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Sakawa Review: Ghana, e-waste and online dating scams

Sakawa is a moving, sympathetic portrayal of an online dating fraud syndicate in Ghana

SANDF colonel accused of swindling colleagues in UN business scam

A senior soldier who is part of South Africa’s peacekeeping missions is accused by her colleagues of swindling them out of of hundreds of thousands of rands in a nonexistent business deal

New rules for crypto-trading

Local regulation of cryptocurrencies could be implemented as soon as next year

The pushy tout’s guide to Marrakech

The Marrakech that tourists are shown is a very different place from the city that locals live in

​Gumede to take ‘enforced’ leave of absence but maintains her innocence

The eThekwini ANC chairperson was asked to take leave or face removal

Undercover investigators catch Eskom employees selling transformers

A sting operation involving a private investigator posing as a farmer has uncovered a scam in which staffers sell transformers on the black market.

Scam victims behind bars in Dubai

The South Africans allegedly duped by a UAE trickster face an uphill battle to return home

Kickstarter is not all good endings, sometimes it’s scams

After backing a successful Kickstarter project, but not seeing the product in development, Liron Segev believes he may have been the victim of a scam.

M&G readers targeted by scam gang

A criminal gang has been covertly targeting the M&G's online readers with a sophisticated security scam. Help us ensure they don't succeed.

Small-town magician siphons $600m through ponzi scheme

Authorities say Paul Burks was the mastermind of a $600-million scam, one of the biggest in US history, that attracted one-million investors.

‘No easy walk to wealth’: Dept warns against fraudsters

The department of finance has condemned the use of documents containing government logos being used to con people out of their hard-earned money.

Supra Mahumapelo got travel agency cash

Mahumapelo has pocketed at least R200000 through his travel agency's business dealings with an ailing municipality in the province.

Phishing can cost you, big time

If you fall foul of a phishing scam and give away your details because of your own negligence, banks are probably not liable.

Taiwan man pays $400 000 for croissant

A Taiwan scam victim paid 12-million Taiwan dollars for a croissant which he never got to eat,

SA men in plastic banknote scam

Front company channelled millions of dollars in commissions from Nigerian contract.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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