Banking

Is a Global Recession Looming?

Millions of jobs could be lost as economies grind to a halt in the midst of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The lock downs imposed in many countries have also disrupted all sectors of the economy, causing a cascading effect across the globe. Is the global economy now facing its deepest recession in history amidst a colossal public health disaster?

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Jamtara’s Credit Card Scammers

Jamtara has been the centre for credit card scams in India. In just 2019, 107 phishing scammers were arrested from Jamtara for stealing from unsuspecting victims.
Here’s the fascinating (true!) story of the brewing cyber crime from the people of Jamtara themselves.

Catch the con artists pulling-off phishing scams in the crime-thriller Jamtara, now streaming on Netflix.

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Identity Theft

It starts with what sounds like a promising phone call: For a one-time fee, you can lower the interest rate on your credit card. But the person on the other end of the line isn’t with your bank or credit card company — and what that person is really after is your identity.

We obtain a database of names of people who have had their identities stolen through this scam, and inform them about the breach. And we talk to experts and a former fraudster who tell us how you can protect your personal information, including testing whether Equifax and TransUnion are doing enough to protect you.

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Cyber Impersonation Scam

From your bank account details to your home address – your emails hold a treasure trove of personal information about you and every transaction you make can be traced right back to your electronic signature. Every day in South Africa people transfer and receive funds, using the internet and from the comfort of their own homes – but where there’s money moving, criminals aren’t far behind. Now, by intercepting and impersonating you on your emails, cyber hackers are making off with thousands of rands in fraudulent electronic transfers. Carte Blanche investigates.

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