Crime & Accidents News
10 February 2017

Rustenburg/ Phokeng – The Phokeng Police issued a stern warning to the community, to refrain from bogus or fake calls, claiming to be Shoprite employees.

The Police are currently investigating several fraud cases, where Rustenburg community members deposit cash into their friends or family members’ accounts via Shoprite Money Market... and then it vanishes.

The modus operandi of the suspects is to call the victims from a variety of cell phone numbers, claiming that a ‘system fault’ has been logged at the Shoprite Money Market.

“The perpetrators tell the victims that their pins and reference numbers are incorrect, and to make the transaction go through, they must supply the incorrect pins and reference numbers in order to get ‘new’ codes. After the exchange of new references and pins, the money is then withdrawn by the perpetrator,” Sgt Gabaiphiwe Kgatlha, police spokesperson, said. 
This scam has been running since October 2016. 

Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects, should please contact (anonymously if preferred) the Phokeng Police on the following contact numbers 014-566 1831/ 014 566 1879.     

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