ARTICLES RELATING TO SCAMS

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.

BEWARE: Woman scammed of R35 000 by online fling

2017-02-26 14:37

A Fin24 user has come forward to share her story of how she was conned by a man who she met online.

Warning of ATM card swap fraud as R99 debit scam rolls on

2017-02-13 16:02

Bank customers have been warned about an ATM card swapping scam, while Fin24 users continue falling victim to unauthorised debit orders.

Taxpayers warned to be on scam alert

2016-12-21 07:46

The SA Revenue Service is warning taxpayers, including corporate organisations, to be on the lookout for certain scams during the festive period.

Scams prey on the greedy – Kganyago

2016-09-11 06:04

South African Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, says people get scammed because they are greedy.

Watch out for these online banking scams

2016-07-22 11:48

Local internet users can do more to protect themselves from falling victim to online banking crimes, says a local banking body.

4 scams that cyber crooks use to steal your cash

2016-04-13 12:01

Cyber criminals employ simple strategies to steal personal and financial information, warns a cyber security expert.

Watch out for these 5 WhatsApp scams

2016-02-10 13:14

The social network has one billion users, but with that growth has come a spike in scams on the service.

Improve card security, prevent fraud

2016-01-26 16:29

Banks walk a fine line between the efficient processing of card transactions worldwide, while still effectively preventing fraud, explains an expert.

MTN, Vodacom warn on billing scam

2015-12-18 07:29

Phone calls to prepaid users from people claiming to represent Vodacom or MTN and demanding payment of over R2 500 is likely a scam, service providers have warned.

 

'Charmer stole my Maserati'

2017-03-13 09:46

A smooth-talking scamster allegedly persuaded a KZN woman to part with her life savings and drove off into the sunset with her brand-new R750 000 sports car, never to be seen again.

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.

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.

Scam on beloved teacher

2016-10-19 11:20

Beloved former Linpark High School Afrikaans teacher Barbie Burger has been scammed in an incident with echoes of the operations of the infamous “Hospital Hustler”.

7 scams which could cost you your savings

2016-07-22 14:52

It’s the ultimate nightmare: you or your elderly parents losing your life savings in some scam. Here’s why people fall for these things.

Sarb wants vigilance after Standard Bank ATM heist in Japan

2016-05-25 14:40

The theft of about R204m from ATMs in Japan using counterfeit cards from Standard Bank has prompted a call for vigilance from the SA Reserve Bank.

Farmers warned of R270 000 grant scam

2016-04-05 17:37

Drought affected farmers are being urged to be alert of a scammer promising them a grant of R270 000 from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Top three fraud scams to take note of

2016-01-29 15:56

Fraudsters are capitalising on consumers with a more relaxed attitude, warns Kevin Hogan, fraud risk manager at Investec Private Banking.

How to spot scam emails

2016-01-17 17:35

Statistics show that in 69% of cases, if you just click on the phishing email or link, you will download a virus onto your device, warns a risk manager.

MTN, Vodacom warn on billing scam

2015-12-18 07:20

Phone calls to prepaid users from people claiming to represent Vodacom or MTN and demanding payment of over R2 500 is likely a scam, service providers have warned.

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