I was introduced to Sameer Kootbodien of Angel Loans by my broker in December 2013. I had applied for a business loan of R1.4million rand to start a new venture.
Within two weeks I was told by him that I had been approved and was sent an approval letter with a repayment schedule through a company called Wreckley Holdings who supposedly operate from Port Elizabeth. I checked their details to see who I was dealing with and could not find their physical address nor any mention of them in any publishing.
I was assured that they do this in order to ensure their privacy and would not reveal their identity to me, only to the broker. I trusted Sam Kootbodien as he went through the trouble of actually meeting me face to face.
HERE COMES THE KICKER: In order for the loan to be processed I needed to pay a 1% fee. I asked a lot of questions and wanted to know why, and it was explained to me that unless I comply with the conditions they would take back the offer and I needed to wait for someone else to approve which could take anything up to 6 months.
I drew up a contract to try and protect myself to the best of my ability and paid the money. Everything went well and I was supposed to sign the contract the last week of January when suddenly there was a problem with the deal. Then the deal was cancelled for a very artificial reason.
I requested my money back and I am now being treated like rubbish, my calls are being ignored.
Here is what I am in the process of doing:Reporting this as fraud to the police, I will update the case number here for anyone else who wishes to lay charges too.I will be taking civil action against this person and will report progress here.Here is what I know of Sameer Kootbodien so far:He said he works for his brother in law at Angel Loans but the company is registered in his name and he is the only shareholderWhen checking with Cipra I was informed that the company was busy being de-registered due to non-payment of annual fees.His domain name angelloans.co.za is registered under 22 Orchid Road, Goodwood. This is a residential address.His corporate address is listed as 73 Victoria Road, Observatory. There is a pharmacy an alley and a police station. No Angel Loans offices.His cellphone number is: 0848244574His previous business was TNT Loans where there were also complaints. You can find them here:http://hellopeter.com/angel-loans/complaints/angel-loans-sameer-kootbodien-1218433http://hellopeter.com/angel-loans/complaints/loans-with-fees-payable-upfront-or-salary-date-1206114http://www.reportacrime.co.za/CrimeReport.aspx?ID=5003http://www.reportacrime.co.za/CrimeReport.aspx?ID=1546http://africacomplaints.com/miscellaneous/232346-angel-loans-angel-loans-sameer-kootbodien.htmlhttp://africacomplaints.com/miscellaneous/230639-angel-loans-.htmlhttp://africacomplaints.com/miscellaneous/239837-angel-loans-false-hope-promises-.htmlhttp://africacomplaints.com/business-finance/183577-angel-investment-network-why-is-there-investors-in-our-country.htmlWreckley Holdings does not have a physical address that can be found on any map.When trying to contact the phone number for this person which Sameer gave me it says that the number is not available on the MTN network.His ID number is 8405245177087 if you want to lay a charge with the police.Please reply to this message and leave me a place to contact you, preferrably email, if you want me to give you information about the case I am making.
|Address:||50 stockholm st|
|Crime Date/Time:||27 Dec 2013, 00:12 AM|
|Reported Date:||24 Feb 2014, 16:02 PM|