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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.
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.
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.
The banking industry has warned customers to always be vigilant of banking scams, especially when prompted for personal information.
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.
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.
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.
More reports of a phishing scam that targets Standard Bank customers and users of the rewards programme UCount have emerged.
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 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.
Krugman tweeted that he received a phone call indicating that hackers downloaded child pornography on his WiFi network.
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.
Philip DeFranco warned his 6 million-plus subscribers not to trust any direct messages pretending to come from his account.
Digital technology has provided new ways for criminals to commit digital banking crimes, warns the SA Banking Risk Information Centre.
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.
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.
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.
Standard Bank customers, and especially those who do not pay attention to their UCount points, are being targeted by fraudsters.
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 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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