The City of Tshwane has warned its community and business owners to be vigilant. This comes after the rise in fraudulent activities disguised as procurement requests from the metro.
A warning has been issued by the City of Tshwane - residents, and particularly the business community, has been cautioned about scammers.
There have been reports of fraudulent activities disguised as procurement requests from the metro.
IOL News reports that spokesperson Lindela Mashigo said:
"We are dismayed after discovering increasing cases of follow-ups by companies to the City on RFQs (request for quotation) and it is disheartening that many companies have been defrauded this way.”
Mashigo has told the public to be vigilant when dealing with matters of this kind.
"We urge the public to be vigilant when dealing with such matters. It is appalling how these scammers prey on the emotions of unsuspecting business communities by manufacturing information about the existence of a tender advert."
Briefly.co.za gathered that he further warned the perpetrators that they will be arrested and prosecuted as criminals.
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