Man held for selling fake airtime vouchers

2012-02-09 17:47
Durban - A man has been arrested for selling fraudulent airtime vouchers to several businesses in KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Thursday.

The 34-year-old-man was arrested in Phoenix, Durban on Wednesday, Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.

In November, he pretended to be a salesman offering a discount on airtime recharge vouchers and sold R10 000 worth to a cellphone shop owner in Eshowe.

"The shop owner only became suspicious when several customers returned the vouchers indicating that they were invalid."

The owner contacted the service providers and found out that the vouchers were fraudulent.

During investigations, police established that the man had defrauded several businesses in the province.

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