Online Business Directory Scam


To whom it may concern

Please investigate this website which poses as an online business directory. They are hosting a directory entry under our registered company name, but with completely different company details. When you phone the number on the entry it says that the number no longer exists, so I can’t report the actual people responsible, but I can report the website that is preventing the public from contacting them or reporting a problem.

http://local.infobel.co.za/ZA100212343-0219055551/marnol_projects_pty_ltd-cape_town.html

I tried to make contact with them (Infolabel) but there is no means of e-mailing this directory company, and you can’t get through on the telephone number provided either – which leads to a voice recording in German. All you can do is click on the option to change or remove your company details, in which case they request very specific company details such as a VAT number, and then it tells you that the listing is not found and that you must pay if you want to “add your business”. So there is no means of reporting a problem to the hosting company, which immediately rang alarm bells to me.

Report ID: 12136
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb:
Address: THE PINNACLE 5 FLO 8001 Cape Town
Crime Date/Time: 8 Dec 2015, 08:12 AM
Reported By: AK1818
Reported Date: 8 Dec 2015, 08:12 AM
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