The City of Ekurhuleni distances itself from the bogus 260L wheelie bin tender that is supplied by a service provider that is alleged to be operating in Cape Town. This is a scam. The unsuspecting and vulnerable service providers are then asked to deposit their hard-earned monies before they are told that the bins will be delivered on their behalf at 47 Van Buuren Road, the City of Ekurhuleni Communication and Brand Management Department.
The perpetrators of this criminal act allegedly send possible service providers an appointment letter bearing the City’s logo together with the fraudulently generated order number purported to come from the City.
Despite the City warning service providers of the scam, the perpetrators succeed in cheating money out of unsuspecting and vulnerable people.
Due to high volume of victims recently scammed, the city emphasises that service providers must be vigilant. The City reiterates that the 260l wheelie bin tender is a SCAM.
The City is fully committed to transparency on any information related to business and procurement. Such information is free and available to the public.
Entrepreneurship is highly encouraged and supported by the City and any organization or individuals that seek to exploit aspirant entrepreneurs will be exposed.
Service providers are urged to thoroughly scrutinize the tender documents since the scammers have perfected their acts of scamming people.
The fraudulent emails have some elements of similarities to the CoE emails. An example of the fraudsters emails are as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The difference is as follows:
To confirm if quotations or tenders are authentic contact details are available on the City’s website on www.ekurhuleni.gov.za or alternatively bidders may contact Hannes.vSchalkwyk@ekurhuleni.gov.za or Siphokazi.Xokozela@ekurhuleni.gov.za.