Online Scams IX: "ABSA electronic fund transfer" Scam
You get an
ABSA electronic fund transfer
An electronic fund transfer was sent to your account.
Please Find attached below to view your payment and
the date your direct deposit status will become
ABSA Online Banking
There is an
atachment, ABSA.AUTHPAY.htm. The
scammer expects you to open ( double-click) it.
This will take you to a scam website (you will see a
URL that is nothing to do with ABSA). The site will
look a lot like an ABSA online banking site and, if
you bank with Absa, you might be tempted to try to
log in. This will give the scammer your banking
If you are
using the Google Chrome browser, you should get the
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You can tell that this is a scam by looking at
the file extension of the attachment. No bank will
send you an HTM (website page) file. A legitimate
bank email will not come from a rubbish email
address like the one above, which uses a domain in
Brazil (.br at the end).
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Carruthers, of Academy
of Business Owners, writes:
I closed my
first business in 1992. The uncertainty leading to the 1994
election changed how we all looked at our companies.
I did not
expect my clients to stop hiring staff and buying equipment.
They were uncertain about their future. The logical thing for
them was to slow down to wait and see.
I ran out of
sales. I'd geared the business for growth. (It's the most common
factor leading to small-business closure.)
that, I ran out of money. Business money and personal money.
guarantee I'd signed during eight years turned into a court
summons. Lawyers and accountants had told me I had to sign them
to get business loans and office space. Each summons turned into
judgment stopped me from opening a new business to raise funds
to bail myself out. My diabetes kept me from getting a real day
job. It was an exciting time.
I spent the
next three years talking to every business owner I could find.
Every single one assured me they operated with the same
structure I had used. In hindsight, it's
the worst possible business structure.
enough from them to assemble a course revealing how to cut your
private risks to zero. I called it
CrashProof your Business. More than 40,000 business
owners attended. They applied the skills they gained to protect
themselves and theír families.
It's not as
easy as you might think. Nor is it as self-evident.
which started to my journey was precisely 25 years ago. That
seems a good reason to share these ideas again. At least, until
This course is
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proprietorships, partnerships, close corporations, trusts, and
(Pty) Ltd entities.
You get it
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comprises 17 short videos. (I taped a complete live seminar at
the UCT Graduate School of Business facility in 1998. )
You want to
know this before signing your first:
· Bank account application.
· Loan application. (HP, Lease, Overdraft,...)
· Application to rent premises.
· Business credit card application.
This is the
course that led to SA's best-selling book on small-business
It is much
easier to get it right the first time than to unwind it later.
Fixing how you handle business money will remove all the losses
closure provokes. Moreover, you will discover many more options
to manage looming shutdown.
The best time to fix this was the day you started. The
second best time to fix this is today.
Your free course is here. It's
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(I would appreciate you sharing this email with another business