Woman robbed of R16 000 ‘vehicle money’

2017-12-01 06:00
PHOTO: sourcedA Lusikisiki teacher was robbed of thousands by an unknown man who promised to sell her a car.

PHOTO: sourcedA Lusikisiki teacher was robbed of thousands by an unknown man who promised to sell her a car.

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AS many people are preparing to spend their saved money travelling and buying Christmas food and gifts, a 43-year-old Lusikisiki teacher in Kokstad, will not be having a good Christmas after being robbed of R16 000 by an unknown man who promised to sell her a car last Saturday.

The woman told Fever that her friend, who knew she was looking for a car to buy, gave her the number­ of a man who sells cars through the internet at affordable prices.

“I called the man, who asked me to deposit R16 000 so he could ‘finalise­ the deal’ and promised to deliver the car to me at the Kokstad Police Station.

“After depositing the money, the man didn’t answer my calls and the car was not brought to me as promised, so I reported the matter to the police,” said the woman.

The woman is now heartbroken because her dream was to end the year driving a new vehicle.

She said she had worked hard to save money to buy a vehicle, which could have been used in other ways and for other reasons.

SAPS spokesman Captain Dumisani Ncongo confirmed that a case of fraud has been opened and police are investigating.

“There are many cases of this nature that are investigated in Kokstad­ and people must not send money to strangers.

“People must be on the lookout for bogus car traders that advertise cars on internet and in newspapers, then vanish with the money,” said Ncongo.

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