Unfortunately, any statistics published on such cyber-related crimes are not a true representation of the problem in South Africa i.e.
the number of victims and total losses, since incident reports have not yet been consolidated among organisations, including the SAPS.
These syndicates are scamming people from all over the world!
Most of these scams are after money and in more severe cases they want to steal personal information to commit identity fraud.
It is after all an easy way to prey on people with a certain amount of anonymity, and a very slim chance that you would get caught.