RFQs SCAM ALERT 2

Scam AlertBeware of the scam emails (source:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Telephone: +27 (0) 12 516 0899- Fax 086 218 0531 going around requesting quotations from prominent and innocent service provider(particularly SMMEs). The Scammers pretend to be working from the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services and provide the name of Masego Kgasi ,who is not an official for the Department . They also provide counterfeit documents with the Department’s logo and address which may appear to be real DTPS documents (Click here to view the counterfeit document). The current RFQs are requested for the procurement of 34 RP45H 4.4KW WALL MOUNTED AIR CONDITIONING.
DTPS would like to confirm that such emails or the sender thereof have no relations to the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services and/or its State Owned Entities (SOEs). We would like to caution the public to keep vigilant and take reasonable precaution against such email requests.
Kindly share this information with your colleagues, friends, and families and be cautious about scams such as this one in the future.
The following are the key suspicious indicators of these kinds of scams:

  • Email addresses with a different domain from government domain, e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will be the correct domain. Anything with email address or website that ends with: .gov.org.za or .co.za or .com or .net or .net.za, etc should raise alarm of being counterfeit.
  • The Department has two telephone number identifiers, i.e. 012 427 and 012 421. Any other telephone number should raise alarm.
  • There is no tender number for RFQs. Thus any RFQ with a tender number should raise alarm to be counterfeit RFQ.
  • Departmental order numbers start with OR- and followed by five numbers, e.g. OR-012345. Any order number that is different from this format should raise alarm.

If you have any suspicion regarding RFQs send to you, do not hesitate to call the Department and ask for SCM officials on the following number: 012 427 8000 or fax to 012 427 8110 to verify the RFQs. To report any scam, use these numbers and request for the Ethics Office or the Risk Management Directorate.
The Ethics Office