Fraudster on Gumtree Hillary Nkosi

On Wednesday September 17 I placed an ad on Gumtree for a PS3 complete system. An hour later I received a call from a cell and the caller identified him as Hillary Nkosi. He asked all the questions and then asked me if I could meet him in the CBD to hand over the goods. I told him I will only do this once payment reflected in my account. He told me that he wanted to give it to his kids as a birthday gift that evening. Red flags started going up but he said if I send my banking details he will send a notification that the money has been transferred.That happened and he said that a courier will come to collect the goods from my house. Two guys arrived at my house and stupidly I handed over the PS. The next morning I sent a sms to his number to ask whether he was satisfied and he promptly replied that all`s good. When the money hasn`t cleared into my account he stopped answering. Now the two guys luckily has my goods but want money to return it.BEWARE OF THIS LOWLIFE SCUMBAG WHEN SELLING ON GUMTREE.

Report ID: 6991
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Somerset West
Suburb: High Riding
Address: High riding Country Estate
Crime Date/Time: 17 Sep 2014, 00:09 AM
Reported By: Username6991
Reported Date: 19 Sep 2014, 09:09 AM
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  • Yvonne Geyer 6 Nov 2014, 01:18 PM

    The same happened to me just now 14 November, I placed my I Phone 5 on the add and a few minutes a man phoned (Hillary Nkosi)he did not even ask questions nothing just he want the I phone and that he will do a EFT, the same happened with the Proof of payment Nedbank, and even a copy of his ID, it seemed to good to be true and I search his name and I find you side, Thanks for warning me. Luckily I did not send the I Phone.

  • alan wagner 6 Oct 2014, 09:23 PM

    same guy yesterday same fake deposit i did not send the stuff.

  • James Claassens 2 Oct 2014, 02:43 PM

    On Wednesday 01 October We received a call from this Hillary Nkosi. We had put on couches for Sale and he said he will do the transfer and send his courier. Once I received proof of payment I saw it was done from Nedbank and I am Absa. He then phoned and asked me for my address and if he can send the courier. I then gave the address but explained to him he can only pick up once the payment reflects in my account, he then accepted. I then looked in on the proof of payment and sms I received. The sms looks legitimate but the proof of payment had netbank and not Nedbank at the bottom and you can see the logo was cropped and inserted. I then phone him on th 02 of October and told him the money is not reflecting and he said it will take another day to reflect. I did this to see what his reaction was. I then googled his name and came accross this site with all the fraudulent stuff he has done! I then send him a email and said I am going to report him to the authorities and that he must sit behind bars. For me this is just a concern as he has my address and do not know what he is capable of. And out of expierience with our Police in South Africa nothing will be done in this regard. So please people watch out for these Scammers!

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