Online dating scams from south africa

25-Dec-2015 16:46 by 3 Comments

Online dating scams from south africa

Pretoria — A 31-year-old Cape Town woman and her Nigerian husband, together with other four Nigerian accomplices have been arrested for online dating fraud in Cape Town on Thursday morning.Two suspects were arrested in Burgundy Estate while the rest were nabbed at their apartment in Summer Green, Cape Town.

Thus far seven victims have come forward and have been conned a combined amount of close to R400 000.

The suspects would create fake accounts on online dating sites to lure women.

They would chat with the victims for a while before starting to come up with different scenarios which would see women depositing or transferring money to the banking details which the suspects would have provided.

The woman, who is suspected to have been the one who cashed out all the money market transactions deposited by victims, was found with R50 000 in cash when she was arrested.

All women who had been victims of online dating scam are urged to come forward so that their matters could also be investigated. Distributed by All Africa Global Media (all Africa.com).

The six suspects, age between 27 and 37, will appear before the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Friday, facing charges of online dating fraud. To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

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CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town woman and her Nigerian husband, together with four Nigerian accomplices, were arrested on Thursday in connection with an alleged online dating scam.