Online dating scams targeting women
The arrests resulted from an ongoing investigation into an online dating scam in which unsuspecting female victims were targeted and robbed.
Thus far, seven victims have come forward who have been conned out of a combined amount of close to R400,000 police said.
He told her he needed to borrow the money to pay for hospitalisation bills.Pretty much Opening yourself up emotionally, especially on a public online profile, takes a lot of courage and trust.But you also need to balance that openness with some wariness and healthy skepticism, or you could be taken advantage of.According to a police statement, the six are to appear in the Cape Town District Court on Friday on fraud charges.Police said two were arrested in Burgundy Estate and the others at their apartment in Summer Greens.
The 31-year-old Cape Town woman, who allegedly received the money via money market transactions, was found with R50,000 in cash when she was arrested.