Over the past few years, there have been a lot of fake online registration websites creeping up from everywhere. However, the University of South Africa (Unisa) has warned students worldwide to be aware of those fake online registration sites.
A University of South Africa spokesperson, Martin Ramotshela, revealed last week Wednesday that an advert was placed on twitter. The advert was placed by an internet café in Durban by the name of Lorekom International. In the tweet, the advert claimed that it helps students with University of South Africa online registrations.
Ramotshela said that Lorekom International had used the University of South Africa logo; thereby creating the false impression that the advert and the services that were being offered were actually endorsed by Unisa itself. Ramotshela went on to say that the University of South Africa was distancing itself from the said advert.
UNISA Urges Student to Be Extra Cautious
Furthermore, Ramotshela said that the University of South Africa strongly condemns the use of its logo without its permission. As a result, the University of South Africa has cautioned its current and prospective student. Students must always be on the lookout for predatory people who purport to offer services on behalf of the University.
All services offered by the University of South Africa to its students are only offered online through its website (www.unisa.ac.za) or at the University of South Africa service centres across the country.
The University of South Africa has established that Lorekom International charges all prospective students R60. They claim to use the money to process a Unisa online registration. Lorekom International further undertakes in its advert to fetch students from anywhere and brings them to the internet café for the registration transaction.
The University of South Africa urges all students to exercise greater caution before parting with their hard-earned cash or getting into vehicles of people unknown to them.