Vehicle sale scam for money transfer


I enquired about a car on sale on Gumtree a vw polo 2006. The car was advertised for R38000.00.I asked if the car was still available and he replied that it is and that he could bring it to me. All I had to do is deposit money to him for petrol via eWallet. I sent him R1000.00 and he said that he will bring it to me so we can have a look and ill then buy it. He then asked me for more to money because he had to drive from Plettenberg Bay to Mosselbay to fetch the spare keys and then to Port Elizabeth. This he only told me after I've sent him the money. He never showed up and never answered my calls. The guy's name is Devon Wesley Noah. Cell number 0727492915. He sent me his registration paper wilth his details on. I accepted it as a fool that I am. So now I lost a R1000.00 and can be lucky it wasn't more. He had blocked me on Whatsapp and not answering his cell phone.This man is a liar and a thief. Do not trust any ad anywhere sent by him. 

Report ID: 7857
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Plettenberg Bay
Suburb: N/A
Address: Online scam on Gumtree
Crime Date/Time: 17 Feb 2015, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Username7857
Reported Date: 19 Feb 2015, 10:02 AM
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  • casenumbersplease 17 Dec 2016, 08:35 AM

    I was scammed by this conman yesterday. When I googled his number 0621211610 I nearly died because at that point I had already paid him a deposit. I responded to his gumtree ad for a white vw polo for R35000. When I called he asked me to send him a text on Whatsapp. He has an indian accent. He sent me more pics of the car with registration visible: YFV374GP. He said he could drive it to Cape Town from Beaufort West for a small deposit to cover fuel and food to get here. He sent me his ID (Abdussamat Mohamed) and the ID and registration paper of who he claimed was the previous owner (Devon Wesley Noah). Dodgy looking proof of address was 14 Oak Street, Beaufort West, Rustdene, 6970. When he sent me his Whatsapp locations from Lainsburg and Touwsriver I took comfort, thinking his on his way. He then went quiet. Seems he blocked my number. I'm furious. He said his mother just died and seemed to really need the money. Has anyone made a case?

  • Mokheta 14 Dec 2016, 02:05 PM

    Also see:
    http://www.reportacrime.co.za/CrimeReport.aspx?ID=16456
    http://www.reportacrime.co.za/CrimeReport.aspx?ID=14882

    There is no point in chasing the person in the ID or registration docs. Those belong to their respective owners.

  • chanike1967 11 Nov 2016, 08:34 AM

    hi this guy just scammed my friend in p.e for R1700, have anybody made a case against him

  • Gareth123 15 Mar 2016, 06:31 PM

    Hi, came across this site because my friend asked me to investigate a telephone number. This is what I found along with some other information. 0727492915 belonged to this gentleman- last updated on 20 March 2015 - he now has a new number. address I found as NOMOAZIKO MTSHALI SBUI BLUFF DURBAN

  • Lola91031 15 Jan 2016, 04:00 PM

    Wow I just discovered this happened to me 1st December 2015. Polo advertised, when I phoned on 0621211610 the guy asked me to communicate with him on wattsapp. He told me he was in Plettenberg (I immediately got suspicious as the ad says Bantry Bay which is CTWN) and he said he lives in Plett and he immediately asked if I have cash. I told him I thought it was a CTWN sale and apologised for wasting his time. I immediately blocked him...not after he has sent me 7 pic of this "immaculate" Polo.....it could have been sooo different....

  • Shaylin 25 Aug 2015, 10:42 AM

    The same incident happen to me lastnight. I saw the add on gumtree. I sent an ewallet of R500. Today he asked me for petrol money as he was driving from Plettenburg bay to durban. I then decided to search his details on google and read all his scams.

  • Dave17 19 Jun 2015, 06:48 PM

    He is still operating! I contacted him today. I have now blocked him. Thank god i didn't give him any money! RAT BASTARD!

  • Username7857 20 May 2015, 03:46 PM

    Terrible to think that someone will do this to another person. I work hard for the little money that I get. And I sort off trusted him.

  • ZeldaRoets 8 May 2015, 12:41 PM

    He scamed us as well and the car is not really his i phoned the traffic department the call is a stollen car which belongs to Noah Devon Wesley i think the car papers and all his stuff was in the vehicle when car got stollen the guy who is sending all this papers around of Devon he lives in Durban in Phoenix

  • Username7081 18 Mar 2015, 07:14 AM

    just happened to me.... came with a sobby story as to why he is selling his car for so cheap and that i must transfer r1000... he told me he is in mosselbaai at his friend as his friend will drive him back... now his phone is off.. bye bye money

  • Dieter2 3 Mar 2015, 02:47 PM

    I have just blocked the same Polo add on Gumtree. He is still operating. The bast...

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