Scams

A scam is any fraudulent business or deceitful scheme performed by a dishonest individual, group or company attempting to take money or something of value from an innocent, and often unsuspecting, individual. Since the rise of the internet, new forms of online scams have emerged, and fraudulent behaviour has since increased. Ultimately, it is up to us to stay informed about common scamming activities and be aware and cautious when active and using confidential information online.

What does a scam look like?

 

Scams come in many shapes and forms—an email, SMS, phone call or malware—and anyone can be victim to one. Scams often ask for your personal details and confidential information and this is the first step to knowing what to look out for.

It could be a scam if…
  • The information presented to you sounds too good to be true.
  • The offer, prize or communication has come out of the blue and you have not entered the competition or applied for the information that is being spoken of.
  • The message requires a very quick response time to clarify your information or win the prize. This puts you under pressure and doesn’t give you much time to think about the validity of the information or talk to people you trust about the situation.
  • You receive the information via a free email, for example, Hotmail, Aim, Yahoo or Gmail.
  • You are promised large sums of money for very little, or no effort on your part.
  • You are requested to provide money upfront, for whatever reason, before the proposed transaction can take place.
  • You are requested to confirm personal or account details via a hyperlink, icon or attachment in an email or telephonically.

Events & Social Responsabilities

Acácia Jazz Festival | 28 of November | Polana Hotel

One of the most acclaimed and charismatic American jazz musicians, Joshua Redman, is the headliner of the second edition of the Standard Bank Acácia Jazz Festival, to be held on November 28, in Maputo, for the 125th anniversary celebrations of the implementation of this financial services provider in Mozambique.

Natural Gas Exploration: Standard Bank Calls for Empowerment of SMEs

Maputo hosted, on the 11th of September, the fourth edition of the Financial Times Summit in Mozambique, during which Standard Bank’s managing director, Chuma Nwokocha, defended the need for the country to focus on capacity building of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) so that they can effectively take advantage of the opportunities that open up with the implementation of projects
associated with the exploration of natural gas in the Rovuma basin, Cabo Delgado province.