ONLINE SALES FRAUD


I got conned into buying a Panasonic AG-AC160 Camcorder from an online store http://www.woodbridgelectro.com/ for R18, 665.00 by a guy who goes by the name of Richard Higgs (079 538 3820 - Sales Rep sales@woodbridgelectro.com), whom I've been communicating for a while. After making the payment to a Capitec Account he gave me, two days later a guy by the name of Paul from a company http://www.smartwayserves.com/trace.php - 073 380 1444 , 011 047 1061 sends me an email saying I should make a payment of R5 400.00 to the courier company to deliver the goods. I even have a waybill number that I got from Richard.

Just only last night when I looked up Richard's number on google.co.za He is advertising on more than 50 websites!!! SAME SCAM !!! FAKE SALES!!!

Report ID: 2722
Crime Category: Other
Province: Eastern Cape
City/Town: East London
Suburb: Mdantsane
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 28 Nov 2012, 00:11 AM
Reported By: Username2722
Reported Date: 3 Nov 2012, 08:11 AM
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  • Fayzal Mahamed 19 Jan 2014, 06:43 PM

    I am trying to buy a professional camcorder by physically viewing it here in Johannesburg. I saw some adds that purport to come from some local person in Gauteng but every time I respond to these adds by way of e-mail and phone I get directed to a place in Bloemfontein and with instructions on how to pay for those goods. These are scams running on all the buy and sell sites such as OLX and Junk Mail and Loconto. Beware, Beware!!!

  • Terry4 14 Jan 2013, 08:09 AM

    Online shopping is NOT safe at all. My husband bought a car in October 2012, which was classified on OLX website by a Kenyan guy called Kenneth. They went to Linden police station to draw up Sales agreement in an Affidavit. That Kenneth guy produced all the vehicles papers which were showing him as the owner, and he was paid R30 000 cash. Change of ownwership and transfer was done at the Licensing department and nothing suspecting was detected and the car was registered under my husband's name. December 2012, my husband got arrested and charged for possession of stolen property, the car was reported stolen in October by someone else, and the complainant was NOT Kenneth(seller) but someone else claiming to be the real owner. This has been a horrible experience because we can't find that Kenneth guy now, and my husband is in and out of court for something he didn't do.

  • Jed007 13 Jan 2013, 08:47 AM

    Woodbridgelectro is a scam. It does not actually exist. Richard is a con artist. Woodbridgelecto is listed on multiple internet fraud sites. Have nothing to do with this company other than to warn others of its fraudulent nature.

  • WeDoNotForget 3 Jan 2013, 08:44 PM

    Watch out for Electron Dynamics. Stay away from www.locanto.co.za and all digital camera's and video cameras / ipads / laptops that are selling for below the retail price. These people change their contact details and names all the time in attempt to keep committing the same primitive crime. They are gonna get caught eventually.

  • Neiso Modise 7 Dec 2012, 01:29 PM

    Thanks so much for the alert. I was just about to make a purchase from this www.woodbridgeelectro.com sales team for some macbook pros. OMG, I nearly fell into the trap!!! Watch Out! Let us be alert

  • Rochelle 8 Nov 2012, 01:44 PM

    Hi I have experienced the exact same thing, we contacted Capetic Bank and they say the account is closed. We bought an Apple Mac. Someone needs to stop them. Real Bastards

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