Two people to front court today for alleged deception

Two people to front court today for alleged deception

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Friday 10/05/2024
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Two people will front court today for allegedly dishonestly obtaining money from a member of the public through the mobile money transfer app.

Police say a 28-year-old woman from Tuatua in Labasa on the 12th of October 2023, alleged hacked a Viber account belonging to the victim’s friend and asked for $230.

They say the victim, who resides in Lautoka, sent the money and only discovered he was scammed after enquiring with his friend if he had received the money.

The woman has been charged with one count of obtaining financial advantage by deception and will be appear in the Labasa Magistrates Court.

In a separate case, a 28-year-old man from Davuilevu, Nausori, has also been charged with one count of obtaining financial advantage by deception for allegedly dishonestly obtaining $500 from a member of the public.

Police say the accused had posted a fake car rental service advertisement on Facebook, whereby the victim sent $500 to rent a car, and after receiving the money through M-PAiSA, the accused allegedly switched off his mobile phone.

The man will appear in the Nausori Magistrates Court today.

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