Non delivery of Ostriches


I found an ad on Gumtree for 6 month old ostriches. I sent a request tothe seller and received an answer from Timothy Bobbs saying he had the birds and could deliver to me. My neighbor ordered ostrich eggs to incubate at the same time.
Monday, September 8, 2014 9:19 AM On 9/8/14, Timothy Bobbs <tim3bobbs@gmail.com> wroteOkay, just got the email with the POP. We will proceed with delivery as scheduled and we will contact you prior to delivery on Wednesday night (22:30) to arrive Thursday morning (11:00). Thanks and Best Regards. Timothy On 9/8/14, Timothy Bobbs <tim3bobbs@gmail.com> wrote: Please confirm if the total payment made is for the Ostriches and the Ostrich Eggs or only for the Eggs? Thanks and Best Regards. Timothy.


On 9/8/14, Ian van der Watt <captain@mvcopasetic.com> wrote: Hello Tim, I have sent 50% of the funds as requested. Please confirm and advise when the balance needs to be sent.
kind regards, Ian On 9/8/14 8:21 AM, "Timothy Bobbs" <tim3bobbs@gmail.com> wrote:
Bank Name: CAPITEC Bank Account Name: Timothy Bobbs Account Number: 1382981013 Branch Code: 470010 Fax Number: 086 660 4961
On 9/8/14, Ian van der Watt <captain@mvcopasetic.com> wrote: Hello Timothy, Please resend the banking instructions so I can transfer the deposit for the birds and transportation.The other amount will be paid when the birds are delivered at the farm. kind regards, Ian van der WattMy neighbor Nicholine Fourie was going to make sure the birds were okay and then I would pay the balance owed. This is her correspondenceOn 9/12/14 2:37 AM, "Nicholine Kitching-Fourie" <niqi2608@gmail.com> wrote:
HI TimWhat happened to the ostriches?  See our mail that asked you to pleasedeliver on Thursday.  When are the ostriches going to be delivered now?We are leaving for Zimbabwe on Monday and need to short all thearrangements in connection with the chicks and eggs.RegardsNICOLINE FOURIE
I have tried calling him, sending SMS messages and also e-mail and have not been able to get in contact with him. I see that there are others who have been taken and I have contacted both OLX and Gumtree to remove his ads. He is not to be trusted.

Report ID: 7125
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Limpopo
City/Town: Lephalale (Ellisras)
Suburb: Farm
Address: Farm in Limpopo Province bear Buffelsdrift
Crime Date/Time: 12 Sep 2014, 00:09 AM
Reported By: Username7125
Reported Date: 13 Oct 2014, 22:10 PM
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