Olx and Gumtree fake proof of payment/fake id scam


This ID was used together with a proof of payment from Standard Bank when I tried to sell my PS3 on gumtree and OLX! The guy who contacted me sent me a whatsapp saying he's from Vredenburg but he has a driver in Table View that can meet me. He will send proof of payment via sms which he did which looks very legitimate! The person called "Will" picking up the PS3 met me at KFC at Marine Circle at Table View beachfront. I told "Will" the sms notification is not enough I'm going to call his friend "Raphael Toffa" to send me copy of Id, proof of payment and address. He emailed me all the details from toffaralph@gmail.com, all looked legit. Since I'm with Absa his proof of payment was from Standard Bank. The letterhead everything looked perfect, the ID didn't look like it was tampered with. Even called my bank before giving my PS3 to him, of course it didnt show in my account yet as it was different bank. When contacting Standard Bank 2 days later I fwded the email with proof of payment details and ID etc and they said the ref number does not exist. Standard Bank was even surprised at how legitimate the proof of payment looked. The only thing was that the ref number was obviously fake but it also didnt have spaces between the numbers which was the giveaway.
Numbers "Raphael" and "Will" used was 076 189 8180 from whatsapp which didnt work when calling obviously (probably using whatsapp from PC), 083 878 9755 Raphael, 062 995 1025 Will.
Dont give anything without seeing the amount in your account, but cash still is king!

Report ID: 9905
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: Table View
Address: KFC Marine Circle Table View
Crime Date/Time: 3 Oct 2015, 17:10 PM
Reported By: Karma_will_findu
Reported Date: 7 Oct 2015, 07:10 AM
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  • ashleigh 31 Jan 2016, 08:20 PM

    This same prick scammed me today of R10 000! Same sms through standard bank, he has my laptop - it is locked. but still.

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