As we are approaching the festive season many people look for ways to make extra cash. Unfortunately not everyone is making the efforts of getting that cash the right way. While people are spending alot of money when approaching this season, many scammers use this as an opportunity to scam people of their hard earned cash. Alot of scams are usually reported around this time of the year.
Since the pandemic started, an increase on online scam was reported to be increasingly high and that is due to the fact that alot of people had to resort to buying things online. Now as much as buying online is easy and convenient especially during lockdown alot can go wrong, doing online transactions exposes us to the risk of being scammed as we provide our information during the transactions.
Sibu Mabhena recently reported a new scam ran by a girl named Thando. Ms Masiteng recieved an email from the fraudster pretending to be from Duma Collective "informing her that she has been selected for a marketing campaign job for Nedbank Incubation Programme".
If it wasn't for Ms Masiteng's inclination to check with the founder of Duma Collective things could've turned out horribly for her. Since the fraudster was asking for a meeting, had she accepted without checking the legitimacy of the email she could've been missing or a victim of robbery if not killed. People you are advised to be alert of such scammers posing as other people especially big brands. Double check everything in your emails and bank accounts, make follow up on things you not clear about.
Be warned people, Duma Collective and Nedbank are not running an Incubation programme, Sibu Mabena advised. "Email [email protected] to verify campaigns if ever someone approaches you and it looks sketchy" he further explained.
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