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Standard Bank has endured a rather torrid week already, having revealed that it was the victim of a R300-million credit card scam in Japan. You can catch up on the original story here.
If the bank was expecting sympathy from South Africans, there was none to be had, as SA Twitter users lambasted the institution or had fun at its expense.
Social media users had a little field day following the news…
*Standard Bank calls JP police*
👮: “For mass bank fraud please press 1…”
— Pawel Janiak (@cynicalgrinch) May 23, 2016
Somewhere, the Standard Bank CEOs be like pic.twitter.com/4D4uB9eBhY
— Gugulethu Mhlungu (@GugsM) May 23, 2016
Guptas can be glad they were blocked from banking with Standard Bank. There stolen tax money is still safe from other thieves.
— Baas Jan (@JCos01) May 23, 2016
It seems like criminals worked simpler, better and faster than Standard Bank.
— Christo (@ChristoThurston) May 23, 2016
Hopefully the thieves haven’t started ” Moving Foward” with all our money at Standard Bank!! #CardFraud
— Clive_from_Randburg (@clivesibbs) May 23, 2016
Standard Bank is a joke ekse, everytime I bank online I pour holy water on my keyboard to avoid fraud.
— Aquilar L. (@AQUILOGY) May 23, 2016
Other users had a more serious response to the scam…
Standard Bank is not safe no more rather keep my cash under the mattress
— ☥Bra Biza #COZ (@akanigates) May 23, 2016
Standard Bank’s empire is built on a sophisticated long con & an odd mix of afrophobia & paternalism.
The swindlers were swindled 🐸☕️
— Ottilia Anna M (@MaS1banda) May 23, 2016
Standard Bank. Late to the digital game. First to be stung so bad. It’s a case of last in, first out: LIFO
— Victor Dlamini (@victordlamini) May 23, 2016
I was once scammed R17 000 on my card while with Standard Bank. So it is really not surprising. https://t.co/9WmDYa9PsK
— Remmone M (@Remmonem) May 23, 2016
Standard Bank trying to raise the R300mil they lost by raising prices. 😠😠 what is this nonsense? pic.twitter.com/0jdr2cK77Q
— Ncepsi’s lil sis (@Vuyo_Ntshinga) May 23, 2016
Feature image: Håkan Dahlström via Flickr