Scam car selling on gumtree ( Namibian truck drivers)

I am writing this to make people aware of a scam that is going on by the so called Namibian truck drivers working in De beers mines. I posted a car on gumtree for sale and immediately i received a call from a guy who was interested , then he told me he wants to pay for the car in cash and will collect in a week, then I asked him why would he pay for the car that he hasnt see., then said he saw it on the pictures, and then he arranged that we meet at Klerksdorp for payments and then affitavit from police station, the I referred him to my husband and they spoke then my husband told me that he asked alot of questions like what he is doing and also what I am doing , then i called him to hear if he is interested he said no my husband was rude so he pulled and that was it, so another one called 3 days later saying the same story then i dismissed him he was saying he is from Vanderbijlpark and he interested in a car then we decided to give his a chance, then he asked us when we can meet so that he pays us , we said will arrange meeting we need to report from our work places that will be absent certain days , then yesterday 30 september 2018 , he called putting pressure that we should meet the following day then we asked him where should we meet and hsould we drive the car that you want to buy then he said no i just want to give you money and you i will collect car in a weeks time to drive to Namibia and he said you should come only 2 of you i dont want many people since i will be making a transaction for alot of , that was also suspicious, and then he refused when we say we must meet at police station,he said we must meet somewhere where a friend of his sells jewellery , I then used my true caller to identify the name and it was written Kodza but he initially said he Trevor so he denied being Kodza, but anyway our suspicions were right these people pretend to be interested in cars and then they will arrange for meeting so they either hijack cars, rob you your money at gun point or involve you in some some diamond dealings.. PLEASE BE CAREFUL IF YOU SELL CARS ONLINE, HIS NAMES THAT IS IF THEY ARE REAL OTTO,TREVOR..NUMBERS

Report ID: 30176
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Free State
Address: Vanderbijlpark
Crime Date/Time: 1 Oct 2018, 11:10 AM
Reported By: Anna125699
Reported Date: 1 Oct 2018, 11:10 AM
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  • R1976 25 Jun 2019, 10:46 AM

    Same thing just happened to me. Truck driver Simon from Namibia wants to buy my car advertised on Gumtree. It immediately sounded fishy to me, so I googled key words and got to this website. He said he was in Lenasia and he didn't want to see the car, he just offered a price. His number is 0655308774. Thanks for all who reported these previous incidents.

  • Anna125699 6 Oct 2018, 10:10 AM

    And this Simon guy looks like the same who was calling me.. The numbers are the same.. I'm glad you didn't fall this scam.. These guys are so convincing..

  • Jc1234 6 Oct 2018, 08:20 AM

    Happened to us, called my hubby yesterday, same story! Called himself Simon a truck driver from de Beers mining in Namibia, wanting to meet today at Makro in Vanderbijlpark then an affidavit at the police station and will pick up the car next week. He called a few times so convincing. I also checked true caller and searched the web only to find the same story on “report a crime” Please be aware of these scams. Simon’s number 0714122415

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