ARTICLES RELATING TO FRAUD

Probe into Standard Bank R300m fraud at ‘advanced’ stage

2016-06-30 13:52

Standard Bank says an investigation into a R300m ATM fraud hit in Japan is at an “advanced and sensitive” stage.

Cape Town barman, waiter arrested for card fraud

2016-06-28 14:43

A barman and a waiter have been remanded in custody following their arrest for card skimming, the Western Cape Hawks say.

Cape Town waiter in dock for skimming R60 000 off customer

2016-06-24 21:33

A waiter accused of skimming R60 000 from a customer's bank card at a Camps Bay restaurant has made his first appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

PE man gets jail time for pyramid scheme fraud

2016-06-17 14:48

A Port Elizabeth man who enticed people to invest a total of R5.5m in a pyramid scheme has been sentenced to 10 years in jail, the Hawks have said.

Bellville couple sentenced for fake burglary insurance claim

2016-06-03 18:42

A Bellville couple has been sentenced to two years of correctional supervision after being found guilty of staging a burglary at their home and claiming from insurance, the Western Cape Hawks say.

Alleged fraudster nabbed with 36 social security cards

2016-06-02 14:01

An alleged fraudster was arrested after being found in possession of 36 South African Social Security Agency cards in a sting operation in Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Cape Town man nabbed for alleged luxury vehicle fraud

2016-06-01 17:02

A Cape Town man, who went on the run after allegedly handing in forged documents to obtain finance for two luxury vehicles in 2013, has appeared in court.

Malawi diplomat's arrest: Investigations continue

2016-05-25 14:17

Police in Malawi say investigations into the fraud allegations leveled against the country's deputy ambassador to Ethiopia are set to continue, following her arrest.

Japan an alluring target for Standard Bank ATM thieves

2016-05-24 16:48

Criminals who stole millions of dollars from ATMs across Japan in a three-hour spree probably chose the country because banks consider it a low fraud risk, experts say.

Standard Bank victim of R300m fraud in Japan

2016-05-23 09:50

Standard Bank has confirmed that it was a victim of a sophisticated, coordinated fraud incident.

 

Standard Bank computer was hacked in R300m ATM fraud hit - report

2016-06-30 11:03

Investigators have reportedly discovered that a Standard Bank South Africa computer system was hacked in a R300m ATM fraud hit in Japan.

Scam artist fleecing residents by posing as city employee

2016-06-28 13:24

A scam artist in Cape Town is fleecing residents of "thousands of rands" by posing as a city employee tasked with meter upgrades.

Pravin has $9.5m for you in another 419 scam

2016-06-24 14:33

Are you aware of a fund at National Treasury that could hold $9.5m of money owed to you? Neither is Treasury.

Cape waiter nabbed in suspected R100 000 card scam syndicate

2016-06-09 12:23

A waiter has appeared in court after being found with a card machine that resulted in his employer losing over R100 000 in transactions, the Western Cape Hawks say.

Sassa grant fraud: man arrested

2016-06-03 08:01

Following illegal deductions from thousands of grant beneficiaries’ accounts, the Umlazi K9 Unit have arrested a man in possession of 36 South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) cards.

Former Witness boss in court for fraud

2016-06-01 20:03

Former managing director of The Witness newspaper Greg Orsmond appeared briefly in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday.

Standard Bank steps up fraud controls as losses to fines mount

2016-05-26 12:53

Standard Bank is bolstering internal controls after shareholders criticised managers and executives at Africa’s biggest bank by assets for a series of fines and losses tied to fraud.

Fraud: Malawi's deputy ambassador to Ethiopia arrested

2016-05-25 11:51

Police officials in Malawi have arrested Doreen Kapanga, the country's deputy ambassador to Ethiopia, in connection with the alleged theft of K293 million from the embassy.

Standard Bank Japan scam ‘well planned’ - Sabric

2016-05-23 13:01

A R300m card fraud hit on Standard Bank in Japan is an incident of transnational organised crime that was well planned and executed, says a local banking risk body.

Cape couple arrested after 'insurance fraud' raids

2016-05-22 18:06

A Cape Town couple has been arrested for alleged insurance fraud, the Hawks say after officers executed search and seizure warrants at two places, one in Vredenburg and the other in Bellville.

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