Fraudster Sugan Deon Naicker Running Scams Again

Convicted fraudster Sugan Deon Naicker has successfully managed to con hundreds of individuals over more than a decade of their hard-earned savings and now he has been discovered running new fraudulent operations in Queensburgh, south of Durban.

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Cape Gangs Start Security Firms to Gain Access to Guns

Gangs in the Western Cape are opening security companies as a front to get firearms, warns a criminologist.

This article highlights the work being done by Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority in clamping down on rogue security providers, with comment by Chad Thomas from IRS.

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IRS Forensic Investigations Reports Rise in PPE Related Fraud

Chief executive Chad Thomas says the majority of complaints are of none supply of goods that have already been paid for.
With the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) increases, several scams have emerged.
Chief executive of IRS Forensic Investigations Chad Thomas says they have been approached by several companies asking for help to find criminals who run off with their money.
Speaking to Joanne Joseph, Thomas says with the lockdown regulations, clients could not travel to go inspect the goods.

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Fraudsters Make Millions from Covid-19 Protective Gear Scams

As the country went into Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown in March and the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) increased, several scams emerged, targeting companies and government departments in need of surgical masks, sanitisers and gloves.

Article in City Press about PPE fraud and associated investigation by IRS into criminal syndicates.

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Stellenbosch Police Ask Were You Defrauded by This Man

Stellenbosch police are seeking the assistance of women who have been defrauded by a man with the name of Rudi Brits.
It is alleged that Brits befriended wealthy women on a social media platform which led to romantic relationships. After moving in with the victims, he would borrow substantial amounts of money from them and disappear with the money and expensive household goods.

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Cops Hunt for Suspect In 3 Year Cold Case

A Charl Pretorius might have information that would resolve the matter.
Police and forensic investigators are looking for a man who may have information about the alleged theft of a vehicle in a three-year cold case.

Article in The Citizen regarding IRS hunt for suspect.

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Hi-Tech Systems Help to Fight Fraud

Technology could soon be a powerful tool in the fight against corruption.

Shanice Naidoo about technology-based crime.
Comment from IRS as to the laws that help prevent, detect and fight these types of crimes.

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Forex Trader Arrested After Failing to Pay R 35 885 Nightclub Bill

Durban - A FOREX trader spent his birthday behind bars last week, after allegedly wining and dining his friends at a high-end Durban nightclub and then being unable to pay the R36000 bill.Durban - A FOREX trader spent his birthday behind bars last week, after allegedly wining and dining his friends at a high-end Durban nightclub and then being unable to pay the R36000 bill.Khanya Dlodlongwana, 20, who allegedly told his waiter he “left his bank card at home” when it was time to pay his bill, appeared at the Point Road Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

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Undercover Billionaire Scheme Suspect Taunts Hawks as Investors Cry Foul

'Undercover Billionaires' scheme unravels, but son still offers instant wealth.
Being arrested and out on bail has seemingly done little to break the speed of alleged forex and crypto-currency pyramid scheme mastermind Kgopotso Louis Junior Tshakoane.

Article in Sunday Times about joint Hawks/IRS investigation into "Undercover Billionaires" with Hawks spokesperson confirming IRS involvement in the investigation case and thanking IRS for being "extremely helpful"!

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