Internet/Cheque Fraud


On 17 Nov 2011 a 'James Langa' Cell No 0738610746 from Bronkhorstspruit called to place an order for 70 rolls of Bitumen Membrane from Safeguard Chemicals. He asked for the invoice to be faxed to 0865865345. He was informed that goods will only be despatched once payment has been reflected in the account. He then sent a proof of Eft payment confirming that payment has been made from' Banabe Building & Construction cc'. He subsequently deposited a stolen cheque in the name of Botha Roodt Aartappelrekening at the FNB Rosebank. The money reflected in the account & the goods were despatched. It was only a few days later when the cheque reversed that we realised that there was a scam - the EFT confirmation was doctored.A 'Richard' driving a an old DYNA truck reg XFW630GP with a rubble removal signage picked up the goods. The matter is with the SAPS. 

Report ID: 1865
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Randburg
Suburb: Kya Sand
Address: Safeguard ChemicalsUnit 5 APD Industrial Park
Crime Date/Time: 17 Nov 2011, 00:11 AM
Reported By: Username1865
Reported Date: 26 Jan 2012, 15:01 PM
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  • Darrell Evans 3 Dec 2012, 02:35 PM

    Banabe Construction. Michael enquired for price on 5 welding machines. e-mail address: banabeconstruction04@rocket.com Cell: 073 935-2742 Fax: 086 604-1335 Suspected scam and e-mail returned undelivered.

  • james langa 22 Nov 2012, 10:55 AM

    ATT .TO WHO EVA IS LOOKING FOR ME. Sorry if you looking for me coz you ll only catch an inoncent company driver who knows nothing about crime. so its better you stop looking for me coz i have changed my name to MR VAN HEIDEN son of VAN DER MERWE.Technology goes on n on.if it starts leaking again i will order more rolls from MR Johan BOTHA and roof my Nkandla house. My new contact details will be published soon to the new case.

  • Graeme5 2 Nov 2012, 08:54 AM

    We had the same guy James from Barnabe trying with us. He sent a proof of payment to our e-mail. I spoke to the police, but the complication is that they send a transport company to fetch the goods, so it is tricky to catch them red-handed. Loading the goods and tracking is risky and the evidence trail is shaky. Best to stay alert!

  • Glenda 26 Oct 2012, 12:58 PM

    We had the same thing happening to us in Cape Town from the same person yesterday. The Banabe Building and Construction wished to pick up from us 100 rolls 3 mm torch on waterproofing and 100 x rolls 4 mm torch on rolls. I asked that he produce proof of payment and that clearance in our banking account be required prior to the goods being collected but then the collection of the goods was no longer an urgency. His cell number is now on voice mail. The cell number he used on the requisition order was 0817676264. I contacted his office landline number as per the purchase order requsition he sent me and it sounds like a professional switchboard answering, but the calls revert back to leave a message. After checking the company's credentials on the internet, I have now realised that we have another con man on our hands. I would never have released any good once I had checked with the paying bank and clearance in our account any way, and as soon as he got wind of this, he backed off very quickly. Another conman!!

  • roen 13 Feb 2012, 02:59 PM

    we had the same call us 0112624000

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