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    Scam Alert: "Debt Recovery Specialists, Tracing & Investigations"

    I got the following possible scam email today, from "Lucy Rielly <lucyrielly@gmail.com>":




    To Managing Director or Financial Director

    Do you need money owed to you collected on your behalf, you have tried every measure and people just don't pay their bills. Well...

    We understand many companies make the use of lawyers which is expensive; a long process and not always successful. Letters back and
    forth and no result, hundreds of thousands over years of ongoing litigation. You land up spending more on the lawyers than the amount
    actually owed to you.

    We have also visited various company's who have been "ripped off" by people who have claimed to do debt recoveries. We are honest people
    operating in the capacity of a Sole Proprietor and we endeavour to do our everything possible to get your monies back in order to obtain
    referral business which is for us our main source of advertising. We also specialise in debt collection, private & matrimonial investigation and tracing people via cell phone number or id number.
    We can also check if people have criminal records if you are looking to employ, if they are black listed etc.

    We are professional and have a success rate of 98% in terms of our collections. With the current economic climate we are aware that getting monies in has become a challenge and something which needs 100% focus.

    Have you ever had anybody nagging after you for money, well unless they pay us, we make their life a little unbearable in legals ways..
    We specialise in tracing people sought out by their creditors and through various legal tactics we recover the monies owed to the
    creditor. We have many large companies on our books and we are well known for our professional and ethical approach to recovering bad
    debts. We do also do personal debts.

    We do not advertise extensively due to the privacy and delicacy of some of the cases which we handle. All the clients we handle are unique and have different requirements and therefore each client is handled with extreme confidentiality. We conduct ourselves in a professional manner in order not to tarnish the name of the company we are doing work for. This is also due to the fact that we do deal with high profile people who do not wish to have their private matters disclosed.

    We are based in GAUTENG, Johannesburg, South Africa

    Should you be interested in meeting with us, kindly contact Grant on *removed*
    Assuring you of our very best service at all times.

    Kind regards
    Grant *removed*

    Why do I feel it's a scam:

    1) Why would Grant send an email from Lucy's mail address? Was Lucy's mail address perhaps hacked, or hijacked?
    2) I don't know this company and never consulted with them, nor did I give them any permission to advertise the services to me.
    3) No website. How does a professional operate without a website these days?
    4) No credibility, portfolio, or case studies but they claim 98% success rate. Again, how does a professional operate without these?
    5) No unsubscribe link. This constitutes as SPAM
    6) No company email. A .co.za domain costs R50 per year and there are many free hosting companies around. Really.........
    7) Honest people will at least use a proper email address and tell you where they obtained your details from before they SPAMMED you.
    8) They claim to not "advertise extensively", but they SPAM?
    9) No address, or land line in Gauteng. Surely a professional company debt collecting company with a 98% collection rate will be swamped with calls and a cellphone can only handle 1 call at a time.




    anyhow, use this company at your own discretion.




    P.S. I didn't "censor" out any contact details as I don't see why a professional company should be hidden away.
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    They say they are "honest" people ............. so it must be true

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    The best case scenario is the collection company doesn't want to associate it's good name with email spamming.



    And that isn't that good a scenario either, thinking about it.
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    How dare you put on a public forum like this that this is a scam. I don't know who you think you are but you are clearly very bored. I do marketing to earn extra money for Grant and several people and they pay me according to what I get. I will trace you right to your exact point if you think I am a scam, i will give you your id number, your phone number, your physical address, whether you own property and how much you paid, who your bond is through and how much your bond is. I will give you the size of your house, the exact square metres. I will see who you are married (IF you are married) and every little thing about you including the colour of your underwear. I suggest you get your facts straight before posting such defamatory crap on a public forum. You hide behind some alias on this forum and make clever comments about other people trying to make an honest living. SAYS ALOT ABOUT YOU!!!!!!!

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    and i am busy with a website but based on your commentry would never think of using your SOFT dux, whatever

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    Wow Rudi, for someone born on *removed*, you should learn a little more about business and slandering commentry. I see you live in Sandringham, pity you don't own the property. Wow, your a clever person, like to try your hand at everything Cherry Pix, Soft Dux, Omniprint, tradeleads online. Petra must be very proud of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy View Post
    Wow Rudi, for someone born on 10 November 1979, you should learn a little more about business and slandering commentry. I see you live in Sandringham, pity you don't own the property. Wow, your a clever person, like to try your hand at everything Cherry Pix, Soft Dux, Omniprint, tradeleads online. Petra must be very proud of you.
    wow Lucy you are good. really good. In fact, you have blown my mind with this information. It's a pity though that you couldn't discover that tradeleads and omniprint actually belongs to someone else, I merely did some work for them. And then, CherryPix is our (me, and my wife Petra's) photography website. Big deal, any one can get that info. I'm scattered all over the internet and have nothing to hide. get over it.
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    WELL REMOVE YOUR POST THAT I AM A SCAM!!!!

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    Not anybody can get this information, do you want me to tell you more about yourself?????

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