Airtime scam

A person claiming to need my business services phoned asking me to come and quote. On making arrangements to meet 25km from town, they asked me to purchase airtime (two R275 Vodacom vouchers) and then convinced me to give them the pin numbers just before leaving. On arrival at the agreed meeting spot (a farm road) they did not arrive and the phone number just rang (+27794451744) the following message had been received from this number "I am Danie Strydom im a dairy farmer just outside clarens about 25km on the bethlehem road on the left hand side. I want to finish 4 flats on the inside the ceilings, tiles etc. Thank you. Danie"

Report ID: 22302
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Free State
City/Town: Clarens
Address: Clarens
Crime Date/Time: 28 Nov 2017, 12:11 PM
Reported By: Scammed113246
Reported Date: 28 Nov 2017, 12:11 PM
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  • LynT 6 Nov 2018, 07:10 PM

    Hi. I have just had dealings with the very man you have reported. Fortunaltely I had a gut feeling about it and cancelled the appointment before heading out to meet him to measure up his four cottages on his 'dairy farm' near Philedelphia in the Western Cape.
    Exactly the same modus operandi - he called in for a quote on kitchens and other cabinetry in his four cottages. Budget was not an issue. We arranged to meet at the turn off to his farm, as there was no sign board up yet, he would meet me at the main road. A few seconds after confirming details, he rang again with the story that his wife needed him to get airtime and could I please pick up two Vodacom vouchers for R275.00. He even got his 'wife' to sms me when I asked him to please confirm exactly what he needed. my instinct was that it was a scam and found this report. The number he used in our dealings was 066 391 4595. He currently goes by the name Lootz Strydom.

  • Scammed113246 28 Nov 2017, 12:47 PM

    The vouchers related to the above crime are as follows: Vendor ID:1340, Reference:34205929, Serial: 15259247927 and Vendor ID:1340, Reference: 34205930, Serial: 15259247928

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