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  1. S

    Calls from telemarketers wanting to sell you a trading software.

    Yesterday I received a strange phone call which I realised was a scam/spam along the way. It involved this guy who somehow got my info (I know it happens a lot, but still) and saw I was trading on a trading website. Now I'll be honest, the phone call was annoying and loud, and the person was...
  2. K

    Webafrica price hike 0.1 day into service

    Webafrica is the biggest scam in the world, signed up for R559 upon installation of fibre CPE they started charging at the new higher price of R649, upon query, "we just had a price increase". This is even before I can use the fibre as the router hasn't arrived. Be aware of this company, they...
  3. I

    Unrequested OTP and Phishing scam

    Hi, not sure if this is the best place to put this, but it is re my MTN mobile contract, that I recently upgraded: Basically got phishing mails (initial links are not even to MTN website, and then goes to mtn.com), I did request an OTP on the fake website, with no intention of even entering...
  4. Stonerjoy

    South African Exchanges

    Why is South Africans trading in a Bubble ? All Buy-in and Sell Prices has a nice Margin compared to what it should be. I took the liberty of checking out all our so called Exchanges and found a basic Arbitrators Heaven for who ever behind them. Its scam Trading 101 Lets take AltcoinTrader...
  5. xrapidx

    Vodacom dodgy behaviour, won't unsubscribe from services.

    My mom has been trying for weeks to unsubscribe from a daily service which charges R5/day. She's followed the unsubscribe process, called Vodacom who all but help - basically telling her its her problem, and she must unsubscribe. They're now staying with me for Christmas, and asked me to have...
  6. M

    Technify.co.za - biggest scam

    Hi Guys - so here goes, i bought smart broadlink light switches off Technify.co.za - that was the easy part! I contacted Jonathan Darker immediately and he assured me that he has ordered it from over seas. long story short, this website is a big fat joke, i have about 3 weeks of promises and...
  7. centurionguy

    Vodacom cancellation hassles

    Has anyone else had a problem cancelling business services with Vodacom? I am trying to cancel some of our corporate services. I have written to vbs.admin@vodacom.co.za and attached a signed letter from our directors along with a directors ID, as required. I then receive a reference number...
  8. J

    Coindirect - insolvent ?

    I tried to find another thread about coindirect in this forum but the only one I could find was about "Ask coindirect CPO" bla bla bla and that thread is closed. So here we go, I know of multiple people who have coins stuck on coindirect where they would get multiples stalling before any...
  9. S

    Cool Ideas Giveaway Scam [Not Cool Ideas]

    So I was browsing a torrent site today, using my Cool Ideas fibre connection at home, and got hit with a popup supposedly from Cool Ideas, that looked quite legit. Basically a competition/giveaway to get your hands on 1 of 100 cellphones. I knew it was a con (being a popup from a torrent site)...
  10. H

    Bought a brand new vehicle but the history shows a different owner

    I took my vehicle in for a service at the dealership. This is a vehicle that was sold to me by the dealership as brand new and financed by my bank. I paid the full price for a brand new vehicle. However, the vehicle history (printed out by the dealership) shows another person's name as the...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Have you ever been the victim of an online scam?

    Have you ever been the victim of an online scam? On which platform did this scam take place?
  12. S

    Using either Payfast or Paygate for my Shopify store. Got any tips?

    I'm starting an online store using Shopify. I want use Paygate or Payfast as my payment gateway, but I've read a lot of negative reviews about them, especially on Hellopeter. The problem is that is information is outdated by almost a decade. Is there anyone who uses them or who has used them...
  13. T

    Whatsapp SMS Scam - Opt Out Stuff

    Hey guys, I've been searching online for how to deal with the following scam sms and haven't come up with a clear answer: New downloads for Whatsapp, latest version. [my phone number]. Just click here www.lcz.tv/m/99de0560 (FREE MSG) 30014 R15/day subscription optout dial 0879709423 I...
  14. R

    is t connect legit?

    someone phoned claiming to be from telkom , said they from t connect and offering the same telkom packages at much lower prices they offered the 10mbs uncapped with voice package for R716 is this a legit company? later on they said its 100gb a month and uncapped night surfing im currently...
  15. Newsfeed

    Cameroonian online scams in South Africa are a growing threat – Expert

    Cameroonian online scams in South Africa are a growing threat – Expert Online scams may sound like old news to tech-savvy South Africans, but criminals continue to exploit people who come online – often resulting in large financial losses.
  16. Newsfeed

    South African credit card scam warning

    South African credit card scam warning South Africans must beware of a new scam where criminals use targeted phone calls to steal credit card information from clients and conduct fraudulent online transactions.
  17. D

    Data / SMS Theft!

    However I try to think of a reason, I am at a loss to understand the justification for the expiry concept. (Other than making money for nothing out of us) In my language, it is just plain theft. I buy a 'commodity' from a supplier and they take it away before I have finished using it . . ! I...
  18. D

    ClubVPS is a scam

    Hi, Recently I was busy looking at VPS providers just to toy around with and came across this "ClubVPS hosting", they're apparently a child company of "OMC Group". They charged me $1.72 to "verify" my card. I think this is their way of trapping your card details in their system, the VPS'es...
  19. T

    Potential Scam Job Agency

    Hi All, First I would like to say that I am in no way claiming that this IS indeed a scam but I am a little worried and would like some advice if anyone here can give it. I found a job on a google search, which lead to a Gumtree posting via livingstonerecruitment.com. I submitted my CV...
  20. Kevin Lancaster

    South African deposit and refund scam warning

    South African deposit and refund scam warning The South African Banking Risk Information Centre has launched its Schemes and Scams Campaign, warning about current banks scams.
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