Scam Alert! Do Not Get Robbed
The City of Ekurhuleni warns the public to be aware of Grant-in-Aid scam that is being carried by a person claiming to be an employee of the City. The City has been inundated with complaints from residents who are receiving calls from the scammer soliciting money to purportedly fast-track their Grant-in-Aid applications.
The scammer who claims to be involved in Grant-in-Aid adjudication, solicits amounts ranging from R1 500 from applicants, and recite their personal information contained in their applications to gain their trust.
The City informs all Grant-in-Aid applicants that applications for Grant-in-Aid are handled and processed free of charge.
The following pointers provided below may assist to differentiate scammers from legit communication by the City:
- The name of the City is City of Ekurhuleni, not Ekurhuleni Municipality;
- Landlines in the City have the 999 prefix;
- The email address for staff is: persons’firstname.lastname@example.org and not XXX@ekurhuleni-gov.org or any other variation; and
The City urges companies and individuals to be very vigilant and to verify information on the website (www.ekurhuleni.gov.za).
Report fraud and corruption on 0800 102 201.