SAPS warn communities to be cautious with online transactions

FEBRUARY 24, 2016

The South African Police Service in Uitenhage appeals to the community to be more vigilant when doing electronic transactions.

This relates especially to goods and services advertised online. 

“In most incidents perpetrators lured victims into paying huge amounts of cash through bank transfers or other payment methods for goods or services, which they never receive even after payment was done,” Lieutenant Gerda Swart said in a statement.

“Victims also purchase products that are advertised through the internet or social media and these items are never delivered. Communities are advised to be cautious with online transactions and payments made,” she added.