PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SCAMS
Protect yourself from scams
At TechPro Safari, the security of your personal information and safe payment transactions are important to us, and we want to help you keep it protected. We recently discovered an email scam and wanted to make sure you are armed with everything you need to know to avoid falling victim to it. This scam involves sending emails via an email address similar to TechPro Safari. Once you email back, the scammer will attempt to quote or send through an invoice requesting payment to fraudulent banking details.
www.techprosafaris.com is a phishing website which currently redirects to our website www.techprosafari.com. We are working on blocking www.techprosafaris.com and in the interim ask you to please be aware of this unsecure phishing website.
If you receive a suspicious communication that appears to be from TechPro Safari trying to persuade you to make payment to a bank account that is not listed below, please contact us immediately.
Transaction and communication processes at TechPro Safari
Our operations and travel department will only communicate with you via our official emails email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our banking details are with “First National Bank” registered in South Africa under our company name “TechPro Safari (Pty) Ltd” or Namibia under our company name “TechPro Safari CC”. All payments are to be processed via these accounts only.
All invoices from TechPro Safari are sent via an automated accounting system.
For card payments, TechPro Safari CC will send an automated invoice whereby you will be redirected to a 3D secure page for payment processing.
Awareness and education are your best defenses against scams
Ensure that the email address of the person you are communicating with is the correct email address. Scammers create similar emails whereby at a glance, it looks legitimate.
When paying an invoice, ensure that the banking details fit the business description.
Always proceed with caution and confirm requests are legitimate before responding to someone asking for personal information or money to resolve an urgent, yet fictitious scenario — such as additional tax payments or the threat of losing out on a booking.
Please note, it is common for scammers to pose as a person you can trust, such as a family member, government official, someone you do business with, or a charity.
Below are two forms of scamming processes many businesses and individuals fall victim too:
- Business email compromise (BEC) — Hijacking an email account or an email server to intercept business transactions and redirect payments.
- Business email spoofing (BES) — Sending spoofed email from an external account pretending to be a company executive authorizing an irregular payment transaction.
Keep your money and personal information safe.
TechPro Safari – always with you on your African Safari.