GRAAFF-REINET NEWS - The Graaff-Reinet SAPS have warned residents to guard against falling prey to online scams and other fraudulent transactions in town.
"We are appealing to the community members to stop being easy targets of fraudulent transactions and theft," said Police Spokesperson, Capt Bradley Rawlinson.
He gave two examples of scams trending in Graaff-Reinet.
Firstly, people apply for personal loans, but are told to pay a deposit to the loan institution. "There is no loan institution that requires the lender to pay money upfront," Rawlinson said.
He added that there are also cases where people purchase a car, but have never seen the vehicle or the seller.
"The buyer never gets what they paid for. Criminals are using technology to commit these crimes."
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