Tag - fraud

Concerns with eFiling and erroneous tax registration

Concerns about SARS eFiling have been raised in the first annual report issued by the Office of the Tax Ombud. In several cases bank details were changed on the eFiling system resulting in a refunds being paid into a third-party bank account. In other cases fraudulent eFiling profiles were opened under tax payers’ names resulting in fraudulent...

It’s annual tax phishing season

With tax filing season upon us, the annual tax-related cyber-fraud feeding frenzy has begun, warns Jonas Thulin, Security Consultant at Fortinet. “The Receiver of Revenue, financial institutions and security firms have been issuing the same warnings every tax season for years. Amazingly, nothing has changed and people are still being...

Beware of debit order fraud

When Jurie Pohl discovered that fraudulent debit orders amounting to R12 000 had been deducted from his bank account over five years, he became the latest victim of a financial crime where syndicates are deliberately using the debit order system to commit fraud. Walter Volker, head of Payments Association South Africa (PASA) and author of...