Warning about fraudulent activities around Silicosis and TB claims

Johannesburg, 13 November 2020: The Tshiamiso Trust would like to issue a warning to people about the actions of dishonest individuals trying fraudulently to trick people into paying over money by falsely claiming to be able to assist them with their claims for silicosis and TB benefits from the Trust.

The Tshiamiso Trust was established in February 2020 to administer the silicosis and TB class action settlement reached between claimants’ attorneys and six mining companies. Only the Tshiamiso Trust will tell claimants where, how and when they can claim and the Trust will do so by communicating directly with any potential claimant who has provided contact details to us. Contact details have been received from approximately 120,000 individuals through https://silicosissettlement.co.za/register, the call centre (0801 000 240) and through TEBA.

The claims system is not open yet, so no claims can yet be made, but when it is the Trust will communicate and claims will only be made with a Tshiamiso Trust Claims Lodgement Officer.

There are different methods being used by the fraudsters. Some are telling people to go to Johannesburg to sign papers, and they charge them fees for transport to Johannesburg. Other methods are used also.

The Trust is reporting these people to the SAPS.

The Trust is appealing to people wanting to claim to please be careful of dishonest people promising that that they can claim compensation for them. To claim compensation from the Tshiamiso Trust there is no need to pay anyone for help.

For further information please contact:

Alan Fine or Katherine Bester
Email: alan@rasc.co.za or katherineb@rasc.co.za
M: 083 250 0757 or 083 441 0671