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11 January 2019 6:58 PM 4 arrested for alleged fake JMPD jobs scam

Four people were arrested on Friday for participating in an alleged fake Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) jobs scam in Tembisa, in the east of Gauteng. According to JMPD spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar, the alleged scam was discovered when a young woman went to the JMPD offices for a job after she paid "recruiters" thousands 68

07 January 2019 1:33 PM Irish embassy still looking for missing citizen who was supposed to arrive in Joburg

The Irish embassy in South Africa on Monday said it was still trying to determine if one of its citizens had arrived in Johannesburg, after he was reported missing. It is believed that Stanley Currie boarded a Johannesburg-bound flight on December 28 from Ireland, but he hasn't been heard from since December 30. The embassy's Paul Evans told News24 that officials 56

24 December 2018 10:52 AM Warning after scammers use Nathi Mthethwa's name to scam people out of money

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa says he is consulting with law enforcement agencies after he was alerted to the fact that his name was being used in a scam to solicit money. According to the department, the modus operandi of the scammers to date has been to contact the Department of Arts and Culture, its agencies' employees and other individuals 60

20 November 2018 3:50 AM Man charged over Nigerian 'First Lady' email scam

A 48-year-old man appeared in court on Monday accused of attempting to defraud people around the world of $20.5 million by pretending to be Nigeria's first lady. Julius Anyawu Uche was charged with 10 offences under cybercrimes legislation after scam emails were sent in the name of President Muhammadu Buhari's wife, Aisha. The defendant pleaded not guilty 49

04 November 2018 6:20 PM Garden Route fire rips through 86 000 hectares

The current scar of a fire that has been raging along the Garden Route for over a week is four times the size of the 2017 Knysna/Bitou fires, the area's Joint Operations Centre (JOC) said on Sunday. In a statement, the JOC said over 86 000 hectares had burnt in the Outenique/De Vlugt area, compared to around 22 000 hectares in the fires last year. Firefighters 54

27 October 2018 8:43 AM GRAPHIC: How identity thieves can target you

Identity theft is a "social engineering" scam, says the SA Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric), and starts with a criminal sending out a phishing mail or SMS to potential victims. Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords or credit card details – often for malicious reasons – under the guise of electronic 53

15 August 2018 3:48 PM Couple appears in court for alleged online dating scam

A couple, who allegedly defrauded "vulnerable and unsuspecting" women through an online dating scam, appeared in the Cape Town Regional Court on Wednesday, Hawks spokesperson Philani Nkwalase said. The Hawks' Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit arrested Pascal Eze (33) and Pamella Mendrew (26) on Tuesday. "During the arrest, the team seized a vehicle 69

17 June 2018 7:01 AM Aurora directors in Gupta-VR Laser 'scam'

The masterminds behind the Aurora Empowerment Systems debacle and other spectacularly botched liquidations were also behind a bizarre “fake” offer to buy the Gupta-linked VR Laser out of business rescue for R250m. The bid from a company called Arctittrix collapsed under interrogation this week at a creditors’ meeting of VR Laser, one of the eight Gupta 59

19 March 2018 9:58 AM Fake Hepatitis B vaccines found at Ugandan health facilities

Kampala - Ugandan authorities say they have found fake Hepatitis B vaccines at some health facilities, including in the capital, Kampala. A statement from the Ministry of Health says the fake vaccines were discovered during routine checks at facilities in four districts. It says some suspects have been arrested in the scam involving doses allegedly originating 35

20 February 2018 5:59 PM Traffic examiners nabbed in alleged driving licence scam

Potchefstroom - Seven North West traffic examiners are among 14 people who have been arrested for allegedly issuing driving licences to applicants without testing them, the Hawks said on Tuesday. The apparent syndicate allegedly received bribes ranging from R5 000 to R10 000 in exchange for issuing licences without the mandatory test, said Captain Tlangelani 47