Financial horror after identity theft

2013-04-16 11:01
<a href=\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\http://www.shutterstock.com\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\>Shutterstock</a>

Shutterstock

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Video

Smart ID cards set to prevent fraud

2012-05-18 10:14

Smart ID cards could be in use by the next general election, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said in Pretoria. A national identity system would capture biometric and biographic details of all South Africans and foreign nationals.WATCH

kalahari.com

Johannesburg - A Gauteng man has told of the hell he has been through since 2008 when his identity was stolen by fraudsters.

The Star reported Dumisani Gumede's life has become a bureaucratic nightmare.

It began with Gumede being told that personal loans had been taken out at a Nedbank branch with his ID number.

Nedbank eventually cleared him of the fraud.

Blacklisted

But a few months later, when he wanted to buy the house he had been renting, he was told that he had been blacklisted by Nedbank because of identity theft.

Gumede has spent years trying to fix his credit record and get a home loan, but to no avail.

Finally, Nedbank cleared him but this resulted in him having no credit profile and therefore no bank wants to give him a loan.

Gumede said Nedbank told him to get a lawyer to fix the mess he was in.

His ID number is still listed as being fraudulent by the bank.

“I am promised this will be fixed and then everything goes silent and I have to go through the whole process again.”

Credit profile

Gumede said he had been referred to numerous consultants over the years and everyone promised him they would sort out the situation, without results.

“There have been so many broken promises... I have spent R100 000 on lawyers trying to sort this out.”

Nedbank spokesperson Thembi Malabi said Gumede had been given a letter stating that he had an adverse listing because of identity theft and he should produce this correspondence when applying for a loan with other banks.

"Regrettably, the bank is not in a position to lend to Mr Gumede at this stage due to his credit profile,” Malabi said.

 
Read more on:    nedbank
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
38 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

New GIF keyboard on iOS for added fun!

Soon sending an LOL! or facepalm will be so much more fun!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Puppy goes crazy over iPad game
Printable solar panels will bring exciting new opportunities!
Now there’s a special lane for texting while walking
LOL! 7 brutally honest texts from parents

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Intermediate to Senior .Net Developers

Cape Town
E-Merge IT Recruitment
R30 000 - R50 000 Per Month

Project Manager

Cape Town
O'Brien Recruitment
R30 000 - R35 000 Per Month

Civil Engineer/Technologist

Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Communicate Cape Town Engineering
R300 000 - R450 000 Per Year

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to fight against the current today but this will just use up a lot of energy and not get you very far. You...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.