The United States (US) Embassy is warning the public of an ongoing tender scam using its name to fraudulently obtained monies from local businesses for alleged contracts.
According to the Georgetown-based embassy on Thursday, it has been made aware of the scam whereby an individual going by the name of Ronnel Fisher is using the embassy’s name and logo to target businesses for the provision of solar generators and equipment.
To this end, the foreign mission is urging businesses that if they receive a tender request from a “Ronnel Fisher, Tender Section of the Embassy of the United States” from the following email addresses: [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected],” DO NOT ACT on this request.
According to the statement, the US Government’s procurement procedures follow strict regulations outlined in the US Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
“If you receive an email from any company or individual claiming to represent the US Embassy Georgetown, be cautious. If you get an email from a company or individual asking you to contact them and pay them money, be cautious. These messages are not from the Federal Government. There is NO FEE to register for publicly advertised tenders by US Embassy Georgetown,” the embassy said.
The US Embassy is also asking anyone or companies receiving such emails to notify the Embassy via email at: [email protected]