DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT FRAUD CONTINUED


Unathi Khumalo (see EMAIL 4 OF 9) with phone number 012 7530889 and email address unathi.dsd@dep-gov.org.za which contained an acceptance letter for my quotation, which I was asked to sign and return to her with my banking details, which I did (see EMAIL 5 OF 9).

I then paid STC Engineering on the 28/11/2017 a 50% deposit amounting to R54 000 (fifty four thousand rand) transferred from my. This was paid into the following Standard Bank account: CHI PK Projects and Supply t/a STC Engineering, STANDARD BANK Account no 330112775. I was advised by Kayla from STC Engineering that the goods would be dispatched in time for delivery for 1 December 2017 in Pretoria. The delivery address supplied on the acceptance letter was: Department of Social Development, HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. I was advised by Kayla that the disks had been dispatched, and indeed on the 1st of December at 12h25 I received an acknowledgement of receipt/acceptance letter together with a signed STC Engineering delivery note (see EMAIL 6 OF 9), signed by what I believe to be Ms Khumalo via email. The email stated that the goods had been received in good order and the delivery note was stamped with the stamp of the Department of Social Development.

A few hours later I received a phone call from Ms Unathi Khumalo to say I would be receiving payment with 3 to 5 days, and in fact she wanted to know if I can source a further 900 disks at the same price. I contacted Kayla at STC Engineering, who confirmed that they had stock and could supply same at the same price, and that they could deliver the stock by 4 December 2017 to the same address 134 Pretorius street, Pretoria. I received another letter of acceptance at on 1/12/2017 at 12h25 from the same Unathi Khumalo (see EMAIL 7 OF 9) . I then transferred R144 000 (one hundred and forty four thousand rand. Kayla acknowledged receipt of the full amount in an SMS message. The second payments amounting to R144 000, were paid into Standard Bank account in the name of T/a amp t/a STC Engineering, account number 200056255).

The 900 disks were allegedly delivered on 4 December 2017 to the same address, 134 Pretorius street, and I received the same kind of letter of receipt and a signed delivery note from Unathi Khumalo with the stamp of the Department of Social Development (see EMAIL 8 OF 9). This was followed by a telephone call to say thank you and that payment will be made by her within 3 to 5 days. As I had not received the payme

Report ID: 23336
Crime Category: Corruption
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: Pretoria
Address: Pretoria 134 Pretorious street
Crime Date/Time: 28 Nov 2017, 20:11 PM
Reported By: Dimitrim123
Reported Date: 9 Dec 2017, 19:12 PM
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  • Dimitrim123 21 Feb 2018, 02:30 PM

    And you are correct about the department of social development. They have done nothing to try and prevent their department from being used as s conduit for fraud. And indeed even investigating the matter after they were provided much info.

  • Dimitrim123 21 Feb 2018, 02:28 PM

    Hi thanks so much for reporting this. Please could you supply any info like the phone and email numbers as the police are at an advanced stage of investigation and could benefit from as much info as possible to track these fraudsters. Brst regards

  • vishaljaynarayan 20 Feb 2018, 01:38 PM

    Hi Dimitri we were nearly scammed the same way! I just wrote my report on this site now. Was also contacted by Supply Chain Management (Jamie Swartz) to quote on 350 cutting disks. The quotation was on a Social Development letterhead with his details. I contacted a company in Cape town (Bellville) who was the only supplier of this item and after numerous calls and asking where they based after they quoted, the calls are cut off. I checked the initial request to quote again and googled the contact numbers, email address and postal address. All were different from the official Social Development contact information which leads me to believe these are fraudsters. What urks me is that they got access to the CSD in order to get my father's details who is registered on the database as a supplier. Very upsetting.

  • Dimitrim123 29 Jan 2018, 08:43 PM

    Thanks for letting me know and reporting this. The case is currently being investigated by police And in the event that you have any information for example emails or phone numbers that you can share it would be greatly appreciated and will assist the investigation. Best regards

  • Ref1 29 Jan 2018, 08:37 PM

    Almost fell a victim to this damn scam as well. As we speak, Kayla from STC Engineering is awaiting payment from me tomorrow, 30th January 2018. Likely my intellect friend did some research and found out that the company doesn't exist.

  • Andre Putter 11 Dec 2017, 04:06 PM

    Call me. 0844856448

  • Dimitrim123 11 Dec 2017, 03:37 PM

    Ok how do I get contact with you?

  • Andre Putter 11 Dec 2017, 02:08 PM

    I would again not discuss details of this investigation in a public forum or even with just any SAPS member at station level.

  • Dimitrim123 11 Dec 2017, 11:37 AM

    Thanks Andre, you will understand my reluctance to share any of my info over a public platform after just having been scammed, quite frankly I am suspicious of everything and everyone, unfortunately you included. Bit by intention but I am new to this site and don’t know how it works. Please accept my apologies for sounding so reluctant, but I am very careful now. Out of interest would it be appropriate if you make contact with the investigating officer at the police station I reported this? It is the Bramley police station and i am still trying to get her name. Thank you very much once again

  • Dimitrim123 11 Dec 2017, 11:37 AM

    Thanks Andre, you will understand my reluctance to share any of my info over a public platform after just having been scammed, quite frankly I am suspicious of everything and everyone, unfortunately you included. Bit by intention but I am new to this site and don’t know how it works. Please accept my apologies for sounding so reluctant, but I am very careful now. Out of interest would it be appropriate if you make contact with the investigating officer at the police station I reported this? It is the Bramley police station and i am still trying to get her name. Thank you very much once again

  • Andre Putter 11 Dec 2017, 10:55 AM

    I asked for your contact details as i am investigating this scam. That is why i informed people on the TV show and why they interviewed me on the topic. I do share my information with the Hawks too.

  • Dimitrim123 11 Dec 2017, 08:46 AM

    Hi Andre thanks for your comment. What information can you provide me with so I can forward to the banks and investigating officer?

  • Andre Putter 11 Dec 2017, 06:57 AM

    This scam has been going around for a couple of years now. It is under investigation. It was also report on Carteblanche. I would like to get in touch with you.

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