DStv Scams to look for this festive
DStv Scams: DStv (Digital Satellite Television) is a Sub-Saharan African direct broadcast satellite service that is owned by MultiChoice. The satellite service was launched in 1995 and provides multiple channels and to their subscribers.
If you’re one of the millions of people who subscribed to the network, please be aware of the 5 DStv scams that have been identified so far:
It’s that time of the year, and a lot of criminals are trying by all means to get that quick cash. There have been some reported DStv scams waiting to trick some unsuspecting victims this Christmas.
DStv scams you need to avoid:
DStv scams: Recruiting for social media jobs
There are scams that are disguised as recruitment advertisements for MultiChoice. One of the most popular ones offers job applicants the opportunity to be driven to an interview. Be warned, do not fall for that.
Under any circumstances, MultiChoice does not offer such a service. What you can do is use the Afrizan website to confirm any offers.
The DStv Premium upgrade scam
Opportunists are getting in touch with customers through email or telephone. They are offering them DStv Premium for a fixed one-off fee per year, where the customer pays the fee straight to the scammer.
Customers are advised to ignore such offers, and they are also asked to avoid letting a third-party upgrade an account for them.
The final notice scam via SMS
Some of the DStv clients have received SMSes claiming to be from DStv demanding payment for a DStv Explora account. On the other hand, SMS threatens action if payment is not made today and includes banking details. But, the network never sends such cruel communications. If you are not sure of the status of your account, contact the network directly.
How to avoid the above DStv scams
See the statement issued by the network below:
“There are usually tell-tale signs that can help you spot if something is a scam. Like receiving an email or SMS from us claiming that you’ve won a huge prize for a DStv competition you never entered, and for which you must either pay a fee or verify yourself by sending personal details – sounds too good to be true? It probably is.”
“MultiChoice will never request your personal details via email or SMS – please do not hand over your personal information to anyone claiming to be from DStv. Always check the email address and emails containing spelling and grammatical errors. MultiChoice only use one domain for emails (multichoice.co.za).”