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Location: JOHANNESBURG
Crime Date: 27 January 2015
Reported Date: 28 January 2015

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Card scamming they normally steal card


they look neatly and proffessionals


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house of brands is a fraud and liar

Location: JOHANNESBURG
Crime Date: 10 January 2015
Reported Date: 28 January 2015

house of brands is a fraud and liar

The lady sells stuff or so she says, she requested payment to reflect so she could courier devices to my brother and myself, we made payment for the products on 10 January and she promised the devices will be delivered on Monday, it is now 18 days later with no communication or updates from d scammer, her phone has conveniently shattered and she did not provide a cell number only an email which she has not responded to over several trys to contact her 

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Wonga Personal Loan

Location: Benoni
Crime Date: 28 January 2015
Reported Date: 28 January 2015

Wonga Personal Loan

I was sent an email where you could apply for a personal express loan with Wonga.com.  I provided the details and they advised that I would need to deposit R2890.00 into the attorneys account so that they could draw up the contract.  This money I deposited this morning.  They now request that I complete details on the Wonga data base and pay a further R3390.00 before they can transfer my money.  The contract is also incorrect in that they have the incorrect monthly installments etc on them.  These people also have my banking details as they were to transfer the money into my account today.  Where do I go from here.  I have lost the R2890.00 and don't know what to do????

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Mercedes Benz engine scam

Location: Pinetown
Crime Date: 26 January 2015
Reported Date: 27 January 2015

Mercedes Benz engine scam

I have been looking for a used Mercedes Benz engine, and placed an ad on Gumtree. I received a call from a "Mike Sanders" from "NM Auto Parts" in Johannesburg who claimed to have an engine perfectly suited to what I wanted. He emailed me photos from mike.nmautoparts@gmail.com, and they were really well taken and very detailed. He said he would contact me after the weekend after he had found out from his "dispatch department" when they would be coming down to Durban again.
On the Monday he phoned me to say that he would invoice me, but that I could just pay a ten or fifteen deposit, and pay the balance once I was satisfied with the engine, and had got it running (red flag !!!!!).
I then asked for his physical address so that my son could go and have a look at the car and the engine specifically.
And this is when Mike stopped all communication with me....no emails, and no answering his cellphone (079 708 8923).

Luckily I never paid over any money, but afterwards the red flags were quite obvious:
1. I had tried to find "NM Auto Parts" on the web, but no mention of it anywhere.
2. The email address is not what you would expect ie it is mike.nmautoparts@gmail.com and should rather be mike@nmautoparts.co.za or something similar
3. The price of the engine was too good to be true (R24000 as opposed to about R30000 plus at other dealers)
4. The fact that he was prepared to let me only pay a deposit, and not the full price, is simply not how people operate.....nobody lets something this costly out of their hands on trust, to someone you have never met before, and lives 600 km away !

His ploy of trying to get me to pay over a "small deposit" is very clever....it would make most people think that this guy is trusting me, so why shouldn't I trust him ?!?

"Mike" is quite well-spoken, and very respectful, calling me "sir" and thanking me at every opportunity.

So be warned of "Mike" and his very persuasive little scam....but he probably has many aliases, and has anything and everything for sale, from car parts to holiday accommodation !


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Allen Jacobs

Location: Randburg
Crime Date: 21 January 2015
Reported Date: 27 January 2015

Allen Jacobs

MR Allen Jacobs are still operating..! He sends out fake sms payment reference no but it is not legitimate. The courier company is a taxi in our case the car registration was BM53LHGP or BH53LHGP

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Horse scam 061 693 9154 06 6939154

Location: Nationwide
Crime Date: 13 January 2015
Reported Date: 27 January 2015

Horse scam 061 693 9154  06 6939154

Scamming with horses in horse shipping scam. Horse is owned by a breeding farm in Vermont USA.

Scam: Alias Jones   Scam number: 061 693 9154  

Horse's name is Stuar,t owned by the Sprucewood Farm from Vermont USA  

Link to scam ad: newcastle.olx.co.za/horse-for-sale-iid-772131471  

Link to real ad: http://www.equine.com/horses-for-sale/horse-ad-3519452.html


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MONEY TRANSFER SCAM

Location: Estcourt
Crime Date: 16 January 2015
Reported Date: 26 January 2015

MONEY TRANSFER SCAM

I advertised on OLX the sale of my son's vehicle. A lady by the name of Sarah Ramona contacted me via OLX and said she wanted the car for the full price.  She said she worked on the Oil Rigs in New Zealand and had a holiday place in the Northern Cape. That she was coming down on holiday and wanted  a vehicle to run around in.  She agreed to pay the Pickup agent and bank charges because the transaction was being done via USA.  She asked me to open a PAYPAL account as it was easier for her to make the payment.  I was a bit sceptical so I read up on paypal and opened account via FNB. She started hassling me to pay WEstern Union  the pickup fee from my pocket and only then will her bank release the funds.  I started doubting this person and even said to her via email that if she was trying to scam me I would report it.  She said she was a christian etc.  I then went to FNB and asked them to contact paypal and find out if they had received payment because she sent me proof of payment and there was nothing.  I then call Western Union office and they said that I must entertain this person because she was trying to scam me.  She even sent me a copy of her driver's licence. 

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Gumtree Fraud - Maurice Lacroix watch

Location: CAPE TOWN
Crime Date: 26 January 2015
Reported Date: 26 January 2015

Gumtree Fraud - Maurice Lacroix watch

I buy many watches on Gumtree - this caught my attention as it is a very expensive watch. Too good to be true. Photos are from eBay. Emailed seller. Received response as follows:

Hi,

This Watch is available.

This is a BEAUTIFUL MAURICE LACROIX STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC PHASE de LUNE watch that features: DAY,DATE and MOONPHASE. It is reference number MP6439 and is in OUTSTANDING ALL-ORIGINAL condition throughout. It is in excellent running condition with its AUTOMATIC movement and all functions work as designed. This come with box and paperwork, and is 100% guaranteed to be authentic and accurate as written. Movement: MAURICE LACROIX Automatic movement with: hours; minutes; seconds; MONTH; DAY; DATE; and MOONPHASE. Bracelet: Black Maurice Lacroix signed croc strap with stainless steel deployment. Looks fantastic and is full-sized. Should fit nearly any wrist. Case: Stainless steel 39mm wide case ( lugs or crown) with: smooth brushed bezel; stainless steel signed crown and pushers with see-thru (exhibition) caseback and is water resistant to 50 meters. Crystal: Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Dial: GORGEOUS Tag Heuer Black dial with: large stainless steel ROMAN markers; stainless steel luminous hour-minute hands; stainless steel sweep second hand; with DAY & MONTH at h12 and date wheel around inner dial with pointer indicator hand. Looks fantastic throughout. 

Price R6,000

Please find my home address below my mail for view or pick up. Alternatively, delivery via courier after payment. First come first serve.

Here the attached pictures of the Watch.

Kind Regards,

John Willson.
9 Gnaap street,
6950
Leeu Gamka
Western Cape.
Tel: 0784295177.


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