CRIME ALERT

New online banking scam this festive season

A new banking scam whereby fraudsters remotely take control of your PC over the Internet to gain access to consumer’s online banking profile is currently doing the rounds. This is according to First National Bank (FNB), which alerted consumers about the latest...

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How Steinhoff affected us normal folk

Most South Africans who invested are poorer today due to Steinhoff’s business collapse and are asking for answers from fund managers. But‚ many say‚ the business was so complicated‚ with its audited financial statements appearing so reasonable‚ that it was easy for...

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The dirty underbelly of the Naspers darling

MultiChoice and Naspers are in the crosshairs of public opprobrium for playing tough tackle in their negotiations to protect their market dominance. “This company is aggressive and entrepreneurial. We often go with our gut,” says a MultiChoice executive to...

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What to do if you or someone you know is hijacked

According to Statistics South Africa’s recent Victims of Crime (VOC) survey, more than 42 000 vehicles were stolen or hijacked from April 2016 – March 2017. And while that is a slight decline from previous years, car theft or hijackings are, of course, still rampant...

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Don’t get ripped off this Black Friday

Black Friday 2017 will take place on 24 November, and local shoppers have already started allocating budget for the day. The week of Black Friday typically sees retailers offering deals on a wide range of products from the Monday, with the real discounts usually put...

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Fake WhatsApp affects millions of users

Around 1 million users have downloaded a fake version of WhatsApp which appeared on Google Play. Reddit’s forum users noticed that it was a hoax. Users who didn’t notice this and downloaded the fake app ended up with a major amount of adverts rather than a messenger...

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The Paradise Papers: whose money is where

A new set of data taken from an offshore law firm again threatens to expose the hidden wealth of individuals and show how corporations, hedge funds and others may have skirted taxes. A year after the Panama Papers, a massive leak of confidential information from the...

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Absa takes a beating from fake news

From the propagation of Bell Pottinger’s white monopoly capital narrative to the new public protector’s CIEX report, political mischief and fake news have been tough on all the country’s banks — but Absa has taken the hardest beating. According to the findings of the...

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MTN employee helped Guptas spy on people

The Sunday Times has reported that an MTN employee, who worked as a senior fraud analyst, sold the cellphone records of high-profile politicians and journalists to a Gupta-linked company. According to the report, she was paid R3,750 by a private investigations company...

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Crime stats are down

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula “isn’t feeling” the general 1.8% decrease in crime during the 2016/17 financial year, and has yet again warned violent criminals that they will be dealt with in a “proportional response”. “Crime is in...

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New Gumtree scam uses Uber drivers

A MyBroadband reader recently faced a scam involving Gumtree, Taxify, and his iPhone 7 Plus. It started when he posted his iPhone 7 Plus 256GB on Gumtree, and received five calls to purchase the device on the first day. “All of them said they do not use WhatsApp. All...

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