OLX SCAM - PHILIP MOGANO


I WAS A VICTIM OF A SCAM ON OLX. PHILLIP MOGANO WHO ADVERTIZED A TOYOTA PRADO VX 3.0 FOR R74 000 ON OLX SITE.
WE LOST R14 000 DEPOSIT TO KEEP THE CAR FOR ME.
BECAUSE HE HAD TO GO BACK TO ENGLAND, HE ARRANGED THAT OLX WILL TAKE OVER THE TRANSACTION FOR HIM .THE AGREEMENT:  IF YOU PAY THE DEPOSIT, THEY WILL BRING THE CAR TO YOU FOR INSPECTION. THE MOMENT YOU PAY THE DEPOSIT, HE WANTS A SECOND PAYMENT. THAT'S WHEN I REALIZE THIS IS FRAUD!!!! BE CAREFUL PEOPLE, DO NOT PAY FOR ANYTHING YOU DID NOT SEE.  PHILIP MOGANO ALSO USED THIS EMAIL ADDRESS: phillip.mogano44@gmail.com   

HERE IS A COPY OF ONE OF HIS EMAILS:
From: olx-safe-trade-assistant@vehicle-protection-program.co
Date: 1/5/2015 6:02:53 AM
To:
Subject: Congratulations, the item is yours! Toyota Prado VX 3.0D
 
Congratulations, the item is yours!
Reply to this message at  OLX Agent olx-safe-trade-assistant@vehicle-protection-program.co

This transaction is made under the following programs:            
 
Vehicle Purchase Protection
Ensures that you receive the vehicle you paid for, with coverage up to R55,000 against fraud or material misrepresentation.
    
Condition Guarantee by Seller
Provides added confidence that the vehicles condition is accurately described and protects you if it is significantly different.
    
Roadside Assistance
Drive your collector car home with confidence with 30 days of roadside assistance coverage by the agency Collector Network.

You have committed to buy this OLX item
 
Toyota Prado VX 3.0D
Sale price:    R74,000
Quantity:    1
Deposit:
Balance:    R14,000
R60,000
Estimated delivery:    1 - 3 days
Shipping & Handling:    DAS Shipping Co.
Insurance: (Vehicle Purchase Protection Insurance)

Per your request, we have verified all the details of this transaction. We  concluded that they are accurate. Please follow our instructions to  complete the transaction safely.  Pay with cash at a local MoneyGram agent.

Payment Details:
Sale price:    R74,000
Quantity:    1
Deposit:    R14,000
Balance:    R60,000
Shipping & Handling    R0.00
 
Standard flat rate shipping service    (included)
 
Insurance per item:    (included)
 
Item location:    Johannesburg, South Africa
 
Send the money to OLX Agent via Money Gram Money Transfer:
OLX Agent Name:    Mubeen Bashir
OLX Agent Address:    Saint Andrew Drive
Paisley, PA3 2TJ, United Kingdom

The merchandise must be sent to buyer:
Buyer:    Jimmy D.G.Banks
Shipping Address: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx South Africa
 
Payment Instructions :  MoneyGram Money Transfer is the only service that has ultimate authentication of  the identity of the receiver of funds. Several IDs and utility bills are required before the funds are paid. Therefore, no one else but our  representative can pick up the money. Your payments cannot be lost in  the mail, like money orders or checks.
However, MoneyGram Money Transfer is designed mainly for sending cash to friends and family in need.  To avoid Money Gram fees you will have to declare at the Money Gram office that the money will be sent for a relative or friend (the transfer  commission will be smaller 3~5%). For online payments, you could pay  10~12% transfer commission ( do not show them this email or reveal that  you are using their services for an online purchase ).
 
All you have to do now is to find  local MoneyGram agent. Click here  to locate the agents in your area. Send the money to  OLX  Agent via MoneyGram Money Transfer. Send us confirmation payment. We will  check the money transfer within 24 hours. After that the vehicle  will be delivery in maxim 3 days.The seller won't receive the money  until you receive and confirm the vehicle is the one you paid for.
         
How to make payment?
1. Locate the nearest MoneyGram®
2. Make the payment with cash using the above OLX Representative Agent details:
3. E-mail us the following details from the payment receipt:
- Reference Number - 8 digits number from the payment receipt
- Sender Name and Address
- Receiver Name
- Amount

Once the payment R14,000 has been sent, e-mail at:
olx-safe-trade-assistant@vehicle-protection-program.co
 
Important Notice

All the transaction, payment and personal information is considered  confidential and will not be released under any circumstances.
Vehicle Purchase Protection program security measures are constantly reviewed  and modified given evolving circumstances globally.
Our main and constant priority is the safety of our customers.

If you are not familiarized with MoneyGram Money Transfer services please visit: http://global.moneygram.com/za/en
Pay for the transfer with cash at a local MoneyGram agent. MoneyGram agent locations are independent businesses that provide money transfer service to their  customers on behalf of MoneyGram. MoneyGram agents are primarily banks,  post offices, exchange offices or retail locations - grocery stores,  mail box centers, drug stores, travel agencies, depots, other retail  locations.
Independent MoneyGram agents may impose different limitations on the maximum amount that can be  submitted per day. For this reason, in case  of a larger amount to be sent, we recommend that you go to more than one agent and submit the total sum in separate transfers.

When payment is received, it will be verified and secured into a  non-interest bearing trust account. Payment verification process usually takes less than 48 hours. After payment is secured, the Seller is  authorized to ship vehicle. The Seller has 5 business days to send the  Buyer and OLX Safe Trade Assistant the tracking number of the shipment. If no tracking  number is provided, a full refund is immediately sent to the Buyer.

The Buyer receives the vehicle and has 5 business days to inspect it. If it is complete and as described, the Buyer should accept the vehicle. If  he refuses the vehicle, the Seller will be responsible of shipping back  the vehicle.

After the inspection period is over, the Buyer must contact OLX Safe Trade Assistant with the result of the inspection. If the Buyer refuses the vehicle, the refund will be sent to the Buyer. If the vehicle is  accepted, OLX Motors Financial Department submits the payment directly to the Seller within 3 business days.
Purchase protection and refund:
Currently, this seller has a R55,000.00 deposit in an  O L X   managed purchase protection account.
Transactions are covered by purchase protection against fraud and description  errors. For your safety, this account was locked today, for 30 days time period. The seller is unable to withdraw any money from it, within this period.
Should you need a refund for this transaction, the insured amount will be taken from the seller's  purchase protection account and sent to you. The refund is sent to your  bank account, by check or money order. The way you are refunded is at  your choice. You have 30 days from the above verification date to  request a refund. Refund requests are processed within 3 days.
The insurer of this transaction is  O L X   Inc., located at 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, United States of America
The account is managed by  O L X   's Safe Trade Assistant.
This transaction is supervised by  O L X   's Safe Harbor team.
Conditions to be met before you may ask for a refund:

Here are the situations suitable for a refund request:
1. If the item doesn't arrive and/or the seller stops communications after the payment was received;
2. If the merchandise you receive has different specifications than the ones you agreed on;
3. If your merchandise arrives in a much longer period than the one you  agreed on (more than 15 days from the payment clearance day);
For cases 2. and 3. you have to send back the merchandise to the seller  prior to ask for your refund. If you did not pay the seller by payment  method required by us, your refund request will be declined.
Important Usage Guidelines:

1. The contact information should only be used for resolving matters related to  O L X . Any other use is strictly prohibited.
2. This transaction is protected by  O L X   services such as insurance, feedback and dispute resolution.
3. You may buy and sell with confidence in all transactions with this  O L X   member.
4. Should you need to dispute this transaction, keep the transaction number at hand when contacting  O L X . Any complaints must be filed within 90 days from the verification date.

This e-mail message was sent to you from OLX Safe Trade Assistant, with the full support of the Square Trade center. The seller has been  informed about this transaction being started and is awaiting your  payment. It is recommended to send the payment as soon as possible,  because your purchase protection is valid for 30 days only.
If you encounter any problems with this transaction, please contact us.  When contacting our support team, use the reply feature so that all  previous correspondences are included in your email. Otherwise, we will  not be able to process your request.
OLX treats your personal information with the utmost care, and our Privacy  Policy is designed to protect you and your information. OLX will never  ask their users for personal information, such as bank account numbers, credit card numbers, pin numbers, passwords, or Social Security numbers in an email.
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IMPORTANT: Your funds will not be released to the Seller until you have received  and approved the product you are purchasing. We will arrange shipping  for you within 24 Hours after payment cleared.     

Reply to this message at OLX Agent olx-safe-trade-assistant@vehicle-protection-program.co

PLEASE WORN ALL INNOCENT  PEOPLE.  I BELIEVE THESE PEOPLE WORK FROM ENGLAND, BECAUSE I HAD TO PAY THE DEPOSIT VIA MONEY GRAM IN A BANK ACCOUNT THERE.

Report ID: 7637
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Mpumalanga
City/Town: Witbank
Suburb: ext.16
Address: xtremejimmy@gmail.com
Crime Date/Time: 5 Jan 2015, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username7637
Reported Date: 15 Jan 2015, 14:01 PM
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