Hidden in a story about the cops making a land grab for even more big brother style powers is the tale of a South African migrant who has just been found guilty of perverting the course of justice by faking his ID when caught for serious driving offences.
Van Niekerk who works for controversial phone system sellers Intagr8 has just had what amounts to a get out of jail free card handed to him by another soft judge.
This will allow him to continue to sell phone systems offering unsuspecting businesses massive call credits to disguise the outrageous price they are being charged for what is pretty inexpensive kit these days.
It is a scheme that appears similar to arrangements that have been thoroughly discredited in Australia many times with many different official bodies getting involved to try and help the hapless business owners untangle the financial mess left behind when these types of companies inevitably disappear and pop up again elsewhere.
A simple google search on the google.com.au with the search term…phone system finance bundle scam should give any business who have taken on a phone system with seemingly unbelievable favourable terms pause for thought.
A five minute look through the links on the Oz google search shows that it appears to be the same players who have caused massive mayhem in Australia that are now having a go at it here.
There is no such thing as a free lunch, someone eventually has to pay.
It surely can’t be too long before the underlying telco that wholesales services to them looks at their considerable exposure and call an end to this little ponzi scheme…my only fear is the authorities will take too long to act and the mastermind will have bolted back whence he came along with all his repatriated cash.
If you or annybody you know owns a business and feels that they may have been caught in this please let the tipline know and we will try and help you.