What do peo­ple know about you?

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PERSONALFINANCE -

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 info@fp­club.co.za. 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.

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