ARTICLES RELATING TO FRAUD

Eskom warns of new tender scam

2017-02-21 18:28

Eskom warns members of the public about a new tender scam involving fraudulent orders and invitations issued to suppliers to tender for Eskom contracts.

Ex-councillor, mayco and co-op members nabbed for R1.6m fraud

2017-02-16 12:29

A mayoral committee member, an ex-ward councillor and a member of a co-operative are expected to appear in a Mpumalanga court on charges of fraud and money laundering totalling R1.6m.

Former president Sarkozy faces trial over fraudulent campaign financing

2017-02-07 12:32

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is to face trial over the allegedly fraudulent financing of his doomed 2012 bid for re-election, a legal source has told AFP.

Cape Town warns against vehicle licence fraud

2017-01-30 14:44

Three arrests in recent weeks suggest that license disc tampering is on the rise in Cape Town.

Domestic worker opens fraud case against Mpumalanga MEC's office

2017-01-28 08:22

A 62-year-old domestic worker who worked for Mpumalanga's education MEC has filed a fraud case after she discovered that her government salary was being taken without her knowledge.

Ex-Sanlam adviser in dock for fraud, forgery

2017-01-24 17:36

A former Sanlam insurance adviser has appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court for allegedly conning clients in Ceres out of almost R1 million in investment funds.

Court case against alleged 'Ponzi pastor' postponed

2017-01-18 12:12

Parow 'Ponzi pastor' Colin Davids has made a quick, low-key appearance in the Bellville Magistrate's Court on a fraud charge.

Keep watch of these five scams

2017-01-05 19:01

A number of scams have surfaced this past year. We point out the scams you should look out for.

5 in court for alleged fraud syndicate targeting pension payouts

2016-12-24 09:16

Five suspects who allegedly targeted and withdrew cash from bank accounts of recipients of provident and pension fund pay-outs have appeared in the George Magistrate’s Court.

US officials file charges over lottery fixing

2016-12-23 13:05

A former lottery computer administrator from Iowa and a friend from Texas have been charged in Wisconsin for allegedly fixing a state lottery.

 

Be alert for these 9 online scams

2017-02-20 10:33

Given the prevalence of banking scams, consumers need to be aware of online banking fraud to to protect themselves. Here are nine scams to be on the lookout for.

SA Post Office warns of new scam

2017-02-07 17:26

The SA Post Office warns the public to be on alert for a parcel delivery scam designed to steal their money.

Man jailed for seminar scam

2017-02-03 13:36

A Bloemfontein man who conned people out of thousands of rands by advertising a seminar for black industrialists with Free State Premier Ace Magashule has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Half of online theft victims get money back - research

2017-01-30 11:16

Only half of the victims of online financial cybercrimes are likely to retrieve their money back, according to latest research by global security company Kaspersky Lab.

Limpopo law firm director arrested for R1.9m fraud

2017-01-27 11:01

A Limpopo law firm director has been arrested for theft and fraud amounting to R1.9m, the Hawks have said.

Oudtshoorn attorney behind bars for fraud, theft

2017-01-21 23:16

An Oudtshoorn attorney has been captured by the Hawks after failing to adhere to an order to report to a correctional facility after being convicted of fraud and theft charges.

3 held for alleged 'ancestors' cash scam

2017-01-14 10:12

Three people have been arrested for fraud in Krugersdorp after allegedly claiming they could multiply money with the help of the ancestors, according to the SA Police Service.

Last member of Sars tax fraud syndicate sentenced

2016-12-26 21:29

The last member of a syndicate that systematically defrauded Sars has been given two prison sentences of 15 years each, Sars says in a statement.

Polygamous leader pleads guilty in fraud case

2016-12-23 16:06

A high-ranking polygamous group leader is set to be released from a Utah jail after pleading guilty in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud case

SA woman, Nigerian men admit plotting global online fraud

2016-12-17 14:47

US federal prosecutors say seven Africans, a South African woman among them, have admitted to being part of a global fraud network that used online dating sites to reach potential victims.

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