I found a guy on Gumtree who supposedly sold Nike shoes for a little bit cheaper than retail stores. He sent me information that seemed plausible with regards to him selling and delivering the products.
He said I must do an EFT which I did and promised me that the shoes would be sent to me on Monday. I am in Johannesburg and he is in Cape Town so using speed couriers would take maximum 2 working days.
The Monday the shoes were supposed to be sent, he notified me that the shoes I had paid for are no longer in stock yet he took it upon himself to try send me the incorrect shoes. I asked him for a refund and I will pay him when he has more stock. He said that he does not give refunds and can only swap them for another pair. He then assured me that the shoes would become available within that week.
After two weeks of waiting he still had no stock of the shoes yet he did not inform me. He keeps making excuses as to when the shoes will be available. He eventually said after 3 weeks he will refund me.
After providing him with my details he still has not refunded me and keeps making excuses as to when he will. His latest excuse is that he sent it to the wrong account and they are paying it back today.
It has almost been one month since I did the EFT and I am still left without the shoes or my money. This to me seems like an online scam and theft.
|Crime Date/Time:||7 Mar 2015, 00:03 AM|
|Reported Date:||2 Apr 2015, 15:04 PM|