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Inside a cryptocurrency scam

Inside a cryptocurrency scam

Social media networks are being used to lure people into a cryptocurrency scam. A sophisticated social media network is being used to con South Africans by claiming to generate huge returns through trading. The network is made up of 300 fake...

Video: Investing in bitcoin

Video: Investing in bitcoin

Whenever we see a surge in the price of bitcoin, I get a lot of queries from people asking how they can invest. The problem is that people are lured by the prospect of high returns rather than actually understanding what they are investing in. A...

Listen: Investigating crypto scams

Listen: Investigating crypto scams

In this My Money, My Lifestyle podcast we delve into the world of crypto scams which seem to be mushrooming everywhere, despite repeated warnings from our authorities. How do these crypto scams work? How do people get lured into parting with their...

FSCA issues crypto health warning

FSCA issues crypto health warning

The FSCA wants to warn the public that if something goes wrong with your crypto investment, you are not likely to get your money back and will have no recourse against anyone. The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has noted with concern the...

FSCA to regulate crypto-assets

FSCA to regulate crypto-assets

Globally there has been an increase in the number of retail investors wanting to purchase crypto-assets. Unfortunately this has seen an exponential increase in the number “crypto-scams”. This is where unregulated entities and individuals promise...

Safety tips when trading crypto-assets

Safety tips when trading crypto-assets

By Wiehann Olivier, CA (SA) and Partner at Mazars South Africa While we wait for the experts to draw up a regulatory framework for crypto-assets, it’s crucial that you educate yourself on good practices for Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs)....

Buying a cryptocurrency bundle

Buying a cryptocurrency bundle

With the collapse of Bitcoin from over R250 000 to around R70 000 today, the hype around cryptocurrencies has largely died down. It usually takes a wipeout for people to understand exactly what is meant by a risky investment. However, pundits argue...

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