1,370 cases of ID Theft had been reported by the end of April. The category of crime surged from 3,327 cases in 2012 to 3,873 last year, and the figure is expected to continue to soar this year.
He wanted to buy a house but discovered to his utter shock that he was blacklisted for goods he never purchased.
Department of Home Affairs announced recently that it had eliminated 84 000 illegal “duplicate” IDs over the past year. However, a further 130 000 were still to be recovered.
Useful and practical tips to protect yourself from Identity Theft and Fraud
Adv Randolph Samuel @ Lucid Living Have you ever received a call from a company, advising you that you are in arrears on your payment – but you know for a fact, that you don’t have an account with that company? Unless this is an administration error, this is almost always […]
Adv Randolph Samuel @ Lucid Living It is estimated that identity theft costs the South African economy in the region of R1 billion per annum and the United Kingdom economy $3.5 billion per annum. In the United States identity theft is the fastest growing type of fraud – in 2008 some […]