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Mayor’s name used in phishing scam<p>​It has come to my attention that my name is being used in what appears to be a phishing scam. <br> <br>Thus far, five separate messages have been reported to my office. Each of the e-mails has been sent from the following e-mail address: <a href=""></a>. The subject line of four of the emails is ‘BRICS Bank funding’. <br> <br>Please note that this e-mail address does not belong to me. <br> <br>It would appear that a fake Facebook profile is being used to solicit contact details. Once the e-mail address is received, an e-mail is sent to said address asking whether the recipient would be able to use grant funds worth £450 000 (R9 739 448) from the BRICS bank to ‘explore job opportunities for our citizens’. Once they agree, they are added to a beneficiary list and asked to pay £250 (R5 415) in order to obtain a BRICS non-residential beneficiary form. <br> <br>This afternoon I met with the South African Police Service (SAPS) to open a case for further investigation. <br> <br>Members of the public are urged not to respond to e-mails coming from this account. I would also like to make an appeal to residents to forward these e-mails to <a href=""></a> so that we can have record of them and hand them over to the SAPS to assist in their investigation. </p><p> <br> <br><strong>End</strong></p>2016-03-29T22:00:00ZGP0|#904f8ac3-ad18-4896-a9a8-86feb1d4a1b7;L0|#0904f8ac3-ad18-4896-a9a8-86feb1d4a1b7|Statements;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#57dd4baa-626e-4ee4-afde-c96af34a56f2;L0|#057dd4baa-626e-4ee4-afde-c96af34a56f2|investigatory service;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#6f359a5c-6b7b-47bc-8437-f4d24d700325;L0|#06f359a5c-6b7b-47bc-8437-f4d24d700325|The mayor1

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