Gumtree fraudster


I advertised my old couches on Gumtree and was phoned shortly after by a lady calling herself Ingrid. She said she wanted the couches and will do an EFT to ensure I keep them for her. I received a proof of payment SMS this morning, and after explaining that I will need to wait for the money to reflect in my account she disappeared and started blocking my calls. Her number is 071980385.

Report ID: 24390
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: PRETORIA
Suburb: Centurion
Address: Centurion
Crime Date/Time: 2 Jan 2018, 07:01 AM
Reported By: saint777
Reported Date: 2 Jan 2018, 21:01 PM
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  • hgrange 11 Jan 2018, 03:47 PM

    Ingrid also uses 0731309603

  • hgrange 11 Jan 2018, 03:43 PM

    I got scammed by Ingrid. I put an ad on Gumtree for a bed and base, and she soon called me, then sms'd what I thought was a proof of payment for R1500. A few hours later, a truck arrived at my property to collect the bed. The payment was never made. I was tricked.

  • Trish115637 11 Jan 2018, 03:17 PM

    Same thing happened to me.

    The SMS reported that she did the transfer from ABSA. She wanted to pick up the couches on the same day and I said I have to wait for the money to clear first.

    It was contact from the same number: 0717828137.

    When I asked her repeatedly to send me proof of payment via email, it seems she blocked me from whatsapp.


  • harryp 6 Jan 2018, 02:23 PM

    Ingrid also wanted my couch for free.

    She did send a fake proof of payment for the EFT through SMS, it's content was slightly different from real Standard Bank proof of payment SMS's. Without seeing the couch, she wanted to sent some people to come and collect immediately.

    Ingrid uses two telephone numbers
    0717828137
    0719803851

  • saint777 5 Jan 2018, 03:00 PM

    Her number: 071980385

  • Hardaker587 5 Jan 2018, 12:17 PM

    Hi Saint - do you have the full number of Ingrid

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