Beirut – Lebanon, 14 October 2016: Alfa, managed by Orascom Telecom, would like to warn its subscribers of the circulation of fraudulent messages via Viber and similar messaging platforms. These messages, which falsely claim to come from Alfa or from its Chairman and CEO, Mr. Marwan Hayek, claiming to offer the chance to those who dial an international telephone number included in the message to win various prizes on the occasion of the company’s 16th anniversary. The fraud’s victims are then told to visit the company’s headquarters to collect their reward.
Alfa would like to stress that these messages in no way come from the company. Alfa urges its subscribers to ignore these fraudulent messages, since this could jeopardize the security of their personal information and smart phone data, potentially resulting in unexpected monetary charges.