Fraud risk: toll booth skimming

2010-12-01 00:00

KZN provincial police commissioner Mamunye Ngobeni is concerned about the increasing use of card-skimming devices by tollbooth staff.

Ngobeni, speaking during a press briefing by the SA Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) in Durban yesterday, said this is a new phenomenon.

Motorists are at risk because they can’t see what the attendant is doing inside the toll booth.

Sabric managing director Susan Potgieter advised motorists rather to pay tolls with cash.

She said that although losses to fraud in KZN decreased by 44% this year, down to R22 million from R39 million, the province still has the highest incidence of fraud after Gauteng.

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