Fraud and Scam Alert
South-South News takes all available measures to protect the integrity of our organization and its relationship with the public. However, despite our best efforts, it remains possible that fraudulent schemes may emerge from unscrupulous persons or groups claiming to be South-South News staff, representatives or consultants under our name. The following are possible scenarios that can emerge:
A) Business propositions or projects
Business propositions take many forms, but the most common fraudulent correspondences would purport to offer a business arrangement or partnership with South-South News through a third-party entity. Such "opportunities'" potentially solicit funds or investment into an account or similar entity. Please note that any correspondence related to partnerships or business will always be conducted through official and verifiable means, with contact information directly to the South-South News office for easy verification.
South-South News uses consultants for specific purposes on varying initiatives, who are only hired to carry out that job. They do not represent the company in subjects outside the scope of their work. If you are being contacted by a consultant claiming to represent South-South News and are unsure of the validity, please contact us as soon as possible.
B) Job Recruitment and Interships Scams
These notifications claim to have found candidates based on their suitability and experience, and consequently solicit large sums of money for the position. South-South News NEVER requires money for job applications. All applications for positions at South-South News are made directly through us, not through third-party groups, and never solicit funds.
All Internships are organized between South-South News and a valid university program, or directly in-house through our online application. They are non-commercial as South-South News does not profit from Internship programs or applications.
C) Prizes and Awards
South-South News has been a logistical supporter of a high-level awards gala, the South-South Awards. It is therefore possible to receive correspondence from the addresses @southsouthnews.com and/or @southsouthawards.com alerting you or your organization to the Awards gala, or logistics concerning it. However, all such correspondence will be made through official channels with verifiable information directly to our offices. If in doubt, please contact us here with the relevant information about you, your organization, or the nature of the correspondence.
To verify the identity of any person representing South-South News or the South-South Awards, or if you have specific concerns about the validity of any correspondence containing information or arrangements from South-South News, please contact us here.