Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist

Wendy Knowler is one of SA's foremost consumer journalists, known for her columns published by TimesLIVE and her contributions to radio stations. She also hosts training workshops for businesses around SA. Her expertise is based on 20 years of mediating conflict between consumers and companies.

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
WENDY KNOWLER | Vish granny will be next? Scammers are now going the extra mile

Until last week, I’d never heard of fraudsters going as far as posing as bank officials and visiting elderly folk at home

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Car jammers already loving the festive season: Wendy Knowler’s 'watch-outs of ...

In this weekly segment of bite-sized chunks of useful information, consumer journalist Wendy Knowler summarises news you can use.

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Tips on wedding photography, car insurance premiums and vishing: A warning

Wedding photographers often retain ownership and copyright of their photos and licence the photos to the couple.

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
WENDY KNOWLER | Freeloaders boot up followers while original creators suffer

With little copyright protection for digital content producers, the space has become a free-for-all

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Claims soar to R32bn for the ‘world’s most expensive riots’ in July

“We never thought the torching of trucks at Mooi River would end up being the most expensive riots in the world, bigger than the riots claims in ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
WENDY KNOWLER | Driven demented by ‘debt’ that turned out to be an error

A client’s use of a hired car results in an erroneous bill that takes years to clear up

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
NO-vember: Beware the Black Friday, Black November and Singles' Day spending ...

In this weekly segment of bite-sized chunks of useful information, consumer journalist Wendy Knowler summarises news you can use.

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Banking fraud surges, but Sabric is onto culprits

The lockdown shift to online shopping has created more opportunities for criminals, says report

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
Surge in banking fraud, but Sabric is onto the culprits

Criminal syndicates have been living it up on the proceeds of their fraud victims’ bank accounts, but the good news is the SA Banking Risk ...

Wendy Knowler Consumer journalist
WENDY KNOWLER | Best you check that funeral policy. It may have been dead at ...

A man who paid his gran’s funeral policy for 10 years has discovered it was invalid from day one