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A scammer will always find a way to scam.
Already, 2 673 cybercrime attempts have been detected involving fake coronavirus solutions, and the distribution of 513 unique scam files.
Though money flow is hard to measure, the Crowd1 website draws the vast majority of its traffic from South Africa – suggesting South Africans will be hardest hit when it collapses, as the Bank of Namibia predicts.
ATM fraud is usually one of the most prevalent crimes in Cape Town's CBD over the festive period, according to the Cape Town Central City Improvement District.
The BRICS countries' New Development Bank warns of an e-mail scam in which criminals, posing as bank employees, are trying to defraud the public.
Criminals impersonate senior managers and send email requests to junior staff in the accounting or finance function requesting that an urgent payment be made to a specific beneficiary.
A wave of fraudulent tax refund letters has been launched at unsuspecting taxpayers globally, according to a Kaspersky report.
For months Geoffrey and Kaycee Lang from Pennsylvania in the US pretended to be pregnant, even going as far as posting regular updates on Kaycee’s expanding baby bump.
The SA Banking Risk Information Centre has found that reported incidents of digital banking fraud grew by 75% between 2017 and 2018, as criminals increasingly used social engineering tactics to steal money.
South African families are each paying up to R80,000 – and in one reported instance R100,000 – for services that promise to get them into the likes of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. And they are unlikely to recover their money, thanks to the consequences of admitting having been victim to an immigration scam.
The South African Banking Risk Information Centre acting CEO, Susan Potgieter, says spoofed emails often look convincingly legitimate and, in the fog of panic, clients might click on a risky link where they would usually think twice.
Phishing scams are on the rise, and costing over $57 million from more than 114,000 victims in the US last year, according to the FBI.
Krugman tweeted that he received a phone call indicating that hackers downloaded child pornography on his WiFi network.
South Africa is one of the most spammed countries in the world - and it also ranks among the worst offenders for phone scams, according to a new report by caller ID and spam blocking app Truecaller.
Getting hacked or defrauded should be the last thing you deal with when you're trying to score the best deals and save money.
Technological advances have made it easier for scammers to prey on unsuspecting buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and agents, says an expert at Seeff.
Australian regulators are cracking down on "contracts for difference" (CFDs), a risky derivative product that often leveraged 200 to 500 times.
Real estate agents and property sellers can fall victim to "'fake buyers", according to Gerhard van der Linde, Seeff's managing director in Pretoria East.
Next year will likely become known for advanced phishing attacks on smart phones, according to a cyber security expert.
Mobile wallets are extremely attractive to cyber criminals, according to Fabio Assolini, senior security researcher at global cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab.
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