Updated 18 01 24
Fraudulent use of the Precis brand
The information provided below does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice.
Attempts have been made to defraud individuals by the unauthorised use of the Precis Digital (hereby referenced as Precis) name and brand via email, social media (including via whatsapp and similar services) and text message communications where the fraudsters are posing as Precis employees or recruiters working for Precis.
In most cases the communications concern the offer of employment and in return they ask for personal information or the transfer of funds. Precis does not offer employment in this manner and we would never request payment in exchange for employment or sensitive personal information this way.
Please be advised, we would only communicate via email or LinkedIn and the only genuine Precis website is www.precisdigital.com. Any and all email communications from Precis or someone working at a Precis company are sent strictly and only from the domain @precisdigital.com.
To report the suspected fraud to us, please contact email@example.com. We will review all reports of suspected fraud, but generally do not respond to personal inquiries. Precis assumes no responsibility for any costs, fees or payments caused by fraud.
If you suspect you are the victim of fraud or other crime, we urge you to file a report with your local police.
The only official Precis website and domain is the following https://www.precisdigital.com/. You can always follow this link if you are unsure of another site’s legitimacy.
Precis fraud awareness guidelines
How to recognise if the messages you are receiving are fraudulent:
- Official Precis communication is always sent from @precisdigital.com.
- In such cases, when the sender appears legitimate, but the email still seems suspicious, always inspect the content of the email for anomalies such as an urgent tone, grammatical errors, unfamiliar URLs or attachments. Please refrain from clicking on any unknown links or opening attachments that seem suspicious.
- We never use @gmail, @yahoo or other free email services to send emails.
- We never link to a website other than our own.
- Report the message as spam in your email application so that your email provider can take appropriate action.
- SMS Scams often include a shortened URL e.g. starting with https://bit.ly/ to obfuscate the final destination of the link.
- The sender number is not visible, instead you find a generic name.
- The phone number starts with a country prefix outside of an expected territory (e.g. +235).
- Please report this message as spam with your service provider.
Fraudulent social media accounts incl. Whatsapp:
- The account attempts to continue the communication over an encrypted channel such as Whatsapp or Telegram.
- The account is only a couple of weeks old.
- The account offers “free Visa”, “free flights” or to “double your investment”.
- The account does not make use of an adequate profile picture and background picture.
- Please report these accounts as spam in the social media platform (if the function exists).