Fraudsters impersonates Defence ministry to solicit bids for ‘PPE tender’

South Africa’s defence ministry has revealed that some fraudsters are utilizing division of defence letterheads and Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s title to request a “tender” for 45,000 face masks.

Division of defence spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini mentioned opportunistic scammers have tried making use of “unsuspecting enterprise group members to tender for a contract” for private protecting tools.

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He expressed his disappointment because the fraudsters went to the extent of utilizing Mapisa-Nqakula’s title as an “try to steal from authorities” and an “indication of how determined fraudsters have grow to be of their makes an attempt to steal from the folks of South Africa”.

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“These fraudsters have gone past utilizing not solely division letterheads however at the moment are utilizing the title of the minister of defence and army veterans Mapisa-Nqakula,” mentioned Dlamini.

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