Month: June 2019

Croydon stabbing: Pregnant woman killed and man arrested

A woman who was about eight months pregnant has been stabbed to death in south London. The 26-year-old was found with stab wounds at a home in Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath, Croydon, at 03:30 BST and pronounced dead at the scene. Scotland Yard said her baby was delivered by paramedics and taken to hospital. The …

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South Africans are losing hundreds of thousands of rands to immigration fraudsters offering jobs in Canada in ‘the perfect scam’

One South African family has lost around R100,000 to scammers who promised to get them into Canada. Others regularly pay up to R80,000 to “consultancies” that guarantee jobs in the likes of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal – and so, residency in Canada. And as long as the victims are truly committed to emigrating from South …

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Romance fraud: Woman sent conman £40k despite suspicions

A woman who suspected her mother was being scammed online later sent the fraudster £40,000, ending up heavily in debt. The mother-of-one from south east Wales was a victim of romance fraud, a crime which police say grew by nearly a third last year. Now the woman has spoken out about falling for the charms …

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Who is the Kidnapper or Fraudster?

The Fraud triangle is a framework designed to explain the reasoning behind a worker’s decision to commit Fraud , Armed Robbery and Kidnapping . The three stages, categorized by the effect on the individual, can be summarized as pressure, opportunity and rationalization. Pressure – Financial pressure and  critical commitments . This could lead  them to …

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‘I’m not happy that my son is in jail’ – Lotto winner speaks after son steals his millions

Mkhatshane George Manganyi was overjoyed when he won a R6m Lotto jackpot in 2006 but his dreams of building a mansion for his wife Maria and their family were all put on hold after his son stole his millions.  In an interview with Drum, 85-year-old Manganyi said the millions destroyed their family. “We have no …

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