Beware of Ben 10s, says investigator on pension fund scams

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The investigating officer shared that their precinct has been inundated by these cases for years.
The investigating officer shared that their precinct has been inundated by these cases for years.
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They see it all the time. Women left destitute and embarrassed after being fleeced by younger men who are professional scammers.

The latest is the tale of a 33-year-old man who was arrested for defrauding a retired teacher out of R1.7 million of her pension fund this month.

The suspect appeared before the Durban Magistrate Court after his arrest for theft by false pretence, spokesperson for the office of the police provincial commissioner of KwaZulu-Natal, Captain Nqobile Gwala said.

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