Mr Mike Cook from Hillcrest has been scamming his friends and business acquaintances for the past 2 years plus out of millions of rands.He contacted me and said he had a Pajero, that he could get from Ford in Stanger for R 90,000. He claimed that he already sold it for R 120,000 and that he and I would split the profit. I agreed to pay the R 90,000 as he was an old friend and I trusted him. He then asked that I pay the money over to Stanger Ford directly with the reference as ``Pajero``. I did this. Needless to say I never received any money back from him.I traced the vehicle and the current owner said he bought it from All Roader Motors in Hillcrest. It seems that Mike Cook and All Roader Motors are in it together.When I put Mr Cook under a bit of pressure he produced a proof of payment from FNB, only to find out that it was a fraudulent proof of payment.I started making a few calls and did some investigation myself. I found as I spoke to individuals in Durban that he owes a lot of people a lot of money. Nobody can really establish how much it is, but apparently it is the region of R 12 million, that he fraudulently got from friends and colleagues. He is currently still going about his daily scamming without any hassles.
He should be in prison.
|Crime Date/Time:||4 Sep 2013, 00:09 AM|
|Reported Date:||17 Dec 2014, 14:12 PM|