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Sanral concerned by credit card fraud using its name

In the recent incidents, scammers use Sanral as a reference to withdraw large amounts of money.

Picture: Sanral Facebook page

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Road Agency Limited (Sanral) says it's aware of a new credit card fraud scam in which criminals are using the company's name as a reference to withdraw large amounts of money from the bank accounts of Gauteng motorists.

The roads agency says banks have been made aware of the scam, and they have managed to stop the transactions from being approved.

A victim of this latest credit card scam has shown Eyewitness News the notification message from his bank, which indicates that more than R1,600 was been deducted from his credit card.

The man, who asked not to be named, says the amount was taken yesterday despite his e-toll account being settled in full.

Sanral's Vusi Mona says banks have already started the process to refund anyone affected.

"We have a very credible banking system, that's why this could be picked up early. It happens every day, the credit card fraud, and it does concern us that Sanral is being used as a reference."

Mona has made it clear that Sanral has nothing to do with the fraud, and that neither the roads agency nor the electronic toll concession's security systems have been compromised.