London, Aug 21: Nelson Mandela, a victim of Internet fraud? Former South African President Nelson Mandela's name has been hijacked in internet fraud. In a statement, the Nelson Mandela Foundation said it wanted to warn the public about the scheme, which appears to be a variation on the "advance fee" or "419" frauds which originated in Nigeria.
46664 is one of Mandela's charitable organisations, devoted to the fight against HIV/Aids and named after his prison number. "The Nelson Mandela Foundation and 46664 would like to alert the public to this scam and categorically denounces any involvement in this fraudulent activity."