Social media users, you are at greater risk of identity theft

On Tuesday, the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) put out a statement which says the information that we share on social media could put us at risk of identity theft.

Pippa Hudson interviewed Carol McLoughlin, the Executive Director at the South African Fraud Prevention Services about how social media users could protect themselves against identity fraud.

Identity theft is a problem and it’s not only in South Africa, this is a global phenomenon

Carol McLoughlin, the Executive Director at the South African Fraud Prevention Services

Listen to the full conversation on The Pippa Hudson Show:

In this country just last year alone, the number of cases reported to our organisation exceeded 2400

Carol McLoughlin, the Executive Director at the South African Fraud Prevention Services

It is so tricky to try and understand exactly where the identity has been compromised

Carol McLoughlin, the Executive Director at the South African Fraud Prevention Services

These criminals are so crafty that they try so many different means of getting access to people’s information

Carol McLoughlin, the Executive Director at the South African Fraud Prevention Services

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