Shop4lessltd SA Scam !!

27th September 2012 I contacted Shop4less SA via email ordering 1x Apple iPhone 5 16GB. The seller then contacted me with information concerning the item, such as the warranty, etc. After I had browsed their website, 29th September 2012, I then made the payment of R4700.00 ($545.00) as a cash deposit into they account which they provided: "NedBank, Acct numb:1033901938, Branch code: 162545, Acct name:Petrus Jamane, Reference: Robin Jorgensen, Amount :4700Rands". After the payment was made, I sent the seller the bank reciept, and i was then sent a proforma invoice, and confirmation of my payment. I was told I would receive my package within 3days. I never even got my tracking number in those 3 days. 2nd October 2012, I was contacted by:, I was told to make 'another' payment of R2050.00 ($237.00) for import duties. I contacted them and complained, as it was NOT disclosed that my package would be coming from overseas, and that I would have to pay import duties. I then contacted the shipping company via the email address they contacted me on, as I could not get hold of anyone on the website they provided: The shipping company then told me I need to make the payment into their account: Bank Name:First National Bank, Acct Name:N.P.Magwaza, Acct Number:62371765888, branch code:250655. At this point I contacted the seller, reported this, and requested a refund. The seller told me to make the payment. I fought this with them, as on their website and proforma invoice it clearly states I can request a refund. The seller then told me, "You ask to many questions that is why you have not received your iPhone by now if you willing to pay pay so they deliver to you tomorrow or leave it." That was the last contact I had with the seller, 9 October 2012. I have NOT been refunded of my money, nor have a received my package or any form of payment, nothing.

Report ID: 2652
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Nationwide
City/Town: Nationwide
Suburb: Waterfall,Rustenburg
Address: Shop 18A Waterfall, Rustenburg
Crime Date/Time: 27 Sep 2012, 00:09 AM
Reported By: Username2652
Reported Date: 22 Oct 2012, 10:10 AM
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  • johann8 14 Jan 2013, 05:20 PM

    Purchased i phone 5 64gb from trading company bl limited eft payment to account number 92789500878ASA ORDER 29 THE CONTACTED BY COURLINKOGIST INFORMING ME TO PAY ADDITIONAL IMPORT COST OF R2550-00 INTO NEBANK ACC NUMBER1042636362 TRACKING NUMBER 35284B6966 I HAVE BEEN SCAMMED OUT OF R4000-00 AND STILL AWAIT REPLIES

  • Johan37 2 Jan 2013, 11:54 AM

    His last response: 'For now we only make delivery to your Address and we can allow the initial 50% Deposit then after you received your Package, you will pay the Balance cash to the Logistic delivery person.' Still no banking details and still avoiding some of my questions. My final response to him: 'Sorry Paul, but if I cannot collect personally and inspect the item I will not be interested to purchase the item from you.'

  • Johan37 2 Jan 2013, 11:41 AM

    After seach found the site with prices that looks to good to be true. The saying is that if it looks to good to be true then it usually is. Sent them a mail and requested to collect the items personally. Their response: 'Thanks for your response. We offer Free delivery to all Our Customers. Please make your Order and send your full delivery details, so that we can start the packaging of your Order for Home delivery. Best Regards Sales Director.' Then I queried the delivery charge during the checkout process as well as that no banking details were provided during the checkout process, their response: 'Dear Buyer. The delivery charges will not be paid, We offer delivery deliver to all Our Customers for the New Year Customers benefit. Below is your Delivery Details. - removed - Can we proceed with the Packaging of your Order and we will also need to know if you are making the payment via EFT or Cash Deposit. Best Regards Sales Director Paul' Still no banking details provided. Let's ask about the taxes, because the site states Excl Taxes on their prices and push again for personal collection.

  • Username2919 11 Dec 2012, 01:33 PM

    The people behind this scam are still operating. I was scammed by them Using "C-Mart Technologies" as the selling company. The sales rep was also a lady (with a fake Greek name). I spoke to her on the phone when I became suspicious and she did NOT sound Greek at all! (Sounded West African...) Reported to the police and logged case with my bank. Posted here too to alert others: They are now operating as .. Their website is "improved" and they have removed a contact number. But I assure you, it is the same company. Please alert your banks and nearest police stations.

  • Hein11 3 Dec 2012, 07:51 AM

    Have you logged an official call with Nedbank or FNB forensic team regarding this?

  • Chris Tobler 5 Nov 2012, 02:21 PM

    Hi- similar story. Student of ours orders and paid by EFT to an internet shop "ZonePerfects" for a Samsung Omnia i900. email: Item sent by SAPO with a fictitious tracking number. Then declared to be "lost". The shop ordered another phone, couriered by Courlinkogist, with a tracking number that did register on their website. Then came the demand for duties. I have asked for the bank account details but suspect this will not lead to goods being delivered. But I await the details. The websites look reasonably convincing on the surface, but the fact they do not have a credit card facility is suspicious.

  • Username2652 25 Oct 2012, 05:56 PM

    I'm sorry to hear this. I have sent you an email, we will get to the bottom of this. It is unacceptable !!!

  • reez 25 Oct 2012, 03:56 PM

    Hi Iv just done a deal with them...already paid R4500.00 deposit and R3100.00 import duties...I am awaiting my stuff...iv been dealing with a lady by the name of PAULA...if I am also taken for a ride then we need to get together and stop this FRAUD!!! My email is Riaan Govender 082 210 9069

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