PMB police warn of deposit scam

2007-11-28 00:00

A WARNING has been issued by police about an “over-deposit refund scam”, after numerous cases of fraud were reported.

Inspector Joey Jeevan said that the con artists send faxes to potential victims “stating that the SA Revenue Service (SARS) or Telkom has paid a certain amount of money by error into their account”.

The victim is instructed to refund SARS or Telkom, which he/she usually does after verifying that a deposit has been made into the account. The victim is later notified by the bank that the deposit was a stolen cheque, and has been reversed.

If you have fallen victim to such a scam, contact Detective Inspector Helena Mays of the Pietermaritzburg Commercial Branch on 033 845 8534 or your nearest police station.

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