This counterfeit sanitary pad operation has left many concerned about their health

2019-05-09 18:03

Content warning: Graphic descriptions.

Austria uncovers €100m online trading scam

2019-02-26 17:30

Austrian police says they had uncovered an online financial trading scam which according to initial estimates defrauded victims across Europe out of some €100m.

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.

Hawks: Bitcoin scam probe into BTC Global still ongoing

2019-01-25 13:50

The Hawks have denied that the cryptocurrency trading platform BTC Global has been cleared of defrauding its clients, saying investigations into the alleged investment scam are ongoing.

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.


ALERT: FNB warns of new debit order scam following investigation

2019-02-22 09:29

FNB has detected a new debit order scam, by parties known as Procall and Mzansi, and is working to pursue criminal charges.

85-year-old man loses $74 million in gold scam

2019-01-25 19:33

An 85-year-old man has become Hong Kong’s biggest victim of a bullion trading scam after being conned out of $74m over two years, according to South China Morning Post.

Police warn of scam to defraud hijack victims

2019-01-23 17:05

The eThekwini police have warned the public of a new scam being used to rip off hijack victims.

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.

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