Friday, May 16, 2008

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport Scam

I was just reading about this.

Apparently, upon arrival, Immigration officials were asking visitors where they would be staying in South Africa. Also, the visitors were asked to declare how much cash they had.

Then a pattern began to appear. A number of arriving passengers were followed to their destinations and robbed. While the police said they couldn't find any evidence of collusion, it was deduced that the information about destination and cash was being passed onto criminals by the Immigration officials.

The rules have now been changed and the officials no longer ask the incoming traveler to state where they'll be staying.

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