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Auto Trader - car sales fraud
Report ID: 2338
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Germiston
Address: Germiston
Crime Date/Time: 23 July 2012, 8:30AM
Reported Date: 02 August 2012
Related Link: N/A
The Incident

I responded to a advert in Auto Trader on line of Mercedes Benz 2004 Compressor which was said to in UK but with South African Reg, but a private sell,His name is Carl Jones address ( said he located to UK and he took the car with him to register it their but due to to much taxes to register it there becomes too much expensive so he want to sell it to someone who is in south africa .we agreed and he said he will pay the shipping .He said he found a shipping company by the name car-sales -network ,i emailed them asking about shipping they replied me and give their website (http// fo sure i checked it and find there requirements.I then emailed the seller he took the car for inspection as he said then the carsales contacted me telling everything and the invoice which they made and that i should pay 10% of the total price of the car .I did the transfer  at western union Eastrand mall  to this name as they said its their representative (Albert Bimals,6 Hamilton Road ,Wimbledom,London,SW19 1JF,UNITED KINGDOM,they gave a track number to track the shipping ,they said the car will be in here witin8 or 9 days .the car was supposed to be here on the1st August ,so they emailed me that the car is blocked intheir  warehouse in Estern Cape due to documents they cant deliver it because there are some reported  cases of people running away with cars without paying the full amount ,so i should pay the full amount before they deliver the car thats when i realised that i have been tricked ,i refused to pay it ,i emailed them they are no longer responding to me.So please watch out these people they are operating ther,

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1 Comment for: Auto Trader - car sales fraud

Comment by: mphatso

dear me, i have lost my savings and wont redeem my self of this crime in a long time i say

Date: 11 August 2012

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