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Identity Ninja: Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

May 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

Very often we hear of people who have had money stolen from their cards or had their cards cloned. Identity theft comes in many shapes and forms, so you need to be aware and extra careful so that you aren’t caught out. There are several ways to minimise the risk of being defrauded. What is Identity Theft? Identity theft happens when someone obtains personal information (credit card, ID number, online banking details etc) and they are able to carry out certain activities in your name. [...]

Investment Scams: the Red Flags you need to look out for

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Our Chief Piggie Banker, Dineo Tsamela [@DeeOnMoneyZA], was on the Finweek Money Matters show on the 24th of April to discuss pyramid schemes, boiler room scams and dodgy FOREX trading deals with Moxima Gama and Jana Marais [@JanaMarais]. Take a look at Simon Brown’s article on Investment Scams: Avoiding “too good to be true” [...]