GT&T warns of promotional scam
The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) says it has received several customer complaints of a new telephone-related scam.
According to the company, persons are reportedly calling customers at random informing them that they have won GT&T BlackBerry handsets.
“These customers are then advised to visit GT&T’s Office to uplift their prize. To date, only wire line customers have been targeted, but mobile customers too need to be alert to this scam.”
GT&T said that it has no promotions for BlackBerry handsets.
“Any call which provides information to the contrary is malicious, misleading, and to be ignored.”
“We will spare no effort in seeking to identify and expose the individuals behind this scam and intend to work closely with the Guyana Police Force in this regard. In the meantime, we are asking customers who receive any such call to lodge a report with our Call Centre Operators on 0488.”
GT&T also warned customers to protect themselves.
“Remember, do not give any personal information (name, address, place of employment, etc.) to unknown callers and, always try as far as possible to verify the identity of any person that claims to call on GT&T’s behalf.”