Thuthuka Africa


A black guy from Thuthuka Africa phoned me on my cell phone and wanted a quotation on Copy Paper. I quoted him on thuthukaafrica@workmail.com and he said he did not get the email. I have placed a delivery and read me to ensure it gets delivered, but nothing. He then phoned me to say he did not get it. Then I emailed him on another email he gave me - Tony Jenkins [thuthukaafrica@workmail.co.za]. Then he phoned me to say he could not open the attachment (a normal excel sreadsheet), then he said that I must fax it to him on which I did. He then phoned me to say that they have accepted the quotation of R37 800.00 of 200 boxes of copy paper and have deposited the money into my bank account. I received an email with a PDF file showing that the deposit has been made via ABSA bank to Nedbank, but the branch code was wrong. He phoned me a minute after I received the email, then I started to get suspect something is wrong, but I insisted that the money must show and clear in my bank before he can get the stock. He is using cell no: +27604239906 as Matthew Davis. SMS proof of payment via +278200703323717 and also proof of payment via email from Tony Jenkins on ABSA electronic letterhead (edited fruad PDF) and fax number he uses is: Normal 0 false false false EN-ZA X-NONE X-NONE 0866032484. The address he is using on Tony Jenkins email is: Normal 0 false false false EN-ZA X-NONE X-NONE Thuthuka Africa 31 Baldw20 x 1.5mm twin+earth flat cable (100m)in Street Schoemansville Hartebeespoort Dam 0216 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}

Report ID: 3379
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Vaal Triangle
Suburb: N/A
Address: Vaal Triangle
Crime Date/Time: 21 Feb 2013, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Username3437
Reported Date: 8 Mar 2013, 12:03 PM
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  • Username3437 14 Mar 2013, 12:36 PM

    Hi Antoinette, Well done to you to check Google and found it and glad your boss was also going with his/her feelings about this - You saved a lot of money and possible breakin as what happened to Leo. We are all hoping that they will catch these guys soon.

  • Antoinette11 14 Mar 2013, 12:16 PM

    He contacted us also, lucky for us my boss had a bad feeling about this order so I googled the company name and saw your comments. I really hope they catch this guy very soon.

  • Username3437 11 Mar 2013, 05:04 PM

    Thanks Daisy - Mostly appreciated. I did not loose any money, but I feel so sorry and heart broken for businesses that does step into this and not know that it is a scam. Maybe this article will help lots of people as everybody that I do business with gets checked out first on Google and also my rule stays - No money - No goods.

  • Daisy3 11 Mar 2013, 04:14 PM

    its so sad that people have to behave like this. eveyone works for their money and here an idoit comes and just rip you off. i pray that he will be caught soon.

  • Username3437 11 Mar 2013, 10:03 AM

    Hi Leo, Sorry to hear about you incident as well. The more people that gets to know this, the better and hope that the SAPS can put a stop to this soon, as a lot of businesses can loose everything they have build up.

  • leo MArais 11 Mar 2013, 09:47 AM

    We had a similar incident: I gave a quote 3 weeks prior. Our shop stock arrived on Wednesday, we got broken in to on Sunday. All the units we ordered was what they ordered. We have a 060..... number of Tony to. For any enquiries please feel free to e mail me. Thanks Leo

  • Username3437 11 Mar 2013, 08:29 AM

    Hi there, Sorry to hear about your losses, but this was also a big learning experience for yourself and your business. NEVER let goods go if the bank does not say that the money is secure in your bank account. You are not stupid, you were just an honest business person, and did not know this will happen to you. This is why businesses are struggeling to win new customers, as demand for cash is rising daily.

  • Rajen2 9 Mar 2013, 02:14 PM

    Seemed as if I was stupid enough to release my stock to him. He took me for R48996.00

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