Suspected KZN con artists arrested

Suspected KZN con artists arrested

Police believe they have uncovered a family-run fraud syndicate - responsible for at least 13 scams across KwaZulu-Natal. 

KZN fraud syndicate

Two cousins aged 38 and 39 - were nabbed on their farm in Pietermaritzburg. 

During the raid, police seized more than a hundred-thousand rand in cash. 

SAPS spokesperson, Jay Naicker says the pair was arrested on charges of fraud and money laundering. 

The alleged fraudsters conned people out of more than R7 million rand. 

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"Cases were reported at police stations in Pietermaritzburg; Inchanga; Camperdown; Hammersdale; Durban North; Westville; Pinetown; Chatsworth and Hillcrest."

"Some of the complainants in the reported cases alleged that they were called by a person who lured them into investing in a business."

"The caller would inform the complainant of a container with goods coming from overseas, and the victim will be asked to invest into the business."

"Once the complaint shows interest in the possible business venture, they would then be asked to deposit money into a particular bank account. After the money had been deposited, the promised investment opportunity would not materialize."

Naicker says they will appear at the Durban Commercial Crimes Court on Monday.

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