Gumtree Scam


I had an ad placed on Gumtree, selling a Mandela coin set. on the 16 of March 2016. a man called me under the name of Mark Cooper and said he was interested in the coin, he said its been the coin that he was looking for, he asked me if it was a half ounce or 1 ounce and to send the pictures so he can see it properly and i did.

He said yes he will buy it and 1 hour later he sent me proof of payment via email and i received sms notification from Nedbank saying that the the amount has been paid in your account. Not realizing it was fake and i was being involved in a scam. i had sent the package from postnet to postnet, he called me the next morning to say he had received it in good order and i must let him know as soon as the payment shows in my account.2 days later there was no payment in my account and i found out from Nedbank that the proof of payment was a fake.

When i called the company he said he works for (MD Productions) the guy who answered the call said that there was a man going around saying that he was his partner at MD Productions. this was when i knew i have been scammed.

If anybody has news about this guy or info people selling a Mandela 2008 Twin Set please let me know.

Report ID: 12550
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: DURBAN
Suburb:
Address: Johannesburg
Crime Date/Time: 16 Mar 2016, 08:03 AM
Reported By: issy.lock
Reported Date: 22 Mar 2016, 09:03 AM
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