MUT warns applicants of WhatsApp scam doing the rounds

19 July 2022

RE: MUT warns applicants of WhatsApp scam doing the rounds

Dear Applicants and Parents,

It has come to MUT’s attention that WhatsApp scams are doing the rounds. These scams are targeting applicants. Their modus operandi is to invite applicants who want to study at MUT to pay money using the following payment methods:

  1. E-Wallet
  2. Money Send
  3. Spar Payment
  4. Capitec
  5. Shoprite

All the above payment methods are not the official payment method used by MUT. The individuals luring applicants to pay money using those methods are not acting on behalf of the University. The WhatsApp messages seek to defraud applicants of their hard-earned money by misleading them into thinking they are paying for spaces at the university, which is unlawful and illegal.  All applicants get spaces based on their grade 12 results after they have applied through the Central Application Office (CAO). MUT wants to guarantee you that any money you pay using the five payment methods mentioned above will not go to the University, and neither will it get you space to study at the University.

You are also reminded that MUT does NOT communicate with applicants via WhatsApp messages. MUT communicates with applicants through SMSes using the mobile numbers they provided to the CAO. Any money that you are required to pay MUT should be paid directly to the MUT ABSA, Current Account number: 4063827633, branch code: 632005.

All applicants are advised to be vigilant with their money, and not to be scammed into paying any individual, including students and staff members, for spaces at the University.  Remember to immediately report to MUT security personnel or call 0800 228 999 should you know of anyone demanding money from applicants on behalf of MUT and/or to get applicants space to study at MUT.

Sincerely,

Zolisa Gqamane

Deputy Registrar: Academic Affairs