February, 2017


Gauteng govt intensifies fight against crime with new policing plan

Makhura said police officers were not coping in their fight against crime and blamed this on poor leadership. Police men and women were not coping in the fight against crime in the province, Gauteng Premier David Makhura said as he delivered the State of the Province Address (Sopa) on Monday.

Uber cash payments in South Africa and the fear of crime

  Uber cash payments in South Africa and the fear of crime Kevin Lancaster20 February 201722 Comments Uber drivers in Brazil are facing increased levels of crime in the country since the introduction of cash payments on the platform. According to a recent report by Reuters, at least six drivers in Brazil have been murdered and robberies are up ten-fold since the cash service was launched in July 2016.

Beware these 8 online banking scams in SA

As access to banking services through digital channels continues to grow, so does the need to protect consumers against the prevalence of online banking fraud. Yolande Steyn, head of innovation at FNB has urged consumers to be more vigilant and has requested that they familiarise themselves with the different types of online banking fraud. Steyn has unpacked the latest online banking scams that consumers should be wary of.

Don’t fall for this scam at South African ATMs

The South African Police Service has warned individuals to be extra cautious when withdrawing money from ATMs in Johannesburg. “We would like to warn the community not to become victims. Suspects target people after withdrawing money from the bank or at an ATM,” Captain Xoli Mbele said on Wednesday. Mbele said Johannesburg central police officers were investigating several cases where victims were robbed after withdrawing large amounts of money.

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