There are so many different types of fraud in South Africa and thousands of people, including businesses, targeted every year. Millions of Rands are being stolen every year and the resources are steady increase in identity fraud. Corporate identity theft have, especially increased, but almost 10% of businesses falling victim to some form of identity fraud in a year.

Cyber crimes

If you suspect cybercrime activity, you can report it to either OnTRAC.org.za or to UJ.ac.za. OnTRAC provide a secure platform for importing illegal activities and for obtaining advice on how to identify and deal with the rise in online cybercrimes. This platform. Utilises a support ticket system to streamline incident reports and every support ticket is assigned a unique number which you can use to track the progress and the responses online.

It is much more lucrative for criminals to target businesses is that there is much more money involved. Surprisingly, a lot of business information gets stolen, due to the fact that businesses do not completely destroy documentation. This includes banks, which is how fraudsters are easily able to target unsuspecting customers. Documentation that contain personal details such as identity numbers, addresses and bank account numbers, gives Forster is the perfect opportunity to steal money falsely under someone else’s name.

Reporting fraud and scams

You can report any scams to Scambuster.co.za, an independent website for posting scam content online.

Here are a few other contact details to report other crimes:

Threats against Critical Infrastructure

noc@ssa.gov.za – National Operational Centre

ecs-csirt@e-comsec.com – State Security Agency
Child Abuse/Images

childprotect@saps.org.za – South African Police Service
419 Advance Fee Scams

419scam@saps.org.za – South African Police Service

hq.commercial@saps.org.za – South African Police Service
Phishing

phishing@sars.gov.za – South African Revenue Service