BEWARE OF JJ CONSTRUCTION/ MR PETERSEN.
On 13.4.2016, a Mr Petersen ordered goods from my business to the value of R42000. He sent a Proof of Payment from FNB which had FNB's logo and seemed genuine. However, I told Mr Petersen that the money had to reflect in my account before I released the goods. A few days later, Mr Petersen phoned to enquire whether I had received the money. On checking my bank statement, I noticed an amount of R42000 (paid by a Mr Smith). As it was paid by cheque, I still did not release the goods. Today, the amount was reversed. In other words, the cheque "bounced"and the whole transaction was a scam.
My one small consolation is that Mr Petrsen has wasted his time and failed to defraud me.
TIPS TO BUSINESS FOLK:
1. MAKE SURE THAT MONEY REFLECTS IN YOUR ACCOUNT before parting with goods/ services.
2. If a CHEQUE is used, wait for the cheque to be cleared.
3. Ask people who make an EFT payment to request their bank to MAKE AN IMMEDIATE PAYMENT.
4. SCRUTINISE PROOF OF PAYMENTS. They can be forged and are no guarantee that money has actually been paid into your account.
|Crime Date/Time:||20 Apr 2016, 12:04 PM|
|Reported Date:||20 Apr 2016, 12:04 PM|