I recently put an add on Gumtree for my 2018 Tag Heuer Connect Modular 45 smartwatch and the next day, a man by the name of Mark Cooper (065 681 0068) contacted me and said he was interested in the watch and asked for more pictures of the watch. He provided me with an email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) so i sent more pictures and within 2 hours he contacted me again and said he would take it. He asked for my banking details which i provided and within half an hour i received notification of the EFT and he emailed me his ID and the proof of payment of Nedbank. Everything seemed legit and he made it out that he needs the watch for a birthday present and asked for me to send it via Post Net to Post Net that same day. He even provided me with his drivers name and ID number as the driver was going to pick it up from Post Net.
I got caught up in the moment and without taking a step back to double check everything, i sent it. The next day, he contacted me to say he has received the watch and thanked me for my business. I queried him about the payment and he said it will take 48hours to clear.
After the 48hours i contacted Nedbank and they said an EFT can take up to 3 days to clear but I started looking into this matter more as i was concerned and it turns out his ID he sent me was fake as well at the proof of payment. I have been trying to phone him on his number which still rings but there is no answer.
Please if anyone sees an add on gumtree or around the Melrose area in Johannesburg of a 2018 Black Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 smartwatch or if you have any information about this Mark Cooper, please inform me as i want to open a case against this person.
|Crime Date/Time:||15 May 2019, 12:05 PM|
|Reported Date:||17 May 2019, 13:05 PM|