Identity theft on Social Media

Published on: 5th February 2021

Radio Interview with 702 Talk Radio – Clement Manyathela Show

“Recent research reveals that identity theft affects millions of people a year, costing victims countless hours and money in identity recovery and repair. What causes this pattern of online theft and fraud?  

It’s a combination of factors: a lack of consumer knowledge regarding protecting your identity online; growing comfort with, and trust in, social platform providers; the need for social platforms to generate revenue; and a lack of standards or policing of these standards.

Although this issue is not yet in the mainstream consciousness, it likely will be sooner rather than later.” – Kent Lewis, Entrepreneurs’ Organisation

WASPA’s General Manager, Ilonka Badenhorst, chats with Clement Manyanthela from 702 Talk Radio to review this new threat and how consumers can protect themselves.

Listen to the interview below: