Having acquired the cash from her sister, with the guarantee of paying it back once she had started work, Makhosazane Cornelia Kweyama was on edge. Prospects of her working abroad appeared very slim.
Kweyama, who hails from Amandawe, is elated at getting back her cash after she was cheated by an au pair agency.
A year ago in March, Ms Kweyama had connected to a specific au pair organization and had been fighting to recover her cash ever since she discovered she had been the casualty of a scam.
Following numerous attempts to get her placement settled, despite the fact that she paid the full amount required, the organization continued postponing her position by giving her different reasons. For example, paperwork that was incomplete.
She had effectively paid for a visa, her plane ticket, a work permit and her police clearance, as asked.
It was turning into a very costly exercise.
Subsequent to seeing some negative remarks from different customers, her stresses began to increment.
Her sister in the end persuaded her to look for the help of the Scottburgh SAPS, where she was helped by Captain Adam Francis.
After various calls and messages to the office, from May to October, the organization reimbursed Ms Kweyama.
Kweyama told the Mid South Coast Rising Sun, “I couldn’t eat or sleep as I worried about when I would get my money back. Captain Francis has been my hero as he fought my battle by going beyond the call of duty, making phone calls and sending e-mails”.
Captain Francis said he was determined to help the young lady.
He cautioned that not all investigations have happy endings but was happy that she got her full refund.
In closing, he added that people need to do full background checks on any agency first prior to depositing funds.
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