Africo / RB Auction SCAM


I was scammed by a guy with the name on Thulani (so he said). These people told me they auction cars and after verifying their business name and website i thot it was real. I sent my documents as they asked for them to this email: thulani@rbauction.co.za and then they sent me and account number to deposit R5000 for them to put me on the list for the auction. The he sent me a address to view the cars: 66 Cresent Ave, Stubenvale, Springs and to my suprise it was a residential arear. The company is registered as Montshobabey Trading and Projects on the Cipro website and thats the account i deposited into. Please help me as FNB say they cannot reverse the payment.

Report ID: 3634
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Springs
Suburb: Selcourt
Address: Springs
Crime Date/Time: 14 Apr 2013, 00:04 AM
Reported By: Username3634
Reported Date: 15 Apr 2013, 11:04 AM
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  • Pecuscam 16 Sep 2015, 09:30 AM

    hi there

    did you'll receive any luck getting this money back?
    Myself and 1000's of other people have been scammed and I believe that it is with the guys because if I look at the address and ip address used here it is identical to the one I found on Pecusure".
    if there was any progress on this please let me know.

    Thanks

  • Chris16 12 Jul 2015, 10:58 PM

    I managed to track down the reg owner's name of the so-called business in question HENRY NAPARI MAWON Passport Nr: H1821346 Hope this helps.

  • JP12 16 Oct 2013, 09:52 AM

    cant anyone trace this yxs 126 gp its a golf 6 gti

  • JP12 16 Oct 2013, 09:50 AM

    hi I spoke Alfred this morning on 0749626263 and the ad says that the car is in portelizabeth but he told me no its in jhb and the fax nr are 0110540745 please be carefull and its the Nigerians that's buzzy with this scams

  • lesego2 15 Oct 2013, 09:27 AM

    almost got scammedim so blessed that i always trust my instinct.they have now changed names.I spoke to Sizwe number is 0747083222 and e-mail address is w.khupe@auctioneer.net. be carefeful guys.

  • Lynn5 26 Aug 2013, 12:16 PM

    I spoke to William this past weekend regarding a vehicle. He also told me to deposit R10 000 to secure the vehicle not to come on auction. I realized that the advertised car had a different engine capacity than the one in the photos. I asked William so bring the cr through so I can have a look at it. He agreed but later informed me that the auctioneers won't allow that and I'll have to pay before viewing the vehicle. Be careful!!

  • Unknown 1 Jun 2013, 09:49 AM

    The police are so useless, you open a case and your hear nothing from them. They should go to the banks get the personal information of the people who open those banks account. That is the only way they could arrest this people. Sometimes I wish I was a policeman. They don't think out of the box. It is frustrating

  • Sogan 28 May 2013, 08:53 AM

    Hi guys, I contacted "Alfred" this morning on 0743036302 with the same modus operandi. Also required all information to be sent through and deposit of R10k paid into the account and view the car at 44 Benson Road, Springs. Thanks for all the reports above, you have saved me a load of cash. Thanks for the reports

  • Nico11 27 May 2013, 05:27 PM

    I think i have talked to the same guy today regarding a Toyota dubbel cab that was a repo said his name is Alfred from RB Auctioneers cell no 074 3036 302 office no 011 054 0745 . He also wanted a deposit after I have send him al my details for finance . Lucky for me he was so stupid to mentoined that my finance was approved before I have even completed the forms . He said his premises was at 44 Benson Road Springs . I have traced the reg number through a contact and it end up belonging to Bruma Nissan-Bez Valley . I have notised that the pictures are taken from outside only no inside pics . Hope he get what he deserves ...

  • Unknown4 23 May 2013, 03:36 PM

    William use to work for Motor Mecca and Jubilee Motors in Geduld & Auto Select in Benoni if that is the same person. Thulani and William have a history of fraud with deposit money and fraud deals with dealers. This is a very bad thing to do. Hope they get caught ASAP...

  • Herman Korte 23 May 2013, 02:40 PM

    Hi Ndivhu Sorry to hear about your scam, please report it to the police as we need to put these arseholes in jail. Herman

  • Username3818 23 May 2013, 02:26 PM

    I also scammed R5500 by them. www.africorcarauctions.net.Their contacts are as follows. 0846902795 Alex.0840294766 Thomas.0785909701 William.0110540745(He phoned my Partner by Mistake.is what he told her the time he phoned her).0118030004 Thomas landline(From their website).Their Emails are as Follows.alex_cars@eml.cc for Alex. sales@africorcarauctions.net for Thomas. reg.info@auctioneer.net.

  • Herman Korte 21 May 2013, 08:57 AM

    Hi all just want to say that I tried to reverse my payments to these shit heads but to no avail, please be careful there are a lot of shit head thieves out there. Come on guys lets work together to put these thieves in jail where they belong. Regards Herman

  • Herman Korte 20 May 2013, 03:26 PM

    Hi Quinton Any news yet I see these guys are still operating, please keep intouch. I have also layed charges against them asses. Herman

  • Leandrie 18 May 2013, 02:29 PM

    I am so thankfull for all your comments I almost fell for the same scam this time for a Hyundai Accent that they claimed was a bank Repom they have a new guy now called prince. I spoke with him and Willaim and they assured me that it is not a scam but it Clearly is!!! Thank fully I have not deposited the money yet, but was just about too. Hope they get caught

  • Charly 17 May 2013, 11:44 AM

    I thank God for all the reports as this is to confirm that I was right.I spoke to a guy(Prince)not even 10min ago,He explained to me that he needs all my personal documentations before anything could be processed for the vehicle I was interested in(White Avanza).As soon as he mentioned money that needs to be deposited into an account I just knew at that time its A SCAM,I then asked him what company is it and he told me that it's Richie Brothers in Spings,as he was explaining further i then googled the company which ofcourse is an Auction company not based in SA but for TLB's (and all big Trucks)mostly used for constructions. I froze and hung up.

  • Herman Korte 17 May 2013, 11:14 AM

    Hi Quinton Thanks for that, I am seeing the Capt of the fraud squad in East London on Monday, we must all stand together and get these pieces of S..T to jail, hope they all rot in hell, this the so called rainbow nation, they are all the same, pieces of you Know what. Please keep in touch and let each other know what is happening. Thanks Quinton Herman

  • Quinton3 16 May 2013, 09:54 PM

    Yes Herman I have... These guys must be caught...

  • Herman Korte 15 May 2013, 09:41 AM

    Hi was also defrauded for R6500.00 yesterday in JHB. They used all the same info as already disclosed. I am now opening a fraud case against them, I know that this will be fruitless, but it is worth a try. Has anybody else laid crimminal charges against these gangsters, please let me know. Thanking you Herman Korte

  • Dumi 11 May 2013, 10:27 AM

    William and thulani are now Sabelo and Daren please becareful. They use the following banking details Yan Fui Trading and Projects from FNB as well as NS Trading which is registered as Nozipho.

  • Dumi 11 May 2013, 10:16 AM

    have been scamed by one of your adverts for the red isuzu kb 300 which was R 57000 they told me to deposit R5000 for the registration to reserve the car. They then ask me that if i will like that car to be delivered or will I come and collect it. By the time that i have i have deposited the money they told me that the car was sold but they have said that they are an auction company they still have more cars in they showroom. They have sent me some pictures for toyota to make a selection before I come. I then selected the car and they have asked me when will i come to collect a car, we then arranged for the 10 may 2013. They day of collection for the car no one was answering my phone call i use private they did answer but by the time they realise it was me they just drop the phone. They told me that their names are Daren and Sabelo their cellphone number are as follows: 082 814 2859, 084 554 7169.

  • Quinton3 11 May 2013, 12:35 AM

    Hi people, I got robbed from the same guys you speaking of, the salesman man I was dealing with is William and his sales manager Alex, I deposited R8000 into there account and come to realize that it was an smart account not a business account, FNB told me they can't reverse the payment.. I'm taking this matter to the police and the lawyers as these guys are commiting fraud and no one sorts them out.. There numbers are as follows William - 0785909701..Alex - 0846902795 office - 0110540745.. They also told me that they going to deposit the money back into my account and it never happened.. Don't be fooled people around these people... If any one out there here's me, please assist me.. Thanks

  • Shar 10 May 2013, 02:21 PM

    Yup - just thought I'd check and am so glad I did. Spoken to William and Thulani - i was very suspicious from the start and sent my brother round to investigate the same premises and the people know nothing. There was somebody else there at the same time also to see the corsa bakkie advertised on Gumtree. Bloody waste of time!

  • arrie2 3 May 2013, 11:14 AM

    IVE JUST SPOKEN TO TULANI AND WILIAM THEY GIVE ME ADRESS 66CRAWFORD CRESENT STRUBENVALE SPRINGS.I WANTED TO BUY A TOYOTA FORTUNER THANX IVE READED THIS NEARLY THEY SCAMBED ME ASWELL

  • ANTHONY9 2 May 2013, 12:44 PM

    I SAW TOYOTA HILUX ON OLX ADVERT SAYS IS ON AUCTION THEN WHEN I CALL THEM THEY SAYS THIS CAR IS ON AUCTION BUT IF U NEED IT SERIOUSLY YOU HAVE TO DEPOSIT R8500.00 TO REGISTER THEN THEY WILL PUT THE CAR ASIDE FOR ME THEN I MADE A DEPOSIT OF THAT MONEY TO FNB ACCOUNT HOLDER(MONTSHOBABEY PROJECT AND TRADING) THEN I EMAILED THEM MY DOCUMENTS TO WILLIAM@RBAUCTION.CO.ZA THEN WHEN I ARRIVED TO THE ADRESS GIVEN TO ME IT WAS A RESIDENTIAL ADRESS IN SPRINGS AND WHEN I CALLED THEM I FOND VOICE MAIL .THESE PEOPLE(WILLIAM, THULANI AND OTHERS)THEY POST MANY MANY NEW SECOND HAND CARS FOR LOW LOW PRICES TO ATTRACT PEOPLE TO ROB THEM, PLEASE GUYS BECAREFUL

  • ANTHONY9 2 May 2013, 12:29 PM

    I SAW TOYOTA HILUX ON OLX ADVERT SAYS IS ON AUCTION THEN WHEN I CALL THEM THEY SAYS THIS CAR IS ON AUCTION BUT IF U NEED SERIOUSLY YOU HAVE TO DEPOSIT R8500.00 TO REGISTER THEN THEY WILL PUT THE CAR ASIDE FOR ME THEN I MADE A DEPOSIT OF THAT MONEY TO FNB ACCOUNT HOLDER(MONTSHOBABEY PROJECT AND TRADING) THEN I FAXED THEM MY DOCUMENTS TO WILLIAM@RBAUCTION.CO.ZA THEN WHEN I ARRIVED TO THE ADRESS GIVEN TO ME IT WAS A RESIDENTIAL ADRESS IN SPRINGS AND WHEN I CALLED THEM I FOND VOICE MAIL .THESE PEOPLE(WILLIAM, THULANI AND OTHERS)THEY POST MANY MANY NEW SECOND HAND CARS FOR LOW LOW PRICES TO ATTRACT PEOPLE TO ROB THEM, PLEASE GUYS BECAREFUL

  • ntombenhle 20 Apr 2013, 09:19 AM

    Gosh I tink I'm talkin to the same person william he gave me the same email address. I wanted to buy the white audi a3 Guys please be careful. Thank god I checked on them otherwise I would have been caught as well.

  • Corno van der Nest 18 Apr 2013, 10:31 PM

    I might be talking to these same people regarding a Toyota Doublecab. I am dealing with William and his e-mail address is william@rbauction.co.za.

  • Marco4 17 Apr 2013, 10:08 PM

    here are all their details from their website domain bauction.co.za 1c. Registrar Afrihost 2a. registrant Ritchie bros. auctioneers 2b. registrantpostaladdress: 67 Wessels Str,Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2128, ZA 2c. registrantstreetaddress 2j. registrantphone 27.110540745 2k. registrantfax 27.11612700 2l. registrantemail armstrong_nyembe@gmail.com 3e. creationdate 2013/04/04 contact afrihost to let them give you the details, they should have the peoples ID number and they can trace the I.P address that has been used from the email address

  • luke6 16 Apr 2013, 01:54 PM

    did you meet the guys selling the car? and did you have a look at the vehicle?

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