Scammers are attempting to defraud South Africans out of their hard earned cash. South Africans should be wary of scams linked to the upcoming AFCON 2013 tournament. A warning was issued by the South African Trade and Industry Department (DTI) recently about ticket scams.
These ticket scams may typically relate to ticket sales, the offering of hospitality packages or provision of affordable accommodation during the AFCON 2013 tournament. The Trade and Industry department said that consumers sometimes could not tell the difference between valid and accredited ticket suppliers versus fake suppliers and often pay large amounts of money for fake tickets. The department reminded the public that valid match tickets can only be acquired from approved service providers. Consumers are warned not to purchase match tickets from sources that are not accredited by AFCON 2013.
EQ Tickets was appointed the exclusive ticket provider for AFCON, in conjunction with Spar stores. Tickets should only be acquired via the EQ Tickets website, kiosks or call centres, plus Spar and Super Spar stores. The tickets contain advanced and extensive security features to ensure authenticity and to avert counterfeits.
The DTI has asked the public to blow the whistle if they come across any scams. Complaints can be lodged with the National Consumer Commission (NCCSA).
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