Another Tinder swindle: South African woman falls victim to scammers on TikTok, pays R30k on Tinder

A young lady has come forward to share how her colleague fell victim to a scam on Tinder.

Taking to Twitter on 7 February this year, a user with the handle @_Sanelle shared that her friend and colleague was tricked into paying R30 000 for a car that was being advertised on TikTok.

“This other lady at work got scammed R30k. Why would you try to buy a car on TikTok?!” she asked.

The post received a ton of attention from Twitter users who shared similar tales of being conned out of their money on social media. Read some of their comments below:

@Nelishange89 said:

“I got scammed R100 000 by a neighbor is even tired of fighting it, had family meetings with no luck.”

@HLABARINTO said:

“Reminds me of my friend, last year he got scammed for over 15k. He wanted to buy an Audi A3 on Facebook. Only found about it when he wanted me to lend him 4k because the scammers wanted more. When I told him shit that he got scammed he then ghosted me. Mara, I had to laugh at him 1st.”

@Onaxiie said:

“Why would you send money to someone without a proper and thorough investigation? Why not say I’d rather deposit a portion of it and send the rest when I come to collect the car.”