Angel Loans - Sameer Kootbodien - Fraud


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.

Report ID: 5766
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: Brackenfell
Address: 50 stockholm st
Crime Date/Time: 27 Dec 2013, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Username5766
Reported Date: 24 Feb 2014, 16:02 PM
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  • Username7613 10 Jan 2015, 06:56 PM

    Thanks to everybody regarding this serious matter and keep us posted for any court cases so that we can nail this bastard. You guys have my email

  • Username7613 10 Jan 2015, 06:51 PM

    Hi Eric Eric, Please post your case number here once you have made the case. If possible can you please email me as i have been hunting him down for 4 years now. Can you also leave your number to contact you

  • Username5766 11 May 2014, 12:59 AM

    Eric, Please post your case number here once you have made the case. I think we all need to stand together on this. This man may be one person, but there is so much fraud running rampant in this country that it is embarrassing to be in the same industry as these people are.

  • Eric Palmer 1 May 2014, 03:45 PM

    We were also scammed and lied to and also went through the whole Wreckleys procedure which ended up as a lot of lies. Costing us over R30000 and another R2800 in fake plane fare to Durban to meet with "investors". We are now off to police to open a theft and fraud case against this arsehole!!!!

  • Username5766 9 Apr 2014, 11:14 PM

    Hi, I laid fraud charges against him with all of the documentation handed over to the police. Here is my case details and the officer in charge of investigating: Message from SAPS. CONST.B MAGQIBELO will investigate your case BRACKENFELL ref nr CAS 405/3/2014.Unit contact detail:021-9805700 Contact him and tell him your story, I am sure that he will be able to use it.

  • Veronica6 9 Apr 2014, 02:01 PM

    Hi, We have been scammed by Sameer in 2012. Unfortunately we lost money we could not afford to lose, and that caused us to have to go under debt review. Is it too late to take action against him? he problem is the documents have long been deleted, as we though it only happened to us. But I would like to help catch him before he ruins someone's life's just like he did with ours. I would appreciate feedback.

  • Walter7 10 Mar 2014, 01:15 PM

    Report him to the "Cape Town scams and fraud" page on facebook!

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