SA woman, five Nige­rian men in court over on­line dat­ing scam

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A SOUTH African woman and five Nige­rian men ac­cused of in­volve­ment in an on­line dat­ing scam have ap­peared in the Cape Town Mag­is­trate’s Court.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the ar­rests re­sulted from an on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion into an on­line dat­ing scam which “tar­geted and robbed” un­sus­pect­ing women, seven of whom had al­legedly been conned out of a com­bined amount of R400 000.

The ac­cused al­legedly cre­ated fake ac­counts on on­line dat­ing sites to se­duce women into trans­fer­ring money to bank ac­counts set up by them.

“The woman, who is al­leged to have re­ceived the money, was found with R50 000 in cash when ar­rested,” po­lice said.

The six were ar­rested on Thursday. The mat­ter is be­ing trans­ferred to the Pre­to­ria Mag­is­trate’s Court. – ANA,

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