Nov 7, 2008 – The public is warned of a new scam exploiting the name of Nelson Mandela. An organisation calling itself “Nelson Mandela Promotion” or “Mandela Promotions” is running a competition which claims endorsement from the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the South African government and “Mandela Square (Sandton)”. These claims are fraudulent.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has no connections with this organisation. The use of Nelson Mandela’s name by this organisation is illegal.
Members of the public are advised to ignore communications received from “Nelson Mandela Promotion” or “Mandela Promotions”. The following email address is being used for this scam: firstname.lastname@example.org