SA’s own ‘Tinder Swindler’ Amon Namara is set to seek bail in court on Friday

Amon Namara, who allegedly defrauded at least three women of their money, faces charges of fraud, money laundering and theft.

JOHANNESBURG – A 39-year-old man nicknamed “the South African Tinder scammer” is due to appear in Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court on Friday morning.

Amon Namara, who allegedly defrauded at least three women of their money, faces charges of fraud, money laundering and theft.

The self-proclaimed businessman and social media influencer is said to have run his business in Sandton using techniques similar to those of the now internationally renowned Simon Leviev.

Leviev made headlines last month following the release of Netflix’s hit documentary, The rogue tinder.

Ugandan national Amon Namara allegedly got away with jewelry, clothes and thousands of rands by scamming wealthy women.

Namara met her unsuspecting victims on the popular dating app Tinder.

Posing as a millionaire who owned a Bentley and several properties in Johannesburg, Namara would take his partners on whirlwind dates before extracting large sums of money from them.

He was arrested in Sandton last week and remanded in custody. His bail application is due to be heard in the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

A growing number of “romance scams” have highlighted the security issues associated with online dating.

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