Be Vigilant of Bogus 260ℓ Wheelie Bin Tender
The City of Ekurhuleni distances itself from the bogus 260ℓ wheelie bin tender that is supplied by a service provider alleged to be operating in Cape Town. This is a scam.
Unsuspecting and vulnerable service providers are asked to deposit their hard-earned monies into a given account number before being told that the bins will be delivered on their behalf to 47 Van Buuren Road, – the City of Ekurhuleni Communications and Brand Management Department.
The perpetrators of this criminal act allegedly send possible service providers an appointment letter bearing the City’s logo together with a fraudulently generated order number purported to come from the City.
Despite the City warning service providers of the scam, the perpetrators succeed in cheating money out of unsuspecting and vulnerable people.
Due to the high volume of victims recently scammed, the City emphasises that service providers must be vigilant. The City reiterates that the 260ℓ wheelie bin tender is a SCAM.
The City is fully committed to transparency on any information related to business and procurement. Such information is free and available to the public.
Entrepreneurship is highly encouraged and supported by the City and any organisation or individuals that seek to exploit aspirant entrepreneurs will be exposed.
Service providers are urged to thoroughly scrutinize the tender documents. The fraudulent emails have some elements of similarities to the CoE emails. An example of the fraudsters emails are as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The difference is as follows:
- SCAM: …@Ekurhuleni–gov.org
- Correct email: …@ekurhuleni.gov.za
To confirm if quotations or tenders are authentic contact details are available on the City’s website on www.ekurhuleni.gov.za or alternatively bidders may contact Hannes.vSchalkwyk@ekurhuleni.gpv.za or Siphokazi.Xokozela@ekurhuleni.gov.za .
For more information, media may contact Themba Gadebe on 011 999 1522 / 076 303 7594 or Themba.Gadebe@ekurhuleni.gov.za
Divisional Head: Communication and Media Relations
City of Ekurhuleni
Department; Communications and Brand Management
Address; 47 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, 2007
Tel: 011 999 0067
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