The South African Rugby Union (SARU) have sent out a warning that there are some investment scams claiming to represent SARU going around via email.
The email fraudster offers investment returns of 130% to 150% for five-day deposits. SARU wishes to state categorically that they are in no way involved in any such scheme.
The email - which comes from a sarugby.net domain - says: "The South African Springboks has [sic] made considerable progress and improvement, and we would have not been able to achieve this [sic] great heights without the help and support of our fans and supporters.
"We have therefore decided to give back to our fans and supporters by introducing: GET 130% - 150% RETURN IN 5 DAYS INVESTMENT.”
The mail is signed "Mr. Felix Mkhize", who provides an email address and fax number.
"This is not a SARU promotion and anyone who receives such a mail should simply delete it," said Andy Colquhoun, GM Corporate Affairs at SARU. "SARU is not a financial services provider and does not run any promotions or competitions that involve cash.
"This has been brought to our attention by an alert rugby supporter and we are forwarding the information we have to the South African Police Services."
** Note from the Editor - there is another sms scam claiming you have been awarded a R550 000 for a Rugby 365 Award where you must call a Gerrard Smith. No such competition exists and you should delete the sms.