The police has reported that swindlers, allegedly from Zimbabwe, have attempted to extort money from gullible Mauritians by presenting promises of wealth. A communiqué was issued yesterday 23rd of April by the police to warn the population of the new trend.
As a matter of fact, a number of Mauritians have received a letter by post labelled “HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL”. Nothing beats the good old traditional mailing, right?!
The sender, pretending to be named James Ekhumalo, describes himself as the son of a landowner from Zimbabwe who has recently died while protecting his lands. In his letter, he professes the need for assistance, in return of which he will provide the person with a generous amount of money.
The police has thus cautioned the public not to reply to such letters and not to reveal any private information to the sender.