The two women in their 50s, both from Texas in the USA, sent him expensive gadgets and money.
Ifediora did not have a job, but entered the country with a degree in sociology.
Workplace romances are often frowned upon and not everyone has the time, the inclination or the energy to spend night after night at social clubs or in bars.
That’s why so many South Africans are turning to a place where single men and single women can be upfront about their search for love: they’re trying online dating.
Perpetrators opened bank accounts at all the banks in South Africa and used them to receive money from online dating users.
We found them with computers, and on those computers there are hundreds of profiles that they use on online dating.
They just create a fake account, get a picture of someone in Europe or America, and to you it looks like you are chatting to someone in America whereas you are chatting to someone in Cape Town.
Cape Town – A Nigerian man, who ended up in Cape Town by pretending he was a student, admitted this week that he used an online dating site to scam women out of more than R1.2m.
Western Cape Hawks spokesperson, Robert Netshiunda, says police started the investigation after receiving complaints from victims of an online dating scam last year.
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