How to retrieve your money after you have been scammed online

Digital Marketer Nkabinde has shared tips on how to recover your money, if you are scammed online buy online vendors.Over the past few years, the SARB has been flooded with requests and calls for assistance from people who have fallen victim to criminal elements operating ‘advance fee fraud’ type scams, commonly known as ‘419’ scams.

With the growing trend of online vendors, more people are losing their money to scammers who are posing as online vendor, thereby destroying the integrity of the genuine business men and women who are making legitimate money online.
“Tips on how to retrieve your money after you have been scammed”.

Please read careful and learn.

More than 20% of social media users and shoppers have been scammed at one point or the other, either large bucks or small money and It’s quite painful.Many people don’t always know what to do, so today, you have to learn  ways to get back your money once you are scammed especially when you realise a page you paid for a service or goods is ghosting you:

First step 1: Screenshot all previous chats across all messaging apps where the conversation started be it on Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, or twitter.Second step: Write out the Full name and account number of the page or person, precisely the account you made your payment into.

Third step: Ensure you do not delete the bank notification after the transaction, Go to the last notification your bank sent you after you made the payment (via mobile app , Email, or text).
Fourth Step: Go to the last notification your bank sent you after you made the payment (via mobile app , Email or text) copy out the “TRANSACTION ID NUMBER”.
Fifth step: Go to any bank branch of the scammer’s bank (the bank the scammer uses), ask to see the CUSTOMER SERVICE in charge of FRAUD.Sixth step: If you can,  endeavour to print out all those chats with the scammer, and submit it.

Call your bank and report that you have been scammed, the bank will reverse the transaction. That’s what Nedbank did for me last year, but they had to block my bank card and I applied for the new one

Most importantly while you are there, send an email to SCAMMER’S BANK and copy South Africa Reserve Bank FRAUD DESK sarbfnsdept@resbank.co.za this will trigger the bank to take it up fast.

What should you expect from this? The culprit/suspects account will be PLACED ON HOLD.

Meaning he/she cannot transfer or withdraw until they visit the bank, and when they do, the bank will contact

HOW TO RETRIEVE YOUR MONEY AFTER the police and the suspect when proven guilty will sign a waiver allowing the bank to refund your money.Feel free to save and share…

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