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Card, cybercrime threats to look out for this festive season

Consumers are eager to spend and retailers are keen for the windfall of the holidays but when people are more spendthrift, criminals are more alert. This is particularly true for cybercriminals, cashing in on the holiday spirit...

By Hein Kern 2 days ago

Finding solutions to the growing chargeback challenge

Increasing sophistication in card fraud is reason for concern. Not only for banks, but most especially for online merchants, who are at risk of losing their ability to trade should they be implicated in repeat fraud attempts and excessive customer disputes...

By Kyle Rozendo 25 Nov 2016

Five tips for safe online shopping

With Friday, 25 November being Black Friday, it is predicted that many will flock online for great deals but, with so many people online, many cybercriminals will be waiting...

24 Nov 2016

Retail security trends for 2017 - 'servification' and DNA protection

Monica Hallin, CEO of Vindico Group, predicts the three strongest trends in retail security for 2017...

By Monica Hallin 22 Nov 2016

Malls gear up for Black Friday

The countdown to Black Friday has begun. And retailers across the country are preparing for an influx of shoppers on the busiest shopping day of the year...

By Monica Laganparsad 21 Nov 2016

Mobile payment security for a globetrotting generation

Thanks to advances in technology, the travel experience - compared to only a few years ago - is faster, simpler and more convenient. We book airline tickets, hotel stays, and call an Uber quickly and easily with a simple click on websites or in apps, paying with credit or debit cards. And, once on the road, we use our mobiles to check-in, access boarding passes, and receive updates on any changes to our plans...

By Ajay Bhalla 9 Nov 2016

Why point-of-sale breaches remain a lucrative endeavour for cybercriminals

Most of the customers in the queue for Wendy's, in Nebraska, only intended to grab a burger or a coffee. Luckily for the customers - they did manage to get their food and drinks. But unluckily, by the time they left the café, cybercriminals had also accessed the point-of-sale (POS) system and stolen thousands of card records...

8 Nov 2016

Is it wise for brands to insult black township consumers who are worth R100bn?

The township economy is worth R100bn, while the stokvel industry is estimated to be worth around R70bn. This is according to the Gauteng MEC for economic development, agriculture and rural development, Lebogang Maile...

By Bandile Ndzishe 12 Oct 2016

Malls tighten security after terror warnings

The Department of State Security had downplayed warnings of an increased likelihood of Islamic terrorist attacks in South Africa issued by the US, UK and Australian governments...

By Philani Nombembe and Graeme Hosken 7 Jun 2016

Tips to avoid becoming a victim of cyber fraud this festive season

With millions of South Africans preparing to log on to do their shopping this festive season, gangs of cyber criminals are lying in wait to spoil the party by infiltrating networks and stealing money and identities. But you need not become one of the victims if you employ a pre-emptive practical strategy to mitigate the risks...

7 Dec 2015

Be vigilant over Christmas, RBS executive warns shoppers

As the year draws to a close, shopping malls begin to experience a significant rise in foot traffic as many South Africans and international tourists rush to complete their Christmas shopping...

25 Nov 2015

Card skimming fraud: who is liable?

With a 23% year-on-year increase in card skimming fraud from R366 million to R453 million recorded last year, according to the Hawks, it is becoming increasingly important for both consumers and establishments to be vigilant about this type of fraud, especially during the busy festive season...

20 Nov 2015

Four tips on how retailers can protect themselves from data breaches

MasterCard addressed various issues impacting retailers across Africa...

13 Nov 2015

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