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Thugs TRY to CON Rebecca Malope

Rebecca Malope

Legendary gospel singer and TV presenter, Rebecca Malope, suffered a late April Fool’s joke when someone tried to con her.

She subsequently opened a case of fraud at Midrand Police Station recently, where she claimed she received a call from Vodacom alerting her that someone was trying to do an illegal SIM swap on her number.

Rebecca Malope

A suspect known as George Tshabalala was nabbed and appeared in court on Friday last week.

This, “Sis Ribs” told police, happened after she purchased two cellphones at the Vodacom Shop in Vodaworld, Midrand.

“Complainant alleged she purchased two cellphones at Vodaworld.

“She received a call from someone who said they were from Vodacom who said someone was trying to do a SIM swap, but she didn’t request a SIM swap.

“She was surprised, and she also realised a WhatsApp profile had been created under her name, which she didn’t know about,” read her police statement.

Speaking to the People’ s Paper this week, the Masimdumise hitmaker confirmed the incident, saying: “I’m always scared someone might hack into my cellphone number, which is linked to private information.”

“I can only hope this was the first and last time such a thing happened to me.

“I don’t even know how those people got my numbers,” she said.

Police confirmed that a man was arrested in connection with the case and appeared in court last week.

Vodacom spokesperson Byron Kennedy said: “We remain committed to ensuring that perpetrators are apprehended and that justice is served.

Where an unauthorised or fraudulent sim swap has taken place and criminals identified, Vodacom will take appropriate action working closely with SAPS and our team of forensic investigators.”

Source: Daily Sun

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