How to make sure you don't fall for that next cyber scam as we head to holiday season

2018-11-05 18:57

Fraudsters are taking full advantage of digital technology. And an increase in spending.

Financial industry takes aim at loan sharks, scams

2018-10-09 22:01

The financial services industry is piloting Money Smart Week in Gauteng, a collaborative attempt to improve financial literacy amidst tough economic times.

Banking scams: Two-step verification isn't as safe as you think

2018-10-08 17:46

Criminals can approach your mobile service provider, pretending to be you, and request a transfer of your existing cell phone number to their new SIM card.

Banking scams: You've heard of phishing, but what about vishing and smishing?

2018-10-08 11:15

Digital technology has provided new ways for criminals to commit digital banking crimes, warns the SA Banking Risk Information Centre.

Hackers target real estate deals, with devastating impact

2018-09-24 19:00

The problem is growing as hackers take advantage of lax security in the chain of businesses involved in real estate and a potential for a large payoff.

Eastern Cape man loses R98 000 in dog scam

2018-08-31 16:09

An Eastern Cape man spent about R98 000 on a bulldog puppy he never received.

SCAM ALERT

2018-08-12 10:54

If you have access to the Internet, a cellphone, bank cards or a car, the chances are you’ve been scammed. And the more advanced the technology, it seems, the more imaginative the con.

Avoid get rich quick schemes

2018-07-05 11:24

It’s crucial that you make smart money growing decisions than falling for pyramid schemes

A Cape Town woman shares how she was scammed into a teaching job in China

2018-06-06 15:13

She was told she would be trained and given a job as an English teacher.

SA fraud statistics confirm higher levels of crime - a guide to scams you should be aware of

2018-04-25 12:48

Levels of fraud-related crime have been on the increase. Here's what to watch out for and how to protect yourself.

 

Trump and his children accused in lawsuit of investment scams

2018-10-29 21:33

President Donald Trump and his three eldest children were named in a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing the family of targeting working-class Americans with investment scams.

7 tips to protect yourself from malicious software, spyware

2018-10-09 09:01

Malicious software, spyware and key loggers are three ways cyber criminals use to obtain sensitive information from unsuspecting consumers.

Cybercrime: Is that email really from your boss?

2018-10-08 13:14

Introducing email spoofing and its targeted cousin, CEO fraud - cybercrimes the SA Banking Risk Information Centre cautions could be tricky to spot.

Cybercrime now 55% of gross losses in SA banking industry - report

2018-10-04 20:30

More than half of the gross losses due to crime reported to the SA Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) occur online.

Government could pay financial market whistleblowers hundreds of millions of rands under a new proposal

2018-09-05 15:40

The Financial Markets Review Committee, made up of the top government regulators for the financial sector, thinks it is worth considering cash payments for those who expose large-scale scams. And if they go with a percentage-based model, that could be big money indeed.

Love scam rip-off

2018-08-22 15:45

An off-duty Mountain Rise police officer tracked down and arrested a man believed to be part of a syndicate of smooth-talking men who target mostly government-employed women and steal their life’s savings.

WATCH: SA car 'ponzi' scam - How a dealership sold luxury cars to motorists who could never afford them

2018-07-11 12:15

Carte Blanche investigates how one high-end car dealer had hundreds of people fooled with a bogus cash-back dealer-assist investment scheme. Watch the scary segment and avoid being fooled when buying a car in SA!

Digital banking fraud in SA at all-time high - report

2018-06-25 19:57

There’s been a steady increase in digital banking fraud in SA over the last four years, according to the SITEisfaction report by insights agency Columinate.

Here's how cyber criminals are targeting attorneys in scams to steal cash

2018-05-14 12:34

Attorneys are the latest targets of focused cyber scams, with knowledge of the law not always proving a match for increasingly innovative cyber criminals.

The latest figures show a fivefold increase in the number of South Africans trying to scam funeral insurers

2018-03-26 14:29

There was a massive increase in the number of cases of attempted fraud and misrepresentation on funeral and life cover in 2016 – but a relatively small increase in the value of failed scams.

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