Fraudsters are warned that they will face the full brunt of the law as the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Human Settlements maintains a zero tolerance against fraud and corruption.
Fraudulent activities include scams where the Department’s name and logo have been used to defraud unsuspecting people, especially housing suppliers and contractors. In most of the illicit acts that have been brought to the attention of the Department, the fraudsters have used what appears to be the Department’s official logo, bearing the contact details of people not employed by the Department.
In order not to fall prey to this scam and to stop its spread, suppliers and contractors are urged to do the following:
- Verify order numbers and contact details with the Department
- Deliver goods only to the Department’s offices.
Whilst every effort is being made by the Department to stop the spread of these housing scams, it must be noted that any transactions between suppliers and fraudsters are beyond the liability of the Department.
The department cannot fight this scourge and other acts of fraud and corruption alone. Members of the public must report any suspicious activities through the :