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Car installment take over
Report ID: 2524
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: silverton
Address: silverton
Crime Date/Time: 12 September 2012, 1:00PM
Reported Date: 21 September 2012
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The Incident

I saw a advert for a honda jazz to take over installments , i contacted the advertiser and sent through all the documentation he wanted , he informed me that i was approved and that i should pay a holding deposit for the car to be delivered , which i then did , he phoned me the day after to say everything is on track and that the driver will be delivering the car with all documents nd a contract that we have to sign and certify at the police station , he gave me his bank acc number for the installments and said i can either make a eft or arrange for a debit order every month. He emailed and phoned me back for 3 days , and after the 3rd day of waiting for the car to arrive and still nothing i went to the police and opened a case , i also went to nedbank where i deposited the money and was informed by the manager that the account was in the advertisers name and that my deposit is reflecting. Thay will send the case to the investigating team . But it is now a week later and no one has contacted me yet ,



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6 Comments for: Car installment take over

Comment by: cobus.payne

? I saw a advert for a Toyota Fortuner to take over installments , i contacted the advertiser Cars for all in Table View Cape Town and sent through all the documentation they wanted , they informed me that i was approved and that i should pay a holding deposit for the Fortuner to be delivered ,I suspected something wrong as their stories did not ad up. They wanted me to sign documents which on reciept they will fill in the vehicle details. They keep phoning me for a deposit. They don't want anybody to see the the vehicle as my friend was in Table View but I was told that I must pay the deposit first then only can we view the vehicle.Please be very carefull for this scam. I personally will make sure they never do this to anyone again.

Date: 20 December 2012

Comment by: Katrina

Do you have the link to the ad or any other related information? What sort of case did you open up - this in essence would be theft under false pretenses which is the case that i have opened up.

Date: 23 October 2012

Comment by: nadia

No nothing has been done by the police or the bank to catch this scammer , and i see he has put up another ad in gumtree again , it makes me sick to think that they get away with it so easily , and continue to do so .........

Date: 17 October 2012

Comment by: Katrina

Have you managed to catch this scammer?

Date: 17 October 2012

Comment by: nadia

well i phoned the investigating officer at nedbank , and she said that the account has been closed by the account holder and that the money has been taken out . I asked her how that was possible seeing that their forensic team said they have put a fraud alert on the account ? She just replied that " i should have known ......

Date: 25 September 2012

Comment by: Connie

Your case sounds similar to mine. Is there a chance that you will get your money back? Will Nedbank be able to help you?

Date: 25 September 2012

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