Dodgy auto-electrician ripped me off!

Found a gumtree ad for a mobile auto-electrician (They go by several names, Cape Auto Eletrical/Cape Mobile in the kuilsriver area), called early in the morning (2017-07-06) and technician (Loyd) only arrived after 4 pm! Car had a drain on the battery while it is off. Loyd had a look, said he knew what was wrong, pretended to fix my vehicle, while all he did was start my car with his battery, charge mine for a little bit and then proceeded to charge me R1050. He promised me an invoice when he got back to the office, guess what no invoice. The car was obviously not fixed and 2 days later, the battery was completely flat again. Called him the Monday morning (2017-07-09) and he promised to see to me, never showed and claimed he was in a car accident, how convenient. Called him several times over the next few days and same story, either they gave him too much work and he couldnt make it or some bullsh!t story, he would promise to come to my residence and fix my car making several appointments and he would not show up. He started cancelling my calls as well or avoiding them at all. A full week later he tells me I am being too impatient and that I must have my vehicle towed so some workshop. I called the workshop in question (goch & cooper auto services) and they confirmed they have no knowledge of this technician. Obviously Loyd is not a certified auto-electrician and makes his money by scamming customers found on gumtree. DO NOT FALL FOR IT!

Report ID: 18523
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Address: Goodwood, Cape Town
Crime Date/Time: 6 Jul 2017, 15:07 PM
Reported By: User363
Reported Date: 13 Jul 2017, 15:07 PM
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