Hi, im being big time robbed on rental property in Lindin Johannesburg. I saw advert on gumtree a week ago regarding 2 bedroom apartment available. I contact the guy and he told me he is not here but i can come meet the current tenant. I went with my wife to see the place. happy and done everything. got back home contact this guy he make lease and email me back. ask me to put deposit in his account tomorrow morning which i did. then email him proof of payment and lease agreement duly signed.
2 days later he phoned me again and asking if i can put 2000 or even 1500 so that he can fix the place and repaint it. i did deposit again.
so today i call him and his phone is off. I phone the lady who is currently occupied the place with whom i met last week. She said she dont even know anything to whom this guy (Faisal) give apartment or not. I told her i put deposit and everything and now his phone is off. She said she gone contact him and get back to me. She sms me after 5 mints and give me another number to say this guy phone is on. I phoned him and he said he dont even know me. where i deposited the money??? i was so shocked.
i told him is you not faisal he said he is but he is not the one i talked to. even the phone number is not same.
I end up robbed by R6950 by this so called guy Faisal dont know which one right which on wrong.
But i still have proof of payments that i deposited in his account. Im going to open up case tomorrow. Very stress indeed.
THIS IS THE EMAIL I RECEIVED FROM HIM
Good day. Kindly contact the current tenant to arrange for viewing. Her name is Le Ann - 0729426721, so just contact her and let me know once you have seen the place. Do tell her you spoke to me.
MY EMAIL: From: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 0733383355Hi there, What time I can see the place? Regards, Salman 0733383355 0745078538
2ND EMAILGood evening.
Please note that i am also happy to have you occupy my unit. As per our telephonic conversation kindly find attached the contract for you to sign.
My bank details are as follows:
Bank name: FNB Cheque accountAccount Holder name: S.E HADEBEAccount: 62430325169Branch code: 255355Branch name: My Branch
|Address:||unit 35, Linden village Hill, 69, 3rd avenue, Linden|
|Crime Date/Time:||23 Sep 2013, 00:09 AM|
|Reported Date:||24 Sep 2013, 00:09 AM|