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Police bust 2 fraudsters for advance-fee scam in Sandton

The scam involves convincing a victim to transfer money into a stranger's bank account under the pretense that a larger sum would be returned.

Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Quick-thinking police officers have busted two fraudsters in Sandton in connection with an advance-fee scam.

Commonly referred to as a 4-1-9 scam, it involves convincing a victim to transfer money into a stranger's bank account under the pretense that a larger sum would be returned later on.

Acting on a tip-off, police nabbed the suspects who had convinced an Eastern Cape woman to travel to Johannesburg to collect a bogus inheritance.

Police spokesperson Mavela Masondo said, “We would like to make an appeal to the community not to fall for such scams and should report such incidents immediately so that as the police we can stop this.”