South Africans have been warned
about a scam which makes people believe they have unpaid traffic fines. Police say a text message is sent to victims,
telling them to contact a constable to settle the debt that they owe to the
traffic department. The victims are then asked to
deposit money into an account for their case to be closed.
The Hawks’ Hangwani Mulaudzi
explains, “We just want to warn the public
that this is not how we operate as police. Such scams should be reported as
soon as possible to the police”.
“And if you received that you should contact
your nearest police station.”
According to police statement, the
victims received an SMS stating that a SAPS case had been opened against them
and that they had to contact a 'Constable Baloyi' at 060 800 8148.
Labels: Citizens warned about traffic fines scam