Theft under False Pretences

replied to an ad in Gumtree : Jan Basson advertised a Samsung Galaxy Note cellphone at R2800-00. he responded very quickly, phoning me from Securitas-RSA's control room in Wynberg where he worked.We made arrangements and he supplied me with his banking details:FirstNational BankAccountnumber: 62126877466Branchcode: 250-955Branch:KeywestI made the payment of R2950-00 into his account but did not hear anything from him. Then started the stories. His Mom would send it the next day. His Mom forget to send it. He's been in an accident... etc.. Then I got a fake cheap used Chinese cellphone from him.I got an affidavid from the lady from the Post Office that handed the packet to me and in which presence i've opened it.He also admitted in an email that he did not send the correct phone as it had been stolen.He also told his then employer that he would refund me. His then employer send me an email about this.After this communications more or less dried up and I cound not get hold of him again.He used Securitas-RSA control room's phone number and email address.Mr Jan Basson completely disappeared after this, not answering his cellphone and email. And Securitas-RSA terminated his employment.Please beware of Mr Jan Basson as he advertised in Junkmail and Gumtree!    

Report ID: 3916
Crime Category: Other
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Wynberg
Address: 15A 4th Street, Wynberg 2076
Crime Date/Time: 5 Oct 2012, 00:10 AM
Reported By: Username3916
Reported Date: 5 Jun 2013, 08:06 AM
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  • Tough Luck 7 Jun 2013, 10:16 AM

    what will happen to him now? there is no way to actually prove that you did not receive the correct phone?

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