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Sky finance
Report ID: 2237
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: Lonehill
Address: Pretoria
Crime Date/Time: 28 June 2012, 2:00PM
Reported Date: 30 June 2012
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The Incident
I came across this company called sky finance. I wanted to buy a car and applied with them. After completing all the applications I got approved for finance of a R153400. "Terrence and taylor " who I spoke to dead I must pay R9200 deposit into sky finance bank account which was called west way cc. I did that and can't get hold of them since then. They have send me proof of payment to which they sopposenly transfered money to the motor dealer in Pretoria . The proof of payment is not legit. I have all documentation, messages. 

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54 Comments for: Sky finance

Comment by: TT
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hey Have you Opened a Case, If so whats the Case Number as i also have been scammed by these people

Date: 13 July 2012



Comment by: Steve
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CONST.AL PHALANE DOUGLASDALE ref nr CAS 100/7/2012.Unit contact detail:011-6991300 If you wanna chat about these guys let me know. Maybe we can all get together and get these guys locked up.

Date: 20 July 2012



Comment by: Vakele
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Hey. I was just about to get scammed by the same people. Fortunately, I have not yet paid the deposit. I have just faxed the quotation to them and awaiting the contract. My gut told me to google this Westway CC T/A Skyfinance and I came up to this page. I can assist if you want to nail these bastards.

Date: 3 September 2012



Comment by: steve
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Yes lets do it, how do we make contact?

Date: 3 September 2012



Comment by: vakele
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Hi Steve, you can email me on kp500v@gmail.com and i will give you my contact details

Date: 3 September 2012



Comment by: vakele
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got the contract and proposed repayment. Steve how can i get hold of you?

Date: 3 September 2012



Comment by: Steve
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metalmares@gmail.com

Date: 3 September 2012



Comment by: Steve
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I have the same, first go open up a case I recon

Date: 3 September 2012



Comment by: Tash
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I am also a victim who never going to give up anytime soon until these guys are caught.I was scammed and tried to seek help from the Saps through organised crime but to no avail.We tried through private investigaters to find the culprits through the FICA and through their bank accounts but all the information seems to be based on fack documents used to open accounts in some cases stolen identities. At some point we ended up apprehanding an innocent young man from Zimbabwe only to find out his documents where stolen.Its so frustrating how these people get to be smart but surely one day is one day.any help will be appriciated.

Date: 10 September 2012



Comment by: Helmutt
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The Ph numbers of Sky Finance as listed here http://www.reportacrime.co.za/CrimeReport.aspx?ID=2142 where also used in this ad for driveway tar surfacing: http://www.hotfrog.co.za/Companies/SKY-SCRAPERS This current loan offer appears strangely similar http://www.gallardofinance.co.za/ GALLARDO FINANCE CORPORATION Cell: 083 441 3597 (Preffered) Landline: 011 027 2280 Fax: 086 244 2407 Email: info@gallardofin.co.za

Date: 9 October 2012



Comment by: Marius
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How legit is Gallardo Finance Corporation. I would appreciate if any one can tell me that they were successfull with that cmpany.

Date: 20 November 2012



Comment by: Kevin
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I am the managing director of Gallardo Finance Corporation, we a legit company with no associations to these scammers , we have assisted hundreds of clients and do not ask any money upfront. Please contact me as I will not have my reputable company associated with scammers & will assist to bring anyone using my name to justice! Regards

Date: 21 November 2012



Comment by: Steve
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I lost 9K in June cause these people claimed to be associated with your company. I lost the money and he took Ford Pretoria for a ride!!!!

Date: 21 November 2012



Comment by: Kevin
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Hi Steve, Could you please email me the full details of this incident! I am in shock to hear that there are scammers associating and using our name and will put top priority to investigate this from my side. We were busy with SEO changes last night and i stumbled across this listing by chance. Regards, Kevin : kevin@gallardofin.co.za

Date: 22 November 2012



Comment by: Musa
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Kevin if your company is not linked to fraud, how do you justify why we are not allowed to talk to you directly, only strictly via email? Your receptionists become very edgy when we call in to talk to a consultant. That doesnt make sense to me. Your own email address does not have contact numbers or a company address. WHY IS THIS!?

Date: 10 January 2013



Comment by: Kevin
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Dear Musa, We are certainly not linked to any fraud and there has not been a single case of any criminal activity associated with our company... Ever! This report is based on a crime committed by Sky Finance , not Gallardo! Remember that ... We process everything electronically and once any of our clients are approved one of our consultants are in contact to complete the approval.

Date: 14 January 2013



Comment by: tshepho
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Hi, I have also been scammed R5000 by a supposd company called first finance cc which I believe after reading the comments are that's its the same people, My incident Not sure how I found them but what happend I was emailed car finance application form which I filled and after a day I was approved R115000 to which I had to pay 5% deposit of the total cost of the car value of my choice, I settled on a car worth R8000, I got a quote from a dealership and emailed to them and a pre contract was emailed to me and I paid R5000 and that was the last I heard from them, after I failed to contact them I went into fnb their bank and my bank to explain they looked into the first fin account to find its not a company but a certain lady in sunny side, the person who was fascilitaing the the finace his name was Terrence Mpako he said, they use a land line 0127720872 tommorow ill open a case this people must be brought to book

Date: 15 January 2013



Comment by: tshepho
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Correction the car value R80000 This company first finace is registerd with NCR with ncr number ncrcp5075 I'm afraid they might use my documents to commit futher fraud

Date: 15 January 2013



Comment by: Bonga Sibisi
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I have also had a brief encounter with Garllado Finance, Musa and am awaiting feedback for my application and I think if you apply with them, like most of us here, it is because you are blacklisted. People like Kevin are trying to help people like you and I who are in this unfortunate situation to get help, so let's not make assumtions and accusations unless u have valid info like the rest of the guys on this post. Let's not allow a few rotten apples to ruin the reputation of innocent/honest business people, gentlemen.

Date: 17 January 2013



Comment by: Lovemore
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I agree with you Bonga. Cross the river when you get to it.

Date: 29 January 2013



Comment by: Mamphoma Mogami
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I am also a victim of this sick scam.It happened in October 2011,i got info about this company called Sky Finance,they said they help people who are blacklisted with car finance.They were so proffesional,even gave me their work adress,they said they situated in Pretoria in Montana Gardens.They told me because i'm in Joburg i can apply online.I did that,and deposited R3000 into their account which was West Way cc.A collegue of mine deposited R10000 same day with.They emailed me my contract and proof of payment,i ended up fighting with the guy who works at the garage because i got a quatation from them.The guys name was Thomas,after two weeks thats when we realised that we were scammed,we went to Pretoria to look for them but that address didnt exist.We went to the cops in Sandton Morningside,but even now we havent heard a word fro them.People really need to be careful about such things.

Date: 30 January 2013



Comment by: Anthony
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I found the company on gumtree (First Finance), I contacted Terrance Mpako and he sent me the First Finance application form which I completed and I was approved, I have since tried to make contact with them to finalize the deal however I tried the 0127720872, 0127516453 number which rings of the hook and finfirst@webmail.co.za email address.........only to realize this is a SCAM!! I hope these bastards are behind bars hence the reason I can't get hold of them!

Date: 28 February 2013



Comment by: Thato
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Hi guys, I am their latest victim! This wednesday the 27th 6eb, I paid R12 000 deposit and the following day, they are unreachable! I called the dealer and they told me no one has been in contact with them or made a payment! The bastards are taking advantage of desperate people who wish to own cars but can't qualify for finance! I will be going to open a case today as this website have confirmed my suspicion that I have been defrauded! I wish and hope to god that other people can someone get to know about this scammers and not fall into the same pit of hell!! I have been on maternity leave and unable to run around so doing the application electronically seemed like a great option then, only if I knew!! I went to great lenghts to come up with that deposit and now I am just left high and dry! I hope the bastards are brought to book before scamming other innicent people. I fail to understand why this Terrence Mpako can't be caught since he has been using the same details all this time!

Date: 2 March 2013



Comment by: Thato
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Spelling error, I paid R12 000 deposit to this first finance on 27 feb 2013, I was in contact with this terrence mpako.

Date: 2 March 2013



Comment by: poppy
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hi , am their latest victim i deposited R8000 to their account only to find out that its a scam . we need to find this Terrence Mpako and sort him out . i wont rest until i find him.

Date: 8 May 2013



Comment by: Stenard
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I was also scammed by this company First Finance Terrence Mpako with landline 0127720872. What a bastard!!! I paid R6050.00 deposit to them. They also have an add on gumtree under blacklisted vehicle finance. I have followed so many leads and all of them is a dead end, they are robbing all of us, we need to do something about this. Their NCR number belongs to First Finance Corporation and all the details provided is false, it belongs to some insurance company who have moved from Bellvile to Pretoria in August 2012. I had to pay this money into a Nedbank account. I am going to open a case tomorrow and call my attorney.

Date: 8 May 2013



Comment by: Stenard
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Hi guys, post a complaint on hellopeter as we will make it more aware to the public.

Date: 8 May 2013



Comment by: Gareth Donnelly
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I was also scammed by the all so now well known First Finance Group,i paid a R60 000 deposit into their account for a vehicle they offered me finance for,to date nothing hasreflected into the dealerships account and FNB have confirmed that i have been scammed,i cant beleive that Standard Bank and First National Bank allow this to continue from the same account numbers which deposits are paid into,these people who ever they are need to be brought to the book!!!

Date: 24 May 2013



Comment by: Khathu Luvhengo
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I Just recieved my contract today from First finance and i was so convinced they are legit until my guard angel told me to do a research. I called the cape town number on the contract but it does not exist. please this guy can be brought to book immediately. He is still answering his phone even now he is waiting for me to send back the contract Kind Regards First Finance Team Contact Tel: 012 771 8065 087 5899912 ,012 772 0872 Fax 0866972133

Date: 24 June 2013



Comment by: Phiwo
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I almost sent these same guys a deposit of R9000 until something told me to do a background check.. And I came across this site. So thank you so much everyone! You can still catch them them. But now the consultant is a guy call Aaron. His contact details are - 012 771 8065. good luck.

Date: 16 July 2013



Comment by: GG
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i cant believe this, im the latest victim, just paid 9000 deposit, oh my God,

Date: 6 August 2013



Comment by: GG
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This is the email he forwarded to me on Friday from their finance department: From: payments@firstfingrp.co.za mailto:payments@firstfingrp.co.za Sent: Friday, August 02, 2013 9:54 AM To: tmpako@firstfingrp.co.za Subject: RE: mysurname7926 Morning Terry Thank you for your email, Please be advised we circulated an email from ABSA Bank 2months ago highlighting that they no longer accept express payments exceeding 100k in line with their own internal risk policies. However yes payment was done through the EFT normal channel gateway and it should take 2 to 3 business days to reflect in the recipients account. Please advise our client accordingly. We apologise for any inconviniences. Regards Caroline. Payments From: tmpako@firstfingrp.co.za mailto:tmpako@firstfingrp.co.za Sent: Friday, August 02, 2013 9:02 AM To: payments@firstfingrp.co.za Subject: mysurname7926 Good morning THIS IS URGENT!!! The above client (Mysurname7926) is currently at the dealership and yet no funds are reflecting on the dealership account.Payment was effected yesterday 01/08/2013 at 1538hrs. Please urgently make a follow up as to why this is? Your urgency in this regard would be highly appreciated. Thank you Terrence Mpako Sales and Support.

Date: 6 August 2013



Comment by: Luks
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Hi guys I'm doing a background check on Gallardo Finance corporate and after only 2post I see of them at this site, I'm still not clear if their are legit or not! I mean, I can also post on site, that they are legit and go on about how they've helped me, but that can be bull if there's no proof. I would appreciate if Kevin or someone would give us some sort of reussurance that the company is legit, coz I didn't see no registration number on their site!

Date: 8 August 2013



Comment by: sheldon
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T have been scammed as well. I deposited R 40000 into the first finance account. I spoke to a Albert Masilo 0726628049/0127718065. he paid a fake check into the dealers account. i have been trying to get hold of him but he numbers do not exsist anymore. this is a scam do not go the easy way out. these people have broken a person faith and hope. I earnstly hope God deals with them.

Date: 19 September 2013



Comment by: Bianca
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Now operating as Prime Auto Finance. Albert Masilo Customer Service and Sales Consultant Tel 012 771 8065 Cel 27726628049 Fax 086 6972133 Email albertm at primeautofinance.co.za

Date: 20 September 2013



Comment by: Mpumi
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Kevin where is your company based.I believe you should provide your company details in full.To help protect us as customers and yourself.

Date: 3 October 2013



Comment by: SEAN
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we were also scammed out of R25000 we went to a dealership in edenvale to buy a car we were told by the salesperson to pay the dep in to sky finance acc we told them but we are suppose to pay it into the dealerships acc they no problem that how it is done recieved proof of payment went fetched the car signed for it week later the car got reposessed went to the cops open case went to concumer commisioner pta these people is supposed to help us nothing we took our last savings to buy this car now still no money and car we had pastport nr photo address where he stayed in pta up to now nothing who will give us our money back the goverment should put money aside for things like this to help people rebuild themselfs

Date: 9 October 2013



Comment by: Lorna
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I was scammed too - Company called Ment SA ... R23K deposited to a Mary Anderson and never heard from her again!! I would be happy to help in any way possible to catch these people! Can anyone reccommend or reference Gallardo Finance as a legit company?

Date: 29 October 2013



Comment by: Athi
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I was also scammed by Albert from prime auto finance R7590. Sent him a quotation and got a contract, signed and paid the deposit. That was the end, no car, no money. I had to sell my car to get the money for the deposit. Albert - 0739224851, 0127718065. I will do anything for these guys to be placed behind bars.

Date: 2 December 2013



Comment by: lance
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Does anyone know of a place or bureau where you can go and check if these finance providers are legit...coz I need to get a car...but it sounds doggy

Date: 2 December 2013



Comment by: Pierre Theron
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Now Operating as Cape Auto Finance - they scam from this website: capeautofinance.co.za. This is a cloned website from a legitimate dealership, so the website looks real, but it's all fake numbers. Don't be fooled - these numbers are a scam: Tel: 021 300 2787 Fax: 086 697 2133

Date: 20 January 2014



Comment by: anonimous
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Can we get a full feed back from Kevin about golardo finance please.

Date: 16 February 2014



Comment by: Jackie
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GUYS!! I FOUND THEM! i AM A TRACING AGENT AND HAD TO TRACE THE TOMAS BASTARD! i FOUND MPAKO DETAILS ETC! tHEIR DOMAIN HAS BEEN 1103 1st avenue,886, pretoria, gauteng, 0186, ZA

Date: 17 February 2014



Comment by: Jackie
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I CANT COPY THE DETAIL I FOUND HERE AS IT HAS SYMBOLS. THE POLICE CAN CONTACT ME 0744380713 THEY THOUGHT THEY ARE CLEVER!

Date: 17 February 2014



Comment by: Jackie
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GIVE ME THE BANK ACCOUNTS NUMBERS THAT YOU PAID THE MONEY INTO. I CAN DO A BANK SEARCH ON THE ACCOUNT AS WELL

Date: 17 February 2014



Comment by: Jackie
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MR CHIMBWA THOMAS passport ID 59/054526/B/4A

Date: 17 February 2014



Comment by: Lungile
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We traced that guy before and found out that he was also a victim of stolen identity his credentials were since used since 2012.these guys ate south africans who speak fluent zulu and Afrikansor mayb its a syndicate..together we will find them....1day is 1 day..

Date: 19 February 2014



Comment by: saul
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I also have vehicle finance approved by Ment SA finance. They want me to deposit R34k into their account. I found their link on auto trader's website. This car was advertised at R225k at a dealership in centurion. So I visited the dealership and found the the car selling at R215K. I asked if the dealership had been contacted by vehicle financing house and they said no. I became suspicious when I showed the dealer the finance approval and the dealer noticed that there were not enough details on the approval e.g. VIN number, Chassis no, OR engine number. He said to me when you acquire vehicle finance the dealership is immediately informed whereby the will exchange this information making the transaction legit and complete. He further suggested that if the deal is legit, I should pay the deposit at the dealership and this ment sa can pay the difference at which they would release the vehicle to me. Because this dealership is very big and well known this was good advice. When I presented this suggestion to Andrew Golden of Ment SA he insisted on me depositing the money into their account. I asked I can visit them and he sent my their physical address. I can not reach andrew by phone, they have no landline number, they have no NCR number. has anyone ever been helped by these guys. I see lona is a victim here.

Date: 22 February 2014



Comment by: Billy G
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Can Kevin from Gallardo Finance Corporation please respond ASAP regarding their NCR number, physical address, etc as this is crucial to their business if it is legitimate

Date: 27 February 2014



Comment by: Brian
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I am an auditor and needed assistance with vehicle finance. I read this report before applying with Gallardo Finance Corporation... Here is my experience with them - I have never received such a high level of service ever!!! They are experts in this field and went out of their way for me... They financed me for a pristine condition Merc C350 AMG and i had my car within 3 days after approval... with a free tank of petrol and valet. Keep up the great work GFC Team! I will be using you guys again with my next purchase. Look at all their happy clients compliments on Hellopeter : http://hellopeter.com/gallardo-finance/compliments-and-complaints

Date: 20 March 2014



Comment by: Kate
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I am in the process of applying for finance with Gallardo.I hope it is legit. but with what I have read it seems legit.Does anyone know how long it will take for them to respond to my application? do they have a physical address for their showroom?

Date: 2 April 2014



Comment by: Nonobabez
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good people...b4 u lose any more money may i suggest u try yo luck at IEMAS finance...m not saying all of you will get help but they do help blacklisted people ( depending on the amount you wer owing wen blacklisted) bt atleast i can vouch for them that they are legit...you can check them out 4 yoselves....and y is it so hard for the "MD" of gallardo (Kevin) to provide us with the relevant details...instead we get ppl coming out of nowere..praising and idolising gallardo for their "service".... these fake financial houses must jst stop BULLSHITTING US!!!!

Date: 7 April 2014


 
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