His followers sympathised and shared their own experiences.
"I'm sorry, Nyovi. It happened to me in 2010. I almost went crazy because I had saved up to go back to varsity. The money was paid back by the bank, but the airtime transactions? I couldn't get the money back for those because my cellphone number was used for those purchases. Check your sim card."
SA was among the top 10 countries most affected by cybercrime in 2021, according to research by cybersecurity company Surfshark.
SA was placed sixth, while the UK topped the list for the second year in a row.
“As more of our lives become digital, the chances of falling victim to online crimes grow every year. Since 2001, the online crime victim count increased 17 times, and financial losses grew more than 400 times, from $2,000 to $788,000 losses per hour,” said Surfshark CEO Vytautas Kaziukonis.