Hoax Alert | cidb Deactivation Notice Scam
30 May 2017
Posted by: SAFCEC Communications
An Email scam pertaining to CiDB Registration, believed to originate from Gauteng, is currently being circulated by fraudsters posing as a “consultancy” with the following text: -
“Your company has been put on deactivation notice, due to your failure to pay the statutory restoration fees payable in respect of the contractor grading designation, In accordance with the construction industry development board Act 38 of 2000 and the construction industry development regulations issued in terms of section 33 of the construction industry development board Act.CIDB.
We have attached.
1. Application Form.
2. Invoice for re-activation.
3. status notice.
Please fill in the attached Particulars form and send together with a proof of payment.
Once the re-activation fees has been submitted, your enterprise will be activated and will stay active for 3 years. We will notify you in time to avoid the deactivation of your enterprise. The banking details appear on the attached invoice, please quote your reference number when making payment for easy allocation of funds.
NB.You pay to re-activate once every 3 years.
If you need any further clarification contact us on the numbers below.”
Banking details supplied are not those of the cidb, nor is the “application Form” and “status notice.”
Members are advised to view such correspondence with suspicion. SAFCEC has alerted local cidb branches, who will escalate the matter to their fraud division.
Click here for cidb Provincial Offices contact details
cidb anonymous fraud reporting hotline: 0800 112 452