The Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC) has issued a statement over a Lobola Assurance banner that is doing rounds on social media especially WhatsApp. The banner claims to be from a company that calls itself Lobola Assurance and shows various packages which start from US$1.99 per month up to $19.99 per month. There was a […]
A Twitter phishing attack in action.
Online scams can’t seem to die and with how chaotic the economy is in Zimbabwe, they are now the breeding ground for people looking to get a quick buck. They vary from ZAR3500 worth of Pick n Pay vouchers to 50GB free data for any network valid for 60 days. In the video we explore […]
EcoCash has warned users of fraudulent scammers exploiting investment schemes. We’ve all heard that if something is too good to be true, it probably is. Unfortunately, people still fall for schemes that promise quick and huge returns. The warning from EcoCash reads: Fraudulent Investment Schemes Beware of FAKE investment schemes operating in the market. Some […]
Here in Africa, we’re not really mindful of piracy (unfortunately) and if you love downloading movies at no cost you may want to watch out for the latest hoax that has been victimizing Google Chrome users around the world. So what do you need to avoid… Surprising the bug is in the Google Chrome Web […]
Over 27 000 Bitcoin investors have been victimised after investing in BTC Global. Most of the victims were South African but the scam reached Australia and Canada. How did this happen? BTC Global was asking investors to send their hard earned coins to an online wallet address. They managed to entice investors by promoting a master […]
A recent article from The Sunday News sparked my curiosity about scams concerning cryptocurrencies. The story in question states that a former maid in South Africa is now making $15 000 every month after joining Bitcoin Club Network(BCN). The story caught my eye not because a maid was making money but it reminded me of pyramid […]
The current employment situation in our country is ensuring that people are constantly on the lookout for any employment. At times this desperation to secure any form of employment gives thieves the opportunity to hoodwink, bamboozle, lead astray and flat out deceive innocent people trying to sustain themselves and their families. One such scam is […]