Hi All, Also had an encounter with Desmond Montana, his cell 079 311 48 22. He contacted me to buy mags and tyres I had on Gumtree. Hewanted to purchase the items without even seeing them and he asked for banking details.He told me that he has a Nedbank account and that I should provide him with mybanking details. I bank with Nedbank so the amount should reflect immediately,when the sms came to my phone of the proof of payment it was conveniently from FNB,I called him and asked why, he said he forgot it was FNB, so I told him I alsohave an FNB account he must cancel the previous transaction and pay into my FNBaccount. He agreed, later in the day I receive an SMS with a bank transfer ofan amount 3k higher than what I was selling the items for. He calls to ask if Ihave received the Proof of purchase and asked when I would deliver the items,now by this stage I was already onto him. I told him I would not be deliveringany goods, unless the money was reflecting in my account and was cleared by thebank, in addition I would only be able to check my account in the morning, hethen proceeds to come up with some BS story that he paid the extra 3k mymistake and that it’s for some tow truck stuck at the border and that I need tomake the payment of 3k back to him via ATM EWallet urgently. I told him I amnot paying anything, and if he made a mistake with the transaction he needs totake it up with his bank and reverse it. I have now provided all his details tothe bank and they are opening a fraud case against him.I hope they nab this Ahole.Note: Be aware that there is also a scam where the money reflectsin your account and then disappears after a day or two. Make sure that thetransaction is fully cleared by the bank before it is agreed to.
|Crime Date/Time:||23 Oct 2013, 00:10 AM|
|Reported Date:||24 Oct 2013, 12:10 PM|