The scammers use messaging apps or websites to spread false information to trick people out of their money. They promise high returns, often within hours of investing, if people put money into the scammers’ bank accounts.
The adverts on apps and websites, including WhatsApp and Facebook, can look very convincing because they often use Naspers logos which the scammers have copied from the official Naspers website.
We urge you to be very cautious if they receive calls, text messages or emails from unknown people, particularly when you are asked to pay money. Naspers will never do this.
Naspers is not a trading platform. The company is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (NPN.SJ) and the A2X Exchange (NPN.AJ) in South Africa. If you would like to invest in the stock market you can visit https://www.jse.co.za/grow-my-wealth or https://www.a2x.co.za/a2x-approved-brokers/ to find out more.
Avoid being scammed:
- Never respond to a call, WhatsApp, SMS or email that you were not expecting, even if it looks official.
- If you receive unexpected calls or messages from companies you do business with that ask you to give information or money, it is better to not reply. Instead, contact their customer service team using the details provided on their official website to check if the contact you received was really them.
- Use extreme caution when clicking on links and attachments included in messages and emails that you were not expecting to receive, even if they appear to be from a company or person you do business with.
- If you believe you have responded to a scam message or email, contact your bank immediately so they can help to protect you.
This post was sponsored and supplied by Naspers.