EFT banking fruad


I posted an ad on Gumtree and Olx for a mountain bike that I am selling and got a phone call from a man called Gerard Douglas. He agreed to purchase the bike and said that he was doing an EFT fr the amount of R3000.00
Shortly there after I received an SMS notification from NEDBANK for the amount of R5000.00. I immediately called back to ask why the amount was for R5000 and i was told that his wife had made the payment and it was an instant transfer. He then hung up the call and turned off his phone. As I bank with FNB I could immediately tell that this was a scam.
These people are either trying to steal property from unsuspecting people or are trying to launder money.
He uses the following details gerarddouglas43@gmail.com   0747200611
Wife name: G.D Britton

Report ID: 6646
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Roodepoort
Suburb: Weltevreden park
Address: Weltevreden park 1709
Crime Date/Time: 17 Jul 2014, 00:07 AM
Reported By: Username6646
Reported Date: 17 Jul 2014, 11:07 AM
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  • WOstrydo 15 Apr 2016, 12:13 PM

    Good day , can all who lost goods or money from this guy using nr 0823884302, please contact me, Warrant Officer Strydom at Springs detective branch with your case numbers. I managed to trace him. 0113655845 or 0834704057

  • Rrrr 6 Sep 2015, 02:09 PM

    6september. I posted an add on OLX. This guy called me about 5minutes after posting the add, he called himself "Pieter Klopper" (I could hear he was an Indian guy). He said he wanted to buy all my stuff (R120000 in total). I was a bit surprised, but anyway, I told him to pay up, and I sent him my banking details. I waited and got the SMS confirmation from a phonenumber that looked legit: " +2783920658174016 " (but I know that you can fake numbers by using an online SMS service easily). The SMS read as follows: "Nedbank Payment Notification:PIETER.KLOPPER has paid Rxxx,xxx.00 into Absa Bank Acc No:.xxxxxxxxx!12:44,Ref:PIETER/NEDBANK/20150906". The cell number he used through this whole encounter was: 082 338 4302 . He even emailed through an ID: http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj486/PlanK69/PIETER%20KLOPPER%20id%20copy.jpg
    I immediately saw that the ID was fake, because of the font and the top ID number being positioned wrong. His email address was pklopper06@gmail.com. He also sent a courier to my house to pick up the goods, and I'll be contacting the courier company soon, to tell them that they are being used to traffic stolen goods. That's it. And I hope this guy doesn't get any of you guys!

  • Magdelena 28 Aug 2015, 01:14 PM

    Same guy just phoned me from the number 082 338 4302. Said his name was Peter. Using e-mail address pklopper06@gmail.com Said that he was going to deposit the funds. Seemed a bit strange that he wanted to buy equipment worth R17 500 before even coming to have a look at it! Be Aware of these fraudsters guys!

  • shayne 27 Aug 2015, 03:52 PM

    Same guy 0823884302 called me to buy a tv i advertised on OLX. phone call was really suspicious and I felt uncomfortable. quick google of the page, bought me here. THANKS!!!!!

  • Sonet Fouche 20 Jul 2015, 07:45 PM

    We also had a running with this scamster today. We posted a racing bicycle for sale on OLX and a Nico Steenkamp also contacted us. He "paid in" the R10 000 immediately from the Nedbank account and faxed through the proof and sent his driver to collect the bike. We refused to give him the bike and told him it will only be released once the payment has cleared. We checked the deposit slip and found numerous discrepincies. Our bank account was wrong and when I phoned him he said he will correct it and send the correct deposit slip, he even volunteered to send a copy of his ID as well.

  • Jan Jacobs 16 Jul 2015, 12:06 PM

    Hi the same thing just happened to me he called me to say he wants to by a tractor from me and can I please sms him my banking details. I asked him for his address and ID no. he send me only his name as Nico Steenkamp the no.he is using is 0823884302 wish there was something we could do about these guys.

  • MaDube 26 Jun 2015, 08:18 AM

    Same thing happened to me. I posted an ad on OLX, G.Britton called and offered R7000 and sent a proof of payment from Nedbank. I refused to hand over the goods prior to the funds clearing. He got angry and demanded an immediate refund!I googled his name and it led me to this site.

  • Dave10 18 Jun 2015, 01:00 PM

    Gerard Douglas of same cell number and email address wanted to buy 2 quad bikes from me sight unseen - sounded dodgy so googled the email address. Deal not going to happen. Beware...

  • Stanley3 17 Jun 2015, 07:59 PM

    Well, he tried the same tricks with me tonight for 2 TV's. He said his wife paid and he sent me an SMS as proof. I did not feel comfortable but he wanted the at least one TV, so I agreed that I would give him one. He sent 2 black drivers in a green Toyota Camry. I did not feel comfortable and did not give them the TV, he called and was very upset and eventually said I must pay back "his money" and ended the call. The Camry regno is RFN969GP registered to MW Dibedi from Mamelodi. I found this website by searching on his email address. Hint when someone buys from you, search as much detail before continuing with the sale. He also used 082-388-4302.

  • Marco leibrandt 16 Jun 2015, 09:38 PM

    The exact thing happened to me today on 16 june 2015 i posted an mountain bike ad on gumtree and olx and an hour later i got a call from this guy and he said that he will give me the amount i wanted and he will pay for petrol aswell he said we must deliver it .so we went to jhb and he said he wil pay eft and he sent a random black guy telling us he must collect the bike . But the money wasnt in our bank and he playd the same wife trick with us aswell .but luckily we left and he got angry and shouted at us on the phone saying we need to give his money back soo we just hung up in his ear .knowing it was a scam

  • Sandhya 15 Jun 2015, 04:49 PM

    I posted an ad on OLX on Saturday 13 June and almost immediately got a call from this guy. I did not part with the goods but am very concerned that this is going unchecked. Can we not do something about this?

  • Synette 15 Jun 2015, 03:19 PM

    Also found this page when googling so called Gerard Douglas. He "paid" R77000 into my account for four 65" 3D Smart Tv's! Beware people - don't ever part with your goods until money has been cleared into your account! I also got a "kamstige" payment notification from Nedbank!

  • Wynand14 11 Jun 2015, 03:58 PM

    Same here His New Number 0823884302

  • Regardt 11 Jun 2015, 02:11 PM

    The same happened to me today. I am also trying to sell my bike on OLX. Luckily I felt like something is wrong when this guy contacted me. I googled the Proof of Payment by GD BRITTON and voila! I came to this web page. Luckily I didn't give him the bike yet...

  • Bradley 12 May 2015, 04:02 PM

    Same story he tried today at my shop for a motorcycle. This is his game the exact same crime, he did not catch us but how many people does he catch. Why cant anyone stop him?

  • Guy 1 May 2015, 03:46 PM

    Same happened to me, told him I will deliver the bikes when he paid. He has given me the following address. Cnr marcia st & ernest oppenheimer,brumalake

  • kayleigh 5 Aug 2014, 02:18 PM

    Same just phoned me his name is Gerard Britton but he sent me the same email address as above. He asked me to sms my banking details to him to do the transfer and that he is definately buying the bike. He also said he works at the mines and will get one of the workers to fetch it over the weekend.

  • LB 19 Jul 2014, 05:04 PM

    Same fraudster trying to purchase a phone from me using number 084 779 1503 Beware! Why are the cops not tracing these numbers?!

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