1. Itsa Trap

    Increase in unsolicited calls from VoIP

    Is it just me or have these calls now increased since the POPIA act? I am now continuously called every day, once a day from numbers identified by shouldianswer as VoIP. I don't answer them as I recently also received a Whatsapp to come get me some inheritance money. Is there no ****ing way...
  2. BitcoinZAR

    Report a crypto scam / ponzi / MLM / pyramid / scammer etc. here

    Hey guys, I get a ton of emails and calls from people contacting me because they have lost money on some crypto get rich quick scheme or scam of some sort. Yes lots of people make stupid mistakes but there are also a lot of guys out there taking advantage of ignorant people and those who are...
  3. Hackson

    Should have read the terms

    So I upgraded my MTN contract on the 30th of April. First bill yesterday and I paid R924 more than I expected. Lol and behold I was charged R924 to migrate from one plan to another. Damn. I regret it. My GF wants a new phone. Safe to say she won't be upgrading on MTN.
  4. A

    Scam Online Cellphone Shop

  5. S

    Scammed - where to go for help?

    I was recently scammed by an online shop. Where can one go for help? The police doesn't assist because they regard it as a 'voluntary transaction', insurance won't pay without a case number, people who have been scammed by the same company, have had limited success with the Consumer Ombudsman...
  6. A

    EasyEquities Scamming me for R50k [HELP]

    Hi everyone, I’m posting this hoping someone here is able to assist me as I’m pulling my hair out in stress. I signed up and registered everything necessary to get started with EE and begin depositing funds. I went with their instant EFT option to deposit R50k and begin my investment journey...
  7. Sharkssmart1

    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...
  8. 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...
  9. Itsa Trap

    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, I did request an OTP on the fake website, with no intention of even entering...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. M - biggest scam

    Hi Guys - so here goes, i bought smart broadlink light switches off - 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...
  13. 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 and attached a signed letter from our directors along with a directors ID, as required. I then receive a reference number...
  14. 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...
  15. 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)...
  16. 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...
  17. J

    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?
  18. shooter69

    Leaving your funds in retirement fund after resignation is a very bad idea

    Background : I worked for a company for 2 years and we had a compulsory Funds at work fund with Momentum. about 5 months ago I resigned and joined a new company with a new pension fund. I decided to leave my retirement fund in tact so it can grow. (Worth R94k at the time of resignation)...
  19. 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...
  20. 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 (FREE MSG) 30014 R15/day subscription optout dial 0879709423 I...