Online Fraud

I purchased an iPAD 3 for R6,000 from  http://hiwaycamart.comThey never delivered anything.I then got an email asking for customs duties and even got a fake tracking number.
They are using these two bank accounts:
Bank Name:First National BankAccount Name:Eurgent Delivery ExpressAccount Number:62360962833Branch Code:250655
Everything is an elaborate scam, including the fake courier website ( which they gave me with tracking number 59A6253537.
Please shut them down. All these website have RSA physical addresses and phone numbers and more people will get scammed

Report ID: 2192
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Richards Bay
Suburb: N/A
Address: Richards Bay
Crime Date/Time: 1 Jun 2012, 00:06 AM
Reported By: Username2192
Reported Date: 12 Jun 2012, 10:06 AM
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  • Zulu 9 Sep 2012, 10:25 PM

    tehehehehe...south Africans scamming fellow south Africans....they should learn from don't trade your scamming skills at home.

  • Username2192 10 Aug 2012, 05:16 PM is a scam and fraudulent retailer. I have just posted a complaint on hellopeter. Please do the same people so that we can expose them as soon as possible. Please also report to all free advertisers where you find them.

  • Wolfram 10 Aug 2012, 03:21 PM

    in addition to my earlier comments. These guys are changing the name of their website as soon as it gets"worked over". One new name in the fraud business is "Fairdeal camera center Everybody beware!!!

  • Username2333 1 Aug 2012, 12:48 PM

    Please lets all stand together and fight this crime. Lets at least save some poor souls from going through what we have gone through.

  • Username2333 1 Aug 2012, 08:28 AM

    Cont: The same thing happened to me, I purchased a iMac on OLX website and then was contacted by sheila with the same story, I paid in over R20000, due to my foolishness and belief in people. I have now tried to stop the transactions but I fear it's too late and the money is gone to some foreign country like Nigeria. Please people don't purchase off OLX or gumtree, especially if the offers sound to good to be true. If anyone has further news or wants to help me catch these fraudsters let me know ASAP

  • Username2213 30 Jul 2012, 06:45 AM

    Cont. If you have been silly enough to have made a payment and you start enquiring about delivery they will start saying they have no stock and they they need to import the stuff from overseas. They will then start asking for import duties. You need to go to your bank immediately and try and reverse the EFT payment but unfortunately it is normally too late. These fraudsters empty out their bank accounts as soon as they have received confirmation of payment. If you try and make a payment via their web site it is usually unsuccessful. In fact when I first tried to make payment via their website I was redirected to some other dodgy site. I have also reported these fraudsters on Report a Crime, report number 2213, and have listed all the sales reps names, company names, bank names and account numbers they use. I have also reported them on Hello Peter and in fact they got annoyed with me and sent me an email saying Okay sir do you think we will be willing to help after reading your comments on hellopeter? Sales rep. I hope this information will help someone in future to avoid these fraudsters. I don't know if they will ever be stopped as it does not seem that the banks or the police are too interested as it is is not important enough to apply a bit of effort into stopping these people. I have in fact just been back onto their web site and made a fake purchase and everything seems to be operating as usual.

  • Username2213 30 Jul 2012, 06:44 AM

    Cont. Just a word of advice to any other people out there that may wish to purchase items over the net, If you are given a different bank name and account number when you are in the process of purchasing anything then the alarm bells should already start ringing. They are very persistent once they see you are interested in making a purchase. They will keep on emailing you and even phone you to find out if and when you are going to make payment. They are reluctant to give you their physical address. I checked out the addresses given on their quotes on Google Maps after I realised I had been scammed and needless to say there were no such addresses, I even checked the address in England of their so called head office that was given.

  • Username2213 30 Jul 2012, 06:43 AM

    Hi All, I was scammed by Hi Way Camera Mart on the 12th June for the amount of R12495.00 and that amount after receiving a discount. When I realised it was a scam, after being notified by the courier Eurgent Express, that I must pay a further R5450.00 import duties, I contacted my bank, Standard Bank, and asked if they could reverse the EFT payment. I was told that I would have to pay R250.00 for them to carry on and even then there was no guarantee that I would get my money bank. Standard Bank eventually contacted me and said they couldn't get the money back as the FNB bank account I had paid into had been frozen and that there was no funds available and that they had closed the case.

  • Username2324 27 Jul 2012, 07:52 PM

    I realized today that I was scammed as well. The website is They advertised on the websites like OLX, Gumtree, etc. Thet represent themselves as Shila and Paul. I paid for the import duties as requested by but when they asked for another amount I realized something is wrong. I went to police but they require bank statement which I can't provide because the banks is closed. I phoned FNB fraud but they can't keep the accounts locked without police case number. So I am going to the bank first thing tomorrow to see if I can safe some of money.

  • Sean102 27 Jul 2012, 12:51 PM

    Wow, am i glad i came accros this site. Was just about to purchase the ipad but thankfully i wont be doing that. Thanks for the heads up

  • Unknown 26 Jul 2012, 08:33 AM

    I hate it when people steel money from you!

  • Queeneth 25 Jul 2012, 03:03 PM

    Same thing happend to me and their phone number is +27732171140,and the account holder name is Wilson Maseko,FNB smart account

  • Dave22 16 Jul 2012, 01:25 PM

    It seems these guys are on OLX as well, I paid R7000 for an iMac on thursday, to imobile with the following details. Here is our NEDBANK Account details below for you to proceed with your payment.Please kindly email us the proof of payment as soon as your transaction is completed and we can send your package to our dispatch department for shipment. NEDBANK ACCT DETAILS: Acct Name:.I.M Acct Number:1029115834 Branch Code:153405 Reference:Merwe Amount:R7,000 Regards Sales Rep, Edwin Dave

  • Username2192 12 Jul 2012, 02:47 PM

    Hi Monica, Sorry for your loss. Post your email address so that we can keep you in the loop of efforts we are trying to stop the scammers.

  • Monica12 12 Jul 2012, 10:53 AM

    The same has happened to me. Like two days ago. After you have paid for the order and waiting for delivery, they ask you money for import duties and all that. Then you never get anything. This is the one they are the shipping company is using now. Bank Name:Ned Bank Account Name:E.C.M Account Number:1029124876 Branch Code:198765 Reference: Your Name The name they used for selling me the electronics goods was Pink electronics. When I enquired about their details they have me an proforma invoice with a bloemfontein address. They used an FNB account. FNB account: 62359241256 Account name: Pink

  • Username2192 20 Jun 2012, 11:27 AM

    How to do we stop these people? You can also contact me directly on Did any of you get your money back? I got nothing the bank said the account used was empty

  • aj2008 19 Jun 2012, 02:56 PM

    Hi, A case has been opened by the police and according to FNB (have the same account number as Wolfram) the account has been frozen. These people need to be stopped as soon as possible.

  • Wolfram 17 Jun 2012, 11:09 AM

    Hi Richard, hope you still check the comments. I have opened a criminal case with regards to the fraud, reported to socnet.saps and am reporting it to FNB fraudline 087575001 as well as to their fraud email Next I will report it to my bank (ABSA)to see if they can work something out inbetween banks. Thing is, this site here is not that well known, so people will find it, if they do, too late, as it happened to me. You my contact me directly on, perhaps we can join forces

  • Username2192 15 Jun 2012, 09:51 PM

    Hi people. Please send your name, phone number and details of the scam and bank accounts used by the fraudsters to as soon as you can.

  • Username2192 15 Jun 2012, 07:39 PM

    Sorry Wolfram, The list is growing longer as I expected. We need to pressure the banks (esp FNB) to shut down all accounts linked to Hiway Cameramart. Even the mobile number should be blocked. Have you made a police report? You can tell FNB that you are aware of 3 other people who have reported this to them and they should act!!!

  • Wolfram 15 Jun 2012, 04:46 PM

    Same happend to us just now. Order date 08. June. They are using the following bank accounts FNB DSS Hiway Cameramart acc. no. 62351695401 branch code 250655 and Eurgent delivery express FNB 62360962833 branch code 250655 so that is still the same accout as in the report The modus operandi is exactly the same as reported. I am trying to get after them via the banks, at least have the accounts blocked.

  • Username2192 15 Jun 2012, 03:43 PM

    When did it happen? Did they use the same bank accounts? I wrote to both FNB and Capitec and they assured me that the accounts used had been closed. How to stop them is hard. The police don't even want to act. However as a duty to inform the public maybe we can write to the newspapers or radio?

  • aj2008 14 Jun 2012, 02:18 PM

    The same has happened to us! How can one stop these people!

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