In November last year I made an EFT payment in the amount of R12795.00 into a Capitec account for camera equipment, after seeing equipment for sale on a legitimate looking website (

This has proven to be a scam, and despite my immediately calling my bank to cancel the transaction, the money had already been withdrawn – apparently there is a system at Capitec bank whereby money is immediately available in an account despite the much touted “48 hours” to process payments. I had a sudden funny feeling and cancelled the transaction immediately that evening, but the money had already been withdrawn.

Through the SAPS I have laid a fraud charge against the account holder, but it has turned out now that the account holder was fictitious. The account number was 1363230121 in the name of N Kitsing. The account holder details were negligently and incorrectly FICA’d, as was the RICA on the sim card, so it seems the trail has gone cold now.

Report ID: 6929
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: N/A
Address: Unknown
Crime Date/Time: 28 Oct 2013, 00:10 AM
Reported By: Username6929
Reported Date: 9 Sep 2014, 14:09 PM
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