Advertised bikes on Gumtree for sale. received an e-mail from prospective buyer Ronald Motaung ID No 5008145635080, Cell number 0836912963 from Centurion. He id not want to do an eft as he said that should he do an eft and not receive the goods he could not afford a loss of this size. A bank guaranteed cheque was agreed upon that would suffice on handover of goods. He could not come to KZN to collect the goods and asked if we could meet at Villiers Engen 1Stop garage. We agreed not thinking that anything was amiss with this arrangement. On the way to Villiers the buyer phoned and said that he was involved in a car accident and that he would send a transport company with the bank guaranteed cheque and copy of the identity document of the buyer and this person would sign as proxy. On arrival at the Engen 1Stop the proxy Jonathan Ndlovu arrived. My husband duly checked the bank guaranteed cheque and said that all the necessary stamps and signatures from the bank were in order. We signed over the goods with all the relevant change of ownership details and left. I deposited the cheque into my husbands account on Monday 19th September and thought nothing further about the transaction.On Wednesday 21st September at about 12midday the same bank guaranteed cheque was supposedly stopped by the very same bank that had issued the cheque. We were now left with no money and no goods. We then contacted the buyer and asked what had happened to the money, he then said that the bank froze his account because he was owing FNB a large sum of money and therefore could not pay for the bikes and was very sorry about what had happened. He said that the transport company still had the goods and that he was now unable to pay the transport company as well. He had told them to send the goods back. We then phoned Jonathan Ndlovu ID No 8202225174080, Cell no 0836912963 bakkie registration WBZ898GP on the 22nd September and asked him please take the goods to an auto carrier company in Rosslyn so that the goods can be brought back to KZN. He then said that we needed to pay R2100-00 to have the goods transported back to Rosslyn to which we agreed. We had to pay the money in at our local money market counter at Shoprite, he then phoned back to say that we needed to pay a further R720-00 for storage fees and then he would transport the bikes to Rosslyn and would phone us once he arrived there. The bikes were never delivered. We have since established that fraudulent identity documents were used. A case of theft, fraud and extortion has been opened here at Maydon Wharf in KZN and the file has been passed on to Villiers Police Station for investigation. The case number 177/9/2011. I have also put a photo of the bikes on Facebook. Any help will be appreciated in sending these people to prison. Please notify the public of these unscrupulous people.
|Crime Date/Time:||17 Sep 2011, 00:09 AM|
|Reported Date:||25 Sep 2011, 09:09 AM|