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TERS payouts still halted as millions of IDs are checked

TERS payouts still halted as millions of IDs are checked

Source: Business Insider SA The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is still not paying out special coronavirus grants as it tries to verify the identity documents of those who applied over recent months. The delay has resulted in new cut-off dates for applications for...

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Breached data from Experian now on the Internet

Breached data from Experian now on the Internet

Source: Business Insider  Information apparently drawn from a massive leak of its data is “on the Internet”, credit bureau Experian admitted on Tuesday night. To date the company has insisted it had contained the breach, after handing over data on millions...

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South Africa has a massive mobile fraud problem

South Africa has a massive mobile fraud problem

Source: Evina Extensive data collection and analysis has lead to the Paris-based anti-fraud firm Evina determining that one out of every three mobile subscription attempts in South Africa is fraudulent. South African cellular users are very often subscribed to mobile...

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Evidence of mass airtime theft from Vodacom subscribers

Evidence of mass airtime theft from Vodacom subscribers

Source: MyBroadband New evidence has revealed widespread airtime theft and fraudulent WASP subscriptions on Vodacom’s network, showing that the company failed to act decisively against the criminals. The latest evidence follows an industry investigation which revealed...

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Experian data breach occurred months ago

Experian data breach occurred months ago

By Phillip de Wet for Business Insider SA South Africa’s largest ever data breach has now been contained, says credit bureau Experian, which handed over the personal details of some 24 million people to an individual it now calls a fraudster. But it is still not...

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TERS payments suspended with immediate effect

TERS payments suspended with immediate effect

Source: NEASA The Department of Employment and Labour has suspended all TERS payments that are currently outstanding. The Department has identified a number of anomalies in respect of past payments made to persons who are deceased, imprisoned or minor. The Department...

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Experian breach exposes 24m South Africans

Experian breach exposes 24m South Africans

By Sizwe Dlamini for IOL Consumer, business and credit information services agency Experian has experienced a breach of data which has exposed personal information of as many as 24-million South Africans and 793 749 business entities to a suspected fraudster. Experian...

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Traffic accidents and licences that expired in lockdown

Traffic accidents and licences that expired in lockdown

Source: De Bruyn Daly Driving licence test centres were closed during the lockdown and even prior to that centres were running behind in renewing driver’s licences and testing first time driver’s licence applicants. The Minister of Transport recognised these...

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Beware this uncapped data scam

Beware this uncapped data scam

By Hanno Labuschagne for MyBroadband Mobile users in South Africa should be wary of scammers claiming to offer data or airtime packages at suspiciously low prices. An online-based scam which claimed to sell unlimited prepaid data, voice calls, and messaging bundles...

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Sassa warns of fake tender e-mail scam

Sassa warns of fake tender e-mail scam

Source: Talk of the Town The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has warned the public not to be duped by a fake e-mail doing its rounds in which an “official” calls for people to contact its offices regarding a tender for the three-year supply of food parcels in the...

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Crimes that have decreased in Level 3

Crimes that have decreased in Level 3

Speaking in a recent eNCA interview, police minister Bheki Cele said that there had been a notable decrease in crime in several areas during lockdown Level 3. These include: Cash-in-transit heists; Bank robberies; and House robberies. However, gender-based violence is...

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8 tips to stay safe from tax scammers this tax season

8 tips to stay safe from tax scammers this tax season

Source: MyBroadband, ESET It’s time to file that tax return at SARS! Whilst many of us cannot wait for our refunds, this is also a time of the year where cybercriminals are waiting to attack. Sadly, with the tax season comes tax scams with cybercriminals seeking to...

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