Online sales fraud

The business called SA Deals in Kimberley has a website,, where certain electronic items are for sale at a discount price. I ordered a laptop 15" at a price of R8500 plus R200 for delivery. I placed an order for the laptop and I was informed that it will be delivered within 24 hrs. The next day I received a tracking document from Xpert Movers, Johannesburg, indicating that a package with a laptop and an iPhone had been conveyed from Nairobi, Kenya, and that it is at OR Tambo aiport waiting for clearance. Xpres Movers than send me a document indicating that I had to pay R3690 for Custom tax, Clearance and handling charges. I initially refused to pay this as I have already paid for delivery. I contacted SA Deals to complain about this extra payment. SA Deals informed me that I should pay for the clearance and they will refund me the money paid. I paid the clearance in an account they provided me in the name of a N. Ngakane, who they told me is the partner. So far I have not received the item ordered and I don't get any responce from either of the two businesses. I am certain that these two businesses work together to defraud people. My loss would be R12390

Report ID: 6131
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Northern Cape
Suburb: Cheltenham
Address: 15 Eden Street, Kimberley
Crime Date/Time: 7 Apr 2014, 00:04 AM
Reported By: Username6131
Reported Date: 13 Apr 2014, 22:04 PM
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  • Leah 18 Oct 2014, 02:27 PM

    This is a common scam that this group runs. They have several fraudulent, fictional companies - they are all scams and sell products that do not exist. They keep changing their company name. They point fingers at fictional courier companies like "Xpert Movers", so that the complaints online won't tip people off not to buy from the "Electronics Supplier" in the first place. There are several of these companies. New ones keep popping up as the old ones receive bad publicity online. All of these "companies" sell electronics and tech gadgets - mobile phones, computers, electronic accessories, TVs, fridges, and cameras. They are all the same. Their current new company is Mega Plaza (

  • EDWARD APPOLLIS 14 Apr 2014, 02:48 PM

    I had a similar experience, just mine was with a video camera. The company is called The courier company is called Gouwsman Delivery

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