Capfin is aware of an email that is doing the rounds, stating that Capfin is offering COVID-19 relief
grants. Capfin has NO association with these emails sent to some of our existing customers and /
or potential customers.
If you receive an email with the heading “CAPFIN / US GOVERNMENT COVID-19 RELIEF GRANTS”
from the email address “Capfin Com <email@example.com>” or an email similar in nature, it is
a SCAM! Please do not provide any personal information or documentation or money to “claim
Should you have any questions or wish to report suspicious activity, please contact the Capfin
Fraud Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 087 354 00 33 (between 08:00 –17:00 week days).
Fraud is a serious problem faced by many organisations. This makes raising awareness and educating
customers about the different types of fraudulent activities vital. Join us this week as we stand
together in the fight against fraud.
We will never ask you to pay back half or any other part of your loan in order to cancel it.
If you are unsure of Capfin’s banking details, please
contact the Contact Centre on 087 354 0000
before making any payment.
We will never ask you to pay your loan using a Wallet/Money or any other Transfer.
Contact the Capfin Fraud Department on 087 354 0033 or email email@example.com.
Provide the agent with your contact number, ID number and an affidavit to
confirm the details of the suspected fraudulent activity and/or transaction.
Thereafter our team will conduct a preliminary investigation in order to assess and resolve the situation.
Don’t become a victim of ID theft.
Shred all documents that contain your personal information.
Always remain attentive at ATM’s and ensure that no-one is attempting to gain access to your pin number.
Make sure that all your accounts have strong passwords that are not easy to decipher.
Never respond to an e-mail or SMS that asks you to insert or update your personal and banking information by clicking
on a website link provided in the content of the message.
If you receive a call from an unknown individual who requests personal information, rather offer to call them back to
verify that the number they have given you in fact belongs to the correct company.
Stay Secured When Working From Home
Make your router password complicated, using symbols, letters and numbers.
Change your router admin credentials. When you connect to the Wi-Fi router, you will be asked to log in with a username and password. It is crucial that this password is changed and stored somewhere secure!
Turn off Plug ‘n Play. This setting is designed to make things easier, while at the same time also making it easier for strangers to connect to your home network!
Keep the router firmware up to date. Due to the way these devices are designed to be as easy as possible to install and use, they are under constant attack and manufacturers release updated software to protect users from these attacks.