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SCAM ALERT: South Sudanese fish sellers lose USD 145,000 to scammer

South Sudanese fish sellers were swindled out of $145,000 by a fake geologist posing as a mineral trader from the Congo.

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Two young South Sudanese entrepreneurs in the fish industry have fallen victim to a scam, losing a total of USD 145,000. The duo, engaged in fish trading operations between South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), were deceived in a string of fraudulent activities related to the supposed sale of Tanzanite minerals from Congo. The perpetrator behind these deceptions goes by the name of Mary Ayen Majok, who claims to be a geologist.

The initial victim of the scam lost $15,000, while the second individual was defrauded of $130,000.


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Identified as Mary Ayen Majok Dau, the scammer claims to hail from Jonglei State, specifically the Bor community in Duk County, Padiet, Angaach section. Majok also asserts her status as a British South Sudanese dual citizen.

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Presenting herself as a geologist with a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum and Mining Engineering from the University of Manchester, she has established a false narrative indicating her affiliation with the Katanga Mining Company operating under the United Nations in the Northern Kivu province of eastern Congo, specifically Goma city in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The scammer uses +243999537394 as WhatsApp contact and an email at ayenmary2011@gmail.com

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