FAKE HIRE - PETER PETERSON aka JJ CONTRUCTION


We have a crane company and was contact by Peter Peterson from cell number 078 283 2138 .He requested a quote for us for a hire a crane. After receiving our quote, he contacted us again stating our quote never had banking details. When I explained that I need their company details for the pro forma invoice, I was told by Peter that it was find to just send a cod pro forma invoice and they will pay on that. I found this strange but sent it anyway and provisionally booked the crane for the date required.
When I received the proof of payment, it was over paid by R100 000-00. I then received a phone call from Peter and an email from Mrs L Peterson who requested an immediate refund. I notified them that we have to wait for the monies to clear first.
The first thing that they did was send me an eft proof of payment but the lines on the proof of payment didnt match up as a normal proof of payment would.
When we called in to "verify" the job, Peter knew nothing about it and when we wanted to confirm the site address which was Umhlali Police Station, He  then changed his story and advised that it was not the police station but somewhere close and he will send me an sms with the site address (which i will never get).
These people are probably doing it to a lot of people and need to be brought to JUSTICE.
Be aware company s and self employed people!!!

Report ID: 8454
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Ballito
Suburb: Glendale
Address: Umhlali Police Station
Crime Date/Time: 26 Jun 2015, 00:06 AM
Reported By: Username8454
Reported Date: 29 Jun 2015, 09:06 AM
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  • PlasticNick 17 Aug 2016, 02:23 PM

    We had a Peter Peterson (cell: 061 411 8889) contact us last week to supply R45000 worth of plastic bags. Luckily we didn't have sufficient stock, but promised him his goods would be available today (17th August). His proof of payment was emailed through the same day as the order was placed. I had hoped the money would clear, but obviously, even after 5 days, it didn't. I did a bit of research and came across this thread. I called him and with the aim of trapping this douche bag, told him his goods were ready for him to collect. Unfortunately he said he would send a driver. I asked him to come in to supervise the collection to ensure the goods were acceptable and to discuss future business, but he declined (surprise!).

    I quickly contacted Parow Police station and they gave me another number to call, for a WO Donovan Smit , but after calling that number 3 times with no answer (surprise!) and time running out before the collection, I gave up on SAPS.

    The driver arrived in a white Kia pick up with a registration CA 333-466 and "BAKKIE FOR HIRE" with his cell number on the side. And although he appeared shifty and wouldn't produce his driver's license, I couldn't say for sure he was involved in the scam so had to let him go. He was apparently meant to drop the plastic bags off in Hermanus, but checked and the delivery address and it's residential. (Although I'm sure he would have been re-routed after the collection).

    While the driver was still there, "Peter" called again to find out if the goods were loaded and I told him they wouldn't be as his payment was fraudulent (substantiated by the bank) and if he believed people were as dumb as he is, that it's only a matter of time before he's sitting in jail (and other, more colourful, predictions for his future).

    I wanted to thank the people on this thread that confirmed my suspicions, I'm just sorry I wasn't better prepared to catch this fraudster.

    BTW If anyone is looking for plastic bags, I have 70.000

  • Mfour 14 Jul 2016, 02:20 PM

    Temba , aka ppeterson798@gmail.com ,still trying their luck, but now using 0604932164.

  • sumarie 5 May 2016, 01:10 PM

    Our company was scammed successfully by this same person. We sell projectors and the person called claiming to be from ACT Salvation to purchase 3x projectors that was in stock to collect the same day as he has a big event at the Church going on that Sunday. We received proof of payment and the accounts department did not check it clearly before releasing the equipment.

    The got away with 3 projectors worth R48000.00. Also used the email address ian102cc@gmail.com and number 0717316732 and named Ben.

    We tried through the year to contact him again without success, phone was already off. This happened last year.

    Be aware, I am sure they make a lot of money through this setup...

  • Pire 22 Apr 2016, 02:27 PM

    Their new tactics are as follows: They request a quote for products your company supplies. As soon as the quote is sent, you will receive the proof of payment (if bank details are included) for the correct amount reflected on the quote. You will then be contacted to arrange pickup. They will pressure for immediate or same day pickup. After telling him that the money must first reflect in the bank account, he will hang up.
    Name of "company" JC Catering Services...and JJ Construction appears on the proof of payment.
    In 20 years accounting I must say that this is the dumbest criminal I have encountered. Using the same email address & names each time. With that being said, our police service must be worse, seeing that they cant catch a criminal using the same info for each crime. Just show how effective RICA is as well.
    Advice to someone that receives an order...tell him the package is ready for collection. Get your cricket bat ready and wait. 10-1 he will be dumb enough to pitch up.

  • ROLA 31 Dec 2015, 11:21 AM

    WARNING: MR PETERSON t/a JJ Construction and various other company names ... check on google as well , false names, contact numbers and business addresses. He also tried to con us, *See copy of email below *

    He has been going on for years, why can nobody catch him ?

    I hope with the bank details, someone might be able to get his real name and ID number, if this is not a fake account as well !!!

    COPY OF EMAIL:

    From: Peter Peterson [mailto:ppeterson798@gmail.com]
    Sent: 30/12/2015 12:09 PM
    To:
    Subject: Re: Quote -SYNTH Oil

    Dear Accounts
    I apologize for paying wrong amount into your bank account as my husband Peter instructed me to do your payment and the payment for building materials, please deduct the invoice amount of R 14,802.10 from amount paid R 96,800.00 and credit back the balance to the following bank account

    CAPITEC BANK
    JJ CONSTRUCTION
    ACC 1420325424
    CODE 470010

    Please fax proof of payment to 0862666894 or email to ppeterson798@gmail.com

  • Riaan38 31 Jul 2015, 09:37 AM

    Thanks to people like you posting this. It gave us confirmation about the scam. This same asshole using the same cell number 0782832138 Peter Peterson tried the following trick this week: made a booking for a patient claiming it is one of his workers and asked how much the Dr consultation is as he will pay it now. By "mistake" he deposited R87 000.00 and now wants a refund. His payment was done by cheque but tried to obscure it as an eft. He is not willing to collect a cheque from the office as a refund and demands an eft. Anyway, he will get nothing and currently I am waiting for SAPS to see how we can get closer to this scamster scum. (This is playing out in Durban south at the moment). Be aware of this type of scam!

  • Username8454 14 Jul 2015, 08:13 AM

    Glad that this post helped you Kate! I think it is very important that company's research and find out more about companies that are one man bands and seem to just come out of know where. Hope more and more people become aware of theses people and hope they get caught.

  • Kate6 13 Jul 2015, 04:32 PM

    Mr and Mrs Peterson have just tried to scam us too! Cellphone number 0782832138 and email address Ian Hendricks ian102cc@gmail.com. Luckily I noticed something was fishy and I have come across this thread in a Google search. Just like all the previous stories, Mr Peterson called us claiming he was from J J Construction and needs a quote. I sent the quote to them and the wife, Mrs L Peterson requested a our banking details so they can deposit the money as they were going to come and collect the order from us. The amounted quoted was for R420.00, she sent me an ABSA proof of payment for the amount of R58,540.16!! I am about to tell them to go to hell! I am just so grateful I saw this post after I had a suspicion that proof of payment had been tampered with. I hope nobody else gets caught out by these B......s!

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