Something blue at Something Fishy


Something blue at Something Fishy

SAFETY AND SECURITY minister Charles Nqakula recently declared that South Africans are far too tolerant of criminals – and urged all law-abiding citizens to take a stand. So when two such citizens were targeted in a tanzanite scam and the cops said there was nothing they could do, John and Bev decided to take on the crooks themselves.

The drama unfolds over four fast-moving days in August, and begins with a call to Bev’s cellphone as she sits reading in the lounge of her Bryanston home.

When cops shrugged and said there was nothing they could do about a bunch of con artists selling worthless pieces of glass, as tanzanite - for a few hundred thousand bucks apiece - a pair of amateur sleuths arranged their own counter-sting.

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Keywords:
Leather Goods
Con Artist
Fraud
Tanzanite
Syndicate
South Africa
Ashley
Patrick
Williams
Amos
Scam
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Submitted by : Brenda Goldswain of Johannesburg on 2010-10-15 00:01:21
They are now operating in the Durban area. At first I was called by a Steven who was interested in linking me with Amos Mumba to supply large volumes of promotional items for a new business called BOZAMA. When I met with Steven and Amos the promotional items took a back seat and they tried to convince me to assist in a deal to sell hides which took a sudden turn to uncut stones .... They are very convincing. Something did not feel right and so I canceled my appointment.
 
Submitted by : Don Millard of Parklands on 2009-09-25 13:26:49
Had the same thing happen to me! Mr Williams, now called Patrick Williams. Sonjia and her sidekick Junior at Melrose Arch hotel..R315 000 for the gems and Mr Williams offered R490 000.....bit of fun anyway!

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