ARTICLES RELATING TO IDENTITY THEFT

'I was a prisoner in this country' - Limpopo man sues home affairs for R400m after identity theft

2019-08-16 18:04

He lost everything because of identity theft. After a hard struggle Dr Zaman got it back but nothing can make up for the stolen years.

How safe are your details online?

2018-07-31 12:23

A recent report on online privacy settings provided by the likes of Facebook and Google reveals that the protection of our privacy is often trumped by these companies’ desire for profits.

No help for victim of identity theft

2018-01-17 13:30

Thabisile Khumalo (32) fears she may never get her identity back after it was stolen by a Johannesburg woman who has racked up thousands of rands in debt since 2009.

SA biometrics firm aims to curb identity theft

2017-09-19 08:34

Biometrics and authentication company Ideco has simplified personal identity verification and claims that it has made the process fraud-proof.

The man who is about to disrupt identity protection

2016-03-29 13:45

With the vision of making the world a better place, Vinny Lingham is looking to disrupt the personal identity protection space with Civic, a free offering backed by Bitcoin technology.

Keep your ID safe and check your credit record regularly

2015-07-01 09:30

CONSUMERS must guard their identity documents and regularly access their credit profiles to check for incorrect listings and fraudulent credit and loan accounts that may have been opened up in their names.

Safeguard your identity

2013-05-28 14:51

There are many criminals in the world who will find ways and means to use your identity for committing crimes, scams or obtaining services.

 

‘My worst nightmare’ - dead woman walking

2018-07-12 16:20

A local woman is living her “worst nightmare” after discovering that Home Affairs has listed her as dead.

Zahara warns fans

2017-10-10 11:35

Zahara took to her social media to warn people not to fall prey to the scam

Protecting your identity

2017-03-06 13:06

You protect your home and car with an alarm system. Your bank account has a pin number and your email account has a password for protection, but what precautions do you take when it comes to protecting your identity?

Security tips for your identity and credit record

2015-11-02 12:07

Online fraud, identity theft and cybercrime are prevalent and rising in 79% of surveyed organisations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Cybercrime costs the global economy more than $400bn (R5.1tr).

Dealing with debt due to identity fraud

2014-08-12 17:43

A Fin24 user has been blacklisted due identity fraud and wants to know how to clear his name again.

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