[LISTEN] Cape Town businesswoman targeted in fake invoice scam
A Cape Town woman has told the story of how her IT business was almost defrauded through a fake invoice email scam.
Jacqui Kaminer says banking officials were unable to investigate the matter further because police failed to assist her with opening a case.
The scam involves fraudsters using an almost identical email address to that of a genuine business executive, client or supplier.
Typically, the invoices are faked or they are intercepted, and the bank accounts changed.
Jacqui relayed her experience and shared her frustration.
It's a fraud scam.Jacqui Kaminer, Director at Techtron
The invoice that came through had a bank account number on it. It was an FNB bank account number.Jacqui Kaminer, Director at Techtron
I contacted FNB's fraud division. They told me they would block the account number for 24 hours, but I needed to go to the police station to get a case number, affidavit, and a copy of my ID in order to proceed.Jacqui Kaminer, Director at Techtron
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