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Man Jailed for Faceless Deposit Scam 0

Man Jailed for Faceless Deposit Scam

A 22-year-old man who was influenced by friends to participate in a “faceless deposit scam” involving telephonic purchases, was jailed for four months by the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Thursday. Magistrate Amrith...

419 Scammer Convicted 0

419 Scammer Convicted

A Nigerian national will be sentenced for fraud and money laundering next week after extracting over US $250,000 from a Saudi Arabian man in a “419” scam, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on...

Scammer Jailed for False Advertising 1

Scammer Jailed for False Advertising

A Western Cape man was jailed for seven years on Thursday after fraudulently advertising used army cars on the Internet social network Gumtree. Willem Carstens, 47, who has a civil engineering diploma, will serve...

Former Bank Teller jailed for Internet Scam 2

Former Bank Teller jailed for Internet Scam

Former bank teller Lonwabo Mqonci was jailed for six months for assisting two Nigerian men in an Internet scam that involved a bogus London solicitor. Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court magistrate Amrith Chabillal said...

Scamster stages 100 crashes 0

Scamster stages 100 crashes

  Mohammed Patel, 24, charged £500 a time to stage accidents which enabled fraudsters to claim an average of £17,000 from their insurers. Police said he staged at least 92 crashes between 2005 and...

‘Ebay for Fraudsters’ Scam Smashed 0

‘Ebay for Fraudsters’ Scam Smashed

However, on Thursday the former asylum seeker was unmasked as the mastermind behind a £100 million fraud that threatened every bank account and credit card holder in Britain. Despite his traveling lifestyle he is...

Heidelberg Internet fraudsters arrested 3

Heidelberg Internet fraudsters arrested

Two Heidelberg women have been arrested for defrauding internet customers of more than R2 million, Gauteng police said on Friday. Internet users bought goods on the site Bid or Buy, but did not receive them,...

Robbers Jailed Over Fake Car Scam 0

Robbers Jailed Over Fake Car Scam

Two cousins have been jailed for robbing people who responded to fake car adverts they put on Gumtree. Richard McCrorie and Alexander Gould advertised vehicles on the website and arranged to meet interested parties...