Scammers are taking advantage of the fears of the coronavirus and the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company is warning its customers to be aware of several scams using the company’s name.
GTT’s Public Relations Manager, Jasmin Harris, today revealed that 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.
The company has no such offer.
“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.
The GTT PR Manager also said the company has received information about persons pretending to work at the company attempting to pick up monies from customers to pay their bills for them. GTT said there is no such offer either.
Harris said “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”.
GTT has indicated that 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 same would be doing so from a point of intended deception.”.