Another group of scammers are using South African Airways to trick customers, this time promising free tickets.
"South African Airways (SAA) would like to warn customers of a hoax survey prevalent on social media suggesting SAA is offering free tickets to fly anywhere," the airline said in a statement.
SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali pointed out that such a promotion by the airline isn't plausible as it is in an austerity period where it is trying to manage costs and increase revenue. The airline even has a hiring freeze implemented.
The hoax takes the form of a survey shared via Whatsapp that requires users to send the survey to 10 friends.
While the purpose of the hoax is not clear, Tlali said that it would be better to just not click on the link at all.
It is highly likely that the survey could have malware linked to the URL, it could be attempting to steal personal information, or it may be a scam that gets you to sign up for a service.
Either way, it's best to avoid 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," Tlali said.