Hawks warn of Durban luggage scam

2016-06-22 20:24


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Durban – The Hawks on Wednesday warned the public about two men who allegedly duped people into giving them money by pretending to have left their luggage on a boat.

James Mator, 41, and Peabody Spencer, 40, appeared in the Durban Commercial Crime Court on Wednesday on charges including fraud, KwaZulu-Natal Hawks spokesperson Simphiwe Mhlongo said in a statement.

They would remain in custody until their next appearance on June 29. They were arrested on Tuesday.

They allegedly told their victims they needed money to get their luggage back, which they claimed was on a ship at Durban Harbour.

"The victim allegedly gave them money and they kept on asking for more. They further promised a victim that they will make him rich if he pays them R162 000."

Mhlongo urged other victims of the pair’s alleged scam to come forward.

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