[durban] - Don't fall prey to livestock scam, warn police

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Durban - Police have issued a cautionary warning to livestock owners about a scam asking them to pay money to get back stolen and recovered livestock.

"Please beware that police will never request cash from a victim, instead Stock Theft Investigators will, in fact, assist victims and would transport them to view the recovered livestock," said Colonel Thembeka Mbele

According to Mbele criminals pretend to be police officers from other province investigating their cases.

"They would inform the victim that their livestock has been recovered at another province but they have to deposit a certain amount of cash so that their livestock can be transported back home. Criminals are demanding amounts from R2000 upwards....

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