Plane e-ticket ‘scam’

AT LEAST two Eastern Cape families have been caught in an international e-ticket scam that has wrecked their Christmas holidays.

The Fourie and Ellis families were duped into paying thousands of rands for airplane tickets.

While one of the families will lay police charges, Hawks spokesman Captain Paul Ramaloko said people had already registered a number of cases in Limpopo and Western Cape.

“We ask other victims to come forward so that we can have a better estimate of the extent of the problem.”

The complaints of fraud have been lodged against Kim Robbertse, 32, an independent travel agent from Polokwane in Limpopo.

- Lee-Anne Butler

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