If you get an email from Job Mokgoro asking for money – ignore it. According to the Office of the Premier in the North West, someone is impersonating the Premier. Spokesperson, Vuyi Ngesi said that the person claims to be the Premier and he is asking people to send money to his cousin. “It has come to the attention of the Premier of the North West, Prof Tebogo Job Mokgoro, that there is an impostor, pretending to be him, who is sending out email correspondence asking various recipients to send his cousin money through ewallet services urgently,” said Ngesi.
Below is one such email:
Hon JOB MOKGORO firstname.lastname@example.org 06/17/20 11:54 AM >>>
Please sorry to disturb you at this time, I need your urgent assistance, as I am having issues with my bank account making withdrawal nor transfer and I need to send an urgent ewallet/EFT transfer to my cousin whom I need to pay, please can you help me send the eWallet/eFT to my cousin’s cell number? I will sort you once my bank account is fixed.
Please email me back if you can help me out so i can forward cell number for transfer thanks.
P.S: I am in a meeting now and can’t talk, just reply back.
Ngesi: “Premier Mokgoro distances himself from this fake email correspondence and wish to put it on record that he has no gmail address and has never authored or distributed the fake emails but further advises everyone who might have received the email, not to respond to this scam”.