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    Gerrit de Waal from. SIMSOLUTIONS

    Good Day

    I just want to warn people about this man and his company.

    He would have helped us to get a job in the uk. Helped with the visums, flights, simcard and to open a bank account. All that he is intrested in is steeling your money.

    We later found out that there we never been applied for us for a visum. Our flight tickets where never been paid. And the job that we got in the UK at a Hotel group never were at all.

    We paid him for the services as well as for the tickets and visums. In some of his letter he states that he will give a full refund if something would go wrong.

    We are still waiting for our money.

    All that I can say to other people be warned about gerrit de waal and simsolutions. We opend a criminal fruad case agains him. If any body has the same experance go to the garsfontein polise department.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Re: Gerrit de Waal from. SIMSOLUTIONS

    Sorry to read that you lost money to a "fake job" type scam but happy that you found Scam.com to post your story.

    You paid via Western Union or moneygram?

    For future reference, Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

    Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

    You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.

    Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

    Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

    6 "Rules to follow" to avoid most fake jobs:
    1) Job asks you to use your personal bank account and/or open a new one.
    2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.
    3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
    4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
    5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
    6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.

    Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed 'red flags' and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.

    If you google "fraud visa job scam", "fake UK hotel job Western Union scam" or something similar, you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam.
    Found a scam or scammer's email address? Post it at scamwarners.com
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    Re: Gerrit de Waal from. SIMSOLUTIONS

    This guy just wont stop. Gerrit Petrus de Waal. He is now scamming people out of their vehicles and selling vehicles that doesn't exist. He has a front called GDWmotors. He lives in Equistria Pretoria. I have his address, contact no's but he is as slippery as a snake. He was arrested in Kroonstad about 2 years ago but somehow got off. Be aware this of this guy !!! Pls if someone had any other dealings with this guy contact me. We need to move this guy from the public sector to Jail!!!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Re: Gerrit de Waal from. SIMSOLUTIONS

    Thanks for posting up that information on a scam.

    Making a scammer's scam googlable on every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find is a great way to slow that scammer down when a suspicious potential victim goes looking for information, finds your post containing the name the scammer is using, his email address, phone number and the emails themselves and then that potential victim does not become a scam victim because you took the time "get the word out".

    Wasting a scammer's time legally and safely is called "scambaiting". If you google that word, you will find sites where you can read scambaits, post up the emails and email addresses of scammers, post up a fake website, read up on how to alert a hosting company that they are hosting a fake website, ask questions and learn all about the hobby of scambaiting.
    Found a scam or scammer's email address? Post it at scamwarners.com
    Found a romance scam? Post it at romancescam.com

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