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Beware of scammers: how to spot digital banking fraud

To prevent becoming the victim of fraudsters, it’s vital to be on guard, especially when using transactional, card-based accounts linked to cheque and savings accounts. "The Office of the Banking Ombudsman recently...

Post office warns of parcel scam

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has warned customers of emails meant to convince the receiver to pay money into a fraudulent account. “The email states that a parcel addressed to them...

Cape businesses warned to be wary of new COVID-19 sanitising scam

The City of Cape Town is warning small businesses to be extra wary, as a new scam has emerged in which fraudsters are posing as COVID-19 ‘cleansing services’ and conning owners...

SARS warns of new scam targetting taxpayers

Taxpayers are urged to be extra cautious this festive season, as a new scam has emerged in which fraudsters are exploiting desperate victims for financial gain. In a statement, the South African...

South Africans warned of new post office email scam

A new phishing scheme is targeting South African Post Office customers’ and they have warned the public not to become a victim. In a statement, the Post Office said they have been...

Eskom warns the public against electricity voucher scams promoted on Social Media

Eskom has been inundated with requests to conduct investigations into scams that purport to sell “cheap electricity” vouchers. This scam is perpetrated through promotions being advertised on social media sites Facebook...

New scam targetting drivers licence applicants emerges

The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service is warning the public to be extra wary, as a new scam targetting individuals who need learner and driving licenses, or have outstanding fines...

New Whatsapp scam targets job seekers

Job seekers are urged to be wary, as a new scam on Whatsapp and other social media platforms has emerged where fraudsters gain personal details from unsuspecting applicants. The Electoral Commission of...

Beware of tree-felling scammers

Locals are being warned following recent reports of scammers using the shot-hole borer beetle as a front to cut down trees unnecessarily in exchange for money. An infestation of this highly...

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