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Archives for 08/03/2017

Did you commit fraud when you bought car insurance?

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Did you commit fraud when you bought car insurance?: Insurance fraud is front and center in Congress, too with the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection on Thursday holding a hearing on the …: Google Alert – Fraud Maduro slams Venezuela vote fraud claims: President Maduro of Venezuela and […]




Fraudulent Learnership Appointment Letter

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The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has noted with grave concern the propagation of a fake appointment letter for learnership opportunities by fraudsters. These ‘faceless-fraudsters’ have been robbing unsuspecting job seekers by informing them that their learnership application was successful and are thus invited to an interview. Applicants are then instructed to pay an administration […]




The TECH Column | Protecting Yourself and Enterprise Against Phishing Attacks – By @JoelOseiga

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Over the last few weeks I have discussed various ways to protect yourself and your computer from malicious users and software of different types both offline and online. Quite interestingly is the fact that there are so many types of computer attacks and the only way to stay secure is to abide by most of […]




No Data? Then how about Pigeon fraud?

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Fraudsters in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, have started using scratch cards strapped to pigeon’s legs in a new type of scam, reports the Yangtse Evening News. The police say they have been alerted to a number of cases involving fake prize vouchers. There’s a long history in China of pigeons being used as trusty couriers, as […]




Are People in Brooklyn Refusing to Vaccinate Their Pets Over Autism Fears?

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CLAIM People in Brooklyn are refusing to vaccinate their pets based on fears created by the anti-vaccine movement. UNPROVEN RATING UNPROVEN ORIGIN On 1 August 2017, BrooklynPaper.com — the internet-facing side of a local Brooklyn weekly — published a story that claimed to document an increase in Brooklyn pet owners refusing to vaccinate their pets […]




11 Arrested over SASSA Fraud

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A joint operation between the South African Police Service (SAPS), the National Credit Regulator (NCR) and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to curb fraud and illegal retention of SASSA cards has led to the arrest of 11 people. “The operation focused on persons making withdrawals from ATMs in the Nigel, Johannesburg area in […]