What do people know about you?
Most of us have received an email or SMS inviting us to part with personal information, be it our identity number, bank account details or internet banking passwords. Known as “phishing” attacks, these communications look authentic and can easily confuse you into divulging your personal information. The financial consequences of falling for such a ruse are usually dire. But how do fraudsters get their hands on your email address or cellphone number in the first place?
At this month’s meeting of the Acsis/Personal Finance Financial Planning Club, Anna Collard, founder and director of Popcorn Training, a company that promotes information security awareness and training, will explain what you should know when giving out your personal details and the implications of the soon-to-be enacted Protection of Personal Information Bill.
The presentation will take place at the Belmont Square Conference Centre in Belmont Road, Rondebosch, on Tuesday, November 19, at 5.30pm for 6pm. For more information or to book, telephone Nomhle Somdaka on 0860 101 226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also book on the club’s website, www.fpclub.co.za
Non-members pay R125 to attend. The cost for members of the Financial Planning Institute is R80, while students and pensioners pay R75.