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Builder Fraudster

Location: JOHANNESBURG
Crime Date: 17 April 2014
Reported Date: 25 April 2014

Builder Fraudster

Theo Small (Claiming to be James Small's Brother) operating under the company name JMS INTERIORS, quoted us to build cottages on our property. We paid his required up-front deposit of R47000.00 which was for stock, and signed contractors agreement the end of January 2014.

Theo Small undertook to have the buildings completed in 6 weeks.
They arrived and worked 3 days digging the foundations, and did not return for 3 weeks. After several calls from our selves, and an ever promise they are on their way, they arrived and spent a further 3 days.

Thus far he has not delivered any stock, nor have they been back to do any further work.

On Thursday 24 April 2014, I learned  that there are several other people that have been caught in the same way. I have been put into contact with some of these people in the Bela-Bels area who have confirmed that they have too be victims of the same principals, and I have also learned that Theo Small has skipped town, Last known address 9 Olievenhout Park, Soetdoring Ave, Bela Bela.

We would like any information as to his whereabouts and




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mercantile finance

Location: Kempton Park
Crime Date: 24 April 2014
Reported Date: 24 April 2014

mercantile finance

Me and my Husband applied for a loan from Mercantile finance which we received an sms that the interest rate is low so we applied for it and quickly we received back that it was approved and  wow the interest was nothing so low I couldn't believe it and yes it was too good to be true I tried phoning them and they never picked up that made me suspicious also they wanted us to pay R2250 in then we can get the money and I phoned Mercantile bank which is a legit company and they told me it was indeed a scam they get it everyday that people phone them about this scam so everyone please know THIS IS A SCAM do not apply by MERCANTILE FINANCE





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RICA PROMOTION 2014

Location: PRETORIA
Crime Date: 19 April 2014
Reported Date: 24 April 2014

RICA PROMOTION 2014


+27795903515CONGRATULATION, YOUR RICA SIM NO HAS WON R250,000. IN RICA PROMOTION 2014, YOUR REF NO.2200KP PLEASE CONTACT ON 0820977426 FOR YOUR CLAIM.


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Scammers contact you from gumtree ads

Location: JOHANNESBURG
Crime Date: 22 April 2014
Reported Date: 24 April 2014

Scammers contact you from gumtree ads

Mr Ethan Mccarthy contact me to buy some goods advertised on Gumtree, after StandardBank SMS of payment and confirmation letter from Standard Bank, he what to pickup good the same day, well dont let them the payment confirmation is all fraudulent. He use the email: ethanmcc10@hotmail.com, and mobile number: 0768069690 

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Driving license fraud

Location: Boksburg
Crime Date: 22 April 2014
Reported Date: 23 April 2014

Driving license fraud

I was trying to renew my driving license in  Boksburg and from the Traffic Dept. I was told that I should have a copy of my documents and I can make the copy on the opposite side of the License Department. The lady who was doing the copies told me that there is a person who can help me with that - Mr. Charles Correia , who is the owner of a shop and second hand cars garage on the corner of Reservoir and Bernie Str.
Charles said that it is going to cost me R1000 cash and the license is going to be ready after 3 weeks and he is going to keep it in his safe and I can come to fetch it.
I was out of the country and came back on April/22/2014 to collect my license and there was no license to be collected. Mr. Charles Correia stated that I own him another R500 and " he is going to transfer the case to the lady who works for him".
I wish to prevent the other people from Mr. Charles Correia ... He continues to take the money from the people promising that he is going to arrange the renewal of their driving licenses. 



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Wesmon and Associates - website selling scam

Location: DURBAN
Crime Date: 23 April 2014
Reported Date: 23 April 2014

Wesmon and Associates - website selling scam

Mr Andre Du Toit has been in the employment of an established Website development company. He has posted several adverts on the gumtree website, advertising ecommerce sites which generate income. He sent me regular emails asking when I would like to get started and several months later I paid him R3000 to provide me a website. He insisted that it would take a maximum of one week to complete. He eventually provided a link to a site 2 weeks later but the site looked strange. It was familiar to me because he tried to sell me the same site several months ago when I mailed him from another email address! It was in a foreign language and very garbled, almost like the contents of a web trash can. He assured me that he just needs to load the engine and it will be functional. 2 months later I got nothing from him except advertisement emails for more sites. When I asked him what's happened he used excuses such as he was sick etc. Upon careful examination, I noticed that his email was different from the initial one used. Apparently he left his company and started his own company called "Wesmon and Associates", piggy-backing of his previous company's reputation and clientelle! He requested more money at this stage and I eventually was R3000 poorer, with no site or refund. 

I have discovered that:
- Andre Du toit has scammed several others and tries to resell the same sites.
- He has some knowledge in his field but has built up a client base from his previous employer, who he has stolen from.
- He has posted NO physical address or landline number on his site, which is indicative of his intent to con, scam and steal.
- His website has been tailored to create the impression of an established business. He is only in existence for 6 MONTHS! he also makes reference to a publishing company which has no affiliation with him- I checked with the company.

Mr Andre Du Toit / Wesmon & Associates are fraudsters. Do not pay him any money, rather get a reputable company to do your site



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Omo prize winning scam

Location: Hoedspruit
Crime Date: 23 April 2014
Reported Date: 23 April 2014

Omo prize winning scam

I received an SMS on 22nd April from David Dube on cell number 0737020484 indicating that I had won R180,000 in an Omo promotion with a number 029GP. I phoned him on 23rd April and was asked how I would like it paid. I indicated that it should be paid into my bank account and was then told I would need to purchase a Vodacom airtime voucher for R275 and send them the voucher number beginning with a 9. I then checked on the internet and discovered numerous similar scams experienced by others so am reporting this one as well. I have informed my bank to watch my account.


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NOKIA PROMOTION

Location: Boksburg
Crime Date: 23 April 2014
Reported Date: 23 April 2014

NOKIA PROMOTION

a lady called sharon saying you have won R95000.00

with this number 0834369622 i have recieved several sms's from difrent numbers but it's the same lady only changing her name is any one going to do something about this person. fraud is fraud i thought stopping crime is about a better life for our future. if nobody is going to do anything then there is no hope for south africa.



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