Scam for Rental Properties available

I placed an add in Gumtree looking for a place to rent in Midrand. A lady by the name of Julie Jonker (0744831989/0745141422) contacted me and told me she has a place available. Gave me the address and sent me photo's. I went to have a look an the address is legit. She then asked me to pay her the R4500.00 upfront as Cash at the Spar in order to arrange to get the keys from her. I did so and once she got the pin she withdrew the funds. I was contacted an hour later telling me that she cannot get the Laywer to do the contract as I needed to pay an additional R4500.00 for the rent due and the deposit. I told her that was not the agreement and I cannot make such a payment. She then said that she will refund me as I told her that is not how you operate. She then said that she will refund the money on Tuesday, 09 October at 15:30 at the latest. That has not happened. I have reported the incident and a police officer informed me that the numbers are both prepaid and cannot be traced.

Report ID: 30202
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Other
Suburb: Midrand
Address: Midrand
Crime Date/Time: 8 Oct 2018, 15:10 PM
Reported By: leonieh
Reported Date: 10 Oct 2018, 16:10 PM
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