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#ScamAlert: ‘We are not offering free Twitter and Instagram,’ says Telkom


A fake tweet has been doing the rounds that Telkom is offering free Twitter or Instagram. This has been refuted by Telkom.

File image. Picture: Simphiwe Mbokazi

CAPE TOWN – Telkom South Africa has announced that it is not offering free Twitter or Instagram after a fake twitter account made waves across the nation with a tweet stating that the cellular service will soon offer the services for free. 

The fake tweet was retweeted over 900 times and liked by over 1 600 users. 

On Twitter, Telkom’s official handle @TelkomZA asked customers to take note of the scam profile. 

“We advise you to please refrain from engaging with them. Thank you.”

The fake twitter accounts @TelkomSA has since been suspended but the other one which is @Telkomcares is still very active and continues to troll Telkom stating that the company does not care about their customers and never resolves any issues. 

Business Report has reached out to Telkom for comment and is awaiting a reply. 

Here are what consumers are saying on Twitter:

This user @Tebzaboy pointed out that many providers are being targeted with fake accounts.

Another user, Letlhogonolo Mogale was upset as she said that she was convinced it was true. 

Itumeleng went the extra mile to ask Telkom for Free Twitter. 

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