Latest Phishing Scams

Below are the latest emails doing the rounds where fraudsters are attempting to extract information. If you receive one of these, please delete it immediately.

 

Fraudulent recruitment ad posted on Gumtree

First reported: September 2017

Please be vigilant of fraudulent recruitment advertisements posted on Gumtree or similar websites.

Be aware of possible fraudulent recruitment activities

First reported: May 2017

Last chance to redeem your 17000 Discovery miles Point

First reported: January 2017

Hello Valued Customer,

Your Discovery Card was credited with 17000 Miles (R1700) as a reward for been a loyal customer last  2 weeks today ( Final notice) , but you did not claim it, we are giving you another chance. Follow the instructions below:-

  1. Click this link http://www.discovery.co.za/portal/individual/login
  2. Then enter your www.discovery.co.za Username and Password and click login
  3. Update your Discovery Credit Card details and click update after you have completed it( Note:-Do not fail to enter the full details correctly).

Regards,

Discovery Miles Team

Discovery Life Learnership 2017 - INSETA Training

First reported: January 2017

Dear Applicant

I am pleased to inform you that your application for the Discovery Life Learnership Program 2017 has been successful. I look forward to meeting you for the interview stages.

A quick recap of what the training will offer: (1) A stipend allowance of R4500.00 per month, (2) A 1 year NQF Level 4 Qualification in Medical Claims Assessment (3) Theory and Practical training at Discovey Provincial Office. and (4) Guaranteed employment by Discovery Life South Africa after successfully completing the training.. Let me categorically state that the training is free of charge. The once off R150.00 admission fee is for administration purposes only. This is a BEE programme (African Black, Coloureds and Indians) We are a small recruitment company for the Discovery Life.. Please note that your interview is scheduled for Friday, 13 January 2017. As a normal standard - all successful candidates are requested to settle an admission fee of R150.00 to allow the administration staff to process your file and telephonically confirm the time and date for your interview.

As a small company we have adopted the new Shoprite Money Market Service particularly for this project. It’s really cost effective and convenient compared to normal banks that charge overwhelmingly. We encourage saving in order to grow and become the like of Cozens and Quest. All you need when making the payment is your ID. Once complete, forward the unique M number & Pin. As soon as we receive the confirmation, one of our consultants will contact you to confirm the payment received and provide the time and place for your interview.

Good Luck and God Bless

Thank you,

Human Resources Manager

Last chance to redeem your 17000 Discovery miles Point

First reported: October 2016

Your Discovery Card was credited with 17000 Miles (R1700) as a reward for been a loyal customer last 2 weeks today ( Final notice) , but you did not claim it, we are giving you another chance. Follow the instructions below:-

  1. Click this link http://www.discovery.co.za/portal/individual/login
  2. Then enter your www.discovery.co.za Username and Password and click login
  3. Update your Discovery Credit Card details and click update after you have completed it( Note:-Do not fail to enter the full details correctly).

Regards,

Discovery Miles Team

Calls asking for bank details to process a refund

First reported: July 2016

Discovery clients have been receiving calls from people pretending to be from Discovery. They request the client’s bank details in order to process a refund. Note that Discovery will never take bank details over the phone but will request that clients update these on the secure website or by completing a form and sending it to us by email.

Email from no-replies@careerdiscovery.com

First reported: May 2016

Last chance to redeem your 17000 Discovery miles Point

First reported: March 2016

Last chance to redeem your 7000 Discovery miles Point

First reported: May 2015

Discovery Card: R2000 Bonus expiry notice

First reported: May 2015

Last chance to redeem your 17000 Discovery miles Point

First reported: May 2015

Discovery Card: Very Important Account Update

First reported: April 2015

Discovery Card 20,000 Miles Point Credited to your Card

First reported: February 2015

It's Urgent, Please respond from Discovery Card (Final Notice)

First reported: November 2014

 

Disclaimer

You must take all reasonable steps to prevent any unauthorised use of the credit card and/or credit card facility and/or PIN details. Provided you were not negligent in safeguarding the credit card or in reporting the credit card lost or stolen, you will not be liable for unauthorised and fraudulent transactions that occur on the credit card as a result of the loss or theft, except for PIN-based transactions.

Please refer to the Discovery Card terms and conditions for more details.

How to keep your information safe
  • Check your online accounts and statement regularly
  • Communicate personal information only by phone or secure websites
  • Call the legitimate company directly

  • Never click on a link in an email to enter or update your credentials
  • Never download files or open attachments in emails from unknown senders
  • Never leave your personal or financial information lying around in a public place

How to recognise a phishing scam

Look out for the following:

Terrible grammar: The email will have grammar errors and misspellings. For example, “please follow this instructions.”

Strange or unknown email addresses: This is a good indication that the email is part of a phishing scam. However, sometimes the address may seem very close to a legitimate address. It is best not to rely on this method of identification alone.

Unsecured website addresses: A phishing scam will always direct you to a web page. Check the address that appears in the address bar of your browser, when clicking on the closed lock that appears next to the address, the identity of the site should be shown as safe or verified. Discovery's website is secured via Entrust.

If you are unsure, please email our Security and Fraud department. It's always better to be safe than sorry.


Reporting a phishing scam

If you receive a suspicious email, please email security@discovery.co.za.

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