Sun International warns of Miss Teen SA Instagram scam

Pageant Crown (Photo: Unsplash)
Pageant Crown (Photo: Unsplash)

Johannesburg – In an official statement to the media, Sun International, license holder of Miss South Africa, addressed concerns of a fake Instagram account that has been brought to their attention. 

“The account makes use of the official Miss South Africa 2017 branding, which has been manipulated and claims to be the official account for Miss Teen SA,” the statement reads. 

“Sun International and its partners have no affiliation with the Miss Teen SA Instagram account that have abused our Miss South Africa logo to lend credibility to this fake page. We do not endorse any content published or prizes offered on this page. We have escalated our concerns and are taking the neccesary steps to ensure that we address this as a matter of urgency,” adds Claudia Henkel. 

The fake account includes the promise of R500 000 worth of prizes and a modeling contract.

 

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