Bogus online shop

I was looking for a Canon Standard Lens online and came across their website advertising Lenses at a very low price R900.00 on the 8th April 2014. I then called them to find out if it was legitimate and spoke to a lady by the name of "Cynthia". She ensured me and even asked me to come to their shop in East London as I suspected something fishy on their website. I asked why they don't have a landline she said that since they operate online no need for it. She was so soft spoken that I was convinced it was a genuine shop. I then paid them on the 10th April 2014 and two days later they told me the funds have not cleared. I even went to the bank to confirm and the bank told me they were paid on the very same day. I then called them and were not answering their cellphone. I sent them emails and they kept saying the funds have not cleared. I then sent one of friends to check if they exist at 4 Warren East London. He did not find anything by the name of DIGITAL WORLD. I have not opened a case yet. 

Report ID: 6477
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Vryheid
Suburb: Vryheid
Address: 4 Warren Rd East London
Crime Date/Time: 10 Apr 2014, 00:04 AM
Reported By: Username6477
Reported Date: 6 Jun 2014, 00:06 AM
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  • monica8 7 Jun 2014, 01:05 PM

    same happend to me, ive now reported a fraud case. :( to me they said they are in PE and I talked to a mark guy.

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