Don’t fall for these scams in South Africa

There are many scams doing the rounds in SA – these are the ones you need to watch out for.
The Sunday Independent recently reported on a scam which allows fraudsters to clean out your bank account in seconds – dubbed the “cold calling technical support scam”.
Fraudsters call an unsuspecting victim and tell them they are from a reputable computer or software company, and that they need the victim to “sort out a problem” with their PC.
The scammer guides the victim though a process to fix the “issue”, which results in the criminal gaining remote access to the target PC. The scammer then asks for payment for their services via EFT, and asks the victim to add them as a banking beneficiary. read more

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