I posted an ad on Gumtree to sell a Fridge, Microwave and some kitchen utensils. I received a few phone calls and sms's which all sounded a bit dodgy and decided to sell the stuff to guy who went by the name of James. I wanted cash, but he said he's would do a direct deposit into my ABSA account. I told him this was fine and that I would only send him my address once the money was visible in my account.
Sure enough the next day the money was in my account, and was showing as a current amount, and not a pending amount. I immediately transferred the money out of my ABSA account and into my FNB account so as to stop him reversing the payment. I sent him, the address, he came to pick up the stuff. Four days later a received an sms from ABSA saying the cheque deposit was returned as it was a fraudulent cheque! I called there fraud department and there is nothing they can do as they don't have his details because he paid by cheque.
I called him back and he answered with a different name, his number is:071 783 9373.
Also watch out for Roy Jali, 073 625 5219. He also contacted me about the stuff and I found his name on another report on this site.
When I spoke to the bank they said the best thing to do is to call them as soon as any payment is made. They will be able to tell you straight away whether it is a legitimate payment or not.
|Crime Date/Time:||15 Mar 2013, 00:03 AM|
|Reported Date:||25 Mar 2013, 15:03 PM|