In South Africa at the moment there are many scammers, who all use different methods to rob there victims. They concoct stories that seem believable, in order to get people to hand them money, and in many cases it works. Recently a new scam was revealed, as a foreign national used it to rob a South African man of his hard earned money. Here are all the details.
The Precious Metals Scam :
In this scam, a foreign national approached a South African looking for help. He asked the man to help interpret a call, as the foreigner only understood basic English.
The victim soon realized that the foreigner was involved in the trade of the previous metal, platinum. The victim was soon roped into helping the foreigner to pick up transport the metal from one location to another. However when the man and the scammer arrived that location the next day, money was demanded in exchange for the metal.
Since the foreigner claimed to not have the money on it, the victim was convinced into giving ten thousand Rand to the person they were picking up the platinum up from.
After handing the money to the scammer. He went into the building and than disappeared with the victims money.
Don't trust sketchy business deals :
This man lost a lot of money in a get Rick quick scheme. However this can happen to anyone, so I would like to urge South Africans to not trust get Rick quick schemes. If something sounds to good to be true it usually is.
Remember that money doesn't come easy in South Africa and criminals will use any trick to get your money so please always stay alert. What do you think of this situation, tell me in the comments section and follow for more lifestyle news as it happens.
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