Scam alert: new phishing scam uses Foundation name

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation’s name is being used in a new phishing scam doing the rounds.

In an attempt to gather sensitive personal information from unsuspecting members of the community, the scam artists approach people via SMS or internet chat sites. A suggestion is made that you apply for a position as the Foundation’s ambassador in South Korea. The salary offered is between $30 000 and $50 000 a month, and the victim is asked for their CV.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has offices in Johannesburg only, and is not offering any such position anywhere.