Bogus cops swindle farmers in stock theft cases

South African Police Service

Bogus cops swindle farmers in stock theft cases
Bogus cops swindle farmers in stock theft cases

The South African Police Service in province is appealing to the community especially farmers in and around Boons, who have lost their live stock due to theft to be aware about calls from people who pretend to be police officers.

As part of the suspects’ method of conning unsuspecting farmers and livestock owners, they would they call and claim that they are police officers and have recovered their livestock.

They would then demand between R3000,00 and R5000,00 as well as airtime from the victim so that they can be handed their recovered livestock. They would further inform and threaten the victim that their livestock will be taken to the government pound if they fail to pay immediately the requested amount through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

According to information available, the suspects are said to be convincing and in some instances will provide information relating to the victims’ cases.

Members of the community and farmers are informed that the police will not request them to pay any amount for investigation of their cases.

The police request members of the community and farmers to report such incident at police stations or call Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service