In the past week CapeTalk covered an FNB story where customers complained about substantial amount of money disappearing from their accounts without their consent.
The bank in question later responded blaming phishing as the main reason for these customers losing their money.
Jan Vermuelen, Senior Journalist at MyBroadBand.co.za gave tips on how South Africans can protect themselves from becoming victims of phishing scams.
According to Vermuelen, the phishing scams that people are more vulnerable to are through emails, where an email which looks legit is sent to customers requesting their personal information.
Listen to the full conversation below:
My advice: when it comes to your finances do not click a link in an email— Jan Vermeulen, Journalist at MyBroadband
Emails in general are a popular way of trying to scam people of their private information— Jan Vermeulen, Journalist at MyBroadband
Any kind of email that comes with request, before you type or clink on any links either call the bank and verify or just go to the banks website…— Jan Vermeulen, Journalist at MyBroadband