on Friday (13/11), I posted an ad on OLX for my couch for R12,000.00. Two hours later, a David Molise (ID no. 6312265081086, cell no 0720149889) contacted me, said he wanted the couch and asked for my banking details. He then sent me a proof of payment as well as a copy of his ID (which I will forward to you). He said he would arrange pick-up that evening, and forwarded me the details of the truck to look out for. Two dodgy Nigerian guys arrived, loaded the couch and left. The next day, I got an SMS from David at 12:30pm stating that the couriers had not yet delivered the couch, and their phone was off. He then asked if the complex camera had caught their registration. At 2pm, he sent me an SMS saying he had stopped the transfer as he had not received the couch. I then pointed out that HE had arranged pick-up and he was responsible for the couch once it had left my premises.

Report ID: 11042
Crime Category: Other
Province: Gauteng
Address: 46 Sunset Hills, La Montagne
Crime Date/Time: 13 Nov 2015, 10:11 AM
Reported By: TLOTT
Reported Date: 16 Nov 2015, 10:11 AM
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  • Aseza 16 Aug 2016, 09:03 PM

    Hi all,

    One guy attempted to scam me.... (from Saturday to date, but I'm playing him cool till I report the case)

    He's promising to get me lecturing position, through back door.

    In case someone is interested and willing to help catch this guy, feel free to ask me for screenshots of the whole conversation we had on WhatsApp.

    @ 0784052847 (I'm in JHB)

    Someone from SAPS also welcome, just hate SA law, especial SAPS stations to specific. They keep you wait hours and come only to ask irrelevant questions in a way you find best to cancel whole lot process.


  • findme 15 Aug 2016, 11:11 AM

    Hi Please can you email me the identity copy for David Molise, my contact number is 0826479581 and email

    I am trying to trace this person, I need to see the image of the documentation if he is the same person that came to my offices regarding a property.

    Many Thanks

  • shasha31 30 Apr 2016, 08:41 PM

    Hi All,

    I got scammed by the same David Molise. I put up my 3 months old (practically new)laptop for sale on OXL as I was leaving the country for a few months. Same process, he sent me a "fake" proof of payment and sent his "employee" to meet me near Westgate Mall in Horison view. As I drove home something told me I just got scammed because the guy never bothered to check the condition of the laptop. My worst nightmare had been confirmed when I checked with my bank. To this day my anger towards this occurance still gets to me because that money was supposed to go towards my flight ticket. No money and no laptop

  • Banker2690 22 Jan 2016, 03:04 PM

    Hi All,

    We got scammed by exactly the same guy. We are first time gumtree users and we posted an ad to sell an Apple Mac PC. This David Molise then called asking to purchase the PC. He sent a Nedbank proof of payment and we arranged to meet at Caltex Midrand to give him the PC. He sent what seemed to be one of his employees and we gave the guy the computer. He then called the next day claiming the PC was not what we had promised and he wanted a R2000.00 discount. We then agreed on a R1000 refund once the funds cleared. Something seemed suspicious to me and I proceeded to call Nedbank to trace the payment. They advised the proof of payment sent was a fake. So basically this guy now has our R10000.00 PC and we never received payment. Please advise if anyone reported their incidents to SAPS. Highly peeved about being scammed and we definitely learnt our lesson!!!

  • MGM1 23 Dec 2015, 08:44 PM

    I advertised a lounge suite on OLX and received this email:

    "Thanks for the response,i will take the item for R9,856 including PayPal Sub charges since i am interested in the immediate purchase.I just moved to the United Kingdom,where this is needed and i will be making use of a shipping company to have this picked up from you and have it delivered to me.Further arrangements will be made with you in regards to the pick up once i have paid you.I would appreciate if you email me with more pictures (if available) too since i won't be be able to see this in person,So do get back to me with the details below so that i could proceed with the payment:

    PayPal Email address
    Cell Phone No:

    i will go ahead with the payment through PayPal and if you don't have an account with paypal, you can just visit, and sign up for an account with your e-mail

    I do not know if this is a legitamite transaction, anybody with advise will be appreciated...

  • deborah90810 22 Dec 2015, 11:32 PM

    I received this message yesterday Dear cell owner we noticed that your R295.000 is still unclaimed from Rica promo. Ref no (RRG7) for payout call 0710002638. When I phoned I teached voicemail.

  • Donnev 22 Dec 2015, 10:04 PM

    I received this message today "WoW ! Your Ricard Cell Phone no: has won u R450.000 in 2015 RICA AWARD with Ref no:(RIC11147SA). Call us on 0835067157 for more info" along with many others. When I phoned the number and asked that they stop scamming me or I'd have their numbers blocked I was told that they would kill me, they know where I live and that I won't live to see Christmas if I cut them off!!! I am shocked!!!

  • Raider86 22 Dec 2015, 11:01 AM

    Hi, I'm sorry to hear you got scammed. This same guy sent a fake nedbank proof of payment through to me along with a certified copy of his ID book. I sold an Apple Time Capsule to him and of course he sent his gardener to fetch it at eastgate (I should have known by then). 2 days later he says nedbank froze his account with any pending transactions due to a fraudalent bank payment made to him. He wanted an address to deliver the capsule back but I already knew something was wrong and told him I was going to report him to the police. Have you reported him by any chance? His cellphone number also changed

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