- A man from Limpopo was scammed by a Sowetan woman to pay R600 000 into her accounts
- The woman, Olga Ndlovu, told the man that he had won R13 million from a non-existing company in the UK
- After realising it's a scam, the man reported the case to the Hawks
A Limpopo man was allegedly fooled into paying a whopping R600 000 to claim the R13 million he believed he had won.
According to a report by the Sowetan, this fraudulent act happened in September of 2016.
The man was informed by a woman pretending to be from Rica International Incorporated in the UK that he won a cash prize.
She then told him to pay the R600 000 into her different accounts.
The man, whose identity remains anonymous, later realised that this was a scam and he alerted the Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit.
The Hawks were put on the case and on the 21st of June 2018, traced the bank accounts back to a woman from Soweto. She was identified as Olga Ndlovu. They have since arrested the 51-year-old alleged fraudster.
Ndlovu appeared in the Orlando Magistrate's Court for fraud and was denied bail. The case was postponed to the 6th of July 2018.
The case will appear in the Bela Bela Magistrate's Court.
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