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Sun International warns against R25 deal scam

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Sun International has made an urgent appeal to visitors not to respond to any social media posts purportedly offering accommodation and dinner at any Sun City hotel for only R25 a night.


Sun City’s General Manager Brett Hoppe said, “This is a scam clearly intended to defraud people, and we’re asking members of the public to be careful when responding to special offers that do not come directly from Sun City or Sun International.”


Hoppe says before replying to any accommodation offer for any Sun International property, people must confirm that it is a valid deal by visiting the official website.


There is also a direct-booking platform which also offers great deals. Alternatively, residents are advised to use a registered tour operator.


Sun International says the post also incorrectly and variously describes the offer as a celebration of the 50th or 55th anniversary, but Sun City only opened in 1979 making the resort 44 years old.


Below are some of the scam posts to be aware of. Note that they share the same URL “myshopify.com” which should be a dead give-away that it does not originate from the Sun International group:


sun internationalsun internationalsun internationalsun international


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Liesl Smit
Liesl Smit
Liesl is the Smile 90.4FM News Manager. She has been at Smile since 2016, with nearly 20 years experience in the radio industry, including reading news, field reporting and producing. In 2008 she won the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Award, Western Cape region. liesl@smile904.fm

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