Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Shoprite Scam BEWARE!

SO there has been a message going around on whatsapp and even via text message that asks you to do a survey on SHOPRITE and you could win a R1500 voucher. All you gotta do is answer a few questions regarding shoprite for eg: how many times do you visit shoprite. Thereafter  you gotta share it with 10 friends and them enter your name and cellphone number and you could win the R1500! Sounds too good to be true? That could be because it isnt true. After filling in your information you will soon realise you have signed up for a service that costs you R7 a day without your knowledge. I am not sure that SHOPRITE is aware of this but i am now trying to let them know. Share amongst friends and family to ensure that they also dont get scammed.

This is how the message looks:

Look http://bbit.ly/shopritevoucher

when you try it on your pc you get a page that just says ok, but on your mobile it take you to the scam.


If you’ve fallen for the new cellphone con doing the rounds here’s advice. The con binds you to a subscription service that will cost you R7 a day in airtime if you don’t stop it.

The procedure to stop the con is different for each cellphone network. Such cons make use of WASP services, so you must actively stop all the WASP subscriptions on your number.

For Vodacom users
To unsubscribe from all WASP services send an SMS with “STOP ALL” to 30333.If you are subscribed to WASP services you then should receive the SMS response: “Your Vodacom request to delete all WASP service has been logged”. You should then receive a confirmation message for each service you have been unsubscribed from: “You have been unsubscribed from ‘SERVICE’ with effect from ‘DATE’”.If you receive an SMS indicating that your unsubscribe request was unsuccessful then you were not subscribed to a WASP service.If the problem persists, call the Vodacom Call Centre on 111.

For MTN users
Using the USSD string *141*5# you can manage premium content subscriptions. You can view, activate or cancel any WASP subscriptions.If the problem persists, call the MTN Call Centre on 173.

For Cell C users
Using the USSD string *133*1#, you can block all existing content billing. There is also an option to block any future subscription services.If the problem persists, call the Cell C Call Centre on 140.

For Telkom Mobile users
Contact the Telkom Mobile call centre on 180 to cancel a subscription.