Solve Direct Electronics scam


I was recently scammed by a group calling themselves Solve Direct Electronics through an ad on OLX, however the sellers are also operating on Junkmail, Locanto, Classifieds.com.na, Afribaba and Gumtree. How they operate is they post an ad and when people inquire, they respond through their "company" Solve Direct Electronics sales@electronicsdirectsa.com, they also use accounts@electronicsdirectsa.com and info@electronicsdirectsa.com. They then ask for a few details and of course payment details into the following account:
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
62503528806They also operate through http://vtechdigitalelectronic.com and http://dixondigitalventure.com/ which refers ownership to Solve Direct Electronics.They're website says the don't wait for the money to clear, but in reality the person at "accounts" said nothing will happen until the money has cleared.Once the money has cleared, "sales" then sends a message with a tracking number for the courier company. The "company" used is swiftbay. Website www.swiftbay.eu.pn. They did a really good job making the tracking number function work. My tracking number given was SW741120908N. I did some digging and this site has no contact details and feels incomplete. I then did a google swift and found this company http://www.swiftcouriers.com/. Swiftbay clearly copied the logo of the real company.I was then contacted by the "courier" who confirmed a few details and made me feel confident. Until she (she sounded Korean, definitely not local) asked for an insurance fee which would be refunded. Bare in mind I paid R7500 for a laptop and the courier is asking for R2950 for insurance. She sent an email with banking details to:
Capitec 
1399619142This didn't sound right so I emailed swiftcouriers and they confirmed they have nothing to do with swiftbay and that I should notify the police.At this point both Swiftbay and Solve Direct Electronics were pushing me to pay the R2950, which I haven't done and won't do.Contact details:
Solve Direct Electronics people:
076 301 9819
072 541 6784
082 703 1117
051 004 2341Courier:
083 495 5596I have emails of and phone records of everything should you wish to confirm any details.

Report ID: 7354
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: N/A
Address: Online
Crime Date/Time: 20 Nov 2014, 00:11 AM
Reported By: Username7354
Reported Date: 26 Nov 2014, 08:11 AM
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  • Howie 27 Jul 2015, 04:42 PM

    These same guys have an ad for a camera which looks too good to be true. the ad is on: http://cape-town.global-free-classified-ads.com/listings/nikon-d7200-body-18-140mm-vr-bargain-it3559279.html The address is also listed as:TECHNOLOGY ANSWERS LIMITED 24 Heugh Road,Walmer Port Elizabeth 6070 2012/111756/06 0837143921 0410042326 technologyanswerslimited@mac.hush.com

  • Henk 22 Jun 2015, 04:46 PM

    They also appear to use the company name Armstech Limited, using numbers matching those on some of the Technology Answers Limited adverts: 0144471107, 083 714 3921 (sometimes without spaces), 041 004 2326. Emails used: armstechlimited@gmail.com. Address listed is often in Port Elizabeth, for example 6 Worraker St, but in Fourways or Camps Bay, etc

  • Chris52 7 May 2015, 01:50 PM

    Thanks so much for your warning. I was about to buy a camera from Technology Answer Limited when I saw your post! I was suspicious as the camera was new and offered almost half price on OLX!

  • Username7354 26 Mar 2015, 12:08 PM

    also operating through Sales dept:0719865498 Email:sales@ovastockza.com or ovastockza@gmail.com website:www.ovastockza.com technologyanswerslimited@mac.hush.com TECHNOLOGY ANSWERS LIMITED 24 Heugh Road,Walmer Port Elizabeth 6070 2012/111756/06 Alan Craig. NEDBANK 1092214836

  • Naidoo,K 22 Mar 2015, 11:23 PM

    Hi.Was in the process of buying a ride-on lawn-mower for a school when I was almost scammed. The company uses the same land-line quoted above but goes by the name Digital Multimedia. All online communication with no response on product questions. Also incorrect product info since Ariens Ride-on has a Kholer engine and not a Briggs and Stratton. Address used is now 7 Elizabeth Street. But Google Maps shows a few small shops only. Advertising on OLX /Junkmail with cell 0791445548 which is never answered. Sent proforma invoice for Deposit into Capitec Bank. ACc No: DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA 7 Elizabeth Street, Bloemfontein 9301 Reg #: 1997/025665/23 Our Address: 7 Elizabeth Street, Bloemfontein Central, Free State 9301 Telephone: 051 004 2341 Bank: CAPITEC Account Name: DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA (Pty) Ltd Account No: 1367 7109 42 Branch Code: 470010 Amount: R13,339.00 Reference: 5/130315/21 FAX NUMBER: 0866616858 and Attach Proof Of Payment

  • Username7354 28 Nov 2014, 10:11 AM

    Found the same guys also operating under another site: Photonet Electronics photonetelectronics@gmail.com http://photonet.wozaonline.co.za 073 091 1883 060 745 0960

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