The scam is over 5 years old - I read about it - I knew about it - nothing prepares you for that phone call though.
I got a call from my domestic worker's son saying that his mother has been killed in a taxi accident and he is at the scene and needs R6000.00 to get the body back to Johannesburg.
The last thing I wanted to do was phone her on her cell phone to check that she was in fact dead.
I transferred the money into said bank account and fortunately for me there was a hold on the bank account - someone else had laid a charge of fraud. First National Bank immediately reversed the money and the phone calls did not stop.
A warning to anyone getting a phone call from 072 427 2693 - do not respond to them. It is a scam.
Hopefully RICA is going to sort out all the bad cell phones from February.
|Crime Date/Time:||7 Jan 2010, 00:01 AM|
|Reported Date:||7 Jan 2010, 00:01 AM|