I was the victim of Cheque Fraud today. I sold a person goods to the value of R25000 upon the agreement that the money must reflect in my account first, before I issue the goods. The agreement were that the person would pay me via “Pay and Clear” from his cheque account. I received a notification that mentioned cheque, and then I check my account history and a transaction was listed as being payed into my account to the sum of R25000. I did NOT notice that it was not paid from a cheque account, but was indeed a cheque deposit. In my ignorance I never knew that a cheque deposit shows up immediately as an transaction in your history. This was my fatal mistake. The fraudster received the goods and disappeared. I wish FNB could have warned me of the dangers, but alas, I’m out of pocket.
For what it’s worth:
Fraudster cell number: 078 188 9554
Alias: Anderson Muza
Gumtree user id: Buyer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Paid at: Gardens FNB ATM
His whattsapp account still shows him as active even at this moment.
Please track this criminal down!
|Crime Date/Time:||14 Apr 2016, 19:04 PM|
|Reported Date:||15 Apr 2016, 19:04 PM|