Proof of payment scam

Please watch out for these two numbers. 0631155450 and 0735018429 Names Renold Pinaar  and gerald ndovu.I advertised my tv for sale. After a few minutes I got a call and asked for my bank details. And they offer me R500 for the delivery of the tv extra.I immediately knew its a scam so I gave a fake Absa account that doesn'texist., yet I got a proof of payment and I must deliver now.
Watch out.

Report ID: 7493
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Houghton
Address: 141 steyn str
Crime Date/Time: 15 Dec 2014, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Username7493
Reported Date: 15 Dec 2014, 20:12 PM
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  • cathy15 16 Mar 2015, 01:14 PM

    Just posted two phones and also had him call wanting to know how much He "deposited the money immediately and then called by then I had seen this post so I did not pick up he has tried three more times wanted me to drop the phones off this afternoon in Houghton

  • I'm a 'smart arse' 10 Feb 2015, 12:13 PM

    Also got an sms from 'Gerald / 073 501 8429' seconds after placing ad on Gumtree. Played the 'game' with the Gerald, sent fictitious details, and didn't hear a thing since. He must have known - wanker!

  • Christo9 9 Feb 2015, 08:37 AM

    I have listed my phone (samsung galaxy note 3) on OLX and a guy called Gerald Ndou contacted me to buy the phone. He sent me proof of payment via sms and e-mail from nedbank that look legit. I have never recieved the money from him.. PLEASE BE AWARE!! 073 501 8429 101 Clifton Village cnr Raymond & Muller BELLEVUE

  • sipho19 7 Feb 2015, 04:22 AM

    Gerald ndou aftr iv posted ma plasma tv on olex he claimd to trasnfer money nd snt me a prof iddnt notice it was fake he snt his driver to cum and collet now iv lost my tv nw I'm filln stpd nd scarmd bt pleas any1 hu knws wher hs been found please hlp

  • Private2 21 Jan 2015, 08:05 AM

    My daughter advertised a laptop on gumtree. Gerald 073 501 8429 called and offerd to pay the money into our account immediately. He sent the proof of payment (which i realised was fake). Just hours after receiving the proof of payment he sent a taxi driver to collect. I refused to give the laptop and told him I will only hand over when the money reflects in my account. I contacted Gerald and told him I have confirmation that the proof of payment is fake. He put the phone down in my ear. Be very careful people. I which the Police will do something about this !

  • Andre31 14 Jan 2015, 12:32 PM

    My daughter advertised as she wants to sell her camera. Anyway, she receives a call from Gerald (aka Charles)073 501 8429 and he is willing to deposit the R4000 and then she has to drop off the camera at some destination in Houghton (details of the address were not yet discussed) Concern: Gerald/Charles did not even want to inspect the camera before commencing the sale, but were willing to deposit the money then collect. Alarm bells rang and fortunately reportacrime gave us the heads up. She subsequently cancelled the sale!

  • Amelia Monteiro 12 Jan 2015, 10:28 AM

    Thanks to this post I did not sell my iPhone to him. He contacted me now and and wants me to send the phone to Houghton. He will send me his ID, proof of residence and proof of payment. SCAMMERS!!! Once again, thank you guys - I was nearly crooked!

  • Stefan6 9 Jan 2015, 12:27 PM

    I advertised my ipad - where the same guy gerald sms me to deliver to Houghton if he pays into my bank account - why can the police not stop this guy or are they to useless !!!!!

  • esme3 18 Dec 2014, 09:32 PM

    I had a call from same number regarding a item we advertised on gumtree. He wud dep money immediately and his driver wud collect item. We googled the number and saw this proof of.paymeng scam. Be aware. He also does now not answer our calls or sms's.

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