ARTICLES RELATING TO SCAMS

Be wary of scammers, banking sector warns

2019-01-12 10:30

The banking industry has warned customers to always be vigilant of banking scams, especially when prompted for personal information.

The biggest scams we would like to leave behind this year

2018-12-27 18:24

Honestly, it's time we let these go.

Dramatic rise in spam, scam calls in SA - report

2018-12-18 19:29

South Africans are among the most affected by spam calls in the world, according to the 2018 Truecaller Insights report by mobile app company Truecaller.

SA woman jailed in China for almost a month after going to teach English

2018-12-12 13:08

A 19-year old East London woman, hoping to teach English in China, has been held in a prison there for almost a month over a work permit.

With all the Black Friday excitement, here's how to ensure that you're cyber-safe for Cyber Monday

2018-11-20 15:55

Getting hacked or defrauded should be the last things you deal when you're trying to score the best deals and save money.

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.

 

Rental scams: Beware 'hijacked ads'

2018-12-27 20:08

Social media and online scamming has grown exponentially in recent years, including so-called "hijacked ads", warns the rentals manager of Greeff Rentals.

Why holiday spending makes it easier for fraudsters to scam you

2018-12-25 07:53

Holiday spending always makes it easier for fraudsters to steal your money - for two main reasons, says Britespark Communications.

Women are using Date Scam Alert to expose men who use Tinder to trick and assault women

2018-12-13 13:53

What happens when what you think is your real life Rom Com turns out to be a Rom Con?

The 'secret sister' gift exchange on Facebook is actually an illegal pyramid scheme

2018-12-02 07:48

If it sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is.

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.

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