South Africa lost R450 million due to card fraud in the previous year - Hawks

Following reports that the Hawks on Tuesday seized 26 card skimming devices at a Serbian national's house in Johannesburg, Pippa Hudson speaks to Lieutenant Colonel Jerome Hardenberg, an investigator at Commercial Branch of the Hawks.

According to Hardenberg, card skimming is a serious crime. He says South Africa lost R453 million to card fraud in 2014.

He further said that card skimming is a priority crime to the Hawks and people need to report these crimes to them after reporting it to the banks.

Listen to the full conversation on the Pippa Hudson Show:

TIPS:

  • Use the same ATM most of the time. It’s easy to notice foul play on familiar grounds
  • Never let anyone assist you at an ATM, even if they appear to be a bank official
  • Cover up your pin always
  • Use an ATM that is monitored by a CCTV camera
  • Be vigilant
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