South Africa 1.2.2017 10:26 am

SAA warns customers of free flight hoax

SAA aircraft. Picture: Supplied.

SAA aircraft. Picture: Supplied.

The scam is an open invitation to interested parties, inviting participants to tell 10 friends on WhatsApp.

South African Airways (SAA) has warned its customers about a hoax survey that is circulating on social media, suggesting that the national carrier is offering free tickets to fly anywhere, reports the Northglen News.

“SAA is 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,” SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali said on Monday.

The scam is an open invitation to interested parties, inviting participants to tell 10 friends on WhatsApp about the South African Airways survey.

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“Participants are requested to answer four survey-type questions and the steps include distributing or sharing the survey with 10 friends. We strongly warn everybody to ignore this hoax 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 be sorry,” said Tlali.

The national carrier said all of its promotional activities are uploaded on the airline’s website and will also appear on SAA official social media channels.

Caxton News Service

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