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South African Airways

Scammers target public with free air tickets

South African Airways

South African Airways

JOHANNESBURG – MEMBERS of the public have been alerted to the activities of fraudulent schemes offering free tickets purportedly from the South African Airways (SAA) to fly to destinations of their choice.

The purported tickets are offered to customers through a hoax survey prevalent on social media.

SAA Spokesperson, Tlali Tlali, said SAA was neither conducting an online survey nor offering free flight tickets.

“We have no association whatsoever with this so-called survey. Free flight tickets are a luxury we cannot afford at this stage as the airline is focusing on restoring financial stability and is managing its costs to improve its performance,” he said.

Tlali said through the hoax, participants were requested to answer four survey-type questions and the steps include distributing or sharing the survey with ten friends.

He warned everybody to ignore the survey and to avoid clicking on the link if they receive it.

“There’s no telling what could happen to the devices of those who click on the link. It is better to heed the warning and exercise restraint than to be brave and sorry,” cautioned Tlali.

All SAA promotional activities are uploaded on the airline’s website (www.flysaa.com) and will also appear on SAA official social media channels.

SAA communication platforms are regularly updated and carry all official company messages.

– CAJ News