Car Sold to us. Turned out to be cloned.


A Fords Figo was advertised on olx.co.za with the seller of the name of Thabang Gotschi. We initially wanted to view the car but afterwards he contacted saying someone else is with him and potentially wants to buy the car. He then phoned later to tell me the car has not been sold and to make it up to me we can meet half way to inspect (physically between Hatfield and Johannesburg in Centurion). We met halfway in Centurion close to John Vorster Road. Me and my wife inspected this neat car. I double checked the numbers on registration papers and we did the deal. He gave me registration paper. This was an original water marked registration coming out of the eMalhehleni's licensing department. I eft R60 000 into the account he has given me. He was unresponsive to me after the deal and I learned that this car was cloned. Thus a stolen car but with engin and VIN number identical to another car with the same model and make.
After 4 days when we realised this we contacted the bank's fraud department who froze his account. R57 000 has already been withdrawn(our loss). The police investigator could not get statements from some of the persons at least where it happen until now. Some police members have been helpful but others did absolutely nothing. This seller is on free feet and up until now the police can not manage to catch him. They have his id number know where he stayed at the time (maybe still same address)
I can not believe the police can not catch this man. I always have to phone the police to get answers. The investigation overall from police side is poor. 

Report ID: 8065
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: PRETORIA
Suburb: Centurion
Address: John Vorster Avenue Centurion
Crime Date/Time: 20 Sep 2014, 00:09 AM
Reported By: Username8065
Reported Date: 5 Apr 2015, 20:04 PM
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  • Username8065 18 Jun 2015, 10:47 AM

    Hi Peet. I do not have his ID. Do have a few photos from him. Lets get together and we can discuss

  • Andre Putter 15 Jun 2015, 05:12 PM

    I am a private investigator who specialises in scams and fraud. I can certainly assist you guys. You may contact me on 0844856448 or aputter@lantic.net

  • Username8331 15 Jun 2015, 03:11 PM

    Hi I was scamed on the same way do you have a copy of his id i think we are on the same person .

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