Posted 29 January 2016
The documentary is about a South African con artist, by the name of Brad Bilton, “who trawls Facebook to scam vulnerable women out of thousands. Responding to posts on Traffic News and hijacking alert groups, he claims to be able to find stolen cars for a fee. Desperate victims pay, then realise too late that they’ve been conned”.
At approximately 5.25 minutes into the program, the presenter states: “Victims describe him as intelligent, persuasive, and charming, typical traits it would seem of a con artist”.
Professor Anni Hesselink, a criminologist in the Department of Criminology & Security Science, UNISA, says: “Such a person would be very, very confident, a pathological liar. A very inflated self-esteem. Opportunistic. Ambitious”. Professor Hesselink said a scamster often pretends to have the solution … Read the rest