Our fraud prevention centre helps you and warns you of all the nasty scams and ploys that fraudsters use to steal your identity and your money!
Dating and Romance Scams
Dating and romance scams try to lower your defenses by appealing to your romantic or compassionate side. They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.
How to protect yourself from dating and romance scams:
Criminals are exploiting potential holiday makers through falsely advertising holiday accommodation or timeshares on the Internet via classified adverts. Before you get trigger happy looking for the ideal holiday, it is important to know how to find legitimate accommodation packages and deals using your local classifieds.
Take these precautions to avoid being scammed:
While making classified transactions, be wary and vigilant to ensure that you are not a victim of crime. If situations make you feel uncomfortable, rather be safe and avoid the deal than lament being a victim later. Follow your gut feeling and let the other party know that you will never take any risk under any circumstances.
How can you prevent becoming a victim of this type of fraud:
For tips on how to protect yourself from fraud, download our Fraud Information Guide.
These guidelines and information will help you prevent becoming a victim of different types of fraud like; ATM Fraud, Card Fraud and Skimming, eWallet Fraud, Cheque Fraud, Identity Theft and Phishing. It also includes important information on Internet Banking fraud and what to look out for, E-mail hacking, Cellphone Banking and Sim-Swaping, Money Laundering, Scams, Deposit and Refund and 419 Scams.