An e-mail scam doing the rounds purports to be from TelkomInternet and asks users to hand over information that would allow criminals to steal their ADSL bandwidth.
This is according to an article on IOL Technology, which says Telkom is urging users not to divulge any information.
ADSL bandwidth theft is not a new phenomenon and users are also at risk if they fail to change the passwords that come standard on their routers or modems.
Should they fall victim to theft, users need to open a docket at their local police stations and change their ADSL account information and passwords.
Bandwidth theft is on the increase and has cost some users thousands of rands before being detected.