Kris aka Krithen Maharaj - fraudster - 0618203915

Be aware of "Kris" - offered tickets amongst other things on Gumtree and then says he is out of your area. Tickets in my case were at face value. He also posts rental property ads in the Durban area.

He communicates using WhatsApp and then shows an image of the tickets and then later a courier receipt. He claims to be returning to the UK, where he lives. Also claims to have grown up in KZN and now lives in Basingstoke and hence can't use the tickets himself. His face book page confirm this.

He claims not to have a local bank account and ask for money via cardless banking - where you provide him with a code and he can draw the cash from an ATM.

Details for him
Kristhen Maharaj
cell number / WhatsApp - 0618203915

Beware - I was stupid enough to trust him - don't do the same

Report ID: 11070
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Address: Online / Gumtree
Crime Date/Time: 8 Nov 2015, 17:11 PM
Reported By: AFCPT
Reported Date: 22 Nov 2015, 17:11 PM
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  • SC19 18 Nov 2017, 03:19 PM

    I also had exactly the same experience for tickets with this scum. I felt so angry with myself because I really didn't trust him from the beginning. February 2016 and I've never got over how someone can be so heartless! Clearly a psychopath! I wish I'd seen all these warnings before I fell for it.

  • TarynJones 21 Dec 2016, 04:37 PM

    Hi, I was just scammed by this guy. He used the following numbers 061 712 6436/ 064 101 5705 last no was used for the ewallet. Their seems to be a huge amount of people that have been scammed by him and really it sucks that he has not been caught. I have also reported him to SAPS case no 367/12/2016.

  • Dannav 30 Mar 2016, 04:42 PM

    Hi everyone!! So i read all your comments and i have the exact same story. Got scammed yesterday for Kevin Hart tickets...

    I reported it already to carte blanche and i think you should all do the same!! The more carte blanche here about this same story and person they will take more interest! Lets put a stop to this guy its ridiculous!

  • Calisha 30 Mar 2016, 07:37 AM

    Unfortunately I have also been a victim of this horrible person. Krithen replied to my Facebook comment on the Kevin Hart what's now event page stating he had 4 x tickets. He insisted I paid via ewallet and as I was desperate to get the tickets. I checked out his Fb page which seemed legit and being very gullible. I sent the money via ewallet. He told me he was from the UK and that this was the only way he'd receive the money. He then told me to meet him at the oyster box which he was going to for a "work seminar". He then started being very dodgy telling me he would call me at 12 then at 2 then at 3 he tells me to meet him at 5pm at firkin in pavilion. I agreed being very annoyed but we wanted to our tickets. I get to pavilion and called him at 5 and he tells me he was stuck at the Cato ridge engen one stop and he had the cheek to ask me for a further R300 for petrol. I knew then that he was scamming us and we wouldn't get our money back. This guy has being doing this for years. He is definitely from pietermaritzburg. The number he used is 0629217717. I plan to open a report. Thanks

  • ashleigh1 25 Mar 2016, 05:11 PM

    I've just been conned by this man, please join the facebook page to create awareness and hopefully put a end to this man

  • AFCPT 8 Feb 2016, 01:35 PM

    Hi all - I added the original post to this site and I expect that like all of you would like to make life difficult for this low life. I have not yet reported this to the police but figure if a few / all of us did this, we may get some results. Please let me know if you have or plan to report. Thanks

  • angiejmorrison 8 Feb 2016, 09:22 AM

    I got douped by this bastard last week as well for Goldfish tickets. Same modus operandi. How is he still operating with the same numbers???? 0618203915 and 084 281 1012
    So Angry!!!

  • SC19 3 Feb 2016, 08:02 PM

    I was juped for a tidy sum for supposed concert tickets. I kick myself now because there were so many warning signs with the same modus operandi.

    What a terrible human being.

    I had a further phone number;

    074 5207342

    And a fairly self explanatory email address;
    (He's totally oblivious to the sadness and pain which he causes!)

    Another interesting thing is that I scoured his 'friends' on his obviously fake FB page and messaged a few querying if these individuals really know this guy. I had one reply from a listed friend of Krithen Maharaj saying that he is not friends with anyone by that name. In those few minutes of dialogue, this friend had been removed as a friend of Krithen's! Which made me very concerned. Is this horrible individual able to monitor my online access now?

    Let's work together to bring him to book.

  • trylands 27 Jan 2016, 08:01 PM

    Defrauded me of a tidy sum. I should have checked this website first. Very slick operator. Beware....
    same modus operandi as described below. Uses What's app, gmail, money transfer. This is a professional conman.

  • fatizah004 29 Dec 2015, 08:40 PM

    He stolr my money and i have no idea how to get it bacj but i pray God punishes him badly he must becone blind or loose his hands for his evil deeds.Ameen

  • Dvdb 29 Dec 2015, 03:57 PM

    Thanks for warning me! I almost paid him for tickets for Kirstenbosch new years party.

    If it was not for your post, i would have fallen into the same trap.

    His agenda:
    - going back to UK.. can't attend
    - no SA bank account, wants payment via cell transfer
    - sends pictures of ticket bar codes
    - says he will mail tickets.

    Very slick character... beware

  • alicemalepe 26 Nov 2015, 09:16 AM

    I was corned by this man we paid him our money for a holiday flat which we that it was close to everything and it at an affordable price so I paid him the 50% deposit on the 26/10/2015 till now I haven't received a confirmation letter as promised by him its been 6 days smsing and calling whatsapping him he reads my msgs n ignore me when I call he ignores every call

    Checked again on olx he is still advertising the same apartment that was meant for us

    I promised my whole family a good time in Durban this December but because of him all my kids Christmas is nothing but a flop even now I'm calling him no answer

    Googled him I found out that he is registered on LinkedIn as a financial advisor of liberty life in Durban tried calling the offices it seems like they have many branches can't find the right 1 to actually have any info on where he is staying to get my money back

    I was also fooled by this man

    And thanks again for this advice

    I also pray that others don't fall for his trap like we did

  • Frik89550 25 Nov 2015, 08:57 AM

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