Four arrested for online dating scam

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pretoria – Two Nigerian men and two local women were arrested in Cape Town on Tuesday night for opening bank accounts at all the banks in South Africa and using them to receive monies from online dating victims.

One suspect was arrested shortly after receiving a dummy parcel from the Hawks at Postnet Somerset West Mall.

The Hawks seized five laptops, two of them with profiles of people who have been fraudulently used to scam people online, as well as 12 cell phones.

The suspects, aged between 27 and 38 years, will make their first appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

The arrest of these four suspects brings the total number of suspects arrested for online dating scam to 11. –



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