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Skeem Saam actor Sebase Mogale and his wife arrested for Bitcoin Sc@m.

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Skeem Saam actor Sebase Mogale and his wife arrested for Bitcoin Sc@m.

Skeem Saam actor Sebase Mogale and his wife Dorah were taken into custody after it was alleged that they set up a Bitcoin scam and defrauded individuals of a significant amount of money.

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The former Thobela FM host was fired from the air in 2022 following an exposé by Carte Blanche that claimed Mogale was involved in a bitcoin scam.According to the Limpopo Chronical and Jacaranda FM, Mogale and his wife appeared in Polokwane Magistrates Court on Friday, March 15, where they were accused of fraud.

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It is alleged the actor used his SABC radio show to lure people into investing in his scam, which was called Mining City.The scam was run in 2020 and promised high returns, which attracted unsuspecting victims into depositing varying amounts of money, some as high as R250,000.

Limpopo police spokesperson Malesela Ledwaba said there were more than 10 cases filed against Mogale and his wife, who reportedly told people who attempted to withdraw money from their investments that the scheme had collapsed due to the inflation rate.

“People were willing to invest because it was a popular radio presenter who was calling people to invest.

Victims deposited money into an account belonging to the Altcoin trader, buying the so-called “mining packages” which ranged from R6 500 to R 253 000.

The problem started when the victims tried to withdraw their money. That’s when they realised that the details given to them were blocked.

When victims questioned Sebasa Mogale telephonically about their investment, he told them that the Mining City Scam had collapsed due to the inflation rate. It meant that said investors had lost their money in the scam.

Victims went back to the office; unfortunately, they found that the office was closed and his phone was on voice mail.”

Sebase Mogale and his wife were set free on bail on a R10,000 for each, and they are scheduled to appear in court again on May 20.It’s anticipated that both of them will face more charges.

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