OLX Fraud


Hi all,
I was a victim of fraud on OLX. I was selling my old PC for R9000.00 and sold it to a fellow by the name Shawn Albert. He made a deposit in to my account and sent me sms and email proof of payment from Nedbank - the things looked quite real. He sent a driver from Phoenix cabs (registration number RXX093GP) He also gave me a copy of his ID and proof of residence. However, I have not received the money and after calling him his account has been apparently frozen. He now wants money to send the computer back to me via courier. However, I do not have the funds to pay for this and also do not have the trust to allow someone to come to my house with the PC to collect cash. His phone number is 0738846042. ID number is 7011205164080. the courier company contact used the number 0839431291. Please can anyone offer some advice. Please do not do business with these people mentioned...

Report ID: 7865
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: Sandton
Address: Gallo Manor, Sandton
Crime Date/Time: 17 Feb 2015, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Username7865
Reported Date: 20 Feb 2015, 10:02 AM
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  • Kyle 4 Aug 2015, 04:21 PM

    He tried to just purchase my toolbox for 25000, told him to meet me at my work. Lets see what happens

  • Kate7 26 Jul 2015, 05:45 PM

    Shawn Albert - what a slick mover and shaker! We very nearly escaped being scammed today, thanks to this thread! Shawn contacted us to purchase a generator that we advertised on Gumtree - No questions about the item being sold, just that he was very kee to have it, and that we must deliver it to Houghton Mansions, Cnr Oak and Louis Botha Ave, Houghton. Sounded like a decent address, so seemed legit. Same old story - he sent us proof of payment, ID copy, Proof of Address, and a follow up sms from Nedbank. Thank goodness we were 5 minutes early for the drop-off, and I took the time to do a quick google search. The number he used today is 073 658 5797, his partner is 078 848 4897. The ID Details are Shawn Albert ID 701120 5164 080 - Gent in the ID photo is white, whereas Shawn who phoned me is African. Also, the bank sms number is 27 83920657952544. I have notified Nedbank as the Proof of payment was in their forma), and have proposed a known scammer database to Gumtree. We also received another call from an unknown number enquiring as to the same generator - background noise was identical to the noise during the discussion with Shawn- obviously sitting in a coffee shop of sorts. Don't get caught!

  • Shawn Boucher 3 Jul 2015, 01:25 PM

    Hi All, So sorry to see you all been caught. The same guy tried to get me and had no luck. I saw the payment proof was fake straight away. I put this guy on a wild goose chase and kept him waiting, running around to meet me, and making calls. A total of 83 calls and 65 sms's in 3 days. This must have cost him. Anyway, during my chase I got calls from 3 numbers. These being 0739143116,0739841208 and 0786417742. The third number is registered on whatsapp and has a pic of a yellow Ford Fiesta registration NP66619. This may help some of you. Good luck.

  • Andrew30 11 Jun 2015, 08:13 PM

    Be very careful of this Shawn Albert. He tried to buy a bedroom suite for R10000 from me today. He wanted to send his driver today to come and collect the bed. He sent through his ID,proof of payment and an old utility bill. I told him that I was waiting for it to reflect. He then sent through an sms posing to be Std Bank. He phoned a couple of times and I said he would have to wait until tomorrow. He is a shark who steals. Cell 0739143116. Email shawnalbert1212@gmail.com. ID 7011205164080. It is a scam. Never let go of goods until you are able to access the money in your account. I am tempted to get him to come over and call the cops, but not sure whether the cops would do anything.

  • Vanessa8 5 Jun 2015, 12:47 PM

    Good day, the same thing happened to my daughter! On the 23 May 2015! Same thing, sent fake Nedbank proof of payment. She stupidly went to meet him at garage and gave him the item. Since then, no money in account, and when call him he doesnt respond. On 0717833755 or email shawnalbert1212@gmail.com.

  • Me5 15 Apr 2015, 03:16 PM

    This guy is at it again, he tried scamming someone today.....Make sure.

  • Username7983 30 Mar 2015, 06:20 AM

    They got my ipad bu I enabled lost mode which tracked it to the address 21 Rockey Street, Johannesburg, 2198

  • bob14 29 Mar 2015, 06:45 PM

    this guy bought my lounge and i got the money i know his house please people give this goy a break

  • Troy Ruster 29 Mar 2015, 05:14 PM

    And he has just "paid" 14000 for our couch. My wife attempted to verify the payment and of course it is fake. Googled the guy and found this. Luckily we only provided bank account number and not address, but who knows what damage can still be done.

  • Johan35 27 Mar 2015, 02:16 PM

    I placed an add an gumtree. Shawn Alberts ID 7011205164080 Tel 0782044411 contacted me, sent an invalid sms (nedbank proof of payment) and invalid proof of residence ( I called to verify his details ). Despicable!!

  • Bradley3 23 Mar 2015, 11:48 AM

    He is still out there. Has just sent me all his details as I was selling a tablet. Same MO.

  • Hans2 20 Mar 2015, 02:04 PM

    Hi there What was the name of the courier service? We need to find out where it was shipped to. I have contacted the real Shawn Alberts and he is aware of this taking place.

  • CycleNut 17 Mar 2015, 12:02 PM

    seems like he still operating .... The same number messaged me to enquire about purchasing a bike. Messaging seemed suspicious so I told him to not bother if wasn't serious ... needless to say my phone didn't ring. Most likely a syndicate because another number contacted me shortly after with the same MO as the original post . . . but hung up when I said it was a cash only deal. Other number was 071xxxx690

  • John71 10 Mar 2015, 06:05 PM

    This guy has just done the same to me. Thankfully, I caught him out before he took my PS3.He sent a fake Nedbank notification and proof of address with a copy of his ID. Even the guy in the ID looked dodge. His tactics are to collect the product before the "money" is in the bank account. PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH THIS GUY

  • Pote 9 Mar 2015, 01:26 PM

    This Guy just tried to do the same thing to me! I researched his number, and thanks to your posts I managed to avoid him! Thank you!

  • Herbert2 9 Mar 2015, 07:17 AM

    this guy done the same thing with me on the 7th of march how can we stop im and catch him

  • Gerhard Smit 3 Mar 2015, 03:44 PM

    I have someone that has gone through exactly the same with the same person. Advise please!

  • shane8 20 Feb 2015, 12:16 PM

    Contact me 0727492915

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