I posted a while back about an individual active in our cycling circles who is defrauding people by taking money for trips away, then cancelling or making excuses and thereafter promising refunds which never happen. My attorney has confirmed that such conduct satisfies all the elements of the criminal offence of fraud. A fraud charge has been laid against him and we may also approach the Special Commercial Crimes Unit as his conduct appears quite widespread.
I would like to say a big thank you for the overwhelming response to my last post. I have put together a long list of complainants whose details are being shared with the SAPS. If there are others out there who wish to lay their own criminal charges against this operator, my attorney has offered her assistance on a pro bono basis to guide you in the process. If it’s happened to you, you will know who I am referring to.
I am aware that there were individuals, just like myself, who were promised refunds by 24 June 2021. Unsurprisingly, those payments never happened. If there are more of you out there, please let me know and I will be happy to add you to the growing list of witnesses. From the information I have, it appears clear that this modus operandi has been going on for years now under different business names and astonishingly, it is STILL ongoing.
He is still taking bookings, still taking money and still defrauding.