Dear ECSA stakeholders,
Kindly note that ECSA has learnt that there is a company which is sending ECSA registered persons false information on Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training courses. This company is copying CPD training courses from other companies’ brochures and attaching it to their email so that it looks legitimate to unsuspecting engineering practitioners.
ECSA has further discovered that this company make people pay for CPD courses which do not exist. The result is that it occurred on more than one occasion that registered persons went to find out that none was aware that such courses exist. Several ECSA registered persons have been duped by this company.
ECSA wishes to warn all registered persons to be cautious and be on the look-out for such despicable criminal activities and to always confirm the validation numbers of all CPD activities by visiting the Pre-accredited section on the ECSA website (www.ecsa.co.za
). ECSA condemns this fraudulent act in the strongest terms and wishes to send a stern warning to companies engaging in such practices to desist from it.
We will continue to do anything in our power to stem out such practices in order to protect our stakeholders and to regulate the profession in an efficient and effective manner.