Friday, 4 June 2010

Scammers kidnap US woman

Police have arrested four people implicated in a so called 419 scam after they allegedly held a US woman hostage for nearly a month.

A police spokesperson said "Police believe the four lured the US citizen with a promise that she had won $1.06m (R8m),"

The gang started scamming her last year and fleeced $60 000 from her between April and July.

"After July, the communication went cold until they approached her again in April this year."

She was told to come to South Africa in person to claim her prize and bring $2 000.

Taken hostage

"She duly came and on arrival on April 15 they took her hostage from the airport and kept her in a house for well over a month.

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