SCAMS

Be aware of the latest elearning scams.

CREDIT CARD DETAILS

  • Never enter your card details into a website. Any online payments should be directed to an accredited online merchant.
  • Make sure the URL is secured and say HTTPS and not HTTP
  • The website should direct to the URL below.
  • PAYFAST
  • https://www.payfast.co.za/
  • PAYPAL
  • https://www.paypal.com/

IT IS FREE

Is it really free or it it one of those scams where they:

  • Harvest your personal information for other purposes.
  • Offer the course at no cost, but ask a huge sum for the certificate.

ENTERING PERSONAL INFORMATION

Research the company and make sure that your personal information is stored security:

  • Banking and account details should not be stored on their website.
  • What is the purpose of uploading personal information, such as your billing and employment details if this will not be reflected on your certificate.
  • For how long will your details be stored online.
  • Does the website make sure of all the security features to keep your information safe?

LOOK FOR REFERENCES

Best way to validate an online provider is to check for references:

  • Do a simple “google” search for the company reviews.
  • Follow them on social media and check-out their reviews.