A man by the name of Tobias Moyo from a company named Flipland Gold Mine in Zimbabwe sent our company an email (letter of intent) asking us to supply them with 100 Lothar Drill Bits. They requested that we have 10 drill bits available so that they can fly to SA and come and view the product, and once the product is verified, they will immediately process the payment. We subsequently sourced the product from a company named CE Engineering (the only source for the drill bits) and the smallest amount that we could order from them was 10 drill bits (+-R75 000.00). We placed the order for the drill bits and sent throught the payment on the Friday. On the Monday we called CE Engineering to find out when the order would be delivered as it was supposed to be delivered on Saturday, but alas, no longer any response. The companies were working together and it was all a ruse. The bank account was shut down by the banks, but the money had already been moved. These people have got fully functioning websites and the numbers that they provided for Tobias Moyo, from Flipland Gold Mine in Zimbabwe, and John Cunningham from CE Engineering, were answered and the people knew what they were talking about. These people generated local cellphone numbers by using a website called 'Sonetel' which generates phone numbers for use and disposal for free. These people ran the scam extremely professionally. Other products that these people use to scam the public with include drilling rigs, bolting rigs, hydraulic pumps, and more. They go by various alias' as well, such as 'DATECH'. Here are the websites that they used.
CE Engineering: http://cengineering.co.za/index.html
Flipland Gold Mine: http://www.fliplandmine.net/index.html
If I can offer some advise, in case you are uncertain about the deal being a scam or not, simply google the details and attach 'scam' to the end of those key words to see what comes up. Also make sure that the parts that you are sourcing can be found elsewhere on earth and not simply one location. Remember, if it's too good to be true, chances are it probably is.
|Address:||South Africa, Zimbabwe|
|Crime Date/Time:||15 Aug 2014, 00:08 AM|
|Reported Date:||19 Aug 2014, 11:08 AM|