- Mzansi's scammers are at it again, this time targeting a vigilant young lady with the handle @MetjahTebogo
- The wide-awake woman headed online to expose the scammer's cheap tricks in a social media post, indicating that they were using supposedly cheaper TV subscriptions as a 'hook'
- The people of Mzansi aren't entirely surprised by the revelation, sharing similar experiences and tips on how to avoid being caught out in their responses
One local woman who was recently targeted by criminals is definitely not taking the threat lying down. Twitter user @MetjahTebogo headed online to share screenshots of one crook's futile attempt at scamming her out of her own hard-earned cash.
According to the images posted, the criminals tried to reel Tebogo in by convincing her they could give the young woman access to a discounted DStv account.
However, she quickly realised the messages were from scammers after they mentioned hacking her original account and that she would be liable to a monthly fee of R30. These criminals clearly underestimated Tebogo's intelligence.
Mzansi Twitter users were definitely left shook by the post and took to the comments section to share their thoughts:
"Give me this person's handle, I want to report them."
"Halala, dstv ya mahala ke yeo."
"Should never entertain such nonsense. When our brothers, fathers, sisters and mother lose their jobs at @DStv we will be here on these streets crying."
"Guess who's going to be arrested when your account is flagged as a fraud?"
"Hawu plug us lapho."
"I know things, I was working there... Don't fall for the trap."
"They are just gonna upgrade you to Premium then after 2 days, you'll have to go pay. You'd have lost your money to that scammer anyway."
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported one of South Africa’s finest artists has shared a sad story of a scam, saying that he was preyed upon by heartless thugs.
@BrightNtuli took to Twitter to post a heartbreaking account of how the thugs took off with a whopping R40 000. He says he was promised an opportunity to exhibit his work and that the offer looked too good because it was an opportunity he always wanted as an artist.
The talented artist has now pleaded with Mzansi followers on social media to commission his work so he can ease the debts he has since accumulated as a result of the scam.
He said on Twitter:
“Just a few weeks ago I lost over R40 000 through scammers. They offered me everything I've ever wanted, exhibition opportunity, studio space and a chance to sell my work overseas. I mean everything was so convincing, they were using stolen identities, they even forged signatures."
In his plea for help and support, the artist has asked his followers to reach out to him in case they need a portrait or two. He added:
“It has been really hard for me to even open up about this, the whole situation was just humiliating. Art is my hustle without it I got nothing. Please help me reach more people, I'm barely surviving. I thank you.
“Now I'm left with debts, I need your support more than ever. If you're interested in a portrait or there's an artwork of mine you would like to purchase. Please get in touch with me on WhatsApp (0832344288) Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram/Twitter/FB: @brightntuliart”
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