Connectcellz Fraudsters


I ordered an Iphone from connectcellz.com after seeing the advertisement on OLX. A person presenting him or herself as Paul Wolfgang indicated that they are located in Bloemfontein.
 After doing the EFT I got a tracking number and a link to the shipping company, www.eurgentexp. When I used the track and trace it showed the package was picked up in London. When I asked Paul about it he indicated that he had no stock and was shipping it from their company in London.
On Friday Morning I received an email from Eurgent Express indicating that the package is at customes and that I need to pay an additional R2999 for import duty urgently if I still want to receive that package that same day or else I can pay additional penalties.
I phoned the number on the Connectcellz.com website and Shila answered. Peter wasn't available and was asked to forward the email to them. After a while I receive an email from Peter indicating that he has spoken to his MD who has spoken to the shipping the company. They felt that I should make the payment because it will take them 7 days to have the money available. They will send me a refund letter indicating that I will be refunded in 7 days signed by MD.
So I did the payment. At 16:00 I send an email to info@eurgentexp.com asking them when I will receive my package. I received an email back stating that their is problem. Apparently description indicates one item but they found more items in my package and that I need to pay more. I then realised I was scammed. 
So I phone FNB fraud to see if they can stop my payment made earlier that day. I was told that the only thing they can do is to lock the accounts but that they need a police case number before 22:00. I went to the police station and I was told that they can't do anything without a bank statement. 
So when I visited the bank the Saturday morning the bank manager indicated that from just looking at the account owners that I have been scammed. I received the bank statement and reported it at the police station. The bank manager indicated that he will ask the FNB's investigation to look into the accounts as well.

Report ID: 2324
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: PRETORIA
Suburb: N/A
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 24 Jul 2012, 00:07 AM
Reported By: Username2324
Reported Date: 30 Jul 2012, 20:07 PM
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  • Wolfram 10 Aug 2012, 03:43 PM

    the list of victims is growing fast. Have a look at the report of internet fraud on this site. Tese fraudsters are everywhere on the net and are changing the names of their sites and their bank account numbrs like dirty laundry. Newest fraud site is www.fairdealcam.com alias Fairdeal camera center. It's always the same fraudsters, beware!!!

  • shila 2 Aug 2012, 05:31 PM

    This is not true the shipping company told me that they got to shaun address and no one was there to collect it.

  • Username2333 1 Aug 2012, 07:33 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

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