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Football’s dashed hopes: The teenagers sold a Premier League lie
Football’s dashed hopes: The teenagers sold a Premier League lie
Like thousands of football-mad teenagers in Mali, Aboubacar Sidibé dreamed of one day playing for Chelsea. So when a football manager...
Undercover investigators catch Eskom employees selling transformers
Undercover investigators catch Eskom employees selling transformers
To catch a thief, you have to dress the part. And the perfect get-up for Eskom is khaki shorts, matching long socks and a bakkie.
Scam victims behind bars in Dubai
Scam victims behind bars in Dubai
Two South African businesspeople tricked into signing acknowledgements of debt by an alleged fraudster have been sentenced to three years behind bars...
Kickstarter is not all good endings, sometimes it's scams
Kickstarter is not all good endings, sometimes it's scams
Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform where ideas come to life as businesses, individuals, innovators, artists and designers places its projects...
M&G readers targeted by scam gang
M&G readers targeted by scam gang
Since early November last year, a gang has been systematically targeting visitors to mg.co.za with a clever scam that, by exploiting a...
Small-town magician siphons $600m through ponzi scheme
Small-town magician siphons $600m through ponzi scheme
Of the people scammed nearly 50 000 were from his home state of North Carolina. Many were recruited by friends and family in Lexington, a once-thriving furniture and textile town where neighbours look out for each other....
'No easy walk to wealth': Dept warns against fraudsters
'No easy walk to wealth': Dept warns against fraudsters
Fake letters and e-mails appearing to be from government are being used to con South Africans, the department of finance said on Saturday.
Supra Mahumapelo got travel agency cash
Supra Mahumapelo got travel agency cash
Last month the Mail & Guardian reported that businessmen and politicians had accused Mahumapelo – who is also the speaker of the...
Phishing can cost you, big time
Phishing can cost you, big time
Sitting at your desk doing internet banking may make you feel safe. After all, it is not a bank, where someone can steal your bulging wallet when...
Taiwan man pays $400 000 for croissant
Taiwan man pays $400 000 for croissant
A Taiwan scam victim paid 12-million Taiwan dollars (about $400 000) for a croissant which he never got to eat, a newspaper said on Tuesday.
SA men in plastic banknote scam
SA men in plastic banknote scam
A group of South African businessmen is embroiled in an international investigation of multimillion-dollar commission payments made by an Australia-based banknote company....
South Africans' luck runs out with lottery scams
South Africans' luck runs out with lottery scams
National Lottery operator Gidani on Thursday warned of international lottery scams claiming that people are winning hundreds of thousands of euros...

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