Sellers Beware of Lucky Zondi

Was selling my laptop on Gumtree for a good deal as I got a new one. A "Lucky Zondi" contacted me and was the first to respond.

We arranged to meet close to my office and he said he couldn't make it because he was stuck in meetings so he's gonna send his friend.

His friend arrived and checked it out, he then called me and asked for my account details so he could EFT me the money. Out of a gesture of good faith I accepted and he sent me a copy of his ID.

I received a proof of payment from FNB on +27 87085030004256 for the agreed upon amount of R5,000.00. and thought it would be fine.

Today (04-07-2016) I cannot reach him by his cellphone number and my bank cannot see any incoming funds into my account.

I am truly disappointed by the fact that it is so easy to screw someone over.

I don't even know if there is anything I can do, if there is please comment.

Report ID: 14943
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: Cape Town
Address: Computer Universe, 7 Camp road, Maitland
Crime Date/Time: 29 Jun 2016, 14:06 PM
Reported By: Moobot
Reported Date: 4 Jul 2016, 15:07 PM
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  • 12 Oct 2016, 12:57 PM

    I've been scammed also, guys please get in contact with me 0604536073.this guy needs to be brought to justice. Allen

  • ThandieD 17 Aug 2016, 05:02 AM

    Hi Moobot. I was also a victim of the same scam by the same exact Lucky Zondi. He paid by check, but hadn't realized when the SMS notification came through and let his friend go off with my PlayStation. It looked like a cash deposit, but wasn't. Today I received a notification that the check bounced and I am now in a negative balance as a result. He deposited at one of my bank's ATMs though, so hopefully they will be able to pull footage. Am going to go to the police station to open up a case and will use the ID that you've posted here. Then will take the docket to the bank. Hopefully it will encourage them to take the matter seriously and look into it. If you have any more information or want to back me up, please send me your email so we can coordinate a meet-up at the station.

  • blackcraneorgano16 9 Jul 2016, 11:20 AM

    We've been scammed same, different name, in Johannesburg, there must be something we can do, pls get in touch

  • Report A Crime 4 Jul 2016, 08:20 PM

    This guy have appeared a few time on here!

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