Tag Archives: scams

Common WhatsApp scams | Mobile Apps

12 Apr

WhatsApp Scams

Most common WhatsApp scams – How to avoid them Millions of people use WhatsApp to communicate every day, but recently, users of  this essential app have been falling prey to scammers. The latest scams vary from promises of a weekly return on a specified donation to notification of the death of a family member who’s bequeathed […]

Beware Holiday Shopping Scams | Cybercrime

7 Dec

holiday shopping scams

Better Watch Out – Better Beware… of Holiday Cybercriminal Scams The festive season is here again and it’s almost time to take a well-deserved  break. Unfortunately, cybercriminals never seem to take a day off – and that means we all need to be extra alert to holiday shopping scams in December and January. Before you pack […]

South Africans see an increase in online shopping scams

12 Jan

online shopping

So, while scrolling through your social media news feed you happen to ‘stumble’ across a coveted item on your must-have list – at a considerably discounted price. The discount persuades you and you take all the necessary steps to visit the supplier website, make the purchase and sit back to await it’s arrival…except the delivery […]

Black Friday Report Back

17 Dec

Black Friday scams

In the lead up to Black Friday in South Africa, shoppers who had been saving all year prepared to barge into their favourite stores and yank all their favourite products off the shelves before anyone else could. In addition to that, a whopping 43% of the South African population indicated that they planned to take […]

Phishing & Email Scams Gain Momentum in South Africa

5 Nov

phishing & email scams

One would think that will all the awareness campaigns around phishing and email scams, South Africa’s risk profile would be on the decline. As it turns out, it’s not. Email scams and phishing scams are always on the rise and, right now, unsuspecting South African citizens are being scammed. Whether it’s due to ignorance or […]

MTN releases warning about “Missed Call Scam”

11 Mar

Missed call scams

Have you been receiving strange missed calls from international numbers recently? You could be the victim of the latest missed call scam to hit South Africa. In response this most recent scam, MTN was quick to release public warnings urging cell phone users to be cautious when receiving calls from unknown international numbers. On the […]