Loan Scam

Received the following sms which I believe to be false. From: +27796677375 Received: Feb 10, 2014 09:05 We offer non-collateral loan up to R200Mil btw 1-20yrs at 3% interest with no credit check/collateral.Call Richard 0780854275 or Email: Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device From: +27765352719 Received: Feb 10, 2014 11:07 Global Financial Service Offer 3% Interest on Loan from R10,000 to R10,000,000 Contact Mr. Haward Hans on Tel:+27840110359 Email: Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device From: +27761418259 Received: Feb 10, 2014 09:26 Clientèle Finance: Get Personal and Business loan any amount R10,000-R2MILLION. Blacklisted or Bad Credit? Call 0849933372 or email: Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

Report ID: 5645
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Eastern Cape
City/Town: East London
Suburb: N/A
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 10 Feb 2014, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Username5645
Reported Date: 11 Feb 2014, 09:02 AM
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  • Sharon Smith 1 Aug 2015, 12:05 PM

    Richard also call me. I need help on how and who I can report with. I am from South Africa. I need institution who will help to recover some money that I have paid already.tks.

  • S.B Cohen 27 Feb 2015, 02:10 PM

    Please DO NOT get taken by anyone claiming they from LINKSFORD. We have done research,the phone numbers you will be getting are all mobile numbers not land line. Action Fraud U.K action are taking matters further. You can email or phone Pauline Smith if you have been a victim by LINKSFORD, or Corsum Finance. 447509754856 447509754856. All there "documents" look legit but are not.

  • D A Wilson 27 Jan 2015, 12:59 PM

    I have had an offer of finance from Richard up to $29 000 000. This is to be financed by a Chloe Niel Daniels in USA. checked with UK business register and found no company by name of Linksford Capital Finance had ever been registered and check on company number and found it related to a company registered in Manchester which had been dissolved. I have asked Richard for registration certificates but he has not responded.

  • S.B Cohen 27 Jan 2015, 05:59 AM

    SCAM This is how they work...LINKFORD. approve your loan send u documents that "look"" good " they ask for "legal" fees. Then Richard will pun u. Then you get sent a letter from SARS saying they need money to release your funds. If u say u don't have Richard claims to make a wait then he comes back to u and says he has been able to come up with some of the money, but u must come up with the rest.......WHAT A LAUGH. If you phone LINKFORD FINANCE and speak to DAVID CRAWFORD he speaks good words. when you send them this link they give you loooooonnng stories. DO NOT BELIEVE RICHARD His number 0834672643

  • Username7691 26 Jan 2015, 04:54 PM

    Yes it is a scam DO NOT give Richard any money.

  • CW Ferreira 26 Jan 2015, 01:55 PM

    who knows ?? does anyone know of an institute or a info-body or a web address even that can be contacted/reached to verify companies as legitimate entities - registered as loan companies ? for eg Linksford cap Fin & legal ( approved my $ 3,500,000.00 or R 40,000,000.00 loan for a project ) You'd be surprised to learn that i wasn't born in a cave - for me to pay admin fees prior receiving my funds : red flags are triggered !! does such an entity exist able to confirm legitimate companies ? In UK ? if i have a comp reg number - where can i inquire ? do you get where i am going with this ... regards & to all good luck

  • Reynardt 21 Jan 2015, 11:37 AM

    I have also received a sms from Richard as well as all the loan approval documentations from Linksford Capital. In the documents that stated that I must first pay money upfront for Legal fees but that this money cannot be deducted from the loan amount because of UK laws. I went back to them and requested SA references and guess what, they went quite. In my opinion, this is a scam. Where can I report this?

  • willem bouwer 20 Jan 2015, 06:17 PM

    I received a sms and mail from Linkford Capital as well. This happened a day after my house was sold and I needed a loan to purhase a home again. Are the legit? How did they get to know about my need for a loan. Please have anyone borrowed against a property with Linkford?

  • Tony25 11 Jan 2015, 09:50 AM

    in my opinion , it is a scam. I made enquiries, received replies etc but when I questioned them on the admin fees paid upfront all communication stopped.

  • Garth Grobler 13 Dec 2014, 04:18 AM

    I was resently aproved for a loan with Linksford Capital and Richard from Capetown is the representiave. My problem is I have to pay some admin fees and handling fees before pay out. I send a mail to and they corfirmed everything. but I still neot 100% sure. Does anybody know anything about this.

  • Username7327 27 Nov 2014, 10:26 AM

    I applied for this loan from a Richard in Cape Town. Said he is from Linksford Capital Finance and Legal. Is this a scam? If someone can please let me know? My email is

  • Marius 4 27 Aug 2014, 08:10 PM

    Ek dink die is n scam kan julle my laat weet of dit is asb ( Clientèle Finance: Get Personal and Business loan any amount R10,000-R2MILLION. Blacklisted or Bad Credit? Call 0849933372 or email: ) baie dankie

  • M J S Pieterse 30 Mar 2014, 05:46 PM

    I want a loan for R30 000,and want to know what my payment will be a month?,and over how manny months. Thank you MJS Pieterse

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