Tender scam uncovered in Limpopo

2011-08-15 08:03
Polokwane - An e-mail scam that tricked people into depositing money into an account, under the pretext that they were awarded a government tender, has been reported to the police, the Limpopo treasury said on Sunday.

The e-mails were sent by an address registered in finance MEC David Masondo's name, department spokesperson Kevin Ramdharie said.

"No such tender was awarded, as is claimed in the fraudulent e-mail. The MEC does not award tenders as the department has relevant committees which deal with [that]...in line with supply chain management prescripts."

Ramdharie said successful service providers would receive a letter from the department and have their details advertised in the provincial tender bulletin.

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