Police have picked up a new trend where people are conned of their money through eWallet transactions using their cellphones.
This follows cases in which two men, in separate incidents, were approached by a group of three women posing as “Vodacom agents” in Vincent Park, East London. Captain Mluleki Mbi said the women approached the men with the pretence of wanting “to assist them in viewing how much talking point and airtime they have on their phones as they were running a promotion”.
“After having handed over their cellphones to these ladies, the victims later discovered that money had been taken from their accounts via eWallet transactions. We are currently investigating two cases of fraud and we wish to warn members of the public to always be vigilant, protect their cellphones and ATM cards,” said Mbi.