Police issue warning

2017-09-07 06:01

THE police have warned the public to stop depositing money into accounts of people they do not know. SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said despite numerous warnings by the police that community members be cautious responding to adverts being placed by unknown persons on social media, the police still receive reports from complainants where they have been defrauded.

“In one recent case, the complainant noticed an advert online for a French Bulldog puppy and on request, made payment into a bank account of which the details were e-mailed to her. She did not receive her dog. A theft case was opened at Port Shepstone,” said Wiid.

In another case, Wiid said a complainant saw an advert of a luxury motor vehicle for sale on social media. She also deposited a large amount of money, but never received the vehicle and all attempts to reach the contact number failed. A fraud case is being investigated.

“The public are warned to refrain from depositing money into bank accounts where the online deal seems too good to be true,” said Wiid. - Supplied.

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