The Western Cape Police’s Commercial Crimes Unit on Tuesday said far too many people are still being duped by internet scams.
The Hawks warned criminals are continuously adjusting their modus operandi, making it difficult for unsuspecting consumers to stay a step ahead of con artists.
Police have reminded members of the public they need to be more vigilant when sharing personal information.
The police’s Jerome Hardenberg said the type of fraud involving cloned bank cards and internet banking fraud is expected to rise ahead of the festive season.
Police have arrested several suspects since the start of the year. On Monday two Chinese nationals were apprehended in Kraaifontein for being in possession of equipment used to produce cloned bank cards.
Officers hope to make more arrests in the coming month.