NW treasury warns of tender scams

NW treasury warns of tender scam

By Ramotswedi Rammutla

Mahikeng: The North West Provincial Treasury has warned service provider in the mining sector of a possible scam involving a bogus employee who has been requesting cash payments for compliance certification.

According to the department; “It has come to our attention that there is a certain ‘David’ claiming to be from the NW Provincial Treasury, who is calling service providers about a mining tender, asking them to pay R2800 for a Compliance Certificate”, said Harry Mashao, Chief Director: Provincial Supply Chain Management in a statement.

The department has confirmed that there is no such employee and that there was no one sent by the department to communicate with service providers regarding tenders or help them with compliance for a fee. Service providers are advised to use official departmental platforms of communication as sources of information.

“We understand that in tough economic times like these, it is easy to fall into anything that promises great returns, however service providers are advised to only rely on reliable sources of information such as departmental websites, newspaper adverts and our Tender Bulletin publication” added Mashao.

The department has extended the warning to service providers in other sectors and advised those affected to report to law enforcement agencies.

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