When pricey tech items like Nintendo Switches start going for R60, it’s either a miracle or a scam.
For many South Africans, the recent Facebook scam posing to be presented by online retail giant Takealot falls under the latter.
The ‘heavily discounted’ illusion was circulated by Facebook page ‘Electronic Products’ whose posts have since been taken down.
However, as it often is with most scammers, down does not mean out, so being aware of who’s perpetuated false information before is key to ensuring people don’t fall for the same trick twice.
Additionally, Takealot has a list of look out points that can guide users to ensure they don’t become victims on social media, SMS or WhatsApp.
Here’s what their checklist says:
1. Takealot will not request banking details or payment via WhatsApp.
2.It does not request payment to enter into a competition
3.It does not charge for the delivery of competition prizes.
4.You won’t ever have to pay to unlock deals.
5.It does not charge for job applications.
If you ever feel as though something looks a little fishy, contact Takealot’s Help Centre or 087 362 8000.
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