The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) is warning South Africans to be vigilant against increasing online dating scams.
Sabric CEO Kalyani Pillay says that although online dating scams have been around for a while, perpetrators are being more sophisticated as more people make use of online dating sites.
According to Pillay, perpetrators use various ways of getting money from people who use dating sites, and sometimes operate as a group.
Sabric has launched a campaign to make people aware of scams in online dating sites.
Listen to the conversation below:
Not only do they (criminals) rob people of their money, they rob them of their self-esteem as well— Kalyani Pillay, CEO of the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric)
Most people are on social media these days, and its a great way to communicate. What these perpetrators do is they scout all of these platforms when your security levels are not set at their highest... They are able to select their interests well— Kalyani Pillay, CEO of the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric)