Saturday, 26 January 2019

Welkom: Welkom man has been defrauded money under the impression that he will get a job at Tshepong Mine, Welkom. Police are looking for the suspect and warning the community to be aware. A 24 year old male complainant, registered a case docket after his money was stolen from him under false pretence.

On the 21 January 2019, the complainant was at Welkom Standard Bank when he received SMS on his Cellphone inviting him for an assessment at Tshepong mine and that he must contact the coordinator by the name of Mr Nkwana. The complainant contacted the above mentioned person who informed him to deposit an amount of R1500-00 in order for him to get a space at Tshepong mine. He did that and after he was told to come to the mine.

The following day, on the 22 January 2019, he went to the mine and he contacted Mr Nkwana when he arrived at the gate of Tshepong and he was told to deposit another R1800-00 for medical check-up. That is when he realised that he has been scammed and told the suspect that he wants his money back.

There so called Mr Nkwana, told the victim to give him his bank account so that he can refund his R1500. The bank account was sent but the money was never deposited. The victim reported the incident to the Police and a case of fraud was registered.

Residents are sternly warned that there is no employment where you have to pay a certain money but it is advisable to visit personally the Human Resource Department of that particular organisation.

When a person applies for a job, proper procedure must be followed of making an application, receiving correspondence with letter heads until been interviewed. Avoid been a victim of this job scam.

Should anyone have information leading to the arrest of this suspect calling himself Mr Nkwana, Detective Captain David Mkwane of Odendaalsrus Detective Services can be contacted at Cellphone number 082 301 2797.