On 4 June 2015 I received an email from Wonga.com (email address firstname.lastname@example.org) advising me of personal loans at 3.5% p.a, I replied to the email advising them that I was interested in the loan to pay off various doctors accounts and a high cellphone bill, they then emailed me a form (from email@example.com) to complete which I did and returned it to them. On 5 June 2015 they said via email (from firstname.lastname@example.org) I qualified for the loan and would get their attorney to draw up the necessary documents, which when I received them they said I had to pay a loan administrative fee of R2890 to an ABSA Bank account to also confirm my bank account. I paid the money and emailed/faxed proof of payment to them on 086 7648436, I was then advised that the loan was granted and I must pay an online registration fee of R4699 into the same account to register online, which I did. Then I was emailed my login details of a bank www.lucrativbk.co.uk to click on the link and the money transfer would be complete, my reference number was Wonga/zab25/UP. Well I tried various search engines to find this bank website to no avail and emailed the person at the bank Mr Moon Fredrick (on email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) which did not help, he replied a few times advising me that I was not going to the correct site which I was trying to and I even tried calling him where there was no answer, then he just stopped emailing me and I tried the wonga email I had in SA and the cellphone number but also got no replies. When I went to the bank on 6 June 2015, I was advised the money was still in the account of the G Nkosi where I paid it into but they could not refund me the money as it was too late to do so in the day. I must open a debit card fraud case reference number 3066914 and wait for the outcome thereof and call on the following Monday to see if the funds can be reversed. I had not joy from my bankers, they said as I paid the funds I cannot get it back and was a victim of a 419 scam and should have reported it to the police and not them?
|Suburb:||van Riebeek Park|
|Address:||11 Golden Bishop|
|Crime Date/Time:||4 Jun 2015, 00:06 AM|
|Reported Date:||16 Aug 2015, 10:08 AM|