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Fraud

Criminal in handcuffs

The fish rots from the head, declares that ancient Chinese proverb. If it’s true that
the buck starts and ends in the boardroom, it’s little wonder that more shameful
revelations have emerged from deep within the seemingly shameless public
broadcaster.

Students are being warned about a university operating illegally in Johannesburg which
has not been accredited. The Department of Higher Education and Training has
approached South African Police Service (SAPS) to open charges against the owners
of the institution.

Bogus FET colleges are popping up across the country and the Department of
Higher Education and Training has urged students, parents and guardians to
ensure that the institutions they enrol with are legally registered.

The public has been urged to ignore BankSeta learnership adverts posted on unofficial
websites
and private e-mail accounts after a fake advertisement was discovered on the popular
free-listing website, Gumtree.

As people become desperate to make ends meet more workers are turning to
employee fraud as a means of supplementing their income. A recent survey revealed
that fraud committed by employees in the UK alone went up by over 40% last year.

If members of the public receive communication claiming to be from the FIC (or any other government department) that refers to payments to be made or to be received, Treasury warned that this was "clearly a scam" and they should not respond to it.

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