These two websites seem to be in it together.
Emails used for correspondence:
I ordered and payed for a Nikon D3200 triple lense camera on the megaplaza.co.za site. Shipment was then apparently send through from headoffice through xpertmovers.com. They gave me a tracking number too (1412863765). When it reached the custom clearance stage, xpertmovers indicated that I needed to pay custom clearance since the package had two of every item in it. I checked with 'William' from Megaplaza on 0746299145 and he mentioned that this was so, since there had been some error on their side. He then requested me to pay the amount and forward him the proof of payment, indicating that they would refund me.I had alarm bells going off constantly at this point, but since I really wanted to have a camera before my overseas trip, I agreed and did a bank transfer to a 'Custom' account and forwarded MegaPlaza and xpertmovers the proof of payment. After a while, after constantly trying to establish the whereabouts of the package, the movers finally came back to me indicating that now there was addition package addressed to me (1413007568), for which I had to also pay Customs duty. Not realizing how stupid I was being, will all the alarm bells going on in my head, I went and did the additional transfer since I was flying overseas the following day and really needed the camera.
In the end though....up to know there has been no site of the camera bundle and no refunds. I did forward the mails to FNB to investigate those accounts in question, and they said they were looking into it.
A very expensive lesson learnt.....if its too good to be true, its often not true.
Would you be able to assist in any way?
|Crime Date/Time:||9 Oct 2014, 00:10 AM|
|Reported Date:||27 Oct 2014, 16:10 PM|