Online scammers target SAA
By TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African Airways (SAA) has warned customers of scams running on social media purporting clients had been “selected” to participate in a “short survey and get two South African Airways tickets” for free.
Customers are directed to a bogus website, http://saairways.com-crazytatti.site/. SAA’s website is www.flysaa.com and the airline is not running any competition which offers free tickets.
A second Phishing scam targeting SAA customers is also making the rounds. This is a false URL used for phishing for personal information from customers on http://flysaa.com-airlines.site/?rvq508N.
“We have taken note of these latest scams circulating on social media and distributed on other channels suggesting customers have been selected to take part in a short survey “and get two South African Airways tickets,” SAA Spokesperson, Tlali Tlali, says.
“We distance ourselves from any communication which is misleading the public and makes false claims while pretending to be an official SAA channel, or those seeking to obtain personal information.”
The airline previously experienced such false communication hoaxes which take various forms such as false recruitment drives, enticing people to participate in competitions or seeking personal information.
SAA urged members of the public to be cautious, protect their personal details and cross check or verify information with the company before they decide to participate in competitions or other dubious requests for personal information.
“SAA apologises for any inconvenience or confusion caused. We plead with the public and our customers to refer to our official social media channels, listed below, for reliable information,” says Tlali.
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