Bank card holders urged to be vigilant

Pasa calls on bank card owners to check their banks statements and accounts for any unknown transactions.

Pasa has called on bank card owners to check their banks statements and accounts for any unknown transactions.

JOHANNESBURG - Payments Association of South Africa (Pasa) on Sunday said almost 100,000 card holders have been affected after an online company leaked personal banking details due negligence.

A week ago, Pasa discovered that some irregular transactions were taking place on clients' accounts.

Pasa said banks say card holders need to check their banks statements and accounts for any unknown transactions.

Pasa's Walter Volke said, "All banks card holders have been exposed in some way, but not the whole card base. We're talking about a few 100,000 cards."

First National Bank (FNB) said clients do need to be alarmed by the recent credit card leakage problem.

It also said it is looking into their systems to know how many card holders are affected.

The banks Jacques Celliers said, "It could potentially affect a number of customers across the world but we're not quite sure yet."