Cape Town dubbed the 'new Lagos' of dating scams as women lose millions

Cape Town is centre of scams targeting vulnerable women

10 November 2019 - 00:03 By ARON HYMAN and PHILANI NOMBEMBE

A dating scam that has swindled middle-aged women out of billions of rands has turned Cape Town into an international cybercrime capital.

Hundreds of women in SA and around the world have fallen victim to romance-scam syndicates based in the city, and investigators estimate the perpetrators have netted more than R4bn...

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