WENDY KNOWLER | Be a fraud, very a fraud: beware of credit impersonators out there

To avoid a nightmare like one reader suffered, it’s a good idea to register with the SA Fraud Prevention Service

23 May 2021 - 17:48 By wendy knowler

As a proof of identity, a green book or card does a terrible job of protecting us from impersonation fraud.

Incidence of this crime quadrupled in 2020, so more South Africans than ever have had an impersonator go on a merry spending spree in their name, leaving them with massive debt and nothing to show for it, except for a financially debilitating “blacklisting” on their credit profile...

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