SATSA Security Tips



SATSA Security Tips

06 December 2010

Where and how do I report incidents of tourism-related crime?
After you first call SAPS at 10111, and your security provider for emergency support, report the incident to tsi at toll-free number 0861 874 911.
Anonymous tip-off line - SMS tip-off to 32211 for more info www.CrimeLine.co.za
This highly successful project, run by Primedia’s Talk 702, has been endorsed by the South African Police Service (SAPS).
If you have any information, first contact your local police, then send the information – with as much detail as possible, please - to Crime Line by SMS at 32211.

THE SCAM REPORT
Have you been caught out by a scam? If so then let us know, so that we can warn other SATSA members.
Please send information to communications@satsa.co.za

Cops bust tollbooth card scam
Bank card skimming syndicates are now targeting tollbooths and, with the festive season approaching, authorities are warning motorists to pay cash rather than hand over credit cards at toll roads.
A Mariannhill plaza toll collector has been arrested by police from Durban’s commercial crime unit. He has appeared in court on charges of skimming at least 150 cards over the past three months. Police said he was part of a bigger syndicate which also operated at a bookshop at Durban’s new King Shaka Airport. So far, their crimes have cost banks and their customers more than R3-million, excluding any crimes committed with cards skimmed from overseas tourists.
Three others have also been arrested and more arrests are expected.
The breakthrough came as a result of heightened public awareness through training given by police and the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) before the World Cup, when credit card skimming was identified as a priority crime.