WATCH: How SIM swapping fraud works

2020-02-11 16:27

SIM swapping occurs when scammers gain access to your sim card number, usually by telling the cell phone service provider that the device has been lost or damaged, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

Beware fraud over festive season - MTN

2017-12-22 18:28

MTN has warned its customers to be vigilant over the festive season and take the necessary precautions to avoid falling prey to fraudsters.

MTN urges customers to be vigilant of new SIM swap scam

2017-07-18 07:07

Mobile service provider MTN has warned customers of a SIM swap scam which seeks to obtain people's private information.

Capitec client loses R11 000 in SIM swap fraud

2017-01-13 15:52

A Fin24 user has been left disappointed after Capitec was unable to pay back money that was stolen from her account.

Class action our only recourse

2013-08-12 11:06

A Fin24 user invites other users to support his drive for a class action suit against Absa and MTN for not doing enough to combat SIM swap fraud.

SIM swap gang strikes again

2013-06-14 15:07

A pensioner has become the latest in a string of victims to lose his money when the notorious SIM swap gang gained access to his Absa bank account.

Let's tackle cybercrime

2013-05-29 16:25

A user is ready to lead a class action charge against SIM swap fraud.

Fin24 users finger banks over fraud

2013-05-03 17:41

Fin24 users are up in arms after being scammed out of thousands from their bank accounts in cases often involving SIM swaps with Vodacom and MTN.

Ignore any messages, said 'Vodacom' man

2013-05-02 15:38

Shame on Absa for not considering the millions that have gone through our accounts over 30 years, says another SIM swap fraud victim.

Capitec hits back at fraud claims

2013-05-02 13:52

Capitec Bank has rejected claims that it flouts Fica regulations and so makes itself an easy target for fraudsters.


Twitter CEO hack highlights dangers of 'SIM swap' fraud

2019-09-04 20:54

Even with considerable security precautions in place, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey became the victim of an embarrassing compromise when attackers took control of his account on the platform by hijacking his phone number.

The rise of SIM-swap fraud

2017-09-06 14:52

Increasingly, criminals are using fraudulent SIM swaps to access consumers’ online banking accounts.

SIM-swap fraud: Consumers must be alert

2017-04-26 19:50

Although banks have measures in place to curb SIM-swap fraud, consumers must be vigilant, urges specialist business and IT consultant Liron Segev.

Vinny Lingham targets tackling identity theft

2016-03-04 11:42

Serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, South African-born Vinny Lingham, wants to curb identity theft with his latest venture dubbed ‘Civic’.

Save up to 100% with digital banking

2013-08-05 16:11

Are banking charges taking a toll on you? Customers using digital and electronic banking channels are saving up to 100% on day-to-day transactions, says FNB.

Full account control a huge worry

2013-06-14 13:19

A Fin24 user is worried that SIM swap fraudsters are able to create beneficiaries and transfer amounts much larger than what you have set as your daily limit.

Easter Sunday SIM swap shock

2013-05-06 13:57

A Fin24 user who was told she had run up a bill equivalent to downloading 50-odd movies in a few hours is fed up with being ignored by corporates.

SIM swap bank fraud a major problem

2013-05-02 17:38

Neither banks nor cellphone service providers can be held responsible for losses due to SIM swap fraud because no one did anything wrong, says an expert.

Cell C's boss did nothing

2013-05-02 15:00

Companies are responsible for the actions of their staff and cannot simply push matters of fraud aside, says a scam victim who lost R90 000 through a SIM swap.

Ex-Absa employee calls for class action

2013-05-02 13:41

A former Absa employee who lost R346 900 through fraud makes an appeal to Fin24 users to join her in a class action suit.

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