Can machine learning save you from scammers?

2018-11-03 15:13

Machine learning is being used to track behavioural patterns - well enough to predict fraud before it happens.

US isn't sharing what it knows on cyber risks - official

2018-03-08 20:21

The US government has failed to share enough information about cyber threats, including risks to election systems, with federal agencies and states, according to a top Trump administration intelligence official.

'Tis the season for cybercrime...

2017-12-13 19:50

Consumers planning on purchasing their Christmas gifts online could be at risk of losing up to R70 000 per incident to cybercrime, says global IT group Dimension Data.

SIM-swap fraud: Consumers must be alert

2017-04-26 19:50

Although banks have measures in place to curb SIM-swap fraud, consumers must be vigilant, urges specialist business and IT consultant Liron Segev.

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.

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.

Bring shady bank staffers to book

2013-07-11 12:03

Banks should accept culpability for scams carried out by their employees and punish those who steal money from unsuspecting account holders, says a Fin24 user.

No refund - I owe the taxman

2013-07-04 15:40

A Fin24 user found out that instead of the Sars refund promised in a dodgy-sounding email, she actually had to pay the taxman an outstanding amount.

My Sars phishing scam experience

2013-07-04 09:27

A Fin24 user tells how he fell victim to the tax refund scam currently doing the rounds, saying his bank washed its hands of all responsibility.

Spotting bank scamsters

2013-04-25 07:42

How not to be fooled by those oh-so-realistic but fake FNB and Absa emails.


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.

Beware fraud over festive season - MTN

2017-12-22 18:28

MTN has warned its customers to be vigilant over the festive season and take the necessary precautions to avoid falling prey to fraudsters.

ALERT: Bank clients cautioned amid SIM-swap attacks

2017-05-03 05:00

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre has cautioned bank clients not to click on any hyperlinks in emails purporting to come from a bank.

Naspers issues scam alert

2016-11-21 09:47

Internet and media giant Naspers has issued a fraud alert, warning South Africans of a scam that promises high returns on share trades made on their behalf.

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.

No one is safe from cybercrime

2013-09-25 12:28

Don’t think your business will never attract internet criminals because it is so new or small, or that your PC won't warrant an attack, says an expert.

Sars launches scam alert

2013-07-08 13:17

Amid a new spate of phishing emails aimed at conning taxpayers, the SA Revenue Service has created a section on its website to raise the alarm on any scams.

High alert on tax scam

2013-07-04 11:24

Another Fin24 user who has received fake notifications of a Sars refund recounts his experience.

FNB foils tax fraud attempt

2013-07-04 09:10

A Fin24 user tells how quick thinking by a bank saved his wife from having her account cleaned out by Sars scamsters.

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