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[LISTEN] Cape Town businesswoman targeted in fake invoice scam

21 August 2018 5:41 PM
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Email scam
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Jacqui Kaminer says banking officials were unable to investigate the matter further because police failed to open a case for her.

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.

MUST READ: Invoice email scam targeting local businesses (and top precautions to take)

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

Listen to the story on The John Maytham Show:


21 August 2018 5:41 PM
Tags:
Scam
Email scam
invoice scam

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