“Eskom wishes to warn its suppliers and companies doing business with it or any of its subsidiaries of the unscrupulous marketing and advertising activities of fraudsters operating under the guise of the Industrial World Business publication,” it said.
The fraudsters were inviting Eskom suppliers to advertise in their fake magazine, saying the power utility had endorsed the publication when in reality, this was not the case.
“They use letters, faxes and emails bearing the Eskom logo and the forged signature of Eskom’s acting chief executive, Mr Brian Molefe,” said Eskom.
The utility urged its suppliers to contact the Eskom for verification of any such requests.
An online search rendered a similar result to Eskom’s warning, one by Qatar Petroleum warning its suppliers and vendors of a fake letter being circulated by “The Industrial World Business”.