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.
|Crime Date/Time:||1 May 2014, 00:05 AM|
|Reported Date:||12 May 2014, 10:05 AM|