Scam Transport Company


SCAM ALERT!!!! Goodday all, I need help from anyone who has come across these people or know ofthem.  I posted an advert on Gumtree Lookingfor transport to work and back, I got a response from a man Named DavidStoffberg, Claiming to be from a company called Stoffberg Carpool &Rideshare services cc Linbro Park Johannesburg ( Reg No: .2006/21-0132-89/14) on the 14 May 2014.He promised me a service but I had to pay a deposit to secure a seat. Which Ipaid for both myself and for my fiancé. I was promised contracts on the 23 May2014 and the driver was to contact us regarding pick up times and so on. I receivedno contracts and no calls from any drivers over the weekend. I Got hold ofDavids partner Marsha Stoffberg on Monday morning the 26th May 2014and she explained that my contract is only due to commence on the 1 June 2014,and David made a stuff up. Which I accepted but requested some more informationabout their company before I paid them anything else. They claim to beregistered with the SA Department of Transport and She got a woman Named RoslynRania (Who claims to be an admin Clerk for the SADOT) to email me with proofthe company is legitimate. We called the SADOT and the email address this womanused was not part of the SADOT email addresses and they also confirmed thatthere is no such person working for them. The Cherry on the cake was the reg noshe gave me was different to the one on their Gumtree info (REG NO: 2009/012-233-21/14).Marsha also promised me a letter head with all the company details on it, RegNo, VAT No, Telephone number, address, Banking details and anything else thatproves to me they are legitimate. She stayed in contact with me all the way until14:00 Monday afternoon. There after I had not received any mails from her and shestopped answering my calls. Accept yesterday morning the 27 May 2014 when my fiancécalled them from her bosses number and David answered her call and when hefound out who he was talking to put the phone down in her ear. I also confirmed with CIPRO and not one ofthese company names or Reg no have been registered with them and I got an actuallist off all company’s with the name Stoffberg in it that are registered withCIPRO, Their name does not appear.I went to the police stationlast night and opened up a case of fraud against them. However sitting back andrelying on the SAPD to do everything is a joke so I would also like to takematters into my own hands, all information I can gather will be passed over tothe investigating officer to hopefully help things along.Please if anyone has come acrossthese Fraudsters or have any information on them your help will be greatlyappreciated and help stop idiots like this who steal for a living. Below areall the details I have for these People.David Stoffberg – 078 0613707 - david.stoffberg@gmail.comMarsha Stoffberg – 071  493 2453Company – Stoffberg Carpool& Rideshare Services cc Linbro Park Johannesburg (Reg No: 2006/21-0132-89/14)ORStoffberg Transport &Touring Services cc Linbro Park Johannesburg (Reg No: 2009/012-233-21/14)Roslyn Rania -  roslyn.SADeptOfTrans@clerk.com.I will appreciate any help anyone has to offer.Thank you.

Report ID: 6419
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: Linbro Park
Address: Linbro Park
Crime Date/Time: 23 May 2014, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username6419
Reported Date: 28 May 2014, 10:05 AM
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  • Kellyl 5 Sep 2016, 03:49 PM

    The exact same thing happened to me this weekend! A woman named michelle contacted me after seeing my ad on gumtree looking for a new lift club. They claim to be called the fab cab shuttle company. I received an email from a siraaj who says he is an admin clerk to verify the companys registration. After endless calls, smses and emails, it just stopped after i paid the final amount to ensure i would have a service from today. Yesterday i felt uneasy about this and decided to call, the phone rang but no answer. then after a while the number was switched off. I am about to report this to the police and i will be trying to track the number with the help of a detective friend. i

  • Roshal 17 Aug 2016, 11:45 AM

    The same thing happened to me yesterday. The lady is now calling herself Tracey Lee Rodriguez. Using the same number and email address. She actually did scam me for R250 about 2 years ago and I wasn't going to let it happen to me again. I told her off and that i am going to report her to the police. Be careful!

  • SashaLeeWilliams 19 May 2016, 12:37 PM

    Same happened to me. The lady is now Sasha Lee Williams tel no 0818370295 from Rhapsody Express in Strand!

    Details from email below:

    RHAPSODY EXPRESS SHUTTLES&TOURS situated in HAYLETT STREET,STRAND. ¤CKReg.No. 937342723¤ CONTACT: SASHA-LEE WILLIAMS on 0818370295 or EMAIL: Shuttle.express@mail.com - We are a registered tryansport company with

    Is this still an ongoing investigation or should I open a new fraud case?

  • Leotha77 19 May 2016, 10:19 AM

    RHAPSODY EXPRESS SHUTTLES&TOURS situated in GROENDORING STREET,VAN DYK PARKBOKSBURG. ¤CKReg.No. 937342723¤ CONTACT: SASHA-LEE WILLIAMS on 0818370295 or EMAIL: Shuttle.express@mail.com - We are a registered transport company with the S.A.DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT&we have 15 16seater Toyota Quantams all roadworthy&licenced and driven by our competent drivers all with certified PDPs & we offer Reliable&Safe Door2Door Lift Clubs from ur pick up address at home in BOKSBURGCINDERELLA to ur drop off address at work in JHBCBD&back again on a daily basis according 2ur times for a Monthly Travelling Fee of R500per month per passenger. WE OPERATE ON A 1st COME 1st SERVE BASIS&ONLY HAVE 3SEATS AVAILABLE 4UR ROUTE&THE SEATS ARE GOING FAST.. so to avoid any disappointments please make a booking today by paying the deposit of R250 a.s.a.p. 2secure a seat 4urself b4 we are fully booked. ¤MAY THE LORD BLESS THEE..¤

  • Lizettej 7 May 2016, 09:14 PM

    20 minutes after I received her email (at 21h10 on a Saturday night!)

    Text message from Saskia Stoffberg

    Hi Lizette, i have replied 2 ur email but i have not heard from u again.. Please let me know if u are going 2 secure a seat 4ur daughter. Many Thanx,Saskia.

    And then 10 minutes later, another text message:

    Hi Lizette, u not getting back 2me or contacting me so i take it ure not interested anymore.. Kind Regards&Take Care,Saskia.

  • Lizettej 7 May 2016, 09:06 PM

    The latest details:

    RHAPSODY&SONS TRANSPORT&LIFT CLUB SERVICES situated in CORNELIA AVENUE, FRAMESBY/P.E. ¤CK/Reg.No. 91/62316/23¤ CONTACT: SASKIA STOFFBERG on 0818370295 or EMAIL: Stoffberg.sons.transport@gmail.com

  • Lizettej 7 May 2016, 09:05 PM

    Good evening. Seems it has not stopped. Got a reply from a Saskia Stoffberg to my Gumtree advert and contacted her a couple of minutes ago.
    Even though it is a Saturday night, she requires payment straight away to secure my daughters seat... I asked if I could meet her on Monday after work but was told that would be too late as she had to send the details and proof of payment immediately to the SA Dept of Transport. I am quite sure that no one at the SA Dept of Transport is even available over weekends!
    Seems the numbers and names have changed but not the scam.

    First email from her:
    RHAPSODY&SONS TRANSPORT&LIFT CLUB SERVICES situated in CORNELIA AVENUE, FRAMESBY/P.E. ¤CK/Reg.No. 91/62316/23¤ CONTACT: SASKIA STOFFBERG on 0818370295 or EMAIL: Stoffberg.sons.transport@gmail.com - We have 20 16seater Toyota Quantams registered with the Department of Transport&we offer Reliable&Safe Door2Door Lift Clubs to Work,College&School from ur pick up address at FRAMESBY SCHOOL to ur home address in SARDINIA BAY on a daily basis according 2ur time that u finish at 2:15pm for an Affordable Travelling Fee of R400per month per person. WE ONLY HAVE 3SEATS LEFT 4UR ROUTE&WE OPERATE ON A 1st COME 1st SERVE BASIS&PEOPLE ARE SECURING THERE PLACES NOW ALREADY&THE SEATS ARE GOING FAST,so don't delay make a booking today by paying the deposit of R200 a.s.a.p. 2secure a seat b4 we are fully booked. ¤MAY THE LORD BLESS THEE..&KEEP THEE..ALL THE DAYS OF UR LIFE..¤

    And then of course it had to be paid via EWALLET.

    Second email from her:

    Evening Lizette,hope u having a Blessed nite so far.. I have received
    the details that i asked u for but u need 2 please pay the R200deposit
    a.s.a.p. now 2secure a seat 4ur daughter coz we only have 2seats left
    4 her route&i need 2 forward the details with the proof of payment
    thru 2 the S.A.DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT in the morning in order 4 them
    2 finalize&approve the contract so that ur daughter can start
    travelling with us. PLEASE make the payment from ur FNB ACCOUNT via
    the EWALLET payment option 2my number 0818370295 then i can attach the
    confirmation of payment that i receive via sms from FNB 2 the email
    with the details&then forward it thru 2 the S.A.D.O.T. 4 approval.
    Once i have sent everything thru 2 them then u will receive an email
    from there admin clerk with approval of ur booking&then when i get
    back 2morow afternoon i will bring the contract 4u 2 go thru and then
    sign&the driver 2 meet u&ur daughter. AWAITING PAYMENT OF R200
    DEPOSIT. Have a blessed nites rest..Kind Regards&God Bless,Saskia
    Stoffberg.

    HOW DO WE STOP THIS???

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to post about these people to avoid further people from being scammed.

  • stella87629 3 Sep 2015, 11:51 AM

    In the mail, at the bottom is the department of transports logo aswell as a Quantum with Robertsons logo... I WANNA KILL!!!

  • stella87629 3 Sep 2015, 11:49 AM

    I was scammed...R500!!!! Later:
    ROBERTSON'S LIFT CLUB&TRANSPORTING SERVICEScc situated in MOFFAT DRIVE,BALLITO BUSINESS PARK/BALLITO. ¤CK/Reg.No. 96/57983/23 - BTW/Vat No. 4670162025¤ CONTACT: CARLA ROBERTSON on 0761258644 or EMAIL: Liftclubs.tours@gmail.com - We have 20 Toyota Quantams registered with the Department of Transport offering Reliable&Safe Door2Door Lift Clubs to Work,College&School from ur home address in BALLITO to ur work address in DURBAN NORTH&back again on a daily basis according 2ur times that u start&finish for an Affordable Travelling Fee of R500per month per person. WE ONLY HAVE 3SEATS LEFT 4UR ROUTE ON A 1st COME 1st SERVE BASIS&PEOPLE ARE SECURING THERE PLACES&THE SEATS ARE GOING FAST,so make a booking&payment of R250deposit a.s.a.p. 2secure a seat b4 we are fully booked. ¤MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS THEE WITH AN ABUNDANT LIFE&SHOWER U WITH HIS RICHEST BLESSINGS FILLED WITH JOY,LOVE&HAPPINESS NOW&4 ETERNITY..GOD BLESS¤ - Name: Carla Robertson, Contact Number: 0761258644

  • Jasmine2 19 Aug 2015, 12:57 PM

    They are now operating as Robertson lift clubs and tours. Same cell phone number though.

  • Deidre6 30 Jul 2015, 04:48 PM

    They at it again under the name of bambanani express carpool&shuttle servicescc

  • Vuyo Dwaba 25 Jun 2015, 10:05 AM

    The same happened to me the ladies name is Pamela Hughes and she said the drivers name is Grant Thomas... pamelas number is 0818792844

  • Username8194 12 May 2015, 08:26 PM

    I placed a ad on olx and gumtree for a lift needed from newcastle witbank today 12 may 2015 later in the late afternoon I received an email from pamela harper from harper and thompson carpool and shuttle services reg no 2009/012-233-21/14 attached was her number which I immediatley contacted pamela,she informed me she was registered with dep transport and in order to secure a seat I should pay the amount via a cash send either via cell ph banking or shoprite or pep then forward her the pin code to withdraw the money I thought this is odd I told her I can only do this in the morning as it is late now to which she agreed after ending the call,shortly after ending the call she emailed me saying that there is only 2 seats available ending in god bless pamela hughes,that's odd first email pamela harper I decided to google this company but came up empty the I googled shuttle scams and I saw this site and all theses comments,I can't believe how this women or people are able to keep up with scam so long.

  • karen6 5 May 2015, 04:35 PM

    Hi there. I just received an e-mail with very similar details only the trading name is now "PARSONS SHUTTLES & TOURS" and the contact person is Louise Parsons. Also wanting R250 deposit and only 3 seats left. giving the cell no as 0761258644 or email parsons.louise@gmail.com. People please be vigilant.

  • Weekend Argus 31 Mar 2015, 04:08 PM

    The Weekend Argus newspaper is investigating shuttle scams. If you have been the victim of a shuttle scam, have a paper and or / email trail, and are willing to tell your story to the media and have your name appear in print, please email: jan.cronje@inl.co.za

  • Tammy2 16 Mar 2015, 12:17 PM

    People Beware! These scam artists are up to it again. I placed a gumtree add looking for Transport over the weekend (15.03.15) and got a response from this Pamela Hughes of Hughes&Mclaren transporters with this supposed woman from the transport company coming through as the 'credibility' I asked for. They are claiming that they run from Pinetown now. Always research over the net first. If something seems to good to be true, it generally is and NEVER pay for something before you actually see it.

  • Feroza2 16 Mar 2015, 11:25 AM

    I put an ad in Gumtree for a lift club and a Pamela hughes replied with the same details as above and also received another email from Roslyn Rania...thank God I suspected something was not right coz no one is going to charge so cheap transport and checked the net with the name Roslyn Rania and came to this website. I am really lucky to follow my sixth sense.

  • almost duped 9 Mar 2015, 02:22 PM

    jus received an email from Pamela hughes. nearly fell for this scam. below iss a response I got. company name: hughes&mclaren carpool&lift club servicescc in johannesburg. (company reg.no:2009/012-233-21/14) bookings: pamela hughes on 0818792844 or email pamelah.liftclub@gmail.com - travelling fee: r500per month per person of which u need 2pay a r250deposit a.s.a.p. 2secure a seat. deion: we are a registered transport company with the s.a.transport association&offer affordable,safe&reliable door2door lift clubs to work,college&school from ur pick up address at home in ........... 2 ur drop off address at work in ...........&back again on a daily basis and we operate on a 1st come 1st serve basis with competent drivers all registered with there pdps driving licenced 16seater toyota quantams. we only have 3seats available 4ur route, so u need 2 secure a seat 4urself by making a booking&payment of r250 deposit a.s.a.p. 2avoid disapointments of all the seats been taken!! dont delay book ur seat today!!god bless!!

  • Carmin 7 Mar 2015, 02:00 PM

    The company name being used now is hughes&mclaren carpool&lift club servicescc in clulee road linbro park,johannesburg. I got the response to me ad today Afternoon Carmin,hope u having a Blessed day so far.. REGARDING the Lift Club Service 4urself we can assist u from ur Home on a daily basis for R500per month but we only have 2seats left 4ur route and we operate on a 1st come 1st serve basis so u need 2 secure a seat a.s.a.p. by paying the R250deposit now b4 the last 2seats are taken AND we also need ur Name&Surname+Ur exact pick up address at Home&Ur exact drop off address at Work in Menlyn/Pta including the times that u Start&Finish so that my admin clerk can forward ur details with the proof of the payment made thru 2 the S.A.DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT 4 Approval in order 4u 2start travelling with us. PLEASE CONTACT ME URGENTLY ON 0818792844 TO MAKE THE NECESSARY PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS. Kind Regards&God Bless,Pamela Hughes. Thank you for all your testimonials.

  • terry7 12 Jan 2015, 08:25 AM

    Hi there, they are trading as Velocity Express Shuttle SErvices in Parow Valley. The Person I spoke to was Fiona Muller and she seemed a bit desperate for money so before I did the transfer I googled the name but came up empty so I decided to google the telephone number and saved myself some money as its a big scam

  • jaco4 6 Dec 2014, 08:45 PM

    Hello they are even on mxit olx and gumtree I also ask for a lift from my house to work and the respond to my add as davenport shuttles and tours ask me to book my seat and there is only 3 seats left so I must hurry they seek 250 deposit and will be 500 a month for the transport had to call belinda davenport on 0726843558 and this is also a scam we must work out all scams this is getting crazy how can we catch them this is sooo not right!!!!enjoy ur festive season marry x mas 2 all.

  • Anonymous85 6 Nov 2014, 03:09 PM

    Seems like they are back on it, nearly just scammed me, same story. Found them on Gumtree, only 2 spots available. Had a buddy call the number that they gave, acting like a police detective and they ended the call. Look out

  • Kate Browne 28 Oct 2014, 03:38 PM

    Hi Dewald, the contact number for Samantha is the same number for the Couronnes!

  • Dewald Wessels 27 Oct 2014, 01:18 PM

    I was contacted with Samantha du Toit from an add that I placed on Junkmail. And this was her responce: Message: DRIVE ALIVE DROPnGO SHUTTLES&TOURScc in PRETORIA,ARCADIA (Reg./CK No.2007/011-234-22/14). CONTACT: SAMANTHA DU TOIT at 0780613707 or email us at samantha.dutoit@nokiamail.com - We have 20 16seater Toyota Quantams all registered with the Department of Transport&driven by our Competent Drivers all with Certified PDP's offering Reliable&Safe Door2Door Lift Clubs from ur pick up address at home in PTA EAST/GARSFONTEIN ROAD 2ur drop off address at ur workplace in SANDTON/THE RIVERCLUB&back again on a daily basis according 2ur times for R500per month per person. WE ONLY HAVE 3SEATS LEFT 4UR ROUTE ON A 1ST COME 1ST SERVE BASIS,so u need 2make a booking&payment of R250deposit a.s.a.p. 2secure a seat 4urself b4 we are fully booked. DON't DELAY,BOOK UR SEAT TODAY COZ THE SEATS ARE GOING FAST!! Exactly as everyone else. I have now posted this link on Facebook aswell

  • Kate Browne 23 Oct 2014, 12:53 PM

    The Couronne's emailed me threatening my life....... be very careful everyone

  • Kate Browne 23 Oct 2014, 11:38 AM

    I am so mad! Lucretia and Michael Couronne have scammed my elderly mother. They took the R250.00 deposit and then wanted us to pay a further R250.00. They continuously called my mother demanding the money to the point of harassment. They could not produce any documentation showing they a valid company - I am going to lay a charge at the police station today!

  • Ronel Stoltz 21 Oct 2014, 12:58 PM

    SeMessage: DRIVE ALIVE DROPnGO CARPOOL&SHUTTLE SERVICEScc in QUEENSBURG,KZN (Reg./CK No.2005/012-233-21/14). CONTACT: Samantha Du Toit at 0714932453 or email us at samantha.dutoit@nokiamail.com - We have 15 16seater Toyota Quantams all registered with the Department of Transport offering Reliable&Safe Door2Door Lift Clubs from ur pick up address at home in MOUNT VERNON 2ur drop off address at ur workplace in UMHLANGA&back again on a daily basis according 2ur times for R500per month per person. WE ONLY HAVE 3SEATS LEFT 4UR ROUTE ON A 1ST COME 1ST SERVE BASIS,so u need 2make a booking&payment of R250deposit a.s.a.p. 2secure a seat 4urself b4 we are fully booked. DON't DELAY,BOOK UR SEAT TODAY COZ THE SEATS ARE GOING FAST!!riously hope they catch them:

  • Berns 21 Oct 2014, 07:22 AM

    Contact Number: 0714932453 Message: DRIVE ALIVE DROPnGO CARPOOL&SHUTTLE SERVICEScc in JOHANNESBURG (Reg./CK No.2005/012-233-21/14). CONTACT: Samantha Du Toit at 0714932453 or email us at samantha.dutoit@nokiamail.com - We have 15 16seater Toyota Quantams all registered with the Department of Transport offering Reliable&Safe Door2Door Lift Clubs from ur pick up address at home in GERMISTON 2ur drop off address at ur workplace in BENROSE,JOHANNESBURG&back again on a daily basis according 2ur times for R500per month per person. WE ONLY HAVE 3SEATS LEFT 4UR ROUTE ON A 1ST COME 1ST SERVE BASIS,so u need 2make a booking&payment of R250deposit a.s.a.p. 2secure a seat 4urself b4 we are fully booked. DON't DELAY,BOOK UR SEAT TODAY COZ THE SEATS ARE GOING FAST!! - I thought it was too good to be true - only R500 a month sounded suspicious.....

  • Amore3 16 Oct 2014, 01:27 PM

    I have just received this email when I requested a lift, seems like no one is trying to cash them, but I am just grateful that I came across this website otherwise I also would have been a victim. Good Afternoon,hope u having a Blessed day so far.. REGARDING the Lift Club Service 4urself, it will be R500per month from ur home 2 work and back&we are registered with the S.A.DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT&we operate on a 1st come 1st serve basis&we only have 2seats left 4ur route,so if u are interested in using our Lift Club Service then u need 2secure a seat 4urself a.s.a.p. by paying a R250deposit now b4 the last 2seats are taken. Please contact me urgently on 0726843558 2make the necessary arrangements.. Kind Regards&God Bless,Lucretia Couronne.

  • Neil Naidoo 9 Oct 2014, 01:00 PM

    Just received the follwing response after placing an advert on Gumtree..LA COURONNE SHUTTLES&TOURS owned by the Couronne Brothers&situated in JOHANNESBURG. FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT: Lucretia or Michael Couronne on 0726843558 or EMAIL: LaCouronne.Shuttles@gmail.com - Our Company is registered with the S.A.Department of Transport&prides itself in keeping our clients happy&we guarantee reliability&satisfaction with insured passenger liability cover&we have 20 Licenced&Registered 16seater Quantams driven by our competent drivers all with certified PDPs offering Door2Door Lift Clubs strictly on a 1st come 1serve basis from ur pick up address at Home in KEMPTON PARK 2ur drop off address at ur workplace in TULISA PARK&back again on a daily basis according 2ur times that u start&finish 4 a Monthly Travelling Fee of R500pm per person. We only have 3seats left 4ur route,so u need 2make a booking&payment of R250deposit a.s.a.p. 2secure a seat 4urself b4 we are fully booked.

  • betty4 9 Oct 2014, 08:08 AM

    i just received this email from them and decided to google the number. The following is a reply from Lucretia Couronne to your "VEREENIGING TO FLORIDA/ROODEPOORT" Ad on Gumtree: From: Lucretia Couronne Email: LaCouronne.Shuttles@gmail.com Date: 09-10-14 06:16 Message: LA COURONNE SHUTTLES&TOURS owned by the Couronne Brothers&situated in VANDERBIJLPARK. FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT: Lucretia or Michael Couronne on 0726843558 or EMAIL: LaCouronne.Shuttles@gmail.com - Our Company is registered with the S.A.Department of Transport&prides itself in keeping our clients happy&we guarantee reliability&satisfaction with insured passenger liability cover&we have 20 Licenced&Registered 16seater Quantams driven by our competent drivers all with certified PDPs offering Door2Door Lift Clubs strictly on a 1st come 1serve basis from ur pick up address at Home in VEREENIGING 2ur drop off address at ur workplace in FLORIDA/ROODEPOORT&back again on a daily basis according 2ur times that u start&finish 4 a Monthly Travelling Fee of R500pm per person. We only have 3seats left 4ur route,so u need 2make a booking&payment of R250deposit a.s.a.p. 2secure a seat 4urself b4 we are fully booked.

  • sam33 2 Oct 2014, 12:36 PM

    She is currently using this number:0714932453

  • clintonk 18 Sep 2014, 09:31 AM

    Samantha du toit actually responded to me on the 17th Sep 2014 telling me that there are 2 seats left for my wife to travel to kyalmi.once she said the 250 need to be deposited then i knew something wasnt right.she asked me to send her my wifes details about the travelling with the adress.after i sent it then she responds and tell me i received it now i need the 250 via e wallet.she even gave me a please call me.so i was still searching for this company and couldnt find anything on them then i dialed another number and spoke to guy name Grant and he says hes the driver so i must call 0780613707.then i receievd a mail from Samantha telling i have still not deposited the money so shes takes it that im not interested thinking that i will think waht if that seat gets taken.Luckily i saw this crime thing about the same people so i print screen this article and i replied to her and i didnt hear anything after this.These people need to be caught.If you looking for a services ar anything for that fact and if the people say deposit money dont even waste your time.

  • Dianne5 11 Sep 2014, 02:30 PM

    Hi It seems they are targeting people from all areas. I got this response below from my ad for a lift club and Thank God I decided to do a search on the details they gave me and found that this is a scam. Email Address: drivealive.dropngo@nokiamail.com Message: Interested User's Information Contact Number: 0780613707 Message: DRIVE ALIVE DROPnGO CARPOOL&SHUTTLE SERVICEScc in UMHLANGA ROCKS,KZN - CK/Reg.No:2005/012-233-21/14. CONTACT: Samantha Du Toit at 0780613707 or email drivealive.dropngo@nokiamail.com - We have 15 16seater Quantams registered with the Department of Transport offering Reliable&Safe Door2Door Lift Clubs from ur pick up address at home in PHOENIX UNIT2 2ur drop off address at ur workplace in PHOENIX INDUSTRIAL PARK/ABERDERE DRIVE&back again on a daily basis according 2ur times for R500per month per person. LIMITED SEATS LEFT ON A 1st COME 1st SERVE BASIS,so u need 2make a booking&payment of R250deposit a.s.a.p. 2secure a seat 4urself b4 we are fully booked. DON'T DELAY BOOK UR SEAT TODAY!!

  • Johnny5 8 Sep 2014, 08:48 AM

    DRIVE ALIVE DROPnGO CARPOOL&SHUTTLE SERVICEScc in JOHANNESBURG (Reg./CK No:2005/012-233-21/14). CONTACT: Samantha Du Toit at 0761258644 or email samantha.dutoit@nokiamail.com - We have 15 16seater Toyota Quantams all registered with the Department of Transport offering Reliable&Safe Door2Door Lift Clubs from ur pick up address at home in GREENSTONE 2ur drop off address at ur workplace in RANDBURG&back again on a daily basis according 2ur times for R500per month per person. WE ONLY HAVE 3SEATS LEFT 4UR ROUTE ON A 1st COME 1st SERVE BASIS,so u need 2make a booking&payment of R250deposit a.s.a.p. 2secure a seat 4urself b4 we are fully booked. DONT DELAY BOOK UR SEAT TODAY,COZ THEY ARE GOING FAST!! Man these people have no shame the assholles

  • Christa van rensburg 27 Aug 2014, 09:32 PM

    Hi my name is christa van rensburg& i was also scammed by this sally person. when i asked her about her company's name& to check if they r legit she sms me the following: hi christa im busy driving back 4rm jhb. what r u trying 2 say that we r not legit? we have been registered since 2005 with the s.a. dep of transport& im a reborn christian baptised 3yrs already by the grace of god ive made it 2 where i am 2day. if this is what u thi nk of me i will cancel everything in the morning& then u will lose ur r150 as cancellation fees. kind regards& god bless. sally griffins. Maybe this idnumber can help what she gave me 7502081155085 pls catch this bastard.

  • Marc3 14 Aug 2014, 07:31 AM

    I almost got scammed by this Sally fraudster. She told me her company offers lifts from Benoni to Jhb Central for R500 a month, but they need a R250 deposit to book a seat. She told me I must transfer the money in Shoprite, which I did. I went back to work to send an E-mail with the pin number. Then I decided to google the company name. I was shocked, rushed back to Shoprite lucky I got my cash back before she did. Thanks for the warning.

  • thato3 7 Aug 2014, 10:05 AM

    I have just been contacted by a similar company offering transport from Pretoria to JHB for R500.00 a month and they require a R250.00 deposit to book a sit called the lady now and she requested my collection and drop off addresses I suspected its a scam and googled them company does not exist, the seem to change the Company name and contact number Sally is the person to contact 072 684 3558 definitely a scam she insisted I pay the R250.00 as soon as possible as there was two seats left , thank you to everyone who commented saved me money

  • Username6419 7 Aug 2014, 08:23 AM

    Hi Judith. I am busy with my case investigator, Please if you have any telephone numbers or any other details you can share no matter how small it may seem please email it through to me. I want these bastards caught. my email is. sj.bellsmith@gmail.com

  • judith11 7 Aug 2014, 08:17 AM

    I just got an email from Sally and she said the name of the company is Velocity. I smelt a rat. Am not going to pay anything. An Alert must be put on Gumtree or any other site. She just responded to my Junkmail advert

  • Camilla 4 Aug 2014, 08:24 AM

    I also just got a call from Sally, nearly went through with it then decided to rather first google it. So after reading all the posts I called her back and asked her if I could meet her somewhere to hand over the R250 ect, she says to me as mentioned she works with SATA so she cant??? So ask her if she is aware that the police are looking for her for fraud so she says its the first time Ive ever heard of that... needless to say I gave her a piece of my mind. Hope nobody else gets caught. And well I'm in the same predicament does anybody travel from Sinoville / Montana to Brooklyn?

  • Wendy Fox 4 Aug 2014, 07:12 AM

    I have just received an email from Sally too. Also saying there's 3 seats available, then only 2, and payment needs to be made. My husband said I should google Velocity Express Shuttle Services cc, and I stumbled upon this. Seems like they're operating in JHB and DBN. Thank God for google, otherwise I may have paid money over.

  • Dominique Zimny 30 Jul 2014, 08:48 AM

    I think I have been scammed too. Sally replied to my ad on Gumtree and said I need to pay a deposit to secure my seat and that I had to pay it to her Ewallet account. Is anyone willing to help me with a case against her? How many more people is she going to con? We cant allow this to go on. Please email me, if you are willing to help me. Thank you Dominique Zimny (zimnyn@yahoo.com)

  • Kalven 25 Jul 2014, 02:50 PM

    Hi guys this just happen to me but they have changed they name to Velocity Express Shuttle Service , contact Sally 0726843558. gave my deposit and then checked this site , any way she also made roslyn to email me , who ever as opened us a case against these people please contact me . kalvenp619@gmail.com. we need to stop this kak. regards kalven

  • Theresa9 22 Jul 2014, 02:14 PM

    Yes. Experienced the very same and I live in Durban. Her name is now Sally Griffins. Email address :sally.griffins@nokiamail.com. Cell no: 0726843558. Also gave me the story about her being too busy to provide me with proper identification and a bank account- Also only ewallet. Identical to the above posts. I just will never send a cent until I am 100% sure. Willing to pursue this if anyone else is.

  • Tahira 10 Jul 2014, 06:33 PM

    OMG. The lady contacted me today!!! I almost paid her the money. Thank god I came across this post!

  • Marlon2 10 Jul 2014, 09:11 AM

    The exact same thing happened to me! They used the same registration number, same cell phone numbers, but their names were Dianne Lewis and Grant Thomas, and the email address used was dianne.lewis75@gmail.com. Please if anyone can help us get our money back it would be great!

  • melanie6 2 Jul 2014, 10:38 AM

    hi, All Thanks to the kind person who was scammed(SORRY)I almost fell victim to it as well. if I didn't investigate I would be chasing butterflies "Hi melanie! The following is a reply from Dianne Lewis to your "lift required" Ad on Gumtree: From: Dianne Lewis Email: Dianne.Lewis75@gmail.com Date: 02-07-14 06:03 Message: company name: new horizons carpool&shuttle servicecc in linbro park,johannesburg. (company reg.no:2009/012-233-21/14) bookings: contact dianne lewis on 0780613707 or email dianne.lewis75@gmail.com - travelling fee: r500per month per person of which u need 2pay a r250deposit a.s.a.p. 2secure a seat&balance of r250 u pay end of the month. deion: we are a registered transport company with the s.a.department of transport&offer affordable,safe&reliable door2door lift clubs to work,college&school from ur pick up address at home in germiston 2 ur work address in marlboro&back again on a daily basis from 7am to 4pm or 8am to 5pm and we operate on a 1st come 1st serve basis with competent drivers all registered with there pdps driving licenced 16seater toyota quantams. we only have 3seats left 4ur route, so u need 2 make a booking&payment of r250 deposit a.s.a.p. 2avoid disapointments of all the seats been taken!! dont delay book ur seat today!!"

  • Username6419 2 Jul 2014, 10:23 AM

    Hello All. Thank you all so much for your comments. and i am sorry for not being on here sooner. The mails went into my spam folder.... I never check it. Patrick and Hester I completely agree, we all need to stand together and get these buggers. I laid my case with the SAPS Laaaaast month (May) already and have had no feedback and i cant get hold of my investigating officer.... I also have a few other peeps that are trying to help track these barstards down. SO here is what I am thinking..... Everyone here can go to the Police station and open up a case. We can somehow try get them to link your cases with mine, Hopefully this will get some fire under our fantastic police forces asses and we can find these people and all get our money back. Here are my case details, perhaps you all could give this info to the police and get them to link the cases? Case no: 689/5/2014 Investigating Officer: Const GF Kgamanyane ( Alberton North) I hope you all stand with me on this. Also if any of you have any other info for me that i have no provided in my post please give them to me. Looking forward to hearing from everyone.

  • thea 2 Jul 2014, 08:34 AM

    Hi all, I have received an offer with this same reg number but different contact details: new horizons carpool&shuttle servicecc in linbro park,johannesburg. (company reg.no:2009/012-233-21/14. the contact name is dianne lewis. anyone with info on their reliability/scam factor? cheers

  • Patrick and Hester Nell 17 Jun 2014, 03:25 PM

    So, now the cell nrs that Amanda Robertson use is the same as David and Marsha Stoffberg! So to who does this nrs belong to? Who is this people really? I think we must all stand together and report this and ask for urgent investigations by SAPS. I am not prepared to loose any more money. They are not going to refund us, so they can go to prison and stay there for life. Guys, come on let us do something!

  • Patrick and Hester Nell 17 Jun 2014, 10:23 AM

    Hi, I put an advert on mxit for transport to Cape Town for my husband because he got a job. After 3 weeks I got an inbox from Amanda Robertson. Offering Quantam Leap Shuttle&Tours cc, Linbro Park. I phoned and after the 3rd time she send me a please call me. I phoned back and she said that we must pay thursday the deposit of R200 and the balance when the driver picked us up. My husband phone her back with the ref nr from Shoprite. Then she send a please call me again and she said that Roslyn Rania will email us with the ref nr. The driver that must contact us, is Grant Thomas. We have paid a total of R450. It doesn't sound like a lot of money, but my husband got a job in Cape Town and is going to loose this job. We don't have money for other transport left. Please if anyone can help us get our money back, I will be glad. God bless for bringing this out. Please put this on social media so that every body can take notice.

  • Roxanne Peters 2 Jun 2014, 08:50 PM

    It is with such a heavy heart that I share with you the news of my dad being the most recent victim of this scam today! My Dad works for an NGO & has been most distressed in recent weeks when the person with whom he used to share transport with could no longer assist him with the paid service. My dad who is BLIND, also placed an ad via GumTree out of sheer desperation. He was so thrilled to have received a response from the Stoffbergs who made everything sound & seem so legitimate. I assisted in doing the E-Wallet transfer today and within minutes of the transaction having been effected, my dad discovered that the cell number used as a point of contact and to effect the money transfer, had been switched off!!! This kind of crime should not be inflicted upon anyone, let alone a disabled person. We may not have any recourse by reporting this to the police but surely with technology as we know it, some IT boffin may be able to assist with tracing the numbers and IP addresses used by these criminals!

  • candy6 2 Jun 2014, 11:30 AM

    Wow Im lucky I have learnt my lesson last year around the same time. I also placed my add on Gumtree .so lucky when I got a reply I decided to google the cell number & was shocked to see all this post. Thank you

  • Sher 30 May 2014, 12:44 PM

    Hi there, i placed an ad on gumtree as well. and the same people got back to me. i called them and everything happened just as you said. However, before i could send my details and make payment i googled them to see if they were legit and i picked up your post. thank you so much for posting this. if you require help i am willing to assist.

  • Stephanie4 29 May 2014, 07:40 AM

    Wow, i nearly fell for this on the evening of 28th May 2014. I found it suspicious when Marsha Stoffberg asked me to send the 250 deposit via ewallet, for a business person she texted and emailed me pushing to make payment and saying there are only 2 seats left, than only 1 seat. After discussing with my husband, he said this is not legit as no business pushing a person so much like they desperate after working hours. And if you running a business you will have your set clients as well. She texted me and said a seat just filled up and one is left. I told her i cannot send the money via Ewallet as my service has low connection. This morning i texted to ask Marsha for the banking details as i would have proof of payment once i pay the R250, she has not responded. I wanted to search if this was a scam and google picked up a few complaints about this so called business and Marsha Stoffberg. Thank you for informing us, and I hope no one else falls scam to it. A posting should be put on Gumtree and I would send this through to Carte Blanche for further investigation.

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