Fraud and Stolen Embroidery Machine Worth R21000.00

On the 30 August 2016 I placed my embroidery machine on the OLX, Gumtree etc. sites to be sold. I then got contacted by a 'Shabeer.' Who sms'd me as follows: 'Hi I have been trying to get hold of you in connection with machine for sale may you kindly call me Regards Shabeer.' I then phoned him back and he asked me who I bank with to which I replied FNB. He then informed me that he is from Standard Bank and that the money would take 24 to 48 hours to reflect in my account. He also then requested that I please take the add off all the sites because he is taking the machine and would do the payment the following morning. So, naturally I trusted him and took the add off of the placed sites. The following morning he contacted me and let me know that he is in the bank as we are speaking and a couple of minutes later I received and SMS from Standard Bank informing me that payment has been made. The number on the Standard Bank confirmation is +2783920658165669 and read as follows: 'Standard Bank Payment form Shabbier AC Noorgat to FNB Account ... Amount R21000,00 on 2016-08-31 Ref: ... (my phone number)... /Helpline: 0860123000.' He then phoned to confirm payment to which I replied that I have received the sms. After that he then requested that I please send the machine that same day. Sounding legit I then trusted that everything was in order as I have received the proof of payment SMS from Standard Bank and so I sent the machine to the address requested. He also informed that the address was this of his helper. R Mayo at 46 Mons Street, Bellevue, East Jhb (see attached image) and to email the slip to Long story short did everything as requested and up to date no payment has been made after various attempts to contact him. Reaching him about twice and getting the same response from him, 'I will go to the bank tomorrow.' Still, now I am machine and moneyless... I have noticed that I am not the first person to complain about this man as seen on a previous report on Report a Crime. Please if anyone can help!!! He sounds like a Nigerian man

Report ID: 15217
Crime Category: Stolen - Other
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Dundee
Address: Johannesburg
Crime Date/Time: 31 Aug 2016, 00:08 AM
Reported By: Katzz
Reported Date: 13 Sep 2016, 18:09 PM
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  • Nafeesa 17 Sep 2016, 07:28 PM

    So sorry, I got a call from this same guy with similar story. But when I told him sorry I won't be giving my address to pick up goods until the money reflects in my account, he got annoyed tried to convince me that he's good and when I still refused he cut the call.
    I downloaded the app called TrueCaller because my husband recommended it so I always know who's calling, and wow this Shabeers number shows as "Shabeer Scammer". So it helps to get that app.

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