Date: Friday, 07 October 2022
Mahikeng – Following advertisement of Office Security Services bids recently, it has come to the attention of the North-West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (NWDARD) that some bidders have been contacted by fraudsters alleging that their submitted quotations are successful. These fraudsters are also using names of officials of the Department, Mr Jacob Kgoele and Mr Mapogo Maboya to solicit monies up to the tune of R100 000.00 from these service providers in exchange of appointment letters.
The scam involves the fraudsters using departmental letterheads, disguised as department’s representative to send out fake appointment letters to unsuspecting suppliers and service providers.
All prospective service providers that have received fraudulent letters or have been approached for monies are urged to report those matters to law enforcement agencies without hesitation and to inform the department of such activities.
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Issued by the Communication Services Directorate
Enquiries: Ms Emelda Setlhako
Tel: 018 389 5684
Cell: 060 745 4020