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  • MTN Group has warned of a new SIM scam (image: file)

    South Africa: MTN warns of SIM scam

    April 8, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

    MTN South Africa has issued a warning to its customers of a new SIM swap scam that has emerged. This is another attempt by malicious users to obtain personal banking details from MTN customers. The syndicate sends an email similar to the following: “Dear...

  • 37.3 million users experienced phishing attacks last year

    June 24, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    According to the results of Kaspersky Lab’s “The evolution of phishing attacks 2011-2013″ survey, the number of Internet users who faced phishing attacks over the last 12 months has grown from 19.9 million to 37.3 million, an increase of 87%....

  • New scam, South Africans beware

    March 19, 2012 • SecurityComments (13)

    There is a new scam doing the rounds and internet users should be wary. Yesterday The Weekend Argus reported an international phone scam had caught some South Africans off-guard. The scam allows others full access to your computer. According to the report,...

  • MTN Uganda loses billions in scam

    March 15, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Ugandan police are currently investigating their first case of mobile money fraud. According to a statement released by MTN Uganda on Wednesday, a scam has cost them billions of shillings. The scam included at least two companies police said. Investigations...

  • Top scams on the Web

    September 1, 2010 • SecurityComments Off

    Global IT vendor Panda Security has drawn up a list of the most widely used scams over the last few years. These circulating tricks all have the same objective: to defraud users of amounts ranging from R5000 and upwards. Typically, these scams follow a...

  • If it seems phishy, it is!

    August 16, 2010 • SecurityComments (1)

    In February 2010 The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) announced that the number of phishing web sites shut down by banks had more than trebled over the space of only three months. The announcement offers statistical validation that...

  • World Cup Lottery scam makes the rounds

    June 10, 2010 • SecurityComments Off

    A new 2010 World Cup Lottery scam that purports to have been sent by the promotions manager of the South Africa World Cup Lottery 2010 is making the rounds. Recipients are informed in an attachment that their e-mail addresses have been randomly selected by a...

  • SA sports body becomes hoax e-mail target

    May 19, 2009 • SecurityComments (3)

    South African government body, Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA), has become the target of a new hoax e-mail, telling victims of the scam that the organization is giving away over USD2 million in an online lottery connected to the FIFA world cup...

  • More hoax e-mail problems for Sony Ericsson

    April 8, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications has once again warned customers to be aware of fraudulent emails doing the rounds, claiming that it was running a competition...

  • FIFA warns against fraudulent e-mail

    March 16, 2009 • Top StoriesComments (21)

    FIFA, world’s soccer governing body, along with the South Africa’s World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC), have warned the public against the prevalence of fraudulent e-mail messages making false claims about prizes. The e-mails fraudulently claim...