Fraudsters fleece Serowe man of P150k

Serowe PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Serowe PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

A Serowe man has been swindled of money amounting to P150,000 out of the belief that he had won P4,000. Serowe police reported that the money was withdrawn at different times.

He said after making him believe that he had won P4,000, the fraudsters tricked the old man into sending P50,000 into their account. Serowe Police Station commander, Superintendent Poloko Oteng said after realising that his P50,000 was withdrawn the victim contacted them through the phone number they had communicated with and promised to return the money.

“While he was still waiting for them to return his money the fraudsters, to his dismay and shock, withdrew another P100,000 from his account. Investigations into the matter are ongoing to establish who the fraudsters are and if they can return the victim’s money. We are greatly concerned about the number of people who fall prey to criminals who swindle them of substantial amounts of money,” he said.

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