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Are south african orders as likely to be fraud as regular africa order

   
7:29 am on Sep 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am wondering if orders from South Africa are as likely to be fraudelant as regular Nigerian orders? Or are they generally more legitimate?

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Tom

1:35 pm on Sep 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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My experience has been that South African orders have been legitimate, but we work in a specialist field.
2:22 pm on Sep 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ditto on IanTurner's comment.
2:30 pm on Sep 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I stay in subsaharian Africa.

Every person staying in Africa knows that South Africa is just like any modern and developped country. They have everything down there (even satellite channels with broadband connection). So, IMO you can trust orders coming from SA just like orders coming from developped countries of western Europe, Asia, America, etc...

2:55 pm on Sep 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I find that most orders in South Africa tend to be legitimate although, like any other country, there will always be bad apples.
3:29 pm on Sep 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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South Africa is good for us
4:48 pm on Sep 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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South Africa does have a high crime rate. Certainly for car-jacking and gun crime the country can be a dangerous place.

Internet fraud on the other hand - I have never known of any fraud from SA, but because of the high crime levels, I would be more cautious than a regular order - though not to the level of Nigeria/Indonesia - there are far more people in SA that can actually afford to pay for items they are ordering!

6:31 am on Sep 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm.....wouldn't have assumed this. Cool. I'm going to expand my AdWords targeting to include South Africa. Truth be told, though, it does scare me a little. I mean it's kind of odd to have such diametrically opposite business experiences within the same continent. I get constantly hit with large fake-credit card order attempts from Nigeria. But I'm willing to give S.Africa a cautious try, I guess.
9:17 am on Sep 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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never thought of this one either, glad the question was brought up. Thanks for the replies everyone, just shows it isnt all that bad of a place (never been there)
:)
12:34 pm on Sep 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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never been there

It's well worth a visit.

 

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