NATIONAL NEWS - The Office of Chief Justice (OCJ) Mogoeng Mogoeng has been made aware of an individual who is fraudulently using the Chief Justice’s name to scam unsuspecting victims.
According to judiciary spokesperson Nathi Mncube, the individual targets people with the aim of soliciting large amounts of money by identifying himself as Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
The individual purportedly sends e-mails from the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org and sends text messages from the following number: 064 462 2378.
Neither the Chief Justice nor the OCJ are linked with this e-mail address or to the person claiming to be part of the OCJ.
Stakeholders, members of the public and the media are implored to report any such communication from the above e-mail address or mobile number to the South African Police Service. Any person who suspects that they are being scammed by someone claiming to be a judicial officer or an official of the OCJ is requested to contact the OCJ for verification. Enquiries can be e-mailed to email@example.com.
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