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    Default Online love scam leaves many SA women brokenhearted - and broke

    Pretoria - An online love scam is said to have generated hundreds of thousands of rand from lonely, unsuspecting women, money which may now find itself in the public purse.

    Many women paid all the money they had to men they had never met, for love - one even couriered a precious ring to her online lover after her bank account was depleted.

    But it was all a scam, and now the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) has turned to the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, to have R80560 traced in the bank account used by the scammers, forfeited to the State.

    The money is being held in a police bank account after a preservation order, while the forfeiture application was postponed to December 4.

    The NDPP said it believed this money to be proceeds of organised crime. Molahleni Mopedi, a police officer at the Cybercrime Unit, stated in court papers he had received a tip-off that a Nigerian national was operating an online dating scam from a house in Kempton Park.

    He described a man there who identified himself as Henry Bishop, but it was established his real name was Donald Dibei.

    Mopedi also found cellphones which contained names and numbers of several women.

    Upon further investigation, it came to light that the women had paid various amounts over to the men they had fallen in love with via Dibeis online dating website.
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    Turns out women are just as thirsty as men who throw money at Twitch thots and camgirls.

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    Upon further investigation, it came to light that the women had paid various amounts over to the men they had “fallen in love with” via Dibei’s online “dating” website.
    Any idea what the website is?
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    So what is the charge? Surely if someone pays over money for "love" and does not receive "love" that isn't a crime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambroseg1 View Post
    So what is the charge? Surely if someone pays over money for "love" and does not receive "love" that isn't a crime?
    Normally they are charged with fraud as the criminals, impersonate some one else with the intent to extort money.
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