Beware of phishing scam against Deputy President

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Presidency has urged the public to beware of phishing schemes using the name of Deputy President Cyril Ramahosa.

“The Office of the Deputy President has been alerted to various instances in which suspected criminals are using email aliases incorporating elements of ‘Cyril Ramaphosa’ or ‘Deputy President’ to target businesses and members of the public,” said the Presidency on Thursday.

The email aliases include numbers or special characters and are often linked to global domains instead of the official gov.za used by South African government departments and entities.

“Some of the suspicious mails make reference to or are addressed to credible institutions, such as the China Development Bank, as part of misleading mail recipients.”

The Presidency further advised persons receiving the apparent fake emails or other means of electronic communications with offers of investment to be cautious of these. - SAnews.gov.za

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