OLX Scam to buy goods

Please be careful Guys, these Troll's are very active on OLX and other sites were you try to sell goods. Had a Call from a Henry his number 0622563002 saying that he will by a scooter i have for sale and that he will make EFT payment for it, he didn't want to come and view the item he said he will send driver. I knew this was a scam as they tried the same trick before.
So he says he will make EFT from ABSA to ABSA, but got SMS confirmation from NEDBANK. i don't think this is there sms number +2782007229678829 he had wrong amount in the SMS as well.
You cannot trace the payment via Nedbank site as well.
I hope someone can catch these thiefs.

Report ID: 11113
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Krugersdorp
Address: Florida
Crime Date/Time: 2 Dec 2015, 13:12 PM
Reported By: vanlogj
Reported Date: 2 Dec 2015, 13:12 PM
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  • etiennes 4 Dec 2015, 04:08 PM

    Patrick Baloyi / Balowi just attempted to buy my washing machine off OLX with a fake proof of payment from ABSA, wanted to collect immediately. Sent me proof of payment, copy of ID and his Eskom bill.

  • Rrrr 4 Dec 2015, 12:29 PM

    This guy also wanted to scam me on the 1st December. I told him to make the payment, and I then received a fake sms nofitication from a fake nedbank saying he payed the money (R48000) over. I told him I will under no circumstances release the goods until I go to my bank and confirm that the money is in on the 4th of December. So I went to the bank today, and lo-and-behold, the money isn't in, so the 'payment notification' that he sent was fake. So luckely, I was smarted than this idiot. He called himself Henry and he called from this number: 0622563002 . Never trust people, and ALWAYS wait until 3days later to confirm FOR YOURSELF that the money is in, before releasing any goods or making any trades.

  • vanlogj 4 Dec 2015, 06:27 AM


    The only thing i could do was to report the crime to the crime line guys, and to OLX as well.
    i am not sure were else a person can go to try and catch these guys, they have been at this for some time
    and they trick allot of people and actually get away with some goods.

    It is definitely the same person Mr Henry Bromfield, he tries to trick you buy talking in this very clear English accent then proceed to tell you he is very interested in the goods, and that he doesn't need to come and look at it, will make payment and send driver. I always say come have a look at the item for sale.

    next time i will let him send his driver, but the police will be waiting as well.

  • Mickey1938 3 Dec 2015, 03:46 PM

    I just got scammed by the same guy!!!! A mr henry bromfield!!! I phoned absa to make sure about the transaction details and the told me straight up that it was a scam please contact me as Im curious as to how you went about dealing with this my cell number is 0839280161

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