Discovery Bank closed a gaping credit card security hole on Monday – but says it suffered no fraud

2019-10-14 21:27

We found the flaw in Discovery Bank's system still working on Monday morning.

eWallet theft: Bogus promoters defraud two victims using their own phones

2019-10-11 11:52

Con artists have found a new way to steal your cash – by using your own phone and cash-sending services.

If you joined a ‘WhatsApp stokvel’ you’ve probably been scammed

2019-10-09 11:45

A stokvel association warned South Africans that 'WhatsApp stokvels' are likely pyramid schemes, not a way to save.

Pretoria attorneys found negligent after they paid R1.7m into a fake account

2019-10-08 05:00

A Pretoria law firm has appealed a high court decision that it still owes a client R1.7m even though it had already paid the money into what later appeared to be a fraudulent account.

Doctored qualifications: 'Dr' Daniel Mthimkhulu ordered to pay Prasa back R5.7m

2019-09-23 16:13

Daniel Mthimkhulu, a former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa executive who was fired for lying about his qualifications and who played a central role in the "too tall" trains tender scandal, has been ordered to pay Prasa back R5.7m.

Fake visas put the brakes on driving permit fraud in Stellenbosch

2019-09-16 19:04

A multi-agency sting uncovered a fake visa scam that was being used to get driving permits in Stellenbosch.

Crime stats: These are the fraud hotspots in SA, led by Bloemfontein and Midrand

2019-09-12 13:45

Commercial crime increased by more than 14% in a year, with 83 823 cases reported by the South African Police Service.

Twitter CEO hack highlights dangers of 'SIM swap' fraud

2019-09-04 20:54

Even with considerable security precautions in place, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey became the victim of an embarrassing compromise when attackers took control of his account on the platform by hijacking his phone number.

Scam alert: Deputy finance minister David Masondo is not offering to fund your business

2019-08-24 11:32

The Ministry of Finance has issued a warning against a new scam where con artists purporting to be deputy minister David Masondo falsely promise people funding for their businesses.

'Ghost learners': Former Western Cape teacher arrested for R1m fraud

2019-08-16 17:37

A former Adult Basic Education and Training teacher from Oudtshoorn has been arrested for allegedly inflating the number of registered students she taught, to gain financial benefits from the Western Cape Department of Education amounting to nearly R1m.


'I was scammed out of R8300 after being seduced on Tinder'

2019-10-12 12:27

Women and the LGBTQIA+ community seem to be big targets of romance scams.

EOH staff to face criminal charges after probe

2019-10-10 19:03

ICT group EOH's board has "substantially completed" an investigation into R1.2bn of suspicious transactions, the group said on Thursday.

Two men appear in Northern Cape court for vehicle finance fraud

2019-10-06 19:23

Two suspects have appeared in the Upington Magistrates' Court in the Northern Cape for charges relating to vehicle fraud.

‘Fraud is a cancer that is crippling our country’: Supreme Court of Appeal upholds 20-year jail sentence for ‘remorseful’ R5 million fraudster

2019-09-18 15:41

The Supreme Court of Appeal was not swayed by arguments that former Merseta employee Victor Kwenda is trying to pay back the millions he effectively stole from disadvantaged jobseekers.

Shoplifting is on the decline in SA - down by a third over the past decade

2019-09-12 18:33

The Durban Central police station reported the most shoplifting cases in South Africa.

Ex-KPMG partner in US gets prison sentence for fraud scheme

2019-09-11 22:22

KPMG’s former US national managing partner for audit quality and professional practice has been slapped with a prison sentence for defrauding an accounting regulator.

Using big data to combat SA’s scourge of corruption

2019-08-29 15:25

TransUnion’s Lifestyle Assessment enables organisations to identify fraud and corruption indicators linked to employees and suppliers.

WATCH: US charges 80 people, mostly Nigerians, in $46m internet scam

2019-08-23 16:15

US authorities have announced charges against 80 people, most of them Nigerians, in a wide-ranging fraud and money laundering operation that netted millions of dollars from victims of internet con jobs.

'Long overdue' - opposition reacts to Zandile Gumede's axing

2019-08-13 20:14

Opposition parties in the KZN legislature have welcomed the ANC's decision to relieve Zandile Gumede of her mayoral duties in eThekwini and to redeploy her.

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