An advertisement was put onto gumtree for leather couches to the value of R16 000 to which Steve responded (alias , john , lucas) . He deposited funds into my husbands absa cheque account. When the funds showed as cleared we naturally contacted him to pick up the couches which he did. He sent a white bakkie registration plate HCH 351 GP. After 2 days the funds were reversed out of my husbands account. these guys seem to be operating in the East Gate area. I reported the case to the police , however they seem to feel that the case is not important enough as a docket has not yet been opened. in teh mean time these guys are still operating - (i put another advertisement and guess what they responded again) . There is camera footage from the complex security showing these guys entering. the numbers that they use are 0741230889 , 0849529880 , 0761765263 , 0745163841.  

Report ID: 3612
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Buccleuch , Sandton
Address: 18 Gibson Drive West
Crime Date/Time: 6 Apr 2013, 00:04 AM
Reported By: Username3612
Reported Date: 10 Apr 2013, 23:04 PM
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  • Andre Putter 27 Jun 2016, 01:28 PM

    MD123 please contact me 0728159274

  • Andre Putter 27 Jun 2016, 01:28 PM

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  • Andre Putter 27 Jun 2016, 01:28 PM

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  • MD123 27 Jun 2016, 01:05 PM

    This person just scammed me. I am opening a case against him and I need all of your help to bring this man to justice and ensure he pays us all back what he stole from us.

  • Unnamed 15 Aug 2013, 02:46 PM

    I had the same person trying to scam me. He said he is Hestings cell: 073 5380841. He sent proof of payment via email from Nedbank but 3 days later, no money. He calls non stop to send the items to 96 Dunbar Street in JHB but lucky I am not so stupid to send my stuff before payment. He got my advert details from Gumtree. Watch out for this criminal people.

  • D Munsamy 14 Aug 2013, 05:16 PM

    I placed an ad on Gumtree to sell a camera.I gave the guy my banking details and he sent me proof of payment. Something did not seem right when he insisted that I send the camera via postnet b4 2pm even though he paid through Nedbank and it would take 48 hours to clear. I told him I'll only send the camera in 2 days awaiting the funds to clear. All communication stopped. Their email address Their tel.+27735380841 Beware

  • Maria19 21 Jul 2013, 12:12 PM

    Same thing happened to me and my boyfriend. We advertised his iPhone to be sold and this guy got hold of us. He 'paid' us via eft, emailed through proof of payment and copuy of I'd (if it was even him) we met his driver a a garage on the N1 heading Johannesburg.

  • Sam32 25 Jun 2013, 05:17 PM

    Just happened to me with a fridge. Name hestings nkosi 0836934278 driver name Thabo, contact num 0736843949. Bakkie registration HCH351GP. Funds reversed

  • craig9 24 May 2013, 12:48 PM

    They did exactly the same thing to me for a Z10 cellphone using the name lucas bartley, and this was in Cape Town

  • Trudie2 20 May 2013, 05:54 PM

    Hey there i have been scammed by the same people. They do all of this with this person FRANKLIN MCCARTHY CELL: 0785084151 They took my Generator worth R10000 out of my yard and send me a fals notification of payment. They target Ads as well on junkmail,gumtree and olx

  • Username3612 13 May 2013, 09:48 AM

    They use Nedbank accounts to do the transfers.Yes we did the report the crime , however the Buccluech police station lost the docket even before the case was opened. they refused to do anything further. We have now relocated to KZN and could not do anything further. Please report these guys because they are doing it to tons of people and are getting away. There is camera footage of these guys at the complex that i used to live at , however the police are not really interested.

  • Anzel Smidt 12 May 2013, 09:48 PM

    I think we were scammed by the exact Sam people. Do you perhaps know which account the ones was transferred from? My mother in law today went to joburg from Nelspruit to sell her embroidery machine, only to find that the transaction was fraudulent. I really feel sorry for her. Did you report your case to the police? She saved for a new machine and worked really hard.

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