Limpopo man lost R600k to R13 million 'prize' scam

Limpopo man lost R600k to R13 million 'prize' scam

- 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

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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.

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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.

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The case will appear in the Bela Bela Magistrate's Court.

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