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.

Save money on free trials, without getting burnt

2017-12-17 06:01

To entice customers to sign up for a service or buy a product they’re not familiar with, many companies offer free trials.

Pensioner warns of grant scams

2017-11-21 14:39

As the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) warns the public of grant scams, a Pieter­maritzburg pensioner reveals he almost fell victim to one last week.

Gauteng, Western Cape and KZN top list for card fraud

2017-11-19 19:30

Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal are the hot spots for card fraud in South Africa, according to a report on global fraud activity.

Nedbank warns clients over latest scam

2017-09-12 13:45

Criminals are using another new method to gain information and steal money from unsuspecting people.

 

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.

Could that job you’re applying for be a scam?

2018-03-14 13:26

Desperately seeking employment? Before you submit your CV, make sure that what you’re applying for is legit.

Fraudster to pay back farmers' millions or be jailed

2017-12-12 22:18

A fraudster in the North West has been given one month to pay back his victims a total of R4.4m or face 10 years behind bars.

Pensioner warns of grant scams

2017-11-21 14:09

As the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) warns the public of grant scams, a Pieter­maritzburg pensioner reveals he almost fell victim to one last week.

Protect your business from identity theft

2017-11-16 14:04

There has been an increase in commercial identity theft and businesses must be vigilant about documentation containing financial or personal information.

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