Fraud

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    Zimbabweans lose US$32 million to pyramid schemes

    AT LEAST 10 000 people who fell prey to fly-by-night pyramid schemes within the last year have filed police reports across the country after being swindled of over US$30 million by scammers, who snatched the cash and skipped the border. Gullibility has seen families selling houses, vehicles and other properties to invest in pyramid schemes, an old trick used by…

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  • Courts and Law

    Bank card cloner arrested after $200,000 shopping spree

    A SUSPECTED bank card cloner has appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi to answer to charges of unauthorised possession of debit cards after he allegedly withdrew $186 000 from unsuspecting depositors’ bank accounts. Jeremiah Mwanjira (32) was remanded in custody to today for bail hearing. The complainant in the first case is Adolf Kumbirai Gusha, a retired town clerk of…

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  • Courts and Law

    Businessman loses US$40,000 to fraudster

    HARARE businessman lost US$40 000 to a fraudster in a botched vehicle clearance deal. The issue was heard yesterday by Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi when the accused, Maganga Robert Pembedza (43), appeared in court to answer to charges of theft. The complainant, Exevia Maoneke, is a director at Executive Car Sales (Pvt) Ltd. Pembedza was remanded to today for bail…

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