Hot on the heels of the Telkom Business and Business Connexion merger, fraudsters have seized the opportunity to make money from the deal.

Some of the organisation’s customers have received fraudulent letters stating that Telkom Business has changed its banking details in what is an apparent attempt to get payments diverted into the fraudster’s bank account.

“Please note that this information is false, and our banking details have not changed,” reads a statement from Telkom Business Connexion.

“To ensure your business stays connected, please don’t change the Telkom banking details on your payments as this means that your money may end up in a fraudulent account, putting your Telkom account in arrears.

“Our fraud unit is currently investigating the matter.”