Victim discloses identity of a student running a sex scam through Gumtree
A student from UCT may be facing disciplinary action for placing Gumtree adverts for “undraped models”. The aim of the student was to try lure unsuspecting women into sending topless or nude photos.
The scammer added the women who responded to the ad on Whatsapp. Once on Whatsapp he would try convince them to send him pictures, and attempt to engage them in conversations of an inappropriate sexual nature.
One of the victims of the scam, who requested to remain anonymous, was able to find out the identity of the scammer by Googling his cellphone number.
The victim/model reported the ads to Gumtree, who removed them and banned the user. She has filed a complaint with UCT, who are investigating the matter.
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