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Cape Town warns of housing fraudsters

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The City of Cape Town has warned prospective housing beneficiaries to be weary of fraudsters posing as community representatives. The city said fraudsters posing as community representatives are active across city but tend to target areas where the city is set to commence with new housing developments. “Residents are advised to exercise caution and not […]




Court orders fraudster to pay back victims or face 10-years imprisonment

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CAPE TOWN – The Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court has sentenced Martin Smuts (48), to 10 years imprisonment for defrauding victims in an apparent bogus investment scheme of approximately R6-million. Smuts was arrested on 7 November 2014, by the Hawks’ serious commercial crime unit after investigations revealed that in the course of 2010 and 2012, […]