Deposit taken and disappeared

I found a trailer for sale on for R11,000-00 and made contact with the seller via email and on the cellphone number provided in the ad, which was 0613007345.  The Seller informed me that her husband requires a deposit as there were many people interested as well as a guy from Zeerust.  She also informed me that the trailer belongs to an old man who is very pedantic and only wants to negotiate with serious buyers, on which I informed her that I am a cash buyer and that I will not re-negotiate on the price, meaning I am willing to pay what he asked.  She then sms'd me back to inform me that her husband wants to ensure I am serious, and that I need to secure it via a deposit in the meantime, and they will remove the ad from Gumtree as well, as they were on their way to work already.  I offered to send one of my employees with my ID and his ID to bring the requested deposit, she in return said that she will be going into meetings and suggested I send her money using the services at Spar, by sending money together with a unique pin number to her mobile phone.  We made arrangements and she gave me her residential address for final payment and collection of the trailer between 17h00 and 18h00 today.  The address she gave me was 247 Kent Avenue, Randburg.  We arrived at 17H00 to find that it was a complex with 6 units.  I phoned her and send her messages, but her phone was off.  I waited till 18h15 and then went to every unit and nobody in the complex knows her name, and there were no trailer on the premises at all.  As per the sms's during the day she claim to be Jacqueline Snell and her husband is Frik Snell.  I then went to the Spar where I paid the deposit in, and they traced the transaction and confirmed that they withdrew the money already.  I am in possession of the deposit slip and the withdrawal that was made by them.
It is now 19h36 and we still have had no reply back on the messages we send and the phone calls we made to her number.

Report ID: 7663
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Randburg
Suburb: Randburg
Address: 247 Kent Avenue
Crime Date/Time: 21 Jan 2015, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username7663
Reported Date: 21 Jan 2015, 19:01 PM
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  • khanyisa2 23 Jan 2015, 02:58 PM

    I hope my idea will help. Since the transaction was done at spar, I'm sure you can/police can trace where the money was withdrawn and get video footage of these people. You can save other people

  • Username7663 21 Jan 2015, 07:14 PM

    Police must track people like this down and make them pay for their criminal activities. I am sure I am not the only person that was done in on this advert on Gumtree.

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