Government Printing Works warns of scam targeting its suppliers and service providers
DURBAN – A SCAM alert has been issued to all suppliers and service providers of the Government Printing Works (GPW).
The GPW said it had come to its attention that there are certain unscrupulous companies and individuals who are defrauding unsuspecting businesses disguised as representatives of the GPW.
The alert was gazetted on September 3, 2021.
“The scam involves the fraudsters using the letterhead of GPW to send out fake tender bids to companies and requests to supply equipment and goods. Although the contact person’s name on the letter may be of an existing official, the contact details on the letter are not the same as the Government Printing Works,” it said.
It said when searching on the internet for the address of the company that sent the fake tender document, the address does not exist.
“The banking details are in a private name and not a company name. Government will…