A new scam system being used by the ill-intentioned scammers, is sending users an email of Congratulations. This informs the receiver that they have won a motor- vehicle to commemorate an anniversary of operation. The scammers then instruct the receivers to call a number to redeem their dispatched prize. The message typically looks like this:
Congratulation, you have won Audi Q5 car from junk mail motor mail. We are happy to celebrate 60 years of active service to the nation. Contact our dispatch centre on phone for claiming confirmation/delivery requirements Mr.Perterson @ 0813891222
Notice that the grammar is clumsy, the offer seems too good to be true and the scammer is obviously trying to relate an easy follow-up system for the potential victim.
Also important to note is that scammers try to use email addresses and business names close to Junk Mail or Job Mail. If the email address does not carry a domain name e.g. @junkmail or @jobmail – Then it is a scammer trying to affiliate with our brand. Please be vigilant of these details. If you think you don’t deserve to be winning a prize, without proper affiliation to the source then it’s probably a SCAM. If you wonder why you have attained something too easily and the source is asking for your details then be alert, this is probably a SCAM.
Scammers often try to manipulate their victims by showing that they have their personal details and just need a little more so they can process the promised or supposed prize. Whatever the prize or offer from a buyer or seller, be careful, be smart and be productive.
By Zaheer Carrim