Im selling my lens and Ben was very quick in responding, stating he is a construction worker. He sent me an ABSA sms of the proof of payment reflecting M&J Holdings. Then called to ask if I received it. I then told him I am waiting for the payment to reflect in my account. He got angry when I told him about being scammed and that his wife is flying to an exhibition tonight. After a few more phone calls I ask about what time is she flying he said 10pm. Warning one: there are no flights at that time Nationally. Secondly, his driver would pick up the lens. My first mistake was to give my home address.
He then proceeded to send me his ID and his email proof of payment. I started googling the directors in the footer and found some of them don't exist. I then checked his social media profile, no linkedin, Facebook, Twitter account. There was a shell account created on Twitter and Linkedin. I then call M& J Holdings on Pretoria branch +27 11 083 5585 and Polokwane +27 15 296 2181 to check if he worked there. Both go to voicemail. On the Yellow Pages there is only one M& J holdings 0218395671 in Cape Town!
I finally call Benedict to let him know about everything I found out. He told me he cant hear me and put the phone down. Thank you Lord for my husband who was adamant I only give it once I got the proof of payment.
|Address:||Piet Hugo Street Eldoraigne Centurion|
|Crime Date/Time:||13 Jun 2016, 16:06 PM|
|Reported Date:||13 Jun 2016, 17:06 PM|