SCAM ALERT: GTT says fraudsters trying to take advantage of ‘vulnerable season’

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GTT has said it is not distributing care packages costing some $3000 and is urging the public to be aware of scams as persons are trying to capitalise on vulnerabilities during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

According to GTT Public Relations Manager Jasmin Harris, the company has received a number of queries and reports from customers over the past week on whether the company is distributing care packages at a cost of $3000.

However, customers are reminded that approved GTT promotional activity is listed on the company’s social media platforms and its website – https://www.gtt.co.gy/promotions/.

“It is disturbing that fraudsters will try to take advantage during this vulnerable season. I am pleading with the public to not fall prey to these scams. GTT will never ask anyone to pay for acts of kindness from the company,” Harris said.

Harris also indicated that the company has received information that persons pretending to be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company are offering to pick up monies to pay bills on behalf of GTT.

“GTT does not have a system where we are picking up monies from persons’ homes to pay bills on their behalf. There are established methods through which payment can be made. These can be found on https://bit.ly/HowtoPayBills and include MMG agents, local banks, Onecart or HeroCarts,” she said.

Harris urged persons to visit the company’s promotion page to become familiarised with all its payment methods or call 0488 to make queries. She noted that they were working with the Police in an effort to bring the fraudsters to justice.

The PRO said while the company has distributed COVID-19 care packages to cancer patients and care providers through the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Oncology Unit and the Beacon Foundation, it has not indicated intentions of distributing such to the public at this time – and any caller claiming such undertaking would be doing so from a point of intended deception.

She explained that GTT would continue to update its social media platforms and use the media to make announcements of future approved events and initiatives.