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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.

Watch out for loan scam, warns Sanlam

2017-07-18 14:29

Unsuspected consumers are being targeted by fraudsters using the name of Sanlam to swindle cash out of them, the financial service provider has warned.

SARB took on 27 scams in 2016 - report

2017-05-26 11:53

The South African Reserve Bank investigated 27 money scams in 2016 and resolved 63 probes from previous years, according to the Bank Supervision Department's Annual Report.

'Charmer stole my Maserati'

2017-03-13 09:46

A smooth-talking scamster allegedly persuaded a KZN woman to part with her life savings and drove off into the sunset with her brand-new R750 000 sports car, never to be seen again.

Eskom warns of new tender scam

2017-02-21 18:28

Eskom warns members of the public about a new tender scam involving fraudulent orders and invitations issued to suppliers to tender for Eskom contracts.

SA Post Office warns of new scam

2017-02-07 17:26

The SA Post Office warns the public to be on alert for a parcel delivery scam designed to steal their money.

Scam on beloved teacher

2016-10-19 11:20

Beloved former Linpark High School Afrikaans teacher Barbie Burger has been scammed in an incident with echoes of the operations of the infamous “Hospital Hustler”.

7 scams which could cost you your savings

2016-07-22 14:52

It’s the ultimate nightmare: you or your elderly parents losing your life savings in some scam. Here’s why people fall for these things.

Sarb wants vigilance after Standard Bank ATM heist in Japan

2016-05-25 14:40

The theft of about R204m from ATMs in Japan using counterfeit cards from Standard Bank has prompted a call for vigilance from the SA Reserve Bank.

 

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.

Eskom warns of banking scam

2017-07-28 13:55

Eskom has warned consumers of a banking scam where fraudsters are using its name and logo in an attempt to steal from unsuspecting customers.

Profit Trading founder arrested

2017-06-18 07:10

A Pietermaritzburg businessman who founded alleged Ponzi scheme Profit Trading was arrested by the Special Commercial Crimes Unit on allegations of fraud at a Sandton Hotel.

SA Post Office warns against scam

2017-04-18 15:02

The SA Post Office warns the public to be on alert regarding a parcel delivery scam designed to defraud them.

BEWARE: Woman scammed of R35 000 by online fling

2017-02-26 14:37

A Fin24 user has come forward to share her story of how she was conned by a man who she met online.

Warning of ATM card swap fraud as R99 debit scam rolls on

2017-02-13 16:02

Bank customers have been warned about an ATM card swapping scam, while Fin24 users continue falling victim to unauthorised debit orders.

Taxpayers warned to be on scam alert

2016-12-21 07:46

The SA Revenue Service is warning taxpayers, including corporate organisations, to be on the lookout for certain scams during the festive period.

Scams prey on the greedy – Kganyago

2016-09-11 06:04

South African Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, says people get scammed because they are greedy.

Watch out for these online banking scams

2016-07-22 11:48

Local internet users can do more to protect themselves from falling victim to online banking crimes, says a local banking body.

4 scams that cyber crooks use to steal your cash

2016-04-13 12:01

Cyber criminals employ simple strategies to steal personal and financial information, warns a cyber security expert.

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