by giving a timeframe of five days to send quotations.

See the following on how to avoid fraudulent tender request.

HOW TO AVOID FRAUDULENT TENDER REQUEST!!!

Note and verify the landline provided with the numbers listed below:

False contact number Authentic contact number
012 755 0000 012 312 0000
012 700 0000
+27 000 0000

 

Note and verify the domain of the email address:

False contact email address Authentic email address
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For any RFQs received from the DRDLR (Head office), kindly contact the following officials to confirm the validity thereof:
Mr Malefane Coangae
Director: Demand and Acquisition Management Services
Tel: (012) 312 8262/ 072 658 8669
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Mr Mondli Botha
Deputy Director: Acquisition Management Services
Tel: (012) 312 9792/ 083 5789054
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Mr Kopano Ntsoane/ Ms Judith Meso/ Mr William Mashegoane
Quotation Management office
Tel: (012) 312 9448/ 8516/ 8105
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Mr Pfarelo Makhado/ Mr Abie Olyn/ Ms Tshepo Mlambo
Bids Management office
Tel: (012) 312 8711/ 9518/ 9786
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REMEMBER TO REPORT FRAUDULENT CRIMES ON 0800 701 701

 

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