The Nelson Mandela Foundation has been made aware of a scam being circulated via email. The fraudulent correspondence makes mention of a cash prize promotion organised by the Harmony Gold Mining Development Company Award Board South Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
The email asks the recipient to furnish the sender of the email (a certain Mr Syracuse Magnus, Chief Information Officer and Claims Agent at Harmony Gold) with a complete set of contact information and banking details.
Said information, according to the scam email, will enable the Award Board at Harmony Gold Mining to verify the winnings and file a bank application for immediate approval and transfer of the funds.
The email is accompanied by a document that bears the Harmony Gold livery and letterhead. To view the document click Harmony Award South Africa.
The letter informs the winner of the cash prize amount —along with a reference and ticket number — and requests full contact and banking details in order to process the prize.
Please note that the Nelson Mandela Foundation has no prize-giving agreement with the aforementioned Harmony Gold Mining Development Company Award Board South Africa.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation would like to alert you that this email is fraudulent and should be treated as such.
View the scam email below:
Thanks for the update.
Kindly understand that Harmony Gold Mining Award is real and not a “hoax”.
I therefore, request you as a matter of urgency to furnish me with the copy of your winning information as it was sent to you and the following information that will enable us verify your winning and file in an application of claim to the bank for the immediate approval/transfer of your fund.
1. FULL NAMES:
2. Current ADDRESS:
4. TELEPHONE NUMBER:
8. A COPY OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION OR DRIVER’S LICENSE
I Miss/Mr./Mrs. hereby confirm that the above information is to the best of my knowledge. Any tempering or falsification of the above data renders this claim null and void. I’ve been informed that Winning is guaranteed insured and non-deductible.
Submitted Form will be manually verified and processed by the assigned Claims Manager.
The Processing of your form will be completed within the next 24 hours of receiving your CLAIMS APPLICATION FORM-B.
As soon as all the requested details are received, we shall therefore write a letter of claim on your behalf and submit it to the bank for approval/release of your fund. And once this is done the bank will contact you back for the transfer.
You will receive an update on the status of your application once it completely processed.
Further related information will be forwarded to you as soon as we verify your winning properly.
For further information call: 0027 79 642 1061
Thanks for your understanding.
Mr. Syracuse Magnus
Chief Information Officer & Claims Agent
Harmony Gold Mining Award.
Tel: 0027 79 642 1061
Fax: 0027 86 668 7166