Decided to install a gas geyser, got multiple quotes, checked on http://www.saqccdata.co.za that the person is registered.
Monday came he installed a few pipes, will be back tuesday to install the rest.
Tuesday got a call he is not going to make it.
Arranged to have it installed wednesday, no show, no call nothing.
Now his cellphone is off, goes straight to voicemail (being trying to contact him off and on during the day).
Went to the address on his business card, it is fake.
So guess my actions now would be:
Inform the bank I paid the EFT into.
File police report (at least I have his car registration number)
Contact www.saqccdata.co.za inform them of events.
Put this up on hellopeter for what it is worth.
So friendly warning and a lesson, first confirm physical presence of a business before handing over any cash.
Some of the details, this guy is in pretoria, goes by the name Gerhard
Will be naming him after bank/police etc etc.