Fraudsters on OLX ads

Hi everyone

Please be aware of "buyer" Emily Copeland on OLX

I listed a washng machine for sale and she contacted me to say she was interested. She wanted to buy it without viewing it because "she is in the UK"

She said a courier company would collect it from me. I then got a phishing email "confirming" that I had received the payment via my Paypal account for the purchase price of my machine as well as shipping costs and I would have to transfer the shipping money to a courier company with an address in Benin! before the funds can be released to me

I checked my Paypal account and there were no funds received. I sent the fake email to the official Paypal fraud dept who confirmed it was indeed fraud intended

So be vigilant out there and do your checks before parting with any of your hard earned cash

Report ID: 12237
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Address: Online
Crime Date/Time: 8 Jan 2016, 11:01 AM
Reported By: jozialert
Reported Date: 8 Jan 2016, 11:01 AM
Related Link: View

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