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Mike Bolhuis advises how to protect yourself against scams

Mike Bolhuis is the sole proprietor of Specialised Security Services with over 35 years of experience.

He works in support of and together with the SAPS, as well as all other safety and security authorities.

Mike is passionate about the fight against crime, particularly against women, children, and animals

While protecting yourself from attacks is important, this morning Martin Bester spoke to Mike Bolhuis about a different kind of attack – one that can hurt your pocket. We all know someone who has been scammed. From the smallest scam to bigger, more dangerous ones.

Mike Bolhuis mentioned the most popular scams and how you can protect yourself from them.

Most common scams:

SAPS impersonators and corrupt police officials

Sexual online portals

Animal sale

Religious recruiters

SARS returns and extortions

Sick children in need of healthcare

Social media product sale (e.g. car sales on facebook)

Poverty stricken person(s) impersonator

Bank charges and payment email notifications

Winnings claim

If you want to learn more about how to spot a potential scam and protect yourself, as well as those around you, listen to Mike Bolhuis as he chats to Martin Bester and gives practical advice. 

Breakfast with Martin Bester – Jacaranda FM

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