Beware of Fraudsters - Possibly in our hobby :-(

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  1. Andre@ReefAquatics

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    Sponsors and Reefers you need to be aware that we were tried to be scammed last week. What very much sounded like a reefer inquired about a chiller but in a extreme rush for us to send it to Durban.

    Invoice was sent and per normal and proof of payment was emailed back to us.

    It's not very clear that to the untrained eye that this is a doctored invoice, but it surely is.

    So please be aware when accepting online payments.

    I make this statement as Standard Bank has confirmed that the POP was manually made and the payment was never paid into our account.

    The dodgy POP:

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    Then the email telling us how poorly we handled the transaction, to date still no money has come into our account.

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  3. Ridwaan

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    These skelms should be pointed out by name
     
  4. Ebi Omer

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    Can't see pics?
     
  5. Lord_Blackadder

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    Highly pixelated logo would ring alarm bells in my head. If it wasn't sent directly from the bank then it's essentially worthless no matter what it looked like anyway.
     
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    Sucks to hear :( glad you picked it up and didnt send your stock
     
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    Well done not releasing the goods!!

    Its so annoying that these people are the reason the rest of us have to wait longer for goods!
     
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    It is there for all to see already!!!
    Stephen Russel
     
  9. flappy

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    Well done Andre for seeing this....before you dispatched
     
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  12. Andre@ReefAquatics

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    Yip deffo the Ba$t@rd, the funny thing is that his taken the time to research names and flows of chillers.
    His questions he asked was typical of a reefer.

    Well glad his not a reefer :)
     
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    Don't be too sure.
     
  14. Andre@ReefAquatics

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    hmmmm, yes maybe using this well known scamsters alias, the address to send the chiller was the same Road on the crime site but just a different no though? But you right, looks like Mr Stepehn Russel is into bigger things than R6000 for a chiller, the plot thickens ...
     
  15. Jason

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    We get this many times and i must say over the last few years they have become better at frauding these proof of payments.

    They always seem to have there items in a hurry.

    We get hit about 6 to 10 times a year with EFT fraud
     
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    oops..sorry was speed reading:whistling:
     
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