North Mara Gold Mine Limited (“NMGML”) and Twiga Minerals Corporation, which are ultimately owned by Barrick Gold Corporation and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania would like to warn the general public of procurement fraudsters and scammers.
In the recent past, some individuals/agencies (“unscrupulous elements”) have misled business entities in Tanzania and International by fictitiously claiming to be from the Supply Chain Department of North Mara Gold Mine Limited, Twiga Minerals Corporation and Barrick; posing as authorized procurement and supply chain personnel of the above entities.
It has further come to our attention that these unscrupulous elements send fake e-mails and conducted telephonic discussions with potential businesses with regards to fake lease agreement, fake purchase orders and fake tenders.
North Mara Gold Mine Limited and Twiga Minerals Corporation would therefore like to inform the general public the companies have not issued a Waste Removal tender nor a Warehouse Lease agreement in Dar es Salaam recently.
The public at large is hereby notified that NMGML follows a standardized formal registration and procurement process for companies seeking business with NMGML through duly authorized officers of the company whose identity can be verified through official credentials. All official emails use the domain tEbarrick.com unlike the domains that have been used in the scams making use of Poutlook.com and Ptwigaminerals.com.
Please assist us in taking appropriate action to curb such mala fide activities by immediately reporting it to the nearest Police Station, the NMGML Security Department or by accessing the following Barrick Compliance Hotline linkhttp://www.barrickgold.ethicspoint.com/.