Car Parts Fraud

We agreed that i must puy half for the gearbox for my vehicle and then he would ship it down from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town where i reside, i then made the payment of R1800 into his account and ever since then he has been avoiding my calls and emails!its been 5 day now and still nothing!His goes by the name of Shaun Pillay  

Report ID: 1922
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Eastern Cape
Suburb: Walmer
Address: 76 5th Avenue Walmer Port Elizabeth
Crime Date/Time: 9 Feb 2012, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Username1922
Reported Date: 15 Feb 2012, 09:02 AM
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  • User1974 6 Jun 2017, 11:09 PM

    Good day. I was contacted by whom I suspect is the same person or group of people offering me parts as I placed a add on OLX wanting spares. They are from a company MS Auto in Port Shepstone . I was emailed a quotation with FNB banking details and due to me not trusting every peron started enquiring before paying over hard earned cash. I phoned company's in the area and know one ever heard of a David Lester / MS Auto for that matter. Also various google search pages pops up about this persons info as scams, for what it's worth please be aware of these guys. They are very convincing and I nearly paid funds over.

    His detail as follows
    Kind Regards
    David Lester
    Sales Consultant

    Acc 62696350728
    Brance 250655

    27 Izothsa road
    Port Shepstone
    Tel 0762922698
    Tel 0325258301

    Hope this can help some one else.

  • Plaasboer2013 18 May 2016, 05:35 PM

    Hi scam my sister his details as follows
    Sikham Auto
    Adress Eshowe industrial
    Landline 0325258301
    She bought a boot for a 2011 Kia cerato and bumper
    She paid him into his bank account ABSA
    Sikham Auto
    Acc num 9318883256
    Branch code 632005
    How can we get this f@&$ scammer I would like to see him in person. He took my sisters last R3150.

  • grant97416 17 May 2016, 08:14 PM

    Try this number its the latest one 0606019698

  • grant97416 17 May 2016, 08:10 PM

    Hi I was just caught the same way for R1000 same home address but got his name from the land line as Mr Jonathan Dench, I say we all get together and go visit this low life?

  • cakesmasher 24 Feb 2016, 07:54 PM

    I almost got scammed by Alec Mathews from Multi bike. I went to deposit money in his account (FNB) and luckily the teller asked me who is the holder of account things did not add up. The account holders name is Mr Xolami Kheswa.
    His phone number is 076 653 4687.

  • Alastair4 20 Feb 2016, 12:15 PM


    I was regrettably scammed by this guy, who called himself Alec Matthews from Multi Auto. I was looking for a BBY Engine and responded to his Gumtree ad. I paid him R2900 deposit for an engine after getting photos, Engine numbers and a quotation, and waited for his delivery guy to arrive, two weeks later nothing arrived. I have reported him to the police and Gumtree. His phone numbers are 076 653 4687, and 087 890 0400. He uses an FNB account, account number 62586242267. Guys please let's give the police all the info to get him!

  • SandL 10 Dec 2015, 07:31 PM

    Oh the banking details on my invoice are : Standard bank Acc No: 10011444477

  • SandL 10 Dec 2015, 07:27 PM

    I am so grateful for this sight and all who have posted here. I put in the telephone number after being suspicious because I was going to buy spares from "Gordon" at KM Auto 108 Van Rova Rd, Tongaat, KZN. Cell:0766534687, Tel No: 0325258301, Fax No: 0867648666. He was so professional and made it sound so legit, also sent me an invoice and photos, I would have fallen hook line and sinker. Luckily my husband has a brother close by and insisted we send him the money and let him collect the spares. Once these arrangements were made, he just stopped taking my calls.

  • AvTCZ75 3 Dec 2015, 05:19 PM

    I placed an ad for a VW Tiguan engine on OLX and Gumtree at the end of November 2015 and was contacted by Gordan Rogers, sales consultant at KM Auto in Tongaat, KZN.

    He sent me an invoice for a complete engine indicating the following information:
    Company Number: 1999/016087/22
    Cell: 076 653 4687
    Tel: 032 525 8301
    Address: 108 Van Rowa Road, Tongaat
    Std Bank acc: 10077365745

    Because I was scammed by another person two weeks before and avoided another attempt a week later, I searched for the company number on Google and found this site with this discussion that sounds very familiar to me.

    I decided to share this info on here and not continue with the transaction.

    Hope the person can be apprehended and our joint input be used to get a conviction. I'll be glad to submit a statement of my experience if necessary.

  • Andre12 23 Jul 2015, 01:18 PM

    More info: His name used Derek Owens, cell 0767219413, 0325258301, comp reg 1999/016087/22 Fax 0867648666

  • Andre12 23 Jul 2015, 01:14 PM

    Thanks for all the info, he just emailed me invoice for engine the Account Name and number LNM Bikes Std Bank 10073823684

  • Anonymous 3 Jul 2015, 02:32 PM

    Got details on this guy...go under the new name Bradley Peters telnumber: 0767219413 his new bank account: ABSA ..AccNum: 930895114

  • Michelle64 16 Jul 2014, 02:24 PM

    Guys if you have any FNB bank details, for this scammer please forward to me, we need to catch this creep. email - thanks

  • Lavre Auto Lavre buy and sell 25 Jun 2014, 11:29 PM

    Ok, It is not 23h45 Wednesday night. I have not heared back from this Indian oke by the name of "Steven Rodgers". I have confronted him with these reports, and he was adament that it was his competision... NEither him, nor his "claims department" came back to me.. SO it is the same scammer that caught other people, that tried scamming me. Better for him, me and him must never "meat" oneday. People, be carefull of this low class JACKASS scammer.

  • Michelle64 23 Jun 2014, 12:22 PM

    This same Steven Rogers idiot scammed me for R5700 for a dodge calibre. in my desperation I get a call from him on the 13th of June and thinking he is God sent pay the money to him via EFT expecting the engine to arrive at my home in Gauteng the next day via courier. The whole thing looked authentic and waited and waited called and no response, then I checked online to see this forum, was I gutted. Please if anyone has any information on this creep please I beg you to furnish me with it to support my fraud case. thanks for the blog

  • Lavre Auto Lavre buy and sell 20 Jun 2014, 10:47 AM

    I have been contacted by the very Steven Rogers (SM Auto Parts in Address : 10 kiepersol circle kwadukuza email : from cell nr 0791920283). icw parts I need for a Jeep Cherokee Sport. Emailed me pics of the car, etc etc. According to him, it is NOT him, but competitors that claims to be "them". So I am now going to phone Time Freight, and find out if the can go and pic up, and if everything is fine, I will post here again. However, I will keep you guys updated.

  • Christiaan Swart 9 Jun 2014, 12:21 PM

    This time his name is Steven Rogers From SM Auto Parts in Address : 10 kiepersol circle kwadukuza email : He uses Paint to create fake Business invoices Beware of him. Wanted to inport a Complete Peugeot 306 Sub assembly engin for R3000 ,wanted payment immidiately so i checked online ,Thanks for this forum guys!!

  • quintin2 25 Mar 2014, 11:20 AM

    was also scammend by brandon rodgers for an engine just a few days back operating from richardsbay

  • Fanie 17 Feb 2014, 10:03 PM

    Warren het my ook gekontak na ad op olx en gumtree. Selfde adres, e-mail en telefoon. Gebruik nou Nedbank rek. Dankie tog, ons het nog nie geld inbetaal.

  • Bruce16 17 Feb 2014, 12:53 PM

    Yip, just been scammed by this prick too. He's email is and number 071-436-0215 I placed a wanted add in OLX and he called saying he's from an Insurance Company and has parts off a stripped car. be on the lookout, and if anyone is able to find this guy let me know, I have contacts that will extract my cash out of him......

  • Hana 11 Feb 2014, 11:34 AM

    i too received a call from warren 0714360215. that's the number he uses. he now has a nedbank account. luckily i saw this site before making any deposits or anything. i hope he gets caught.

  • Stoffel3 5 Feb 2014, 11:27 AM

    Die3 vark het my ook gekontak na 'n ad op OLX. ek moes hom R6000-00 betaal vir 'n jeep engin en die balans na ek die engin gestart het. Die geld is betaal en ek wak nou nog vir die engin. Hy het die geld in Beluto by 'n kitsbank getrek. Hy bly in daardie omgewing.Ons het 'n hold op sy rekening by FNB gesit, maar hy gebruik hom net nie meer nie.

  • Max4 30 Jan 2014, 09:03 AM

    Hi yhip, Warren David from JM Auto Parts of 76 5th Avenue PE has done the same to us. We have discovered that he has closed his bank accounts and so now we are laying fraud charges against this "pig". You know what,he can run but he can't hide forever!!! He, they or whatever - will always slip up some time :). Seen it and seen what happens to people like this. If u can call them people. Will keep u posted...

  • Darryn 29 Jan 2014, 01:09 PM

    yip, same thing happened with me last week. JM Auto operating from PE. Has anyone had any luck tracing this idiot? pls email me.. Darrynf85@gmail(dot)com

  • Linda42 16 Sep 2013, 11:08 AM

    Chrisscha I was just about to deposit money for a gear box luckily I stumbled across your comment. Invoice received from Gordon has same info as yours. Let me know if you receive your engine before I go ahead with my transaction

  • chrisscha 16 Sep 2013, 07:34 AM

    account hlder name is senzo ntoshe mathe

  • chrisscha 16 Sep 2013, 07:26 AM

    he has caught me and my husband now as well by the name Gordon Co Reg No 1998/060614/20 fax 086 764 8666 tel no 081 889 3824 SM Auto Parts Richards Bay KZN Nedbank SM AUTO Acc num 1056784512 we paid R2500 deposit for a ford focus TDCI engine would have been delivrd yesterday!!!!! I had this feeling it is going to be a scam we just hoped it was legit cause we are urgently looking for this engine what do you do from here to catch this idiot????

  • Di3 24 May 2013, 02:40 PM

    Am sure I am dealing with similar case. I need a transfer box for a Volvo V70 AWD. Sims Auto Parts in Cape Town - guy called the next day, emailed invoice with photos. Said would send to Durban with no added cost but had to pay before 2pm. Looks good but can't find this company listed anywhere.

  • Seelan3 1 Feb 2013, 10:02 AM

    Guy phoned me after I placed an AD on gumtree searching for a BMW 325i Water Pump. Price he quoted as R3750. Asked him to send me the quote via email. On looking at his invoice I noticed no office no or company logo. Alarm Bells. Did an Investigation and found this site. Wish the police would do something.

  • Lynette16 29 Jan 2013, 08:01 AM

    Exact same story guys except he using name Wesley Smith , TZ auto Co. reg. 1996/080913/24, only found this information after i made payment. Address he is using is 26 Kabelring, Alton, Richards Bay, 3900, Fax 0867648666 Cell: 0797153640. My engine was supposed to have been delivered yesterday for a Proton saga 1.3. Here is a link to other happenings i found you should read,, he used the same fax no twice which is linked to email addresses which can be changed quite often. Bank acc no used is 62393942175 BR 250655. He got me for R6200 which i still have to pay back! I am following and getting close, will keep you all updated.

  • Ross4 10 Jan 2013, 09:05 AM

    We also got caught... looked up his email address and celphone number, could not find anything on google, so we went ahead... the invoice looked legit, everything. Only after the fact did I find these posts. Such a shame!! Anyone gotten any joy from reporting this?? If so how did you go about it??

  • Mario7 3 Jan 2013, 01:14 PM

    I wanted to buy a auto gearbox for a Volvo. Did some research and found all these comments. Thanks everyone. Same setup MMM autospares (FNB acc. 62382328998,co reg 1997/070923/23 , fax0867648666 ) , he Shaun Anthony can supply it and will be sent from KZN to Western Cape. After all this it needs to be supplied in full before any payment is made. Where does one do honest business?

  • Marius22 28 Nov 2012, 01:16 PM

    Looks like I might be dealing with the same guy Shaun Anthony SBM Auto 076 635 7003 Not answering my calls 76 Emalje draai, Alton, Richards Bay Company reg : 1997/070923/23 (I'm an estate agent and searched this company - found nothing) Vat : 4720158309 FNB : 62274035461 Branch 250655 I don't know how he would have got me as he said I only pay upon delivery.

  • Pedido 20 Nov 2012, 05:18 PM

    He is now operating in Richards Bay as MM Parts under the name of Jonathan Rogers

  • SCN 12 Oct 2012, 09:41 AM

    It is really amazing and scaring how South African citizens are not protected in their own country. How can it take so long to apprehend someone who is practicing dirty acts within the borders of S.A? this appears to be known as early as Feb 2012. I was under impression that no one will get SIM card without registering and bank account without proper documentation. My cousin knows him as Terrence.Hopefully you rot in jail poor thing, you will not win for long.

  • MFM2 12 Oct 2012, 12:13 AM

    This Guy did the same to me, I'm tracing him. Please advise how should I go about this.The phone he used recently was 0828613030. Bank Details as FNB, Acc 62312248471,Br 250655

  • Sari 3 Aug 2012, 09:00 AM

    This guy did the same to me. I hope you rot in hell whom ever you.

  • EKC 11 Jul 2012, 11:37 AM

    BTW he is currently using 073 838 8634 and

  • EKC 11 Jul 2012, 11:33 AM

    This guy just tried to con me as well luckily I googled him. Thanks for the warning guys.

  • Username1922 5 Mar 2012, 12:38 PM

    Guys have anyone of you manage to report this CRIME?and how far did you get??Surely the cellphone number has to be registered to someone's id as well as the bank account! Today I have reported this email address to Google as a that of a spammer / scam !

  • Jody 5 Mar 2012, 12:20 PM

    The same guy, Shuan said he would send me parts for a BMW 1-series. We agreed I would deposit R1500.00 I did the deposit but, after that I never recieved any parts and he ignored all my calls. He used the exact same address as above. He alo now uses the name Gordon, anthony gordan

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  • Florian 16 Feb 2012, 12:19 PM

    Hi, the very same Shaun tried to trick me to believe, that he could sell me a Volvo engine. Just never, ever send any money without a proper invoice, with all the details of the part and the company. SM Auto was the company name he tried with me. But he is not very good at lying. First he said he is based in KZN, than he send me an invoice from a company in PE. Eish Shaun, you are loosing it!

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