Gumtree scam

I got a reply to my gumtree add from someone calling themselves Malvin( 0783902442). He then indicated that he was not in the area but could get a friend(0732355616) to meet me and I agreed to meet his friend at the Mc Donalds at the top of long street, while there he "transferred" the money into my account and I got what looked like a very legit sms confirmation(all the numbers were right and came from long number like the banks use). I left and went home, but after reading the sms again did not see a reference code or anything from the bank so I started doing research, I'm very sure the confirmation is fake and both him and his friend have their phones off. I have been scammed. I just hope anyone else communicating with him will google any of the details above and see this message so that they do not also fall victim.

Report ID: 11012
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Address: Mc Donalds, Long Street
Crime Date/Time: 6 Nov 2015, 19:11 PM
Reported By: stubzy
Reported Date: 7 Nov 2015, 19:11 PM
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  • BDnortje 12 Sep 2017, 08:39 AM

    I had an experience with a Malvin Nashe this morning. Didn't feel confortable with transaction and luckily called it off. Afterwards came across this. Managed to get a car registration of his "friend" and an ID document. When asking the friend - it was strange to me that he is a taxi tour driver but doesn't have a license with him. That was the first whistle. After sending him a screenshot of this forum he suddenly went offline and phone is off.

  • Samier 4 Aug 2017, 11:45 PM

    This guys caught me out today. He just laughed me out when I figured the proof of payments were fake... Couldnt make a case at police station. As they dont work so late. So i have to wait till Monday to report it. Hopefully we can trace driver, as i got those details.
    Jpvh, how far did you come with this?

  • jpvh 11 Jan 2016, 03:16 PM

    The bastards caught me aswell at McDonald's durbanville opened a case against them and will send you the case number .The more people that open a case against them the better.i took photos of the person and car registration and disk.police are tracking them down

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