Wozaonline Scams

I was shopping for a TV and found an classified advert online. The seller linked to a wozaonline website, which had a link to "his" bidorbuy profile. I paid R15400 for the TV, which I was assured was in stock, and they gave me a tracking number to use with www.timeframecour.com. When I checked, it was departing France, which I thought was weird but whatever. 
I then got an urgent mail from the courier saying it had been withheld by customs, and I needed to pay R3850 in customs duties. The seller said I would be refunded this the following week. I paid this sum, and then got another email saying there were more TV's in the parcel, and I had to pay R6000 to get the order. That's when the penny dropped. I reported to police, and banks, but there's not a lot you can do. 
Moral of the story: Do not buy anything using any wozaonline website. Always check the sellers address in google maps, phone the landline number on their site, google the site name plus the word scam, look them up in reliable forums. Do not pay using EFT - rather use credit card, you can reverse that easier. 

Report ID: 6299
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: N/A
Address: South Africa
Crime Date/Time: 1 May 2014, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username6299
Reported Date: 12 May 2014, 10:05 AM
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  • Byron5 13 Mar 2015, 08:32 PM

    I dont want to get into a tit for tat story here but thanks for posting guys. I was about to buy an ipad from http://electgdgetsservices.wozaonline.co.za/ looks like I would have been had if I wasnt the suspicious type. Thanks for confirming.

  • Less 30 Jul 2014, 06:10 PM

    i was buying 2 cellphones, nokia lumia 1020 and nokia lumia 920 online from electgdgetsservices.wozaonline.co.za. i paid R5350.00 into Lehlohonolo Mailas bank account who they said was the company's accountant. i was then told the phones would be imported from UK and was given a tracking number to use on www.gouwsspeedy.com and it showed that the items were on transit, i then received an email from Gouws Delivery Man that the items were held for customs duty fees amounting to R5850.00 and i paid that amount into Siphiwe Macwaza's bank account who they said was the accounting officer. They still failed to deliver for stupid reasons they were giving until i received another email from the same delivery company stating that additional items were found in the package and i had to pay R6550.00 for the release, that is when i realised that the whole thing was a complete scam and reported the matter to the Police as they were neither answering my calls nor replying ma emails. Nothing has happened so far bt finding the two fake accountants will make it easy to find my money back.

  • Username6299 13 May 2014, 08:17 AM

    Actually Graham, it's attitudes like yours that stop people from reporting these sorts of crimes, thus perpetuating them.

  • graham meyer 13 May 2014, 06:08 AM

    Wow just read your report...its idiots like you that keep crimes and scams like this from happening. The penny didnt drop, close to R20k of your money did, directly into someone elses bank account!

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