ALL PICTURES ARE STOLEN FROM INNOCENT THIRD PARTIES.
In reality, the scammers are Africans from Nigeria and Ghana.
Acting Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi did not respond to the questions by time of publication.
Do people still fall for the Nigerian internet scam?
People on the pictures are not associated with scammers in any way, they are just victims of identity theft.
If you are contacted by somebody using these pictures on a dating site or a social network, you are being scammed.
Or have they progressed to more sophisticated methods?
Even I sometimes get friend requests on facebook from profiles that have a picture of an African woman.
She also phoned the police station in the area where the other woman was scammed, but either struggled to get through or was sent from pillar to post.- Have you also been targeted or fallen prey to an online dating scam ?
Send us your stories Targeting professionals Glenda Paul, a director at IRS Forensic Investigations, told News24 that scam artists or syndicates targeted vulnerable women whose profiles indicated they had access to money or well-paying employment.
I don’t know where they get my contact from, but common sense tells me to stay away, no matter how hot the woman in that picture may be.