Cape Town - Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has warned of fake unclaimed luggage sale ads that have surfaced on social media.
These fake advertisements have been seen on Facebook and purport to give people the opportunity to purchase one of hundreds of pieces of misplaced luggage for as little as R38.
The ads read: “Every three months, the warehouse is overflowing, and we are forced to sell the luggage that we could not return for only R38.”
This social media post comes with the official Acsa logo and images of an arrivals hall crammed with baggage.
Following this post, Acsa has advised members of the public to be aware of this scam.
“Passengers are advised to beware of baggage scams on social media and syndicates claiming to sell lost or unclaimed baggage from any of our airports. We urge passengers to visit our website at www.airports.co.za to verify information,” said Acsa.
The scam is not new on social media; it has been doing the rounds across the world, and people are encouraged not to engage with or give personal information to these accounts and to report them to Meta or Facebook.