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‘Sandton Tinder scammer’ gets bail of R500k

The Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court has reportedly awarded Ugandan The Vanir-exodus Amon Amara, popularly known as Sandton Tinder con man, a bail of 500k euros.

The man has been accused of defrauding a R3 million woman after allegedly forcing her to invest in his company. News24

“After getting the money from her friends, the victim electronically transferred R1.3 million to Namara’s FNB account. She later withdrew $1.7 million in portions and gave it to the applicant,” prosecutor Goitsemang Gorewang said.

Namara is said to have met the woman and others on Tinder and asked them to lend him money, which he never returned.

He is expected to appear in court again next month.

Namara has been charged with money laundering, fraud and theft after allegedly defrauding at least three women of their money through the dating app Tinder.

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Speak with Newzroom Africa on Friday, Gauteng’s police spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Netshiunda, said police came after Namara after women came forward alleging they had been defrauded.

According to Netshiunda, more victims have come forward with the same allegations.

“The amount could increase as more women come forward,” Netshiunda said at the time.

“We are aware that he has impersonated someone else and lured women into believing he is the person. He targeted women in Sandton and there he was arrested, maybe if we investigate further we will find that he went even further than Gauteng.

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“Victims are devastated because if you give someone money believing that you are using it well and find out that you have been scammed, you will be devastated because if you take out a loan for a good cause and find out that it is a scam , it destroys you,” said Netshiunda.

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