22/07/2016: Service providers warned of procurement scam
Johannesburg Water (SOC) Ltd warns the public of fake requests for quotations, purchase orders and payments scam and advice for necessary precautions to be taken to avoid any possible loss or damage.
There have been a number of requests from fake sources claiming to be Johannesburg Water officials, asking for quotations, sending purchase orders and payment notifications to unsuspecting victims using fictitious email addresses and contact numbers such as the ones below:
Whilst the Johannesburg Water logo, physical and postal addresses appearing on documentation may appear to be correct, on close scrutiny you will notice that the company’s name has been extended, the contact persons, telephone numbers, fax and email addresses are fictitious.
Please note that these requests are fraudulent and any transactions concluded through these invitations will be at your own risk and Johannesburg Water will not be held accountable.
Johannesburg Water urges all prospective service providers to always verify the authenticity of a purchase order that they receive through our Supply Chain Management Unit: 011 688 6535.
Members of the public are requested to report any suspicious or corrupt activity at the City of Johannesburg’s anti-fraud hotline number: 0800 002 587
All procurement opportunities from JW can be found on the official website www.johannesburgwater.co.za
For additional information please feel free to contact:
Ms Tidimalo Chuene
Manager: Marketing and Communications
011 688 1577
082 604 6727/ 079 406 6643