Scammer Information Details of Scam Report
Our company received a telephone call from Mr Rex Tangwena, claiming to be phoning from a mining company, Msengezi Mineral Resources, in Zimbabwe. He claimed to be looking for a reliable supplier in South Africa, who could supply them with diamond cutting discs on a monthly basis. He then sent us an email, detailing the description of goods and quantity required, as well as advising us that payment would be made once they had viewed the goods at our premises. The make of discs specified were 'Lehmann'. We could only find one supplier on the internet, for this make of cutting disc, which began to make us suspicious. We did, however, contact this company and were given a quote for the discs specified. As we were still a bit suspicious, however, we did a search for the mining company's physical address in Zimbabwe and found a report on Scamdex, involving that address.
The physical address for the "mining company" is as follows;
4th Floor Harudza House
Nelson Mandela Avenue
The details of this report were very similar. This company had also been asked to supply a mining company in Zimbabwe with cutting discs and were told that they would receive payment once the goods had been viewed at their premises. The physical address of this fictitious mining company, as well as the landline number, were the same as those for Msengezi Mineral Resources, but the names of the mining company and supplier, as well as the contact persons, had been changed. We also found a website for another mining company called Shiri Mineral Resources, which had the same physical address and website layout as Msengezi Mineral Resources.
The details for the "supplier" of the discs are as follows;
Contact Person: Fred Neil
Tel: +27 60 496 8682
Fax: +27 86 568 0693
It seems as though, once you pay the "supplier" for the discs, both the supplier and the mining company are never heard from again.
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