Thursday, April 14, 2011

More Details of South Africa Crackdown on TVI Express Scam

Irvin Shirindzi lead away by police
after being arrested for running
TVI Express pyramid scheme
 in Limpopo South Africa
(photo from
Observer of South Africa reported that the husband and wife swindler team hawking TVI Express to members was interrupted by police investigators, and the perps were lead away in handcuffs (yes, there's a photo). Unfortunately, they posted a minimal bail (3000 Rands) when it costs 21600 Rands to join TVI Express.
Business owners and married couple, Mr Irvin Shirindzi (28) and his wife Glenda (25) were released on R3 000 bail each following a brief appearance on charges of money laundering in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Monday.Their appearance follows after their business, known as TVI Express was raided by the Police last Thursday following a joint investigation by the Hawks, Limpopo Organised Crime, Limpopo Crime Intelligence and Limpopo Commercial Unit.
TVI Express is seemingly marketing a scheme to clients that has already been declared a pyramid scheme and illegal in South Africa. According to media reports, TVI withdrew from the country as of 1 January.
There are also media reports from other countries including the United States of America, United Kingdom, India and Australia regarding what has been labelled a scam.
It all boils down to people having to pay money to so-called make money and many people have allegedly been deceived by TVI Express’ "end poverty, come join us" slogan. To be a member one must pay an amount of R2 500. 
With the arrival of the Police at the business premises last week, Shirindzi was prevented from giving a presentation to his old and new clients on how the business operates and also what they will benefit if they recruit more than 15 members.

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1 comment:

Richard Harriman said...

But still stealing people's money in Botswana.