Cape Town – e.tv has warned South Africans about a scam asking people to pay R500 to enter an audition process for Rhythm City purportedly to happen this Saturday at e.tv's offices in Hyde Park.
The fake soap audition call for Rhythm City follows 9 months after SABC and its local soap Muvhango had to put out a similar warning in December 2014 scamming people with a notice for fake auditions.
e.tv says the fake email circulating on social media about a Rhythm City audition is not a real audition call from the production company Quizzical Pictures.
The fraudulent email is purportedly from Rhythm City actress Amo Chidi.
Quizzical Pictures emphasizes that it does not charge for auditions and e.tv says the free-to-air broadcaster is contacting the South African Police Service. "Such illegal acts will not be tolerated and anyone taking people's money fraudulently will face the full might of the law," says e.tv.
"All auditions for the soap are coordinated through the Rhythm City production company Quizzical Pictures," says e.tv.
"They are not organised by any third party or cast members. Quizzical Pictures do not charge for auditions."
"We would like to urge the public not to be taken for a ride by such fake imposters".
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