Sundowns hit by identity theft

26 November 2013 10:31 PM

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Sundowns hit by identity theft

Mamelodi Sundowns hit by identity theft

A number of Mamelodi Sundowns players and officials have been subjected to identity theft, with the latest victim being Ghanaian international Rashied Sumalia.

Left-back Punch Masenamela and Lebohang Mokoena have already had their cellphone simcards cloned three times each.

Other Sundowns victims include Teko Modise, Alex Shakoane, Elias Pelembe, Daniel Mudau, Trott Moloto, assistant coach Alex Bapela and Katlego Mphela.

Brazilians media officer Thulani Thuswa tells this is a problem at the club.

"What happens is that when the simcards are cloned, people get access to the player's or official's phone details. These people then send messages to their relatives or people close to our employees saying that they are in trouble and are asking for money. This is a problem and we want to put an end to it," Thuswa says.

Phone or simcard cloning is the transfer of identity from one cellular device to another.


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