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
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.
Clearly we need more protection, and it’s coming soon — a digital ID, including our unique biometrics: voice, fingerprints and face...