A weather app was trying to rip off South African users – and may have been stealing their data

2019-01-11 17:11

A rogue app pre-installed on some Alcatel phones and available from the Google Play store tried to sign people up to premium services and used data to commit ad fraud – and security researches spotted it in South Africa.

Debit order fraud: Consumers 'frustrated' and 'annoyed' with banks

2018-11-19 21:38

Fin24 users speak of their frustrations with banks, calling for a crackdown on debit order fraud that sees payments they didn't authorise being deducted from their bank accounts each month.

Facebook bans scam that misuses Mark Shuttleworth - but almost immediately it pops up again

2018-10-17 09:27

Shuttleworth is just one of many South African celebrities who have been fraudulently linked to promote social media run get-rich schemes.

Gorgeous women, Vladimir Putin, and fluffy buzzwords: 6 clues the blockchain project you're thinking about investing in is a scam

2018-07-06 17:41

"Sometimes they'll use models to make fake LinkedIn accounts. When you go to check out who's involved in the company, you'll see photos of all of these beautiful people."

Philippine police stormed a call centre, arrested 482 people they say were running a stock market scam on South Africans

2018-06-07 17:43

Police in the Philippines say nearly 500 people were involved in an operation run by Israeli citizens out of a free trade zone, targeting people in South Africa among other countries.


2018-06-02 07:00

SCAMSTERS who used sick people to beg for money have been bust for fraud.

SA cryptocurrency platform claims 'super shy' founder has stolen all its money

2018-05-25 15:13

A company promising massive returns to SA investors, and now being probed by the Hawks, has claimed its "super shy" founding trader has absconded with all the money and they don’t know where he is.

A cryptocurrency CEO bragged that he ran off with R599 million — but after a journalist tracked him down in Egypt, he said it was just a joke

2018-04-20 09:32

The crypto founder tweeted a photo of himself drinking a beer on the beach, and gave himself away.

Eskom warns of fake jobs scam

2018-04-06 16:45

Eskom has warned the public about a potential recruitment scam that has been doing the rounds on social media.

SCAM ALERT: Pick n Pay is not giving away R1 500 coupons

2017-11-20 14:49

Scores of unwary South African Facebook users have been sharing a viral scam offering a R1 500 coupon from Pick n Pay, but the retailer has confirmed it is a hoax.


Woman discovers husband whom she thought was a secret agent, has another wife and 13 kids

2018-12-18 17:47

Mary says her life mirrored that of TV’s Mrs Wilson – who discovered her “spy” husband had three other wives.

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

2018-10-18 12:27

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


2018-07-30 14:34

A MUM has cut her son out of her life after he faked his death on Facebook to swindle her out of money.


2018-07-04 10:00

Renowned South African media personality and entrepreneur DJ Sbu is all about hustling, but not at the expense of his brand.


2018-06-02 10:00

FAKING your own kidnapping has become a hot trend in Uganda recently.

Gauteng firm probed in R1bn crypto scam threatens to sue Hawks

2018-05-28 17:07

A Bitcoin company fingered for an investment scam has threatened to sue the Hawks to retract its statement, but the Hawks are sticking to their guns.

Hawks investigating massive R1bn investment scam

2018-05-25 10:42

The Hawks are investigating an alleged investment fraud scheme of more than R1bn, with more than 28 000 investors believed to have suffered losses.

FSB to start scam adverts

2018-04-08 06:03

Despite the many investment scams that the South African public is falling for, in many cases the Financial Services Board (FSB) finds its hands tied when it comes to protecting the public.

What the Miss Teen SA Instagram scam reminds us about sending nudes

2017-10-12 16:14

Falling for a racket is never pleasant but being conned out of your clothes is far scarier.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.