A fraudster has impersonated a client of a major credit bureau, and now has the contact details of many South Africans with banks warning that criminals could use these details to attempt to gain access to accounts. Using “very smart social engineering techniques”, the perpetrator put himself forward as a known customer of Experian and “contracted with us in the normal course of business”, Business Insider quotes Ferdie Pieterse, CEO of credit-reporting company Experian, as telling Bruce Whitfield during an interview on 702’s The Money Show, warning that he illegally obtained the records of 23.4 million individuals.