i went online and checked out some cameras to purchase for myself.
i saw a camera i have liked and got hold of the store and the guy said to me i need to order off of the website. so i dually did. i got a quote and decided before i pay i will double check and see if they are on the up and up.
i did my homework and was satisfied so i paid. i got a tracking number which was on a legit website with a tracking number. R6300 later i get an email the next day saying my stock is stuck in customs with the "courier" company and i have to pay an extra R3600 to get it released. i then asked that the "courier' company sort this out with the supplier as i believed i didnt have to pay for it, little did they know i saved the tech stores number on my cell and when the "courier" company called me back, it said tech store.
thats when i had realised it was a scam but it was too late.

they had proper letterheads and contact numbers and even had their own courier company. i phoned fnb and they confimed to me that is wasnt a business acoount but a personal account and that they cannot reverse my eft as the peope emptied out the bank account last night after my deposit.

theres no way i can get my money back as i never used a credit card(thank goodness i didnt use a credit card as they couldve taken all my money), as it is done by eft and they can only do it if there is money in the account.

here are all the details as follows:

office number durban
031 1002043 (false)
cell numbers
074 287 9228
071 05008415

xpert movers logistic service (false courier company)
tracking number

i have to go and open a case but i wondr if anything will come of it?

Report ID: 5412
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Amanzimtoti
Suburb: N/A
Address: 20 anthurium place
Crime Date/Time: 6 Jan 2014, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username5412
Reported Date: 7 Jan 2014, 14:01 PM
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  • Amanda27 29 Apr 2015, 06:36 PM

    The fictional company "Xpert Movers" is linked to several other fictional online stores. Please report any incident to immediately.

  • Jude 15 Nov 2014, 09:32 AM

    I think the same thing is happening to me

  • Username5825 3 Mar 2014, 11:12 AM

    the same happened to me, Word for word as email above

  • lyle 13 Jan 2014, 04:52 PM

    thank you sooo much for this info. I have just found a camera etc that I'm interested in. I felt something may be wrong when they phoned me back a few times quite quickly almost forcing me to send an order. they have changed their cell number though. You've saved me R5000. I can't thank you enough and I sincerely hope you get your money back!

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