It has come to our attention that a new call and SMS scam is currently circulating misleading recipients to make a donation towards the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF).
It starts with a call from a number identified as 073 0385 604 that has the background sounds of a call centre. The agent falsely claims that they are: “…Working for MTN and in collaboration with NMCF in celebrating the Nelson Mandela 100 years.” The false agent further claims that the person: “…has won R25000 from Standard Bank and a grocery voucher form Shoprite/Checkers but to claim the prizes they first need to register as a donor to NMCF, choosing and amount between R1400 - R3800. This has to be sent via your banking app send money function” using a pin that the agent supplies.
Another scam has been found from the following number: 073 947 2942 stating:
“Congrats!! MTN user [Name] MTN has rewarded you with a Sumsang GLX S10,Sumsang double door fridge 660L with water&ice despensor and R30,000 in cash for today's day.for more info visit www.mtnmyrewards.co.za TnC's apply”
“Yello MTN user [Name] your #remake2020 rewards is a combo.please settle your RAM COURIER SA delivery payment so that you can receive your complete pin and get all your rewards.for more infor visit www.mtnmyrewards.co.za TnCs apply. 23/08/2021”
The following details are where the account details are deposited:
Nedbank: Account holder: Patrick, Account Number: 5898461106769407, Account type: NEDCARD, Bank name: Nedbank, Branch code: 198765
Please do not answer this call or respond to any request along these lines. NMCF is not running any campaign of this nature at the moment. To verify what fundraising campaigns, both NMCF and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) are running, our supporters are urged to constantly check our websites – NMCF: https://www.nelsonmandelachildrensfund.com/ and NMCH: https://www.nelsonmandelachildrenshospital.org/ or our social media platforms.
Alternatively, you can email Communications@nmcf.co.za for any enquiries.
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