The company said scammers were also preying on the unemployed with fake recruitment ads for MultiChoice that are doing the rounds on social media and the internet.
Here are four scams the company warned to look out for.
Phishing/gift card scam
Customers receive an e-mail informing them that they’ve won a cash gift card or huge sums of prize money from a MultiChoice competition, or that they’re being rewarded huge sums of money for being loyal DStv customers. The e-mail then asks the customer to provide their personal details so they can claim the prize.
'Final notice' scam
Some DStv customers have received an SMS claiming to be from DStv demanding payment for a DStv Explora account. It threatens action if payment is not made immediately and includes banking details.
“This SMS is not from DStv. Please do not make payment into any bank account or through any link supplied,” said the company.
Job advertisement post on social media
DStv warned of dangerous scams disguised as recruitment ads for MultiChoice.
“One of our suppliers who recruits on our behalf, Afrizan, does use Facebook and Twitter to advertise roles. Every advert has a reference number which can be verified against opportunities posted to the Afrizan website.
“Please note neither MultiChoice nor its suppliers will ever offer to drive you to an interview. Please be vigilant.”