Two held for airtime fraud in Pretoria

2012-10-11 08:25

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Johannesburg - Two people were arrested in Pretoria West on Wednesday for selling counterfeit airtime vouchers, Gauteng police said.

Police were tipped off about a shop selling fake airtime vouchers, Captain Pinky Tsinyane said.

When police investigated, they found R1m worth of blank airtime vouchers.

They confiscated computer equipment and a printer used to produce the vouchers, which bore the logos of various cellular networks.

Two foreigners, aged 24 and 29, were arrested and would appear in court soon.

"Police are advising all members of the public who also bought blank vouchers or vouchers with [erroneous] pin numbers to report the matter to the police," Tsinyane said.

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