IEC warns of phishing scam

2016-08-16 12:37
IEC voting station. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

IEC voting station. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - The IEC on Tuesday warned people about an email doing the rounds asking for their personal information.

"The emails are being distributed by the 'Independent Elections Council' under the email address and have 'Electronic Voting Testing Phase' in the subject field," the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said in a statement.

When a link in the email is clicked on, the user is taken to a site resembling the IEC’s and is asked for login details. It is, however, a fraudulent IEC web address.

The IEC urged people not to respond to the email or open any hyperlinks in it.

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