Bogus syndicate selling non-existing cars on social media uncovered, two men nabbed

Scammers posting non-existing vehicles on social media duped scores of unsuspecting clients in Lephalale, Limpopo into believing they are legitimate car vendors.

The syndicate has been fleecing clients thousands of rands.

Police said scores of Waterberg car buyers have fallen victims to social media scams selling non-existing cars.

Victims become aware of the rip-off when they don’t receive cars after depositing the money.

Limpopo Police spokesperson, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, confirmed cops arrested two suspects aged between 29 and 30 for take unsuspecting customers for a ride, selling cars they don’t have through social media.

Ngoepe said members of Lephalale Crime Intelligence, Provincial and Cumberland Detectives, and the Johannesburg Central Tactical Response Team have arrested two suspects in a string of fraud cases, during the joint operation conducted in Westbury, west Johannesburg, Gauteng.

“The arrest involves the two suspects with fraud cases, such as defrauding the victims by selling vehicles through social media as of April 2020.

The victims were depositing money and never receive the purchased cars,” said Colonel Ngoepe.

Ngoepe said police expect more arrests, adding that anyone who had fallen victim to the syndicate must contact Lieutenant Colonel Boshomane at 079 894 5501

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