On the 14th of July 2016, my search for a new rental home led to the
discovery of an advertised house on Cnr, South street and Jean Avenue
Centurion. The advertiser listed the house for occupancy on the 1st of August 2016,
the number listed for contact was 079 734 8655 belonging to a Mr. Simon
He mailed me the contract as well as his ID document to be completed and
mailed back with my identity and bank statements both personal and business.
The accomplice in the Crime was a lady posing to be Lebo with cellphone number
Simon’s phone no is 079 734 8655 and alternative number 0712836326.
I later that week had a meeting in Durban and contacted him for an early
viewing, which he couldn’t arrange due to his busy schedule. So wee postponed,
so we agreed to proceed with the security deposit of the apartment
as I was also on a business trip and trying to confirm a new space for my
I deposited 5000 (day limit withdrawal) into the account of a MR. G. DOORASAMY at
Absa on 1263 Heuwel Rd, Centurion. I later sent R500 ewallet to the number
079 734 8655.
He postponed and make several viewing date promises and never showed up,
so my suspicions got serious and on searching the database of Home Affairs
through their SMS service, I found there was no Simon Matlala, also visited the
house complex and realized the unit number advertised never existed.
I contacted the care taker and confirmed all these suspicions. I am now
100% sure and convinced that the con artist called Mr. Matlala Simon has
defrauded me of R 5500 and inconvenienced me and my family. We have
incurred urgent cost of relocation, amounting to R16,000 of a new
deposit and new rental payment to re-secure our current space.
Unaware of my findings, this Mr. Simon still called me yesterday, requesting
i make part payment of the deposit to him via SPA and assures me that
we would get our Keys.
We have instituted a civil case, investigation and legal claim against the fraudster.
Charge Documents | proof