OLX AND GUMTREE SCAMMER


I got scammed last week by 3 guys of my ipad and 500 rand.
I posted an ad on Gumtree and OLX last week to sell my Ipad and within 30min i received an sms from a gentleman by the name of Hope L Choba saying that he is intrested in buying my Ipad from me he wanted me to meet him at eastgate that afternoon once he had paid me. He sent me proof of payment and that afternoon i gave him the ipad all was good the next day i contacted him to ask if he could assist as the money has not reflected in my account yet he then confirmed that he will go to the bank and sort this out. Later that day i received a msg from him saying that his account was frozen and that he had to go to Dbn to sort this but he has arranged for a guy (courier) to come deliver my Ipad back to me and he asked if i can just pay the driver once he gets to me. I spoke to the driver who then demanded payment of R500 up front before he will even leave i then sent the money to the driver afterwards he confirmed that he received the money and was on his way. When i tried to call him about 30min later he ignored my calls and never showed up with my ipad. Please be carefull these guys are taking people for a ride
Hope L Choba (buyer)- hopechoba@gmail.com - 060 706 3412
Ruben ( driver/courier) - 078 832 1514
Hope worker - 063 033 3539

Report ID: 9902
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Germiston
Suburb:
Address: EASTGATE MALL
Crime Date/Time: 29 Sep 2015, 12:09 PM
Reported By: Sca1
Reported Date: 6 Oct 2015, 12:10 PM
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