SCAM -Spectrum Electronics JunkMail and Other


Hi,

A fake seller trading under: (has many items, search on his contact & name)
"Spectrum Electronics, 18 West Street, Port Elizabeth. (spectrumelectronicsales@gmail.com)
Nr: 062 061 0293
I found the add via Junk Mail, all seemed relatively okay. (They covered the surface search to appear legitimate.)

They claimed next day delivery.
The red flags came when courier company contacted me:
"First Express" with email firstexpress@qq.com.
(This company has so to say no online trail.

They claimed a absurd +/-30% insurance required. Payment via eWallet or Cash Send.
Seller apologized as "forgot" and said its normal.
Then they claimed there was a tax clearance fee of R1200, all of which is apparently to be refunded on delivery.

Payments to them has stopped. This was a plain shipment from PE to Durban, shipping was discussed in original as Fed-Ex/Courier IT. Everything is recorded on email.

"First Express" use following number for eWallet: 072 499 1877
And contact on: 073 488 4273

"Spectrum Electronics" Bank account details as per email:
"Price: R 5499
Delivery: R 200

Total Amount Due: R 5699

BANKING DETAILS
BANK NAME: FNB
ACCOUNTANT NAME: SPECTRUM ELECTRONICS
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 62560333800
BRANCH CODE: 250655
REFERENCE: PRIVATE

GRAND TOTAL R 5699

REFERENCE: PRIVATE (Please use your name as reference)


Fax: 0865455286"

Report ID: 9892
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Eastern Cape
City/Town: PORT ELIZABETH
Suburb: Bellair
Address: 18 West Street, PE, EC
Crime Date/Time: 3 Oct 2015, 12:10 PM
Reported By: cjt_121
Reported Date: 3 Oct 2015, 12:10 PM
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  • ROC_Hammer 17 Nov 2015, 04:34 PM

    I second this. First off this "business" is using a gmail account, easy to recreate and no cost, usually the first sign of a scam and also why I gave him a false address to see what he's invoice would look like. He sent me an invoice that was so obviously a generated template, after which I proceeded to check google maps for the shop in 18 west street PE, nothing of the sort on either side of the road, I proceeded to call Superspar in Newton Park, they don't know of any business of the sort in that area.

    Eventually only after emailing him and stating that no one is picking up the phone, someone calling himself Steve, with horrible English answered and made it pretty clear that this was a scam. After telling him that there was no shop in that area, he couldn't wait to put the phone down.

  • cjt_121 4 Nov 2015, 11:22 AM

    Well then, believe this person (Michael89325) at your own peril.
    The "Chinglish" used here, sounds sooo much like both people I spoke to over phone....

  • Michael89325 3 Nov 2015, 11:22 AM

    I ordered a fridge from the same company and they delivered as discussed. Thanks for the Good Service, i really appreciate everything Mr Steve...I will tell the word about your good service and bring you more buyer in future...Good price, good service, fast reply...Plus Fast Delivery Option.

    You're the BEST.

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