Beware of the newest scam!

We have received many complaints in the past few days with Junk Mail users complaining about a new scam doing the rounds. We have measures in place to deal with this and would like to warn Junk Mailers.

Advertisers on Classifieds websites receive an e-mail response to their ad with a link. As soon as the advertiser clicks on that link, they are taken to a page not hosted by Junk Mail stating that they’ve won a prize. They are asked for their e-mail address and telephone number in order to ‘qualify’ them for their prize. Do not click on this link and do not provide your details, this is a subscription service and not a competition.

Here is what these responses look like:

Scam Alert

Gift Mail Scammer

Junk Mail will only promote competitions via the Junk Mail Blog, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Also, if we do have a competition on, the link will not click to a website not hosted by Junk Mail with no Junk Mail branding. They are trying to copy our logo, as can be seen from the screenshot above, so please be very vigilant!

Please also have a look at other types of scams doing the rounds and be sure to notify us and forward any such e-mails to moderation@junkmail.co.za.

Remember to always advertise safely!

Saskia Meintjes

Hyperactive, extremely realistic and addicted to reading can best describe me. Life is all about the good memories and sitting around will not create them.

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2 Responses

  1. Ron Beuke says:

    Never pay for any item / product unless you have psychically seen the product and put your hands on it!
    Never transfer funds via E-Wallet unless you have psychically seen the product and put your hands on it!

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