Scammed through olx

My fiancee and I were desperately looking for a new bakkie and (almost) couldn't believe our luck when we saw Deon's ad on olx. It was for an opel corsa 1.8 utility 2007 with 75000 going for R34500. We called him on 0799181541 and he said we could look at it the next evening but that there were 2 other people very interested. My fiancee decided we'll take it without even seeing it (stupid I know) and told him we'll pay a deposit of R4500. Apparently he was emigrating, hence the low price. We agreed to meet only to wait for an hour with no Deon or bakkie and obviously his cell has been off. Either this guy is a regular scammer or he took our money and sold the bakkie to someone else. Either which way, we've just lost R4500 that we really can't afford right now.

Report ID: 5786
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Boksburg
Suburb: N/A
Address: Mcdonalds at East Rand Mall
Crime Date/Time: 26 Feb 2014, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Username5786
Reported Date: 26 Feb 2014, 20:02 PM
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  • Tim 23 Jul 2015, 05:15 PM

    Calls himself Ronald now. Cell number is 0732624116. still uses

  • Frelma 3 Sep 2014, 04:08 PM

    Vincent, cell number 078 608 1438 is a scammer running fake deposits scams on sites like Gumtree and OLX. He calls and says he will buy goods, and pay by cheque. After the good is delivered the cheque payment bounces/does not clear.

  • Yolanda21 13 Aug 2014, 08:11 AM

    Thank goodness for Leon's comment here. I have the same only his name is Benson Ncube wanting to buy my PS3. He said he will put the money in my account on Friday and then i must meet him at Bruma on Saterday to get the PS3. It sounded a bit dodge coz by then the money wouldn't have cleared. He's latest numbers is 0786081438. Luckely i haven't given him any details. Only my cell number and email address.

  • Neville7 23 Apr 2014, 10:17 PM

    I found a Mac Book Air on OLX and thought i found a great deal. I made a 2000 rand deposit and was told by FussionTrans that i would be receiving the Mac that afternoon and that i would need to pay the remaining balance over. i paid it over, stupidly, and ofcourse nothing came. there is a special place in hell for these people. i cant wait for karma to come around...

  • Username5965 22 Mar 2014, 07:10 AM

    dear sir or madam i want to know if i got scammed through olx how to take action against the person who scammed me. on thursday i paid 3500 someone by the name of, cell 074 336 0573, he was selling macbook now he is no longer picking up his phone, to me he told me he send me the parcel through fussiontrans and he gave me track number to check online. i saw that the parcel its on the way and my name was there and i did the payment. even now if i check online it says the parcel its on the way, when i call that company they say the number does not exist SENDER NAME Peter ADDRESS 45 west beach drive CITY portalfred ZIP 6170 STATE portalfred COUNTRY RSA he used Fussiontrans to send the parcel, if you check the web site is ok an working..please help i want to know what to do

  • Leon30 19 Mar 2014, 09:43 AM

    Mr. Kevin Ncube, cell number 0738303403 and email address is a scammer running fake deposits scams on sites like OLX, Gumtree etc. He calls and says he will buy goods, then he deposits a cheque for more than the selling price. The then calls back saying he made a mistake and asks you transfer the over payment back to him. Once you've transferred the overpayment back to him his original payment bounces/does not clear.

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