Scammed My Lounge Suite

I putted an advert up on OLX selling Grafton Everest 6 Seater Lounge Suite, When a man By the name Phillip Mayo contacted(0833587508) me and told me he wanted to buy them but he was is Sasolburg and he will send a courier company to come and collect them(0617172326 reg no NRH182 GP). I sent him my banking details and an sms notification came into my cellphone  saying that an amount of R6000 was transferred into my account and that was R2000 more than the price I was selling it for. Than he send me a proof of payment and a ID Copy than I told him that he  can come and collect because it was not the first time I did such a transaction online. So I told him he can come and collect the lounge suit than it hit me when he was gone that Iwas scammed because the account number I used didn't have an sms notification and it was not mine. I didn't even waste my energy trying to contact him because I knew it was useless

Report ID: 7626
Crime Category: Other
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Midrand
Address: 638 Kalkoen Street Rabie Ridge, Midrand 1685
Crime Date/Time: 10 Jan 2015, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username7626
Reported Date: 14 Jan 2015, 15:01 PM
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  • willie visser 21 Feb 2015, 09:33 AM

    hi I just received a call from the same person trying the same scheme. thanks for the tip. he wont get anything.

  • DS2 23 Jan 2015, 08:00 AM

    The same Phillip Moya contacted us to buy our bedroom suite. He used a different cell number though. Also "paid" R2000 more than our asking price. However, when we went to Nedbank's site to "verify payment", their site couldn't verify the payment and we told him he can only collect once money has cleared. He was upset and told us "to pay him back when money cleared". Needless to say... the money never cleared...

  • AB2 20 Jan 2015, 09:05 AM

    Thanks for reporting this - I received a similar call from the same person, and I checked before I sent my details. Turns out this is going around a bit, and managed to stop transacting as soon as I found out from your reporting.

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