Would like to warn other people against the following scam.I replied to a small add in the newspaper, which advertised a swimming pool and lapa at a price below the most quotes that i got. The gentleman was on site the Monday morning, and they started digging the hole at a crazy speed. He asked me for money for his people's accommodation, which i gave to him, next to the fact that i did discuss this before hand, that his staff accommodation arrangements are for his account. Tuesday they finished digging the whole, and he wanted the deposit to buy fibre glass shell. When i said i do not carry cash and would pay it into his suppliers account, he had a lot of stories why i can not do that. After this i smelled a rat and did some digging. The supplier that he told me he got the shell from does not exist, the number is a fake and the address in Kimberley also. The number that he uses is not registered. This black guy speaks fluently Afrikaans and got a brochure with very nice pictures etc. Do not be fooled, i found out later that it is their modus operandi, after you gave them the deposit you never see or hear from them again.Please be on the lookout for this add and stay away.
|Crime Date/Time:||21 Oct 2014, 00:10 AM|
|Reported Date:||22 Oct 2014, 06:10 AM|