Every day, numerous consumers become victims of financial crime. Criminals are more cunning than ever before in getting their hands on your money. As the Bank of Athens, we want to help our customers protect themselves and be aware of the risks they face. One of the mechanisms criminals employ to steal money from you is through Card Swapping. Below are facts around Card Swapping and tips on how to protect yourself:
While using an ATM, an unknown person will approach the victim and try to “assist” them. Their card will be taken out of the ATM by the criminal who presses the cancel button for the card to eject. It is then swapped without the bank customer even realising it.
The card swap usually happens before the victim inserts their PIN to transact, which prevents the transaction from taking place due to the swapped card being in the ATM. During this process of “assisting”, the fraudster is close enough to view the PIN. The victim will then leave the ATM after the unsuccessful transaction, either with someone else’s card, which they don’t realise at that point or without their card which was apparently swallowed by the ATM.
At the same time the criminal walks away with the victim’s card and PIN, which will be utilised almost immediately at another nearby ATM. By the time the victim realises what has happened, and arranges to cancel the card, their money has already been withdrawn.Criminals attempt to confuse bank customers, making them more inclined to accept assistance at ATM’s by:
The Integrated Annual Report and the audited annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016 are available for viewing and downloading.
Included in the report are the official notice of annual general meeting and form of proxy for sixty-ninth Annual General Meeting of the South African Bank of Athens Limited (“SABA”) to be held in the Boardroom of The South African Bank of Athens Limited, Block 3 Inanda Greens Business Park, 54 Wierda Road West, Wierda Valley, Sandton, on Wednesday, 21st June 2017, at 10h00 (South African Time). Printed copies of the Integrated Annual Report have been mailed to shareholders.
The record date in terms of Section 59 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, for purposes of determining which shareholders of the company are entitled to receive notice and to vote at the meeting, is 09th June 2017.
To be effective the proxy forms, must reach the office of the Company Secretary by no later than 10:00 am on Friday, 16th June 2017 and are available here. Click to view/download the proxy form.
Note registered and postal address of The South African Bank of Athens Limited below:
Block 3, Inanda Greens Business Park
54 Wierda Road West
P O box 784921
Kindly contact Maureen Dolo on [email protected] to request a printed copy.