I was preparing to leave South Africa, so I advertised my couches for sale on Gumtree.Then I got a call from one Mr. Patrick saying that he was interested. He bargained and we settled for R6000. He requested for my bank account details. I sent it. Later I got an SMS that R6000 had been credited in my account. Few minutes later, Mr. Patrick called to ask if I received the alert. He mailed me the ABSA proof of payment and his proof of residence. He then told me he would send his driver to pick up the couches. It was then I new that this could be a scam. How can someone pay money into the account of someone he has not seen, let alone for an item which he has not verified. I checked my account and didn't see the money. I called him and told him that unless I see the money in my account, I will not release the couches. That was the last time Mr. Patrick called me and the money has not reflected in my account till date.
|Address:||9 Forbes Road, Midrand|
|Crime Date/Time:||21 Oct 2015, 16:10 PM|
|Reported Date:||15 Dec 2015, 16:12 PM|