I advertised a Playstation 3 on OLX. I got a call from Anthony Mashaba who wanted to buy it for his son. He wanted to transfer the money and get the couriers to collect the items. I wanted the funds to clear in my account first before I parted with my goods. He insisted to conclude the deal same day. I agreed to meet him in hougton at Houghton Mansions cnr of Aok & Louis Botha. We were met by his "son" Brian" whom he sent to collect the goods. He send me proof of payment via email (Nedbank) and I also received an sms. The funds never cleared in my account and fortunately I never released my goods as I wanted the funds to clear first. The entire environment and set up looked suspicious and I opted out. The initially wanted to meet me at the Sasol garage in Louis Botha. I refused and still have of my goods. Beware people. They used the following numbers  0790610752 /0791559138. The "son's" name is Brian. A similar incident was posted on 5 December but then Brian was the worker and not the son.

Report ID: 7438
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Houghton
Address: cnr louis botha & oak street
Crime Date/Time: 5 Dec 2014, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Username7438
Reported Date: 6 Dec 2014, 06:12 AM
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  • French 26 May 2015, 07:03 PM

    Same number and same e-mail. Almost fell into his trap today, but I saw no stamps on the ID covering half of the foto. Then I just knew. Luckely for me the Holy Spirit warned me in time.

  • AMH 25 May 2015, 09:23 AM

    I wish I had searched his name on Saturday. Just lost my MacBook Pro? Nightmare. Same name, same phone number? What do we do? How can guys like this be stopped? I guess we need to become more vigilant and not be so trusting?

  • DS 16 May 2015, 05:07 PM

    HE is on Gumtree as well. Now calls himself Leighton Mashaba. leightonmashaba125@gmail.com. Using Cell nr: 073 981 3341 Fake ID - Obviously fake though, as well as fake proof of address Fake ID Nr: 590516 5685 088 There is a verify Proof of payment link on all banks proof of payments - just enter the reference number and voila.

  • Callandra 11 Jan 2015, 05:45 PM

    Just had my phone stolen by this guy! He told me the exact same story, except i believed the proof of payment and gave him the phone. I then had to pay a "courier" to get the phone back to me R690 also a scam! Lost my S4 and R690. This guy needs to be caught!!! On OLX and happened in this past week. This is obviously a business and he should pay!!

  • JR 8 Jan 2015, 01:35 PM

    Same guy tried to scam me for a PS3 today. Same number and story.

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