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Beware of email scam using Foundation trustee’s name and personal details

The Nelson Mandela Foundation cautions the public against an email scam that claims the recipient…
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Scam alert: the Foundation does not give out cash prizes

An email scam that uses the Foundation’s name and claims the recipient has won a…
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Don’t fall for Facebook Messenger scam invoking Foundation’s name

The public is warned against a Facebook Messenger scam that uses the Nelson…
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Scam alert: the Foundation is not giving out Covid-19 financial assistance “prizes”

The Nelson Mandela Foundation warns the public against a phishing scam invoking its name.
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Don’t fall for email scams using the Foundation’s name

Once again, the Foundation urges people to watch out for these telltale signs of a…
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New phishing scam uses the Foundation as a hook

A new phishing scam has emerged, using the name of the Nelson Mandela Foundation as…
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Been offered a position as a Nelson Mandela Foundation ambassador? It’s a scam

Several of the scams perpetrated in Nelson Mandela’s name, and in that of the N…
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Beware: phone and SMS scam uses Nelson Mandela Foundation’s name

A new telephone and SMS scam using the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s name is making t…
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Scam alert: WhatsApp scam

Please note that a scamster is using WhatsApp to solicit money from people in the…
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Scam artist uses Nelson Mandela Foundation's name on Facebook Messenger

Once again a scamster is using the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s name, presumably to try t…
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Scam alert: new phishing scam uses Foundation name

The Nelson Mandela Foundation’s name is being used in a new phishing scam doing t…
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Scam involving an email purporting to come from the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Please note that yet another scam involving an email purporting to come from the Nelson…
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Beware: new email scam doing the rounds

It has come to the attention of the Nelson Mandela Foundation that a new digital…
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Beware: new Mandela inheritance email scam doing the rounds

It has come to the attention of the Nelson Mandela Foundation that a new digital…
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Foundation made aware of new scam

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has been made aware of a new scam doing the rounds,…
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New scam brought to the Foundation's attention

A poorly worded and badly designed letter has been brought to the attention of the…
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Foundation issues warning over fraudulent website

A new scam has been brought to the attention of the Nelson Mandela Foundation involving…
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Beware of LinkedIn scam

A new scam has been brought to the attention of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The…