I received an advertisement in a form of an email from a certain Gina Parker (0744627289) from First Choice Loan Services CC regarding to a loan "A". I then replied to her email and forwarded the necessary documentation as request. I was then emailed by her and advised that same was approved.
I received a Letter of Approval "B" also a confirmation sheet wherein I had to complete with my banking details, amount that I requested, home address and also confirm that I would pay the legal fee of R3750.00.
I then received banking details from Gina Parker to pay the legal fees on the 28th of January 2016 First Choice, Standard Bank, Account number 10076581789 "C" I made the eft over on the 28th of January 2016. Gina Parker then phoned to say that same has been received and the contract will be forwarded. I received the contract and signed same and forwarded back to her "D".
On the 29 January 2016 I received an sms from Standard Chartered Funds to say that the money has been released but needed to pay an release fee of R6499.00. I phoned Gina Parker who said that I must pay the release fee and will be made immediately.
I then requested banking details for a cash payment and was given a "staff account" number. I then said that I need a company details. Gina Parker then gave me First Choice Loans, Capitec Bank account number 1450576751. I then made the payment into the account "E" Gina Parker then phoned to say that same has been received and that the monies would be in my account on the 30th of January 2016. The morning of the 30th I received an sms from Standard Chartered Funds saying that I need to pay R6310.00 for a SARS taxation code. I then phoned Gina Parker who said that I must pay this and this is from the bank.
I then realised that this is a scam. Monday the 1st of February 2016, I contacted Capitec who in turn advised me that they do not have business accounts and the account number 1450576751 belongs to a person. I phoned then Gina Parker and demanded that she pay back my money who in turn said that I must not demand or I will get into trouble. I then approached my bank Standard Bank who advised me that the account number 10076581789 belongs to a person and not to a company and both banks confirmed that this scam.
|Crime Date/Time:||1 Feb 2016, 21:02 PM|
|Reported Date:||2 Feb 2016, 21:02 PM|