MONEY TRANSFER SCAM


I advertised on OLX the sale of my son's vehicle. A lady by the name of Sarah Ramona contacted me via OLX and said she wanted the car for the full price.  She said she worked on the Oil Rigs in New Zealand and had a holiday place in the Northern Cape. That she was coming down on holiday and wanted  a vehicle to run around in.  She agreed to pay the Pickup agent and bank charges because the transaction was being done via USA.  She asked me to open a PAYPAL account as it was easier for her to make the payment.  I was a bit sceptical so I read up on paypal and opened account via FNB. She started hassling me to pay WEstern Union  the pickup fee from my pocket and only then will her bank release the funds.  I started doubting this person and even said to her via email that if she was trying to scam me I would report it.  She said she was a christian etc.  I then went to FNB and asked them to contact paypal and find out if they had received payment because she sent me proof of payment and there was nothing.  I then call Western Union office and they said that I must entertain this person because she was trying to scam me.  She even sent me a copy of her driver's licence. 

Report ID: 7692
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Estcourt
Suburb: Estcourt
Address: Estcourt
Crime Date/Time: 16 Jan 2015, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username7692
Reported Date: 26 Jan 2015, 18:01 PM
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  • Sharon K 23 Jul 2015, 11:45 AM

    Please could you send me all details tat you have (sharon @ olx . com)

  • rudi 4 14 Feb 2015, 06:30 AM

    This Sarah ramona is doing the exact same.thing with me right now. I'm so lucky to have searched her as I almost believed her. Thank you.

  • James20 13 Feb 2015, 12:49 AM

    Same story here from her: Thank for the swift response,i want you to end the listing now cos i am seriously interested in buying it and i want you to get back to me with the following details: (1) The final asking price (2)The present condition of it as at now (3) The reason why you are selling it and Do get back to me with some pictures also,as i am looking forward to purchase it out-rightly and make further arrangements on purchases ASAP.

  • Elsje2 12 Feb 2015, 11:23 AM

    Good day I googled this name as this person wants to buy 2 vehicles from me and contacted me via the OLX site where I advertised. So I will see what happens from here....

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