Hawks arrest two for R4.8 million bank scam


Two men have appeared briefly in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court recently for a R4.8 million bank scam.

Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime which is based in Parktown, arrested the men, aged 27 and 31 respectively, for bank scam fraud where they allegedly defrauded and withdrew R99 per month per account from unsuspecting bank clients’ accounts between 2014 and 2016.

According to Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu, spokesperson for the Hawks, the duo committed the crime using a company called Riskfin and Carebox which is not registered with the Companies Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC).

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Both men, who are facing charges of fraud, theft, and contravention of the Financial Intelligence Service Act, were granted bail of R1 000 each. The case was postponed to 20 June for further investigation.

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Shanice Naidoo

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