The Tubatse SAPS have upped their game in trying to arrest the alleged scammer terrorising locals in Burgersfort. According to the SAPS, the wanted man continued with his bad deeds during the festive season. The man, who is believed to be in his mid-40s, is targeting locals in Burgersfort, Jane Furse and Praktiseer.
“He has scammed several people asking them for cash. In most cases he tells his victims that his daughter is stranded at a university in Botswana and he needs transport money for her,” said the Tubatse SAPS. There are also cases linked with the suspects about alleged robberies on the R37 to Lydenburg. On Monday, Col Mahlathini Ngele, of the Tubatse SAPS revealed to the Sekhukhune Times that the suspect uses the name “Simon Fisa” and he in most cases claim he is from Bendor in Polokwane.“Most of the victims are mentioning the name Simon Fisa. He targets strangers,” revealed Ngele.Ngele said they are offering a R20 000 reward for anyone who can assist with the arrest of the suspects “We warn our people against sending people money. There are so many scammers. Stop lending money to strangers. Most of them are criminals,” added Ngele. Anyone with information on the suspect can contact Ngele 082 573 3645.