Student uses blockchain to curb aid fraud

A local university student develops a solution to arrest corruption and fraud in the development aid sector.

Ex-Square One bosses jailed for 25 years

Aug 17, 2017

Following protracted legal proceedings, Garth Coetser, Anton Meyer and Clifford Stevens have finally been sentenced.

Ex-Square One bosses convicted in R216m fraud case

Aug 8, 2017

Garth Coetser and his two accomplices are found guilty of defrauding SARS in a fraudulent VAT scheme.

Nigerian man pleads guilty in global e-mail scams case

Jun 21, 2017

The man pleads guilty to taking part in e-mail scams attempting to defraud thousands of victims around the world out of millions of dollars.

New Zealand court rules on Dotcom extradition

Feb 20, 2017

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US to face charges relating to his Megaupload Web site.

Data analyst testifies in Dept of Labour fraud case

Feb 10, 2017

The expert gives evidence in the case where former employees allegedly defrauded the Compensation Fund of over R400?000.

A third of tax returns filed via eFiling

Oct 20, 2016

SARS has so far received over four million tax returns, with over 1.4 million submitted via eFiling.

MTN explores OTPs to fight contract fraud

Jul 14, 2016

The telecoms operator looks into new methods to protect customers from fraudulent contracts being added to their accounts via identity theft.

MTN customer angry over lack of fraud protection

Jul 11, 2016

A user claims the telco did nothing to protect him from, or alert him to, a fraudulent contract being added to his bill.

FlipSell aims to scam-proof online classifieds

Jul 1, 2016

The online buying and selling system allows CapeTown-based sellers to sell goods online, without having to directly engage with buyers.

20m accounts hacked on Alibaba's shopping site

Feb 5, 2016

Hackers gained access to 20.59 million user accounts on Alibaba's Taobao, using Alibaba's own cloud computing service.

Online classifieds scams go unreported

Feb 4, 2016

South Africans who fall victim to online scams are more likely to complain about the fraud rather than report it.