25 August I got a request for tender from Anglo American. Dennis Chapman. I did a quote.
Got supply quote from Gemstone Engineering in Cape Town their address according to their details is Contact Details:
Tel : +27 (0) 21 300 1846
Cell : +27 (0) 81 763 6547
Fax : +27 (0) 86 662 8890
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.gemstonengineering.co.za
32 Old Mill Road, Ndabeni
Republic of South Africa
I submitted the tender. On 30 August 2016 I got a call that the tender was awarded to my company. I placed the order with Gemstone but was a bit suspicious this was way to easy. 31 August 2016 I contacted Anglo American Procurement department to confirm the order. The person with the name Dennis Chapman does not work in the Procurement department and they have no knowledge of such an order.
I send a agent to visit Gemstone Engineering at the address given The address exist but there is no Gemstone Engineering. I phoned Gemstone engineering but the moment you say you have an agent that would like to inspect the premises they put the phone down.
Be on the watch all documents and procedures looks legitimate.
Luckily I was not scammed but I don't want others to get caught because we are talking big money requests.
|Suburb:||Anglo American Fake Tender|
|Crime Date/Time:||30 Aug 2016, 10:08 AM|
|Reported Date:||31 Aug 2016, 10:08 AM|