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,