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Scammer targets restaurants

Various reports have been made to Franschhoek officials about a man scamming restaurants for airtime.

The first incident happened on 15 September. Kurt Maske, a community responder in Franschhoek, said someone claiming to be from a wine farm ordered a large amount of takeaway food from a restaurant in Franschhoek. “When they phoned him to say it was ready he asked if they could please send him R400 airtime, and that he’d pay for the food and airtime together when he collects. After the voucher was sent he disappeared,” Maske said.

The next incident was luckily nipped in the bud when the owner remembered a warning about this particular scam. The attempt occurred on Sunday 29 September. The person who placed the order was an Afrikaans-speaking male who went by the name of Danie. Maske said he phoned the scammer and told him he had informed all the restaurant owners of the scam, to which he replied; “Okay cool, I’ll move onto the next town, I’ll start targeting Villiersdorp.” Maske said the perpetrator’s number is registered as a scammer on the True Caller number recognition app.

Another incident occurred at a restaurant in Stellenbosch on Monday 30 September when a man called and ordered 11 hamburgers to the value of more than R1 200. According to an employee at the restaurant, the man called back a while later saying his driver needed data to use the GPS to get to the restaurant. He asked for R250 in data and said he would pay it back when the driver collects the food. After the data was sent the restaurant was unable to reach the caller.

Warnings about someone phoning restaurants from the number that the man had used to phone the restaurant in Stellenbosch, have been posted on social media.

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