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These local celebs have all been victims of identity theft

29 September, 02:57 PM

We chat to Jeannie D, Ryk Neethling, and Jen Su about their experiences with identity theft in South Africa.

We caught up with these local celebs at the launch for ThisIsMe, the first online verification system in South Africa. The systemallows you to sign up and submit ID details and documents, so that they can be verified, in order to reduce identity theft.

Olympic gold medalist, Ryk Neethling tells us about the identity theft he has experienced. Neethling has had his bank accounts hacked, been impersonated on Facebook and has even had people do business deals claiming they are his partners. Watch him tell us how he stays protected:

Ryk isn't the only SA celeb who has experienced identity theft. Television and radio presenter, Jen Su, says she had someone pretend to be her manager while falsely booking gigs and collecting the deposits. Watch:

Lastly, we spoke to Top Billing presenter, Jeannie D, she tells us why South Africans need to really pay attention to protecting themselves online. Find out how she thinks we should be moving forward with protecting our information:

How do you protect yourself online? Let us know in the comments section below this video.

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