I loaned someone money and they refuse to pay it back.
I met someone at the end of July and we became friends and started speaking daily. In mid September he was arrested and detained for possession of marijuana and needed financial assistance to pay his lawyers, and so I loaned him R1,000 and transferred it to his bank account. I know his name and surname, his ID number, have his bank account details and I know he is a student at CPUT, but he has since stopped going on whatsapp and does not answer his phone. I don’t know where he lives (I know it’s in Bellville, but I don’t know the exact address.) With all the information I have, I know I can track him down, but what’s the process, and who can I ask for assistance?
I would really appreciate your input.
- Good morning Samtou M, if you are unable to trace him via social media free of charge you then may need to employ a private investigator who will charge you a fee and they will trace the person on his ID and solve your problem.
Amended by author 25th November 2017, 23:14
Good Evening, unfortunately the case is not criminal in nature and is civil so you cannot go to the local police station to lay a charge of theft you may however issue your summons in a small claims court in the area where the debt arose free of charge and the clerk of the small claims court will assist you therewith