On the 10th of March 2014, R25,000.00 was deposited into The Prepaid Guru T/A Bytes & Smart Telecoms' FNB bank account, after communications between ourselves and the company and a personal visit to their offices in KZN, regarding a toilet paper distribution business found on www.bytesdealership.com. There has been no communication from them since and after further investigation, the reality of this company running a scam sunk in.
Called both ABSA - our bank, and FNB - Bytes' bank to get all options available to us. Went to open a case, as adviced so that the account could atleast be frozen by FNB while the investigation continues. We were very surprised when FNB told us that they could not freeze the account, but can make a note on it. Had this been a single complaint against this company, we could give FNB the benefit of the doubt, but there are plenty of complaints, including notes made on the account itself, clearly visible to the group fraud department. We are in possession of another case filed against the same company, where the complainant manage to get her money back, but the account is still active. This is very disappointing from FNB and if the person decides to clear the account and disappear, FNB will be liable as the date of the complaint will confirm that there were still funds in the account, our R25,000.00 atleast.
The name of the company is bytes & smart Telecoms, or bytes dealership.
Please spread the word, as we found out, while in the bank that some people still think of investing with them. We just need help with knowing where to go from here, and any advice regarding our options in recovering our money would be of great importance
|Address:||5 Old Main, Kloof, KZN|
|Crime Date/Time:||10 Mar 2014, 00:03 AM|
|Reported Date:||4 Apr 2014, 19:04 PM|