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Harare businessman duped a record 17 times by same person

Story by Peter Chivhima, Courts Reporter

A Harare businessman, Simon George Lee has lost close to US$200 000 after allegedly being duped 17 times by suspected fraudsters.

The details emerged in court where it was disclosed that Lee was allegedly duped of an initial US$170 000 by Gabriel Arezio and Maurizio Arezio, before he lost US$18 000 while trying to recover the amount.

Lee is said to have been duped 17 times by suspected serial fraudster, Walter Makwalo, who went on to demand various amounts of money claiming that he had connections who could help him recover the money.

The cash recovery bid saw Lee losing a cumulative 18 thousand United States dollars.

Lee only made a police report are realising that none of the promises to recover the money was bearing fruit.

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