ARTICLES RELATING TO SIM SWAP

Class action our only recourse

2013-08-12 11:06

A Fin24 user invites other users to support his drive for a class action suit against Absa and MTN for not doing enough to combat SIM swap fraud.

SIM swap gang strikes again

2013-06-14 15:07
90 comments

A pensioner has become the latest in a string of victims to lose his money when the notorious SIM swap gang gained access to his Absa bank account.

Easter Sunday SIM swap shock

2013-05-06 13:57

A Fin24 user who was told she had run up a bill equivalent to downloading 50-odd movies in a few hours is fed up with being ignored by corporates.

SIM swap bank fraud a major problem

2013-05-02 17:38

Neither banks nor cellphone service providers can be held responsible for losses due to SIM swap fraud because no one did anything wrong, says an expert.

Cell C's boss did nothing

2013-05-02 15:00

Companies are responsible for the actions of their staff and cannot simply push matters of fraud aside, says a scam victim who lost R90 000 through a SIM swap.

Disappointed after 15 years with Absa

2013-04-30 16:35

Michelle Burger, an e-tv production manager, has told of her SIM swap fraud ordeal after reading about Media24 CEO Esmaré Weideman's R360 000 loss.

All but impossible to catch scamsters

2013-04-30 16:12

A Fin24 user who lost over R19 000 was told by the police that it is nearly impossible to track down the perpetrators.

I never told anyone my PIN

2013-04-30 15:04

A Fin24 user says she did not respond to any phishing emails and never divulged senstivie information to a third party - yet she still lost R67 500.

Media24 boss conned out of R360 000

2013-04-30 11:24
128 comments

Media24's CEO Esmaré Weideman has become the latest victim of a SIM swap syndicate when she was robbed of R360 000 over the weekend.

 

Save up to 100% with digital banking

2013-08-05 16:11

Are banking charges taking a toll on you? Customers using digital and electronic banking channels are saving up to 100% on day-to-day transactions, says FNB.

Full account control a huge worry

2013-06-14 13:19

A Fin24 user is worried that SIM swap fraudsters are able to create beneficiaries and transfer amounts much larger than what you have set as your daily limit.

Key SIM swap fraud suspect held

2013-05-10 10:26

MTN's forensic services team joined the SAPS in a sting operation that led to the arrest of a key suspect in a recent spate of SIM swap fraud, a report says.

Fin24 users finger banks over fraud

2013-05-03 17:41

Fin24 users are up in arms after being scammed out of thousands from their bank accounts in cases often involving SIM swaps with Vodacom and MTN.

Capitec hits back at fraud claims

2013-05-02 13:52

Capitec Bank has rejected claims that it flouts Fica regulations and so makes itself an easy target for fraudsters.

Absa: We mitigated Weideman loss

2013-04-30 18:29

Absa says it has proactively been able to prevent any further transactions and mitigated further loss on Media24 CEO Esmaré Weideman’s account.

Wiped clean

2013-04-30 16:27

A Fin24 user is at this moment trying to determine how fraudsters got access to her bank account.

Flood of SIM swap victims come forward

2013-04-30 15:45
106 comments

Fin24 has been inundated with emails from users who lost money through SIM swaps following a report of Media24 CEO Esmaré Weideman’s loss of R360 000.

Fake ID used for SIM swap

2013-04-30 14:46

Both the banks and cellphone providers should take responsibility for our money being stolen, says a Fin24 user.

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