The definitive guide to what to do if you lost your ID, passport, credit card or cell phone

2020-01-26 08:24

Fraud and identity theft often go hand-in-hand, and both are a massive problem in South Africa.

Nigeria files graft charges against ex-minister over oil scandal

2020-01-22 09:34

Nigeria's anti-graft agency on Tuesday filed corruption charges against a former justice minister over a $1.3 billion dollar oil scandal involving international majors Shell and Eni.

Where is the R20m allegedly stolen by Hamleys SA founder who shot himself?

2020-01-13 15:26

Should any of the about R20m allegedly stolen by the late Philip Paphitis from Hamleys SA be found, it would be up to the trustee of his sequestrated estate to decide how it would be distributed among creditors.

Former Hamleys SA boss shoots himself

2020-01-07 18:56

The founder and former CEO of the company which used to own the South African franchise for toy company Hamleys has taken his own life, reportedly when police came to arrest him on charges of fraud.

Algeria's richest man walks free on time served after receiving 6-month sentence

2020-01-01 14:20

Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab has walked free on time served after a court sentenced him to six months for tax, banking and customs offences.

Jacob Zuma petitions SCA for leave to appeal stay of prosecution dismissal

2019-12-20 12:50

Former president Jacob Zuma has petitioned the Supreme Court of Appeal for leave to appeal the dismissal of his permanent stay of prosecution application.

Zimbabwe vice-president's wife arrested over fraud allegations

2019-12-16 09:45

Zimbabwe's anti-graft commission has arrested the wife of one of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's deputies on fraud and money-laundering charges involving US1 million, a document seen by AFP revealed.

Corpses bought or rented to commit insurance fraud

2019-12-10 12:57

Reports from life insurers show the "buying and renting of dead bodies" for the purpose of obtaining fraudulent death certificates is a popular modus operandi.

Two arrested in Home Affairs fraud bust

2019-12-07 19:05

The arrests came after a woman attempted to apply for two birth certificates with fraudulent proof of birth cards at the Department of Home Affairs in Umlazi.

Fake Prasa 'Dr' Daniel Mthimkhulu loses bid for leave to appeal R5.7m judgment

2019-12-06 13:51

A former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa executive, who was found to have lied about his qualifications, has lost his bid to appeal a High Court order that he should pay back R5.7m he received from Prasa since 2010.


Stellenbosch police seeking fraud victims of alleged criminal casanova who targeted wealthy women

2020-01-24 13:20

Victims of an accused fraudster who wooed wealthy women before allegedly robbing them blind are being sought by Stellenbosch police after the apparent criminal casanova was caught.

German raids over suspected Mitsubishi diesel fraud

2020-01-22 09:28

German prosecutors have raided 10 business premises as part of a probe into suspected diesel emissions cheating involving Mitsubishi cars, the latest fallout from the so-called "dieselgate" scandal.

Now scammers are targeting tender bidders, warns government printer

2020-01-09 21:51

According to the Government Printing Works, scammers are using the GPW’s letterhead to send out fake tender bids to companies as well as requests to supply goods and services.

More cruisers scammed

2020-01-03 14:43

At least two more people have opened cases in connection with an alleged holiday cruise scam.

ATM fraud a biggie in Cape Town CBD over festive season

2019-12-21 07:01

ATM fraud is usually one of the most prevalent crimes in Cape Town's CBD over the festive period, according to the Cape Town Central City Improvement District.

Cops arrest man for allegedly defrauding City of Tshwane of R53m, possible syndicate probed

2019-12-19 13:56

A 62-year-old man is expected to appear in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court for allegedly defrauding the City of Tshwane of R53m, which was earmarked for the National Fund for Municipality Workers.

SA man convicted of massive scale fraud in the US - report

2019-12-15 12:27

South African "businessman" Eran Eyal has been convicted of defrauding investors of millions of dollars through three different investment schemes in the United States.

South Africans are renting dead bodies to scam life insurers

2019-12-10 11:29

Life insurers rejected 1,915 funeral claims worth R176.4 million in 2018, of which 1,127 were found to involve fraudulent documentation.

Former Cogta employees sentenced to 15 years in jail

2019-12-07 10:51

Two former employees of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) have been sentenced to 15 years' in prison after being found guilty of fraud.

Nairobi governor arrested for 'economic crimes', public prosecutor confident of their case

2019-12-06 13:39

The flashy governor of Nairobi was arrested Friday shortly after Kenya's chief prosecutor ordered he be detained to face charges of economic crimes.

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