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 this
Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Robert Netshiunda says 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.
explains that “Two suspects were arrested in Burgundy Estate while the rest
were nabbed at their apartment in Summer Green, Cape Town.”
He says “The
arrests were as a result of an on-going investigations on the online dating
scam in which unsuspecting women were targeted and robbed.”
seven victims have come forward and have been conned a combined amount of close
to R400 000. He adds
suspects would create fake accounts on online dating sites to lure women.
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.
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.
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