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Christiaan van Biljon a former member of Bid or Buy sold items on this website with over 9000 items sold. His account with BidorBuy has been deactivated but he used all the email addresses of people who bought from him while he was a registered member and continued to email them brochures with current specials on offer (normally computer, games, software and music)
Recently on the 9th i reacted to one of these emails and placed an order for PS4 games to the value of R4300. while the order process was in progress i got immediate answers to all my emails but as soon as payment was completed i was no longer able to get in touch with him (telephone and email addresses of which there are several) I then used his name and checked it against and discovered that other people has also been scammed/defrauded of their money (there may be hundreds more who did not report).
Christiaan van Biljon uses the business name - softwaresolutions cc with this acc number for payments -
Capitec Bank:
Account name: It Specialist.
Savings: acc: 1562887015
BC: 470010.

Shortly after i discovered that i was a victim i phoned Capitec to inform them that this acc was used for fraudulent activities and they informed me the they have already freezed the account due to similar complains.
Now he ask customers to send money via E-wallet ect with instructions how to send from various banks.
I have not laid a criminal charge yet but i urge people to be aware that good people can turn bad as with this case. from a seller who sold more than 9000 items on BOB to a common thief who advertisers the same products but now just do not deliver.
He uses these email addresses with his adds -

Chris van Biljon

It Specialist
Software Solutions


If anyone has been scammed by the same person please leave your information so that we can take as much to the police to catch this person

Report ID: 26623
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Address: 0nline
Crime Date/Time: 9 Feb 2018, 16:02 PM
Reported By: waanie
Reported Date: 23 Feb 2018, 11:02 AM
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  • jwillemse 16 Apr 2019, 12:10 PM

    I was scammed today by them but 3700, cant believe I fell for this I have also bought from them multiple times in the past over Bid or Buy, and decided to reuse them again, but paid the money phones off etc, if any one has police case references please share, I will log a police case, and also share here as soon as I get a chance.
    I will also contact Google, etc all the mail service providers to alert them to the scammers.

  • Quickie 15 Apr 2019, 10:48 AM

    I was also scammed out of R 1700.00 last week. Bougt an cellphone and paid the money via cash send. Very nice lady called Lucy that I delt with. Suddenly none of the contact numbers work and no response on e-mail.
    Does anyone have more information as I would like to open a case at SAPS.

  • Johanba 6 Mar 2019, 10:42 AM

    Also been scammed
    I have opened a case
    I have collected quite some info
    If anyone has a address I will go visit him and have a good discussion with him
    send me the info

  • Nkanyiso128479 19 Feb 2019, 12:34 PM

    I have just lost R4000.00 to this person. I did not suspect anything since i have purchased some software from him in the past. All his cellphones numbers are on voice mail now. I am tempted to strike him with blindness

  • Tulalani 9 Jan 2019, 01:55 PM

    This person scammed me out of R 2800.00 on 2/1/2019

    He advertised the following:
    DELL LATTITUDE E6530 Core i7: R3000
    Refurbished, 12 Months Warranty
    Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 3520M - 2.90 GHz ,15.6" FULL HD LED Screen, 1920 x 1080
    Resolution, Intel HD Graphics 4000, IDT HD Audio,500GB Hard Drive, 8GB DDR3
    Ram,Builtin DVD RW Drive, WebcamBuilt-in 3G (insert sim to use internet) ,WiFi, eSATA,
    HDMI, USB 3.0, BluetoothLAN, Memory Card Reader ,Backlit keyboard (for use in the
    dark), Good Battery Life

    When asked him for his bank details the following was send

    I do not use Capitec account for eft like before for software/hardware purchases, only for my monthly PC repairing/servicing contracts for tax purposes. , i know you bought software that way.

    What bank do you use?

    Thank you for your email and custom
    It Specialist

    I did a eWallet Payment Methods notification number: 0603321545

    As a pensioner this is a setback for me....

  • Riana127207 7 Jan 2019, 06:17 PM

    I was also scammed last week and Friday. Since he withdrew the money I can not get hold of him. He also do not reply on my emails. He also used new cell phone numbers. Chris 0710426318 Dylan 0717746760 (Incorrect number) Lucy(Admin & Dispatch) 0603321545

  • waanie 3 Jan 2019, 12:19 PM

    The list below is only those who took the time to research on google. There are probably hundreds more who got scammed and this thieve is still free to continue his activities

  • Accrete 3 Jan 2019, 10:53 AM

    I have fallen for this Software Solutions scam as well last week. I have purchased goods from him once in the past which I received so didn't suspect anything. Trying to trace the transaction with the Bank to get a location.

  • Lallie127130 19 Dec 2018, 02:40 PM

    Justiceforall: kindly forward information about Christiaan Van Bijlon to me:

  • Lallie127130 19 Dec 2018, 02:12 PM

    Hi all, I have also fallen victim a few days ago to Software Solutions' scam. The modus operani was the same as all the incidents that I've read in this conversation and others. I'm in the process to gather more information in order to institute criminal prosecution. I need references in order to pursue this matter as a commercial crime. The different cases must therefore be linked. I'm therefore requesting any persons that have registered criminal cases to kindly forward your information, contact number and SAPS case details to me at Thank you.

  • Marlon127025 27 Nov 2018, 10:45 AM

    Also got defrauded from R4,000 for PS4 for my son's birthday. Purchased from him before under Bid and Buy - no problems then. Was not aware that his account was deactivated and that he turned to crime. Huge disappointment - I am more upset for my son's sake, than for mine.

  • Frau-corr 25 Oct 2018, 02:35 AM

    I am a private investigator and are busy to compile a case Docket of fraud for one of my Clients against this " Chris Van Biljon"
    Anyone is welcome to send me information to

  • Justiceforall 22 Oct 2018, 12:01 PM

    How can i contact everyone that has been scammed. ive been robbed as well and know all his whereabouts, staying and details. Can help eveyone

  • nmsmith72 16 Jul 2018, 12:14 PM

    Not sure if anybody else has picked this up, but there was quite an extensive list of complaints posted against Software Solutions on Hellopeter. I have just recently noticed that these posts have been removed from their website, and that 2 recent posts went up that praise the excellent service received by Chris van Biljon. Obviously these are fake posts either posted by himself or close friends of his. Not sure how these negative posts about his business could be so easily removed, but please just be aware of this as he is still defrauding people to this day. Because of this, I will also not be trusting any positive reviews about companies on Hellopeter anymore.

  • Geoff124189 4 Jul 2018, 09:03 AM

    He has ripped off R5000. Doesn't answer his phones or eturn emails

  • Geoff124189 4 Jul 2018, 08:59 AM

    How do we catch this guy?

  • waanie 12 Jun 2018, 04:09 PM

    Hi Pita

    Can you post on Hello Peter as well. Theres more people there who has been scammed. I hope that someone takes this to the police since nothing has been done thus far

  • Pita 12 Jun 2018, 11:47 AM

    Hi all .
    I've managed to trace Christiaan van Biljon (alias Willem van Biljon) He is staying in the northern Cape in a little town called Griekwastad , halfway between Kimberley and Douglas.

  • donaghsheridan 18 May 2018, 05:27 PM

    Dear Sir/Ma

    We are one of the leading Financial instrument providers with offices all over Europe. We are major/Direct providers of Fresh Cut BG, SBLC, POF, MTN, Bonds and CDs and this financial instruments are specifically for lease and purchase, we always deliver on time and precision as Set forth in the agreement. You are at liberty to engage our leased and purchase facilities into trade programs, project financing, Credit line enhancement, Corporate Loans (Business Start-up Loans or Business Expansion Loans), Equipment Procurement Loans (Industrial Equipment, Air crafts, Ships, etc.) And many more, Our Terms and Conditions are reasonable.

    1. Instrument: Bank Guarantee (BG)/SBLC (Appendix A)
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    5. Leasing Price: (3 % +2 % )
    6. Sale Price: (30 % + 2 %)
    7. Delivery by SWIFT .
    8. Payment: MT103
    9. Hard Copy: Bonded Courier within 7 banking days.

    If you have need for Corporate loans, International project funding, etc. or if you have a client that requires funding for his project or business, We are also affiliated with lenders who specialize on funding against financial instruments, such as BG, SBLC, POF or MTN, we fund 100% of the face value of the financial instrument.Inquiries from agents/ brokers/ intermediaries are also welcomed; do get back to us if you are interested in any of our services and for quality service.PLS kindly contact US

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  • Joe069 17 May 2018, 01:23 PM

    I have received another mail with "SPECIALS" on today. Any ideas where I can report it to? Tks'

  • hansieboden 14 May 2018, 12:03 PM

    Same thing happen to me i trust them so i did a e wallet transfer from fnb for a laptop since he received the money they don't answer or respond to any emails or sms's is there somebody who can track them down or stop it and how do one get your money back from them.
    the amount i paid over was R2800. may be not a lot to someone but to me its a big amount i almost saved a year to get it and thy are stealing from innocent people
    this is what i have from them i hope there are someone who can help

    Banking Details:
    Bank: CAPITEC
    Branch code: 470010
    Account Number: 1512980143
    Account Name: Software Solutions
    Account type: Savings Account
    Christiaan - Sagnu Project AKA ( Software Solutions )
    Willem van Biljon
    Chris Van Biljon
    Payment Methods = 0832431416
    Christiaan van Biljon
    Kelly-ann Pretoruis
    It Specialist
    Software Solutions
    Chris Van Biljon
    Capitec Bank:
    Account name: It Specialist.
    Savings: acc: 1562887015
    BC: 470010
    Other Payment Methods = 0784070682
    Chris van Biljon
    It Specialist
    Software Solutions
    Payment Methods notification number: 0717168272
    Chris V. Biljon
    It Specialist
    Dylan Grove
    Software/Hardware Department(PA)
    Software Solutions cc
    Payment Methods notification number: 0717168272

  • waanie 8 May 2018, 08:42 PM

    Use all these and print the reports from
    Need to submit as much as possible for the police to take this seriously

  • Jalgorty 8 May 2018, 07:56 PM

    Christiaan van Biljon is still scamming people. I have just spoken to FNB and reported him to the fraud department. According to them he resides in Welkom or atleast that is where he has withdrawn the money. Stateway FNB Welkom teller.
    A case of fraud will be opened tomorrow against him and his friend Dylan Grove.

    FNB to assist with CCTV footage.

    We need to find him so that he cannot scam other people aswell.

  • waanie 13 Apr 2018, 03:30 PM

    And he is still at it. Police obviously not interested in the case

  • Joe069 13 Apr 2018, 01:48 PM

    He is busy trying to scam me. Luckily I picked this site up as I almost paid over 2000 bucks. He has a new number 0717168272 .

  • waanie 28 Feb 2018, 05:46 PM

    Open a case of theft / fraud at the police. to many victims is too embarrassed to report these crimes so people like Christiaan gets away with it to steal from another unsuspected victim. If you look at all the amounts listed by only a few of us who reported this than you can imagine how much he steals from people in a month. i`ve received his emails for a very long time and normally i delete it until now so he is at it for a very long time and still free to continue with his criminal activities

  • Elaine59 28 Feb 2018, 03:46 PM

    Sorry for sending so many times!

  • Elaine59 28 Feb 2018, 03:45 PM

    I too was scammed by them - deposited R2400 to the cellphone number for a demo model laptop. They do not answer emails - I too was hoping I was wrong but have received nothing yet.

  • Elaine59 28 Feb 2018, 03:45 PM

    I too was scammed by them - deposited R2400 to the cellphone number for a demo model laptop. They do not answer emails - I too was hoping I was wrong but have received nothing yet.

  • Elaine59 28 Feb 2018, 03:45 PM

    I too was scammed by them - deposited R2400 to the cellphone number for a demo model laptop. They do not answer emails - I too was hoping I was wrong but have received nothing yet.

  • Elaine59 28 Feb 2018, 03:45 PM

    I too was scammed by them - deposited R2400 to the cellphone number for a demo model laptop. They do not answer emails - I too was hoping I was wrong but have received nothing yet.

  • Elaine59 28 Feb 2018, 03:45 PM

    I too was scammed by them - deposited R2400 to the cellphone number for a demo model laptop. They do not answer emails - I too was hoping I was wrong but have received nothing yet.

  • waanie 28 Feb 2018, 09:51 AM

    Hi Tandy. No i do not have more information. The police should be able to trace him from his telephone numbers and bank account details because you need to have an ID to open a account. They should also be able to trace his emails via IP addresses but being a IT specialist that may be difficult. He also used shoprite payments and i think you need an ID to collect money (i have not used this method before so im not sure)
    The few people who posted on Hellopeter,com did so only to warn others and i am sure most of them did not lay a charge yet including myself thats why he continues with his activities.
    The only reason i have not being to the police yet was because i was hoping that i was wrong and the items will be delivered. I also know that the police will not do much as this type of crime rarely gets the attention it deserves. ( i laid a charge once a few years ago about something similar and they thought it was funny and even with all the information i provided nothing was done.)
    But if everyone can lay charges against the same person at different police stations than thee may be hope that at least one dept will react and work on this case.
    Print his emails. give his banking details and cell numbers, print the screen. (These people can be reached through Facebook if police want more information). If you have bought from him before on BOB (that's where he got my email details from) you can add that BOB profile - BOB may be able to provide more details to the police if requested - they will not provide any to you except his tel and email addresses.
    I will lay a charge soon.

  • Tandy 28 Feb 2018, 09:11 AM

    Hi. I have been scammed out of R18100 by Christiaan van Biljon. Do you know how i can get information on him so ocan lay a charge against him.

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