UMZIMVUBU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY WARNS RESIDENTS ABOUT ONGOING SCAMS AND
KwaBhaca – Umzimvubu Local Municipality (ULM) warns members of the public against scammers
and ongoing cyber-crimes. This follows complaints received by the Municipality from residents who
have been scammed by people pretending to be municipal officials. The scam has allegedly invited
businesses to pay a large amount of money to a certain ‘senior manager’ for tenders and vacancies
that were recently advertised by the Municipality.
The Municipality warns its residents of these criminals who continue to scam people of their money
under pretense of being Municipal employees. The matter is receiving urgent attention from the
municipality and from law enforcement agencies.
ULM DOES NOT use brokers for tender applications but, are hand delivered to the Municipality. All
ULM tenders and vacancies are advertised on local newspapers, social media pages, Municipal
billboards, Municipal notice boards and the official website (www.umzimvubu.gov.za).
Members of the public are reminded that they should know it’s a scam when:
– they are requested to call the sender on their mobile phones because the municipality does
not request to be called back by bidders.
– potential victims are required to make a payment fee in advance because the municipality
does not request bidders to pay monies to individuals in any way whatsoever in exchange
for tender placement.
– potential victims are required to pay monies to individuals for advertised vacancies.
The public is urged to alert law enforcement agencies about any suspicious activities related to
ULM Tenders. Residents are further advised to contact the National Anti-Corruption Hotline: 0800
For any enquiries or more information kindly contact:
Mrs Nokhanyo Zembe
Senior Manager: Communications and SPU
Umzimvubu Local Municipality
039 255 8508/ 072 091 3952