It has come to the attention of World Vision in Eswatini (WVE) that there are impostors posing as WVE employees or representatives with the intention of defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.

Their modus operandi is that they call the targeted individual and ask if they have a Mobile Money account. When they respond to the affirmative, they are told that, for the money to reach their Mobile Money accounts, they have to dial *007*4*3*1*PIN# OK.  Once this is done, while waiting to receive the money, the unsuspecting person receives a message notifying them that all the money in their account has been withdrawn.

WVE wishes to inform the public that the implementation of our cash transfer projects is done in a transparent manner, where all relevant community leadership structures are involved in the selection and registration process of beneficiaries. An SMS is normally sent to selected beneficiaries prior to receipt of funds in Mobile Money. Most importantly, in all our processes, WVE will never ask for the PIN code for Mobile Money accounts from beneficiaries, or ask the beneficiary to dial any numbers. A PIN CODE is confidential information that should only be known by the account holder and should not be shared with any other person.

As WVE, we denounce this fraudulent and unscrupulous act and hereby alert the public to the situation. Should you be contacted by these fraudsters, please do not engage in any transaction with them, but kindly contact the Police on their emergency numbers (999/ 9999) or WVE’s toll-free number 6600 to report the incident.