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MOUNTAINRISE police are warning residents to take extra precautions and be careful with their money as many fall into traps which scammers set for their unsuspecting victims, and defraud them of their hard earned cash.

Recently several cases where members of the public were lured via internet and social media platforms to deposit large sums of money into deals which were later found to be unscrupulous and never materialised, resulting in them loosing a considerable amount of money have been opened at the station.

Perpetrators often post appealing advertisements regarding sale of cars, household appliances, cell phones, pets, generators, containers for sanitizers and other valuable items on social media platforms, including Facebook and the internet.

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