ARTICLES RELATING TO FRAUD

Ex-security company boss in massive fraud, firearms matter back in hot water

2017-05-18 12:05

The police's national investigation unit is probing the former head of the Red Ants, in a mammoth matter stretching across provinces and involving firearms and fraud totalling millions.

KZN treasury probing R6.9bn fraud

2017-05-03 22:51

KwaZulu-Natal’s treasury is investigating fraud and corruption amounting to R6.9bn, finance MEC Belinda Scott told a sitting of the legislature.

8 years for woman who defrauded company of R2m

2017-05-03 18:29

A clerk at a North West milling business has been jailed for eight years for defrauding her employer of R2m.

ALERT: Bank clients cautioned amid SIM-swap attacks

2017-05-03 05:00

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre has cautioned bank clients not to click on any hyperlinks in emails purporting to come from a bank.

New charge of fraud in Thulsie twins case

2017-04-25 14:14

The State has added a new charge of fraud in the case of twin brothers accused of planning to set off explosives at a US embassy and at "Jewish institutions".

8 years in jail for businessman who defrauded Absa of millions - Hawks

2017-03-17 16:51

A businessman has been sentenced to eight years in jail in the Oudtshoorn Magistrate's Court for defrauding Absa bank of nearly R5m.

Barclays libor duo let profits Trump honesty - prosecutor

2017-03-02 19:06

Two former Barclays traders charged with rigging a key interest-rate benchmark readily abandoned integrity in the pursuit of illegal profits, a London trial has found.

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.

 

SA posts R4.5bn credit, debit card fraud over 7 years

2017-05-07 06:10

South Africans have lost almost R4.5 billion to credit and debit card fraud since 2010, the latest fraud data from the SA Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) show.

Court holds municipal workers liable for costs of 'wasteful litigation'

2017-05-03 22:23

A recent Durban High Court ruling could make municipal employees think twice before they engage in “wasteful litigation” to stop the review of improperly awarded tenders.

SIM-swap scams: How Vodacom protects you

2017-05-03 15:36

SIM-swap fraud complaints seem to be on the rise with a growing number of victims coming forward to share their dreadful experiences. Vodacom offers some helpful tips.

Buffalo City ex-mayor in court on fraud charges

2017-04-25 19:10

A former Buffalo City metro mayor, four senior municipal employees and a local lawyer have appeared in the East London Magistrate's Court on fraud charges.

SA Post Office warns against scam

2017-04-18 15:02

The SA Post Office warns the public to be on alert regarding a parcel delivery scam designed to defraud them.

Fraudsters get 15 and 20 years in prison

2017-03-02 20:11

The Rustenburg Magistrate's Court has convicted and sentenced two fraudsters for laundering more than R25m.

Duplicate identity nightmare

2017-02-27 10:27

A Pietermaritzburg man has found himself embroiled in what seems to be a case of “identity theft”.

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.

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