Over the past four years a number of companies have lost tens of thousands of Rands due to alleged fraudulent
request for quotations (RFQS) and orders, supposedly from government departments.
The fraudsters would send a fictitious RFQ from what would seem to be a governmental email address, use
a fake RFQ form with a logo and contact details of the contact person. These requests are usually
“urgent” and the whole process is concluded within a short period of time. During the
process the “SCM officials” will be in contact with the unsuspecting service
provider until the goods are delivered either outside the building or at
an agreed address.
Companies are therefore advised to verify all the RFQs and orders by
calling the respective departments using the Departmental contact
details listed on their respective websites to verify authenticity prior
to responding to any RFQs or orders to avoid falling prey to these