Scammers target the presidency and Stats SA

Be warned. Scammers are trying to lure South Africans into a trap under the guise of jobs at Stats SA and fraudulently using the name of President Cyril Ramaphosa. The presidency has warned “there are scam messages purporting to be sanctioned by the president or the presidency”. “The president does[…]

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Two people arrested for fraud in the Western Cape

Two people have been arrested on fraud charges in Cape Town. Police say a 43-year-old woman and 37-year-old man were arrested in connection with a fraud case in the Western Cape. The 43-year-old woman suspect was employed at a grape farm where she allegedly made over 400 transactions from the[…]

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UIF welcomes arrest of accused in COVID-19 TERS scheme fraud

LOCAL The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has welcomed the arrest of 16 suspects accused of swindling R2.2 million from the COVID-19 TERS scheme. The suspects were apprehended in Gauteng and the North West province. The UIF’s Commissioner Teboho Maruping says, “It’s a combination of both the employers and employees. We[…]

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SA consumers warned against fraudsters on Black Friday

LOCAL As Black Friday specials flood online stores and shopping malls, South Africans are reminded that fraudsters are particularly active during the festive season. CEO Manie van Schalkwyk says the Southern African Fraud Prevention Service has picked up on an increasing number of fake websites advertising non-existant products at low[…]

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Suspects to Appear in Court on Drug and Fraud-Related Charges

The use of drugs and the distribution thereof are part of the contributing factors to domestic violence and serious and violent crimes in our communities. Members of Operation Restore reacted on information they received from the community and searched a premises in Marcus Gavi, Philippi East on Thursday evening 2022-10-20[…]

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Lying for new wheels: Vehicle asset finance fraud up by 53%, says Sabric

Fraudulent vehicle application forms and branch-before-deposit attacks are surging. This is according to the South African Banking Risk Information Centre’s (Sabric) annual crime stats for 2021, released on Monday. Vehicle asset finance (VAF) fraud applications increased by 53% in 2021, with 20,103 incidents reported, compared to 2020’s 13,095 occurrences. Fraud detection[…]

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