On 1 April 2014, we invested R100 000 over a period of 12 months with Mr George Herman, CEO of GCR Close Corporation. We were advised this investment will be handled through Africa Rising.  For the first 3 months our returns/dividends would be R12 500.00 pm and thereafter i.e. the next nine months our dividends would be R24 000.00 pm.  Todate, we have not received any dividends.  We have have numerous communication via whatsapp, email, sms and telephone calls with George Herman, our investment consultant.  Promises and excuses are too many to mention. It has gotten to the point George Herman refuses to respond to messages, he does not answer our telephone calls and has blocked us from whatsapp. Mr Herman is patently aware these funds he invested for us via Africa Rising are used to support disadvantaged communities e.g. we uplift, mentor and provide life skills to addicts, prostitutes, homeless families etc.  As a result, our organization has had to close which has had a huge unexplained negative impact on those lives/families who we were supporting. 

Report ID: 7328
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: Bellville
Address: Durban Road Oakdale
Crime Date/Time: 1 Apr 2014, 00:04 AM
Reported By: Username7328
Reported Date: 21 Nov 2014, 13:11 PM
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  • pan2190 7 Nov 2017, 09:37 AM

    George Herman lives in Groendal Franschoek. it is a very impoverished coloured area. he s as por as a rat. dont let the blue onder badjie and BMW fool you. He is sure to be home Christmas, that is his hide away every December. He shares the spoils of his crime with his family. His sister is Charmaine Riffel. She can be found on facebook. she is married to the brother of well known chef Rueben Riffel.

  • ManofAtlantis 24 Aug 2017, 12:37 PM

    I know a number of people who have been scammed by the same person. I can produce a list of people also conned. One man lost R1million rand due to George Herman. I see he also has a LinkedIn profile advertising his services under the same name.

    Leslie, I tried the number listed below and cannot reach you. You can find me on

    I can help you to find him. If a few people are connected, we can find him.

  • Leslie2 1 Dec 2014, 08:34 PM

    Please contact me at your earliest convenience. We have been conned by the same person.

  • Username7328 1 Dec 2014, 11:52 AM

    Dear Jen A wise woman of character and integrity possesses an inner knowledge of truth before she publicly expresses her opinion on a specific matter.

  • jen 9 1 Dec 2014, 11:28 AM

    The above is complete lies meant to attack the character of the person involved. please be careful before you allow this on your site, you could be prosecuted for libel. This is not a valid saps forum but a forum to persecute people illegaly and unlawfully and badmouth innocent individuals.

  • Leslie2 30 Nov 2014, 08:12 AM

    Hi. So sorry to hear about your situation. We had a similar experience. Please send me your contact details on zero seven two zero one seven six five six five . Kind regards Leslie

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