We’ve just received word of another scam doing its rounds on Junk Mail. The scammer is replying on users’ adverts and claiming to be an employee of Junk Mail that users need to pay money into an account for their adverts. The e-mail response (which claims to be sent from “firstname.lastname@example.org” reads as follows:
Thanks for your recently trade advert in junkmail publishing group (PTY) online site. Your advert reference number in our databank is: 152451 pending. We are sorry we cannot publish your advert in junkmail classified next in print paper/magazines front page sold nationwide in all retail shops due to our new advert policy. All our online advert customers who want their adverts to be publish in print every Thursday in front page of junkmail classified paper/magazine and to be forwarded to the requested online and in print buyers national should pay R250 for two weeks or R500 for a month guaranteed publishing service fee. Make payment to Our Banking Details below. You can also deposit money using internet banking or directly in to a bank, use your recent advert reference number (152451) as your deposit reference number in the bank or internet banking to allow your advert request to activate immediately to our next Thursday publishing in print in our junkmail classified/magazine and to be forwarded to buyers. Then send a proof of payment or a deposit to accounts Fax: 011 339 1495 or Phone for more enquiries 076 08 79 619 NedBank Account Name:Keith Ho Branch Code:128842 Account Number:1288105118 FNB Bank Account Name:Keith Ho Account Number:62104745859 Branch Code:250112 ABSA Bank Account Name:Keith Ho Account Number:9163010074 Branch Code:632005 Standard Bank Account Name:Keith Ho Account Number:026165848 Branch Code:013042 Capitec Account Name: Keith Ho Account Number:1238259020 Branch Number:470010 Thanks for your advert Junkmail publishing group PTY accounts team
This is a Scam. This person is NOT an employee of our company. Ignore this response and do NOT pay any money into this person’s account. These persons are phishing to defraud you of your hard-earned money, don’t respond to them. If you encounter this scam, please feel free to forward the e-mail to our Customer Care Department. You can also contact them telephonically on 012-3423840 x2295 to report this.
Take note that Junk Mail will NEVER send user official messages, quotes or announcements about competitions via a reply on a Junk Mail advert.
However, take note that Junk Mail does send out official newsletters and we do post urgent updates on our Facebook and Twitter profiles regarding advertising on Junk Mail. We will also keep you in the loop if there are any policy changes.
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