Now scammers are targeting tender bidders, warns government printer

2020-01-09 21:51

According to the Government Printing Works, scammers are using the GPW’s letterhead to send out fake tender bids to companies as well as requests to supply goods and services.

Scam alert: Financial sector watchdog warns against WhatsApp forex con

2019-10-16 13:22

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority has warned the public to stay away from a firm called Worldwide Investments, which it says is using a WhatsApp group to take money from the public on the pretext that it will trade in forex on their behalf.

Scam alert: Deputy finance minister David Masondo is not offering to fund your business

2019-08-24 11:32

The Ministry of Finance has issued a warning against a new scam where con artists purporting to be deputy minister David Masondo falsely promise people funding for their businesses.

Bethal prison inmate allegedly scams people out of airtime vouchers worth thousands

2019-08-14 18:47

It appears a conman is scamming people out of airtime worth thousands of rand from inside his jail cell at Bethal Correctional Services in Mpumalanga.

Financial sector watchdog warns of 'sophisticated' Cyprus scam

2019-06-29 07:15

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority warns of a “sophisticated online campaign” by service providers claiming to be from Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission

'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.

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.


Hit by the puppy scam

2019-11-04 16:22

A dog lover has warned the public to be wary of online websites selling dogs after she paid a “deposit” of over R3 000 for a puppy in what she now believes was a scam.

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

2019-10-12 12:27

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

US prosecutors have charged a group of 80 mostly Nigerians in a romance scam that defrauded businesses and elderly women out of at least R90 million

2019-08-24 08:41

American federal authorities said that 17 people had been arrested in the United States, and they're looking for more suspects in Nigeria and elsewhere.

Western Cape govt warns about fake housing allocation letter

2019-07-03 17:08

Western Cape residents have been warned about a bogus letter purporting to be from the provincial "department of housing", allocating houses to people.

The Voice coach Francois van Coke warns of internet scam

2019-06-21 12:16

Swindlers have been using unauthorised pictures of his face on false advertisements on social media.

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.

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