FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY HAS RE-EMERGED USING ALIAS ‘ROBERT GUMEDE’ NAME
You may remember a number of alerts we sent out in the past involving an individual who fraudulently uses the name ’Robert Gumede’ (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH the well-known South African businessman who is also the chairman of Tourvest). Alias ‘Mr Gumede’ books accomodation and then sends a fake Proof of Payment that exceeds the booked amount. He thereafter requests the excess amount to be paid back to him. We have received information that he is again approaching and pestering a number of guesthouses and BnBs, this time in the East London area. Should your establishment receive a request for a booking from him, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (012) 664 0120.
Click here to view the fake Proof of Payment used in the most recently reported case. To further inform levy contributors, TBCSA will be engaging the South African Police Service in the next upcoming weeks to try and find a solution to this problem.