Media Statement 12 February 2019
eBook describing Naspers as an 'online trading platform' and requesting people to invest in third party account
The Naspers Group has been made aware of a scam targeting members of the South African public. Victims of the scam will receive an eBook, via social media channels such as WhatsApp and Telegram, which describes Naspers as 'a registered online trading platform'. As part of the scam, fraudsters allege that targeted recipients will be assigned a trade broker who will trade on their behalf if they deposit cash into a third-party account. The returns promised are very enticing - for example, a 100% return on investment in an hour. Once money is transferred into the account, the funds disappear. Naspers urges the public to always use extreme caution when receiving calls, text messages or emails from an unknown source, particularly when they include requests to part with money. Phishing emails, texts and calls can be very convincing, with company logos and banners copied from websites. Importantly, Naspers is not a trading platform. The company has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (NPN.SJ) and a secondary listing on the A2X Exchange (NPN.AJ) in South Africa. Should you wish to invest in the stock market please visit https://www.jse.co.za/grow-my-wealth
to find out more. Tips to avoid becoming a victim of a phishing scam:
Never respond to an unsolicited call, text message or email no matter how official it may seem.
Use extreme caution when clicking on links and attachments included in unsolicited emails, even if they appear to be from a company or person with whom you do business.
If you believe you have responded to a fraudulent email, contact your bank immediately so they can take steps to protect your account and your identity.
- ENDS - For more information contact:
Shamiela Letsoalo, Media Relations Director SA
Tel: +27 11 289 3750
Mobile: +27 78 802 6310
Meloy Horn, Chief Business Officer
Tel: +27 11 289 3320 / +27 11 289 4446
Mobile: +27 82 772 7123
Eoin Ryan, Head of Investor Relations
Tel: +1 347-210-4305
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 120 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities. It runs some of the world's leading platforms in internet, video entertainment, and media.
Naspers companies connect people to each other and the wider world, help people improve their daily lives, and entertain audiences with the best of local and global content. Every day, millions of people use the products and services of companies that Naspers has invested in, acquired or built, including Avito, Brainly, BYJU'S, Codecademy, eMAG, Honor, ibibo, iFood, letgo, Media24, Movile, MultiChoice, OLX, PayU, Showmax, SimilarWeb, Swiggy, Takealot, Udemy, and WeBuyCars.
Similarly, hundreds of millions of people have made the platforms of its associates a part of their daily lives: Tencent (www.tencent.com; SEHK 00700), Mail.ru (www.corp.mail.ru; LSE: MAIL), MakeMyTrip Limited (www.makemytrip.com; NASDAQ: MMYT) and DeliveryHero (www.deliveryhero.com; Xetra: DHER)
Naspers has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (NPN.SJ) and a secondary listing on the A2X Exchange (NPN.AJ) in South Africa, and its American Depositary Shares are listed and trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: NPSN).
For more information, please visit www.naspers.com.
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