i placed an add on OLX. within 5min i received a message from a Mr Neethan. i phoned him back and he said he was interested to buy my product for his wife's birthday.he did sounda bit sketchy but i took a chance. he also asked me if i have anything else i would like to sell which in my mind was weird because the products i was selling was already quite expensive.
He said he will do an immediate transfer so that it reflects in my account straight away. in actually fact he deposited a cheque which takes up to seven days to reflect in your account.
luckily i said to him i will only give him the product once i receive payment in full meaning it must reflect as available.
last night i received a notification that showed that the cheque has bounced. i phoned him about 10min ago, he doesnt even know who i am and claimed that he didnt receive anything so he reversed the transaction.
As i said to him i wanted the money to reflect he put the phone down in my ear. i phoned him again and said that i am going to report him as a scammer and he said its fine the police must come he is not scared.
luckily i didnt loose anything whilst dealing with this person. i can tell you one thing, the are very smart and daring. i am just glad i picked up signals before falling into his trap.
what can be done about these criminals?
|Crime Date/Time:||19 Aug 2015, 00:08 AM|
|Reported Date:||21 Aug 2015, 12:08 PM|