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The person on the other end of the line is a fraudster adept at eliciting critical information, including your PIN code.South Africa took an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series with a thumping seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Johannesburg. Relive all highlights of third ODI between South Africa vs Sri Lanka here.Safe-T-Cam is a network of cameras placed on major arterial roads that detect unregistered vehicles.As I was personally caught out, I know how easy it is if you’re not concentrating.In my case, the waiter took my card away briefly and when he returned, I entered my PIN without covering with my other hand.
The first line of defence against any SMS fraud is to diligently check your phone bills for any unusual amounts being deducted. “You also need to check the permissions that you grant the application on installation: you should be sceptical if a basic game, for instance, requires access to address books and the internet, or needs the ability to send SMSes,” says Streicher. SIM swops One of the outcomes of a phishing scam could be a SIM swop.