Hackers are getting better at tricking people into handing over passwords — here's what to look out for

2020-03-02 18:51

Phishing scams are on the rise, and costing over $57 million from more than 114,000 victims in the US last year, according to the FBI.

SA digital banking fraud soars 75% in a year

2019-06-26 13:00

The SA Banking Risk Information Centre has found that reported incidents of digital banking fraud grew by 75% between 2017 and 2018, as criminals increasingly used social engineering tactics to steal money.

Sunday Read: Passwords, malware and why banks aren't the bad guys

2019-04-21 09:38

South African Banking Risk Information Centre CEO Kalyani Pillay says she has led an agile and growing organisation that assists banks through a unique model to improve security.

Be wary of scammers, banking sector warns

2019-01-12 10:30

The banking industry has warned customers to always be vigilant of banking scams, especially when prompted for personal information.

Phishing fears as CIPRO website changes hands

2018-08-24 07:00

The website domain belonging to the predecessor of the body responsible for registering companies and keeping a business registry and contact details of their directors has been scooped up by a man from Mexico.

Be alert for these 9 online scams

2017-02-20 10:33

Given the prevalence of banking scams, consumers need to be aware of online banking fraud to to protect themselves. Here are nine scams to be on the lookout for.

Jump in SA email ‘whaling’ attacks

2016-01-05 14:02

Spoof emails that appear to be sent from organisations' top executives to trick finance staff into making illegitimate wire transfers are on the rise, reveals a survey.

Scammers target Standard Bank UCount users

2015-08-17 15:58

More reports of a phishing scam that targets Standard Bank customers and users of the rewards programme UCount have emerged.

Consumers see red over Coca-Cola phishing scams

2015-06-12 14:26

Scam emails and text messages that try to trick consumers into thinking that they have won a UK Coca-Cola lottery draw has Fin24 users annoyed.

SA a hotspot for phishing attacks

2014-05-06 13:59

SA accounts for 5% of the total volume of phishing attacks globally and it’s not a matter of if you or your company will be a target, but when, warns an expert.


Nobel laureate Paul Krugman said he likely fell for a phishing scam. Here's how phishing scams work and how to avoid them.

2020-01-10 18:00

Krugman tweeted that he received a phone call indicating that hackers downloaded child pornography on his WiFi network.

'Just hang up' : Consumer group warns of phone scams

2019-06-20 11:10

In vishing – or voice phishing attacks – scammers speak directly to victims to try and convince them they are in speaking to someone from a legitimate organisation.

Don’t be fooled: Scammers are pretending to be top YouTube stars and offering 'gifts'

2019-01-28 11:25

Philip DeFranco warned his 6 million-plus subscribers not to trust any direct messages pretending to come from his account.

Banking scams: You've heard of phishing, but what about vishing and smishing?

2018-10-08 11:15

Digital technology has provided new ways for criminals to commit digital banking crimes, warns the SA Banking Risk Information Centre.

SIM-swap victims mull legal action against banks

2017-04-24 13:24

A man who lost R1.8m from his bank account is part of a growing group of outraged clients gearing up for a legal fight with banks.

BOOK REVIEW: Phishing for Phools

2016-02-02 07:12

As our computers need protection against malware, so too do people need the protection of understanding of how easily we are taken for fools, says Ian Mann.

Online crooks rob man of his first pay cheque in years

2015-11-05 09:13

The good news is that Standard Bank paid back the money after a victim was defrauded of his first salary in a year-and-a-half by online scammers.

Phishing scam targets Standard Bank customers

2015-08-14 14:26

Standard Bank customers, and especially those who do not pay attention to their UCount points, are being targeted by fraudsters.

Man loses R119k in Coca-Cola phishing scam

2015-06-11 13:48

A Western Cape man has lost R119 000 after falling victim to an email and text message scam that tells consumers they’ve won money in a UK Coca-Cola lottery draw.

Microsoft: Watch out for scammers

2013-10-01 09:36

Microsoft says South African consumers should be on high alert for scams similar to one which nearly cost a Fin24 user thousands of rands.

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