Nelson Mandela Foundation

The Nelson Mandela Foundation warns the public against a phishing scam invoking its name.

Covid19 relief scam

The email phishing scam tempts recipients with the promise of a "prize".

The email scam informs recipients that they have won R10 000 in Covid-19 financial relief from the Foundation, the United Nations and the South African government. It then goes on to ask for individuals’ personal information. This is phishing – a cybercrime in which targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure them into providing sensitive data such as personal identity information, banking and credit card details, and passwords.

The Foundation is, in partnership with other organisations, operating a hunger relief fund during the Covid-19 crisis: the Each 1, Feed 1 campaign. 

Download: Downloadable .pdf of the full scam attachment.