September 16, 2021
Scam/Fraud

Suspect arrested as man loses nearly R1-m to online romance scam

The police in Boksburg believe they may have cracked a syndicate that had been involved in romance scams to swindle hundreds of thousands of rands from lonely unsuspecting men before disappearing without a trace.

Boksburg SAPS spokesperson Sgt Ntsako Ledwaba said a Boksburg man was recently arrested for his alleged involvement in online romance fraud, where a victim lost about R1-million after being lured into a relationship and subsequently persuaded to quit his job and withdraw his life savings.

The investigating officer, Det Const Faza Ntimbani, and his team pounced on the alleged fraudster, who hails from Uganda, at his home in Everleigh following an extensive investigation into the case.

The man, who allegedly operates with a woman to target men, was charged with fraud. He appeared in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court on August 30 and is due back in court early next week for a formal bail application. His female accomplice…

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