Beware of municipality tender scam

There’s a fraudster busy circulating fake tender SMSs and making calls informing people about fake tenders from Steve Tshwete Local Municipality.

The community is sternly warned by STLM: “IGNORE THE CALLS AND SMSs.” Bidders that have submitted tenders for various projects that were advertised by the Municipality inundate with complaints and correspondence the municipality.

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The community has been advised to be vigilant of calls that may come through to them from people under false pretences of being municipal officials demanding money from bidders to be eligible for appointment on the set projects.

“We wish to place it categorically on record that the Municipality distances itself from such fraudulent tendencies. wcall upon bidders that have been called and those that will still receive such calls or sms’s, must report the matter to Law Enforcement on WhatsApp 082 399 4953 or dial 082 501 1878/1879 or the South African Police Service on 10111/ 082 923 0053,” STLM issued a warning.

READ MORE | Mayor warns against scam using his name

It further states: “The Municipality follows strict Supply Chain Management processes in accordance with the Municipal Finance Management Act when procuring goods and services. We ensure full compliance with applicable legislation when it comes to matters relating to procurement, or any other matter thereof. “Let us work together to curb crime and exercise extreme vigilance,” warned Municipal Manager, Mr Mnguni.

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