ARTICLES RELATING TO FRAUD

More consumers dispute debit orders amid cash crunch

2015-08-31 14:32

Consumer fraud plays a much bigger role in debit order fraud than first anticipated, according to industry insiders.

Who is liable for ID theft after hijacking?

2015-08-07 18:29

The recent hijacking of a courier van carrying UK visa application forms has brought to the fore the issue of liability for the loss of these documents.

'I am free to go and represent my people' - Malema

2015-08-04 12:30

“I am free to go and represent my people. I am ready if they [the State] wants to reinstate charges," said Julius Malema outside the High Court in Polokwane after his fraud trial was struck off the roll.

We are praying for Julius - Malema's aunts

2015-08-04 10:36

EFF leader Julius Malema's aunts have told reporters in Polokwane that they are praying for him, but are not afraid as "he has never stolen or killed".

Malema arrives to face the music

2015-08-03 10:16

EFF leader Julius Malema has arrived at the High Court in Polokwane where he and his co-accused are expected to be tried on 54 criminal charges.

Trust in SA institutions leads to ID theft - expert

2015-07-29 12:51

The trust South Africans place in state and private institutions may make people more vulnerable to identity theft, says a local expert.

E-commerce security important

2015-07-28 18:32

A key element of establishing credibility in the e-commerce market is robust security, says an expert.

Put Lianné Greyling behind bars - prosecutor

2015-07-27 15:27

Prosecutor Vic de Bruyn has urged the Bloemfontein Regional Court to send convicted thief and fraudster Lianné Greyling to prison for aggravation of sentence.

Bloem businesswoman to be sentenced for fraud

2015-07-22 11:17

The sentencing of Bloemfontein fraudster and thief, Lianné Greyling, is expected to begin in a regional court. She was found guilty of 12 charges of fraud and 12 of theft.

Busted: Fake mechanic tricked women drivers

2015-07-16 07:50

A fake mechanic, who defrauded dozens of female drivers, has been indicted in Hungary. Has a mechanic ever taken you for a ride?

 

Is biometrics the answer to secure and easy online payment?

2015-08-30 18:51

According to the SA Fraud Prevention Service, identity theft is costing the country at least R1bn per year and has increased by more than 200% in the last six years.

Presidency warns of women scammers using Zuma's name

2015-08-04 17:04

Be on the lookout. Two women are claiming to have the backing of President Jacob Zuma when looking for jobs.

Telesure extortion case on hold for further investigation

2015-08-04 11:53

The matter against two men who allegedly tried to extort $1m from investment holding company Telesure has been postponed in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.

Malema case postponed due to co-accused's illness

2015-08-03 11:33

The trial against EFF leader Julius Malema has been postponed in the High Court in Polokwane, as one of his co-accused, Kagisho Dichabe is ill.

Mike Hale: Setback in fraud case

2015-08-03 09:14

Six years after Pietermaritzburg investment broker Mike Hale skipped the country with R20 million belonging to his clients, the extradition order to bring him back to face the law here is still not finalised.

Serial fraudster takes cops for a ride - for 14 years

2015-07-29 08:56

A ‘cunning and manipulative’ 50-year-old man, who was allegedly supplying information to the police on a number of high-profile cases, has been arrested for fraud, Gauteng police say.

Taiwan food boss jailed over 'gutter oil' scandal

2015-07-28 10:01

A court has sentenced the head of a Taiwanese company to 20 years in jail for his role at the centre of a ‘gutter oil’ scandal that gripped the island's food industry and brought down a minister.

Eskom warns of scam

2015-07-23 20:00

Eskom has warned those doing business with it or any of its subsidiaries of fraudsters operating under the guise of a magazine.

Mpumalanga speaker, ex EFF chief whip face fraud charges

2015-07-22 11:11

A fraud and corruption case has been opened against Mpumalanga provincial legislature speaker Thandi Shongwe for her alleged failure to evict former EFF member Ayanda Shabalala from a state house she occupied before defecting to the ANC.

Bail for Cape Town licensing officials facing 118 charges

2015-07-15 12:59

Four vehicle licensing officials have been released on R3 000 bail after appearing in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on 118 charges of fraud, corruption and defeating the ends of justice.

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