In this week's edition we take a look at the Zuma effect, surprising ways the economy will change and deliver a sobering Covid-19 report card.
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The South African Reserve Bank suspects that criminals have been visiting South African homes and telling them to hand over banknotes in their possession, claiming the banknotes were contaminated with the coronavirus.
Pietermaritzburg police believe they may have cracked a syndicate said to have generated hundreds of thousands of rands from lonely, unsuspecting women leaving them out of pocket and broken-hearted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Financial Sector Conduct Authority warns of a “sophisticated online campaign” by service providers claiming to be from Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
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.
FNB has detected a new debit order scam, by parties known as Procall and Mzansi, and is working to pursue criminal charges.
Reannex Investments lured South African investors with promises of big returns. A Canadian investigation found it doesn't exist.
A local businessman has been scammed of R18 000 after an e-mail with his banking account details was intercepted and fraudulently altered.
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.
Women and the LGBTQIA+ community seem to be big targets of romance scams.
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 residents have been warned about a bogus letter purporting to be from the provincial "department of housing", allocating houses to people.
Swindlers have been using unauthorised pictures of his face on false advertisements on social media.
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Austrian police says they had uncovered an online financial trading scam which according to initial estimates defrauded victims across Europe out of some €100m.
Philip DeFranco warned his 6 million-plus subscribers not to trust any direct messages pretending to come from his account.
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