Date: 23 May 2020
THE DEPARTMENT OF SPORT, ARTS AND CULTURE WARNS AGAINST A FRAUDULENT GROUP WHO GO BY THE NAME: THE CAMPAIGN ZA.
It has been brought to the attention of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture that there is a group of individuals who call themselves “The Campaign ZA”, who are using fraudulent means to attain personal information from artists.
The group have circulated messages via WatsApp and other platforms, with false claims that “Government has agreed to pay all creatives a stipend for 3-6 months during this lockdown period” and they are calling on creatives to email, amongst other things, their ID numbers and banking details to the following address: email@example.com.
Please be aware that this is a scam.
Fraud is a punishable offense by law and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture would like to issue a stern warning to individuals or groups who spread false information to deliberately mislead people.
Issued by the Department of Sport, Arts & Culture
Masechaba Khumalo: Spokesperson (Minister),
Tel: 066 380 7408 | Email: MasechabaK@dsac.gov.za
Mr Mickey Modisane: Chief Director Marketing and Communications (Sport)
Tel: 082 992 0101 | Email: Mickey@dsac.gov.za
Ms Zimasa Velaphi: Marketing and Communications (Arts and Culture)
Tel: 072 172 8925 | Email: ZimasaV@dsac.gov.za