Intertek – supporting SON and you in fraud prevention.
As the longest serving Conformity Assessment Programme (CAP) partner to the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) , we understand the issues our clients can have when being targeted by individuals fraudently claiming to be from Intertek or from the SONCAP Liason Office in Nigeria.
26th July 2011
They are offering certification services at much higher fees than are laid out in our exporter guidelines and through a much more complicated process.
We are working hard with SON and with local authorities to stop these individuals and to make sure you can export to Nigeria with confidence and certainty that you are getting the genuine SONCAP certificates issued by Intertek, which are recognized and accepted by the Nigerian Customs.
There are a number of things you can check to make sure you are dealing with Intertek.
We will only ever contact you from an Intertek email address or from a SONCAP.com address, never from an address using yahoo or hotmail.
The only phone numbers we will supply you with to return a call are those that are listed within our SONCAP Country Offices document which can be found on our website or by clicking here.
Entities who request for payments/ remittances at the outset before issuance of any SONCAP related documents should not be dealt with since there is a high probability that such entities are fraudulent. Such cases should be reported to SON or Intertek immediately with full details of the Entity for further action. Note that Intertek will invoice clients for payment only after issuance of the Product/ SONCAP certificate.
Our Liason Office in Nigeria can be contacted directly on the contact details below, if you receive an email claiming to be from Intertek but giving a different contact name or phone number then ignore it, it is not from Intertek.
Standards Organisation of Nigeria
Northern Business District, Plot 13/14,
Victoria Arobieke Street,
Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Peninsula Phase 1, Lekki,
Tel: 234 1 2713141/ 43
Fax: 234 1 2713142
Contact: Ade Adediran
If you have any doubts at all that you are being approached by a genuine Intertek employee then please contact your local SONCAP Country office details of which can be found here.
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