Protect yourself from fraud and stand in line to win an iPad!


by  Tina-Louise

Company:  Compuscan
Telephone:  021 888 6127

It is estimated that identity theft costs our economy over R 1 billion each year. Despite the fact that consumers are becoming more vigilant, fraudsters are becoming more cunning. Techniques such as card skimming and phishing are used daily on unsuspecting victims to access their identity and personal information. Social media websites have also become a goldmine for fraudsters who are looking for access to personal information. If consumers want to protect their identity from impersonation the first step is to equip themselves with knowledge on how to prevent identity theft and what to do should they become a victim.

Many individuals believe that fraud will not affect them and as a result do not put appropriate measures in place to protect themselves. To give individuals the opportunity to test and improve their fraud knowledge Compuscan, with the support of the SAFPS, has created a fraud quiz on their website. The quiz hopes to educate individuals and equip them with the vital skills and knowledge needed to protect themselves from the scourge of identity theft. Apart from providing insight into the latest fraud trends and educating individuals on how to protect themselves, by entering the quiz individuals will also stand in line to win the new Apple iPad.

The new iPad was launched in South Africa in April 2012 and features a high resolution retina display, 5 megapixel camera and up to 10 hours of battery life. Full specs of the new iPad are:

Retina display
9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Camera, photos and video recording:
5-megapixel iSight camera
Tap to focus
Face detection in still images
Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
Video stabilization
FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
Photo and video geotagging

Weight and Dimensions:
Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm)
Weight: 1.46 pounds (662 g

Battery and Power:
Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics

Wireless and Cellular:
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Model for AT&T: 4G LTE (700, 2100 MHz)3; UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Model for Verizon: 4G LTE (700 MHz)3; CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Data only4

Input and Output:
30-pin dock connector port
3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
Built-in speaker
Micro-SIM card tray

Digital compass
Assisted GPS and GLONASS

To stand in line to win this fantastic prize, consumers simply have to log onto Compuscan’s website and answer 10 easy fraud related questions. If you answer all the questions correctly (all of which can be found on Compuscan’s related websites) your name will be entered into the draw to win the new iPad.

Terms and conditions apply. Competition is valid from 16 July 2012 to 31 August 2012. Prize is not exchangeable for cash. Terms and conditions can be found on


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