There are two things you can be sure of – the sun will rise tomorrow, and at some point in your life, someone will try to scam you.
Scammers have been bluffing their way into people’s homes by posing as City of Cape Town officials, before stealing personal items.
Some South African pre-owned vehicle buyers have been unknowingly buying cars that were previously written off.
A car parked at a busy intersection, and elaborate stories about the need for money for repairs or petrol, have led to these scammers gaining quite the reputation.
If you’ve found that, despite your best efforts, some items sell out way faster than humanly possible, you might be battling a bot.
It has been less than a month since the Aarto Act was gazetted, and we’re already seeing confusion and criminals looking to take advantage of it.
Tracker, one of the country’s biggest vehicle tracking companies, has warned of a new car theft scam doing the rounds.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a paradigm shift in our behaviour, and how we work & communicate.
Gauteng businessman Louis Liebenberg has earned notoriety in the South African diamond industry, so Carte Blanche came calling.
Cape Town has become Africa’s dating scam capital, with the city now dubbed “New Lagos” in international law enforcement circles.
When a scammer tried to catfish Capetonian Jessica Carver, he didn’t know that he was messing with the wrong woman.
Criminals are capitalising on SARS’ efforts to crack down on tax non-compliance by sending out scam emails and messages.
A recent report found that a large number of dishonest insurance claims in South Africa involved fraudsters ‘renting’ dead bodies for their scams.
Last year, Colleen Lingwood was on her deathbed, with friends having gathered in Johannesburg to say their final words. Turns out that wasn’t quite the truth.
Capetonian women have been known to complain about the local dating scene, and now the city has been dubbed “an international cybercrime capital”.
South African scammers are getting better and better at swindling unsuspecting victims out of their money, so here’s what to look out for.
Criminals are using Facebook and WhatsApp to get nude pictures, which they then use to blackmail people.
Desperate parents are being conned out of thousands of rands by a man who claims to be able to help their drug-addicted children.
Julia Roberts is speaking out against the celebrity parents who scammed their kids’ way into top universities in the States.
Discovery continues to battle medical scheme scams, uncovering R555 million in fraud and wasteful medical expenses in 2018 alone.
Two presumedly broke women were so keen for a free pizza that they were willing to commit fraud to get it.
Nicholas Truglia managed to steal millions in Bitcoin, using a simple SIM swap technique, before he was eventually caught.
Black Friday can promise some amazing deals and monster savings, but if you don’t shop smart, it could cost you big in the long run.
Several popular Twitter accounts have been hacked by scammers, using Elon Musk’s name to try and con people out of their money.
By now we’re used to hearing about a Nigerian prince who needs to unlock some or other inheritance. Props to this guy, though, and his blackmail effort.
When business was booming, every office had someone churning out lines like ‘Bitcoin or bust’. They’ve been pretty quiet of late, right?