WARNING: retriever Fintech Scam and Adnan Investments Scam – UNAUTHORIZED DEBIT ORDERS

WARNING: retriever Fintech Scam and Adnan Investments Scam – UNAUTHORIZED DEBIT ORDERS. South African banks must take steps to stop these organizations from stealing from us. The banks must flag retriever Fintech Scam, Adnan Investments and similar organizations in order to protect their clients from being scammed.

This morning I noticed that my overall balance was slightly off. Although this was a small difference but I could quickly spot that something appeared abnormal. I first check the movement across my accounts and everything seemed okay but I can clearly tell that there is a small amount that I cannot reconcile.

I start with my cheque account; I view “Transaction History” and immediately I spot a debit of R99. At first I thought it was normal, probably some bank fees of sorts or something I bought sometime during the month. I check the  reference number on the transaction and it reads like this “ADNANINVES0000ADT000000 000000” (I have changed all the numbers to “0” as this could reveal my identity to these criminals).

At first I thought I would take care of this over the weekend, then I decided to just phone the bank. To my surprise, it is not the bank taking my money but some unknown organization. I phone this retriever Fintech and the tell me that they are a third party.

The request a reference number which was not very clear. Here is is in bold and italic “ADNANINVES0000ADT000000 000000″ – hidden inside the long reference/ description of the transaction.

Then retriever Fintech tells me that my money was taken by Adnan Investments, again here is Adnan Investments hidden in the long reference/ description of the transaction “ADNANINVES0000ADT000000 000000″. I requested a number for Adnan Investments and they gave it to me and offered to transfer me through to them – very suspicious – and they do.

A lady picks up the phone and I explain my predicament and request that she offers me an explanation for the debit order, she says okay and keeps quiet. I say hello over and over again, no answer.

I hang up and dial again; once again a lady picks up the phone and I explain my predicament and request that she offers me an explanation for the debit order, she says okay and keeps quiet. I say hello over and over again, no answer.

It becomes clear to me that I am dealing with what appears to be a crime organization . The bank has promised to reverse the debit order, however, I must pay approximately R6 for this exercise. Already retriever Fintech Scam and Adnan Investments Scam have stolen my time now I must pay the bank R6, however small, to fix a problem started by a criminal organization,

 

PLEASE: ABSA, CAPITEC, FNB, NEDBANK, STANDARD BANK AND WHATEVER BANK IN SOUTH AFRICA, FLAG THESE ORGANIZATION AND ALL THE OTHER SIMILAR ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE STEALING FROM US.

Can you imagine how many people think R99 is not worth their and these organizations get to keep it. Can you imagine how much money they have stolen and got away with it. Surely we should be able to lay criminal charges against these organizations.

 

OTHER DETAILS LOOKED LIKE THIS (Select Details):

Type:  DEMAND DEPOSIT

Description One: ADNANINVES0000ADT000000 000000 (numbers changed to “0”)

Code: 0000 (numbers changed to “0”)

Description: Naedo Collection
Category: Payme
Sub-Category: Electronic Payment

 

User Code: I000 (again numbers changed to “0”)
User Name: *retriever Fintech
Contact Number: (011) 238-2600

Please see similar story.

 

Mark

Discussion

  1. Pulser

    I just realised I have a transaction from them also of 99rand, adnanivest, I have no idea who they are. Can’t we sue them?

    1. Mark

      Surely we should be able to. These people are committing a crime by taking money from our accounts without authorization and for no reason at all

      1. Hi there,

        Please note that Retriever is a third party payment service provider that facilitates the collection of debit orders on behalf of our clients (“the requestors”).

        The requestors instruct Retriever to collect amounts based on the services and or products that they provide. The requestors, amongst others, warrant and guarantee that there are legal and valid mandates for the payment instructions forwarded to Retriever for processing.

        As a result, Retriever electronically processes these debit orders on the requestor’s instruction.

        This is not a scam, as Retriever Fintech is registered with the Financial Services Board FSB, and sharing of such incorrect information constitutes as defamation under South African law, and you can and will be sued if such information is not removed immediately.

        Should you require any further information, please feel free to contact Retriever Fintech.

        0110649111/0112382600

        http://www.retrieverft.com

        info@retrieverft.com

  2. Hi there,

    Please note that Retriever is a third party payment service provider that facilitates the collection of debit orders on behalf of our clients (“the requestors”).

    The requestors instruct Retriever to collect amounts based on the services and or products that they provide. The requestors, amongst others, warrant and guarantee that there are legal and valid mandates for the payment instructions forwarded to Retriever for processing.

    As a result, Retriever electronically processes these debit orders on the requestor’s instruction.

    This is not a scam, as Retriever Fintech is registered with the Financial Services Board FSB, and sharing of such incorrect information constitutes as defamation under South African law, and you can and will be sued if such information is not removed immediately.

    Should you require any further information, please feel free to contact Retriever Fintech.

    0110649111/0112382600

    http://www.retrieverft.com

    info@retrieverft.com

  3. Mzoxolo

    Our money just vanish from accounts. You collect debit orders that we don’t even know or aware of. Your a fraud and I have launched a dispute via my bank. I want my money back you F*ck!!.

  4. Thabo

    I have the similar problem R99.00 out of my account just now how can we report this people.

    1. Mark

      In the meantime please reverse the debit order. Don’t let them keep it

  5. Lebogang

    who are this people? for the past three months they’ve been taking money from my account. it started as R99.00, i stop the debit order because i don’t recall giving anybody permission to debit my account with that amount..but last month it changed to R117.00, i just checked my account, another debit order was scheduled to go through…

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