Police warn about scams

The police in Brits have issued a warning this week about a variety of fraudulent scams that are causing residents to lose large amounts of money.

Police spokesperson, Maria Nkabinde said the police would like to warn members of the community about the danger of divulging their personal information and depositing money into strangers’ bank accounts who promise them lucrative jobs, promotions and many other fraudulent opportunities.

The public is also urged to be extremely careful when purchasing items advertised online and on social media, as the police are registering fraud cases regularly.

Regarding fraudulent vacancy advertisements, Nkabinde said unsuspecting victims see employment opportunities advertised and when they enquire, they are requested to pay to secure the position.”The victims deposit money and the advertiser disappears.”

“The police would like to warn the public to be cautious and report suspicious service providers to the nearest police station. Alternatively, Crime Stop can be called on 08600 10111 to report those who are suspected to be involved in these illegal activities.”