The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory was recently made aware of a new scam doing the rounds via email.
The email correspondence refers to a confirmation letter, which is attached in the email. The confirmation letter is a misrepresentation of the Nelson Mandela Trust Foundation and queries a financial donation from the former Liberian president Charles Taylor "base on the trust to ensure the "trust / immunity of the funder of this forum EX President Nelson Mandela." (Spelling errors appear as quoted).
The email that accompanies the confirmation letter below reads as follows:
"Mr Rafael Radebl
PFA Confirmation issued on 21.03.2012 kindly confirm the same has been Issued from end .
Kindly also confirm that details provided as per attached confirmation that the same true as per record from Nelson Mandela Trust Foundation
Kindly also let me know procedure for Donation to be made from Mumbai India Can I make through RTGS I am Interest for donation to your Trust for helping to the Needy people .
Kindly revert if any Information is requir.
Thanks & Regards
Subhash Singh" (Spelling errors appear as quoted).
The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has confirmed that the confirmation letter and email is indeed a scam, a fraudulent attempt to gain funds and/or information from members of the public. The Centre of Memory urges anyone who receives such a mail to ignore it and delete it immediately.