CAPE TOWN - A scam targeted at SPAR customers is doing the rounds via WhatsApp and SMS.
The scam came in the form of a link that was being circulated via the messaging app. The link, when clicked on led to a site that claimed that Spar is giving away vouchers worth R4000 for its anniversary.
The message reads as follows:
"Spar celebrates its 85th anniversary and gives away vouchers worth R4000 each! I have just received one from here: http://spaɾ.com/anniversary".
Spar has announced on social media that this is indeed a scam and that they are aware of it.
"We are aware of another scam involving SPAR 85th anniversary and voucher giveaways worth R4000 each which are circulating via SMS and WhatsApp. SPAR is not running this giveaway", the company said on its Facebook page.
When following the channels of the link to see more about the scam, Business Report saw that many people have commented and claimed that they have received their shopping voucher and that this link was true.