A new ID theft method of offering overseas employment is being used to obtain personal details,
Police on Thursday warned of a scam offering overseas job opportunities which could lead to identity theft.
National police spokesperson Captain Percy Morokane said the potential victim is contacted via email and offered overseas employment with many tempting benefits.
Personal details are then requested from the recipient of the e-mail such as banking details, scanned identity documents and copies of their academic qualifications.
On receipt of these documents, a fake employment contract is sent to the victim. The personal information provided could be used in identity theft, Morokane said.
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