National 26.7.2016 02:38 pm

Tourism department warns of tender scam

Picture: AFP

Picture: AFP

Scammers pretending to be from the department are asking unsuspecting tenderers for upfront payments to do business.

The department of tourism has warned its suppliers and the public against a tender scam that requires upfront payment when doing business with the department.

“These fraudsters use fictitious departmental documents such as letters of appointments, purchase orders and contracts,” the department said.

The department said its suppliers were not expected to pay any upfront fee for tenders, Rekord East reported.

“All tenders are advertised within the context of prescribed prescripts,” said the department.

The department has urged the public and suppliers to be vigilant and report suspected scams to the police.

– Caxton News Service

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