Fraud and Theft - Gumtree


On the 26th of Oct, 2013 I advertised a device on Gumtree. Not long after that I received a call from a Mr Chris Dlomo, saying he wanted the device for his sons 21st urgently and he will do an EFT and sent his ID copy and send his driver to fetch the device. I received the documents which looked legit and he arranged the pick up. The money never appeared in my account since then.

Since then I have tried to contact him on numerous occasions and he lied that his account was frozen when in truth there is not even an account with those details at FNB.

After numerous calls it was discovered that the people who picked up the device was not even this Chris Dlomo's driver but a hired delivery guy and that he has the device still but is trying to extort money out of me to have it returned. They were driving a Toyota Copper RunX or Auris, registration number beginning with ADO.

This looks like a syndicate and I advise everyone to be aware what is happening on sale sites we have trusted in the past.

Report ID: 4965
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: PRETORIA
Suburb: Centurion
Address: 4b Ebony Avenue Heuweloord
Crime Date/Time: 26 Oct 2013, 00:10 AM
Reported By: Username4965
Reported Date: 30 Oct 2013, 12:10 PM
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  • Rishada 12 May 2014, 09:19 PM

    He almost tried to do the same thing to me, I knew he was dodgy and told him to get lost

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