Fraud involving Instant Gadget & Optimal Courier Servic

Purchased a Sigma camera lens (600mm) from
Paid over the R 7 000.00 for the lens and was provided with a tracking company and tracking number. All looked legit, but now the tracking company's web page is suddenly gone . . .
I then received an email, stating additional items had been packed and I must pay over R 4 050 to release from Customs.
Long story short, I foolishly paid over the money after Instant Gadget promised a refund. The very next day I received another email stating more items were discovered, I owe an additional R 7 500.00
I am now over 11 grand out of pocket and next step is to open a criminal case.

Report ID: 12213
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Address: Instant Gadget No 7 Geringer Street Main Building Del J
Crime Date/Time: 14 Dec 2015, 11:12 AM
Reported By: gary955
Reported Date: 4 Jan 2016, 11:01 AM
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  • gary955 18 Jan 2016, 07:41 AM

    Hi Hein224, I paid over the R 4 050 and the very next day I received an email stating I owed an additional R 7 500.
    I am R 11k in with nothing to show . . .
    Reported to SAPS and my boss has someone looking into it.

  • Hein224 15 Jan 2016, 01:27 PM

    Hi Gary, the same thing is happening to me at this very moment, they want R4050 for the import tax, could you maybe let me know what happened with you purchase?

  • Andre Putter 5 Jan 2016, 08:53 AM

    Gary, I'd like to chase these guys! Call Andre 0844856448 or email

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