Gumtree pervert posing as employer

I had posted an advert on looking for a job as an au pair/tutor/promotions girl as I'm a student and needed to find a part time job. I was called up by a man posing as "Dr. Brett McLoud"- a sexologist employed by Ann Summers. He was advertising a position to work for Ann Summers (a reputable international women's brand of lingerie etc). Apparently Ann Summers would be launching in South Africa  later on in 2013 and as a build up, they were recruiting samples of woman, young and old, to write reviews on their products (ranging from lingerie to toys) with a monthly salary of R4500. In this phone call, I was initially skeptical about the very personal questions being asked, however "Dr" was very knowledgeable and well spoken- sounded like a 30-something year old white male- and managed to solicit answers with charm and the promise of a good salary for a student. He said I sounded like a good candidate and kept calling to ask more arbitrary, perverse questions (like whether I m*sturbate with my friends or sisters, and that it is completely normal). Eventually he wanted photos to see whether I fit the profile for lingerie. He asked for increasingly more lewd/revealing photos. He also called after business hours in order to initiate some sort of phone sex where he "coaches you" explicitly. He sounded very professional and used appropriate jargon to describe what to do. At this point I was totally uncomfortable and backed out, with him warning me that I may not get the position. He called numerous times after that, telling me he is organizing the contract and asking whether he could also call my sister and/or friends who may be interested in extra work. Absolute pervert. I was fooled by his cool air and professionalism and now I'm terrified that my picture may be splashed all over the internet! Young girls, beware!His email address:

Report ID: 4360
Crime Category: Other
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: N/A
Address: Internet
Crime Date/Time: 11 Apr 2013, 00:04 AM
Reported By: Guzniffer
Reported Date: 19 Aug 2013, 13:08 PM
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  • LucyMcP90 6 Apr 2018, 11:32 PM

    I posted on the Facebook group SIA security vacancies uk enquiring about work, the day after I posted I got a message on Facebook from a guy called Chris Leggo. He messaged me saying he is looking for security guards, he said he had a job opening coming middle of April in the Morecambe Lancaster area. At the time I genuinely believed it & wanted to know more I asked him what is the company called he said bac pac & working hours are from Monday to Saturday 8:30am-6:30pm. I asked what the role was, he said Well it's going to be self storage Duties would consist of basic reception (answering the phone/directing customers), monitoring cctv, patrolling the site and door supervision, I said I don't have CCTV licence he said if he employed me he would pay for the course. He then was saying he needs measuring for the uniform as it comes from the supplier, he asked me what size was my neck & it needs measuring as I have a look professional and I'm the face of the business. Asking if it was tight when measuring my neck & he won't tolerate guards fingering their collars
    He emailed me for measuring requirements for the uniform like neck size,
    Bust size, arms, legs etc.

    I sent him my cv but I noticed earlier on he asked me for a photo and to also take a phone of me in my own uniform front and back and if I could provide my uniform to his standards I can start straightaway, he said it's a good job & I hope I don't let him down as he's had bad guards before and he knows how to manage guards as he knows what he's looking for.

    He was saying guards getting hot under the collar where guards fight in situations need to try and keep your cool but understandable in a situation & that woman get more hot headed in situations than men as he's seen both male and female guards in action

    No start date been given

    This is his email address what he was using to send emails

    And his number 07476 797280

  • kat62 25 Jan 2018, 01:19 PM

    i was scammed this morning :( he told me got my number from an agency i belong to for au pauring jobs and confirmed my email address. he asked me about my job experienced.. then all of a sudden started talking about sex toys and earning 5000 a month. i was hesitant but wanted to hear what he had to say.. but then he got into detail i felt abit uncomfortable., He told me he was meeting with cosmoplitin for an interview and the shop was being launched at the V and A waterfront. I cant believe i fell for this .




  • Columbo 19 Dec 2017, 08:37 PM

    He should be caught soon.

  • Guzniffer 8 Nov 2017, 11:13 AM

    It's so shocking that more than 4 years later, this same sicko is still at it. I wish I had laid a formal charge against him with the SAPS. Or had the money to hire a PI.

  • 1959 8 Nov 2017, 11:02 AM

    A guy called Chris Leggo contacted me via fb about chauffeurs job asking for CV still no meeting to discuss start date ? Asking for my measurements for uniform that is going to take a while to be made ???? His number is 07476797280 I have googled this and had a few comments about it !!

  • candicedettmer 17 Nov 2016, 10:07 AM

    I just received the call - on my work landline number. Also Brett something, he is a "psychologist" so i must be as open as possible. He had the recruitment company that he had got my cv from - he is so smooth that i too fell for it. Got him to agree to calling me back later - where he double checked that i will have a laptop with me. luckily i started doing some searching straight away - if he does call back, gees will i let him have it.

    Has anyone found anything has been done with their details after the call?
    He has my name, surname and email address.

    So scary the perverts that are out there!!

  • Huntress 22 Oct 2016, 12:55 PM

    This guy is still in operation and I think it's disgusting taking advantage of women who are giving out their information for work purposes. This is the reason I started to not apply physical address on my CV cause you never know who may be on the other side of that advert. I am in Durban and he called me yesterday with the same plot line.

  • Marie29 6 Feb 2016, 09:54 PM

    I got contacted by this guy going by the name of Chris Leggo on Facebook, he saw my details when I posted on Jobs in and around Lincolnshire. He said he had a Reception/Security position at new business he was opening he asked for CV & photo but the email didn't seem very business/professional like & I've never been asked for photo before, so looked email up & found this site. Email he used was same as one below of those below I notified admin on the page & will also notify Facebook.

  • Columbo 17 Dec 2015, 07:08 PM

    A Google search of the scam email address he uses, finds several websites. For example:

  • Andre Putter 17 Jun 2015, 06:10 PM

    I am a private investigator. This guy can most certainly be caught and exposed. Somebody must however be willing to carry the cost. If you are interested contact Andre on 0844856448 or

  • Charlene5 17 Jun 2015, 02:00 PM

    Same guy phoned me last week. He called himself George Hampton. He said he was representing the brand "Honour" that is in the UK and they were going to be launching in RSA and something about Marie Claire and Cosmo. He gave me the number 021 418 6232, which obviously no-one answers. He is going to pay R5500 to review their products. He sounds very professional but conversation starts to get more and more lude as he goes along.

  • Marika2 9 May 2015, 12:31 PM

    The very same person Chris old email uses another e-mail but the phone number is the same 07763 843612. Be careful!

  • sarah15 31 Mar 2015, 08:33 AM

    This guy, Daniel Hancock, phoned me yesterday.I was very uneasy and Googled the number he gave me. He is a sicko!!!

  • Jaco Louis Groenewald 26 Jan 2015, 10:52 AM

    Hi everyone We are aware of this case and have posted a warning on the Cosmopolitan Facebook page the moment we first heard about it in January 2013. Back then we contacted the SAPS to find out how we could track this guy down. The only way we could do so is if a victim opens a case at the SAPS. I you have fallen victim, please report it to the SAPS and send us the case number. We want to make sure the SAPS track all cases and bring an end to this. You are welcome to call me at Associated Media on 021 464 6200. Please be safe. Jaco-Louis Groenewald Loyalty and Relationship Manager, Associated Media Publishing Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Goeie Huishouding, House and Leisure, Marie Claire, Women on Wheels Tel. 021 464 6200

  • steph3 16 Jan 2015, 03:46 PM

    Thank you so much for this! you prevented me from being caught out by him!

  • angela5 6 Nov 2014, 09:03 PM

    Thank God for Technology and communication! Anyone who has had a call from this pervert, please expose this idiot in all social medias. Same old same old, " sounds too good to be true, then it is not true!"

  • angela5 6 Nov 2014, 07:54 PM

    Yes he just skyped my daughter!! girls please be vigilant! he is a total pervert and needs to be found and convicted!! Same story as above

  • anon13 13 Oct 2014, 12:47 PM

    he just called me. i am actually looking for work and he said he got my number from a local agency who knos me. very legit, extremely professional. i thought the initial discussion was over when he said he needed to complete a phone assessment to ensure i am aware of the products on the market and that i'll be able to assess and recruit the right product testers. the personal questions started off tame and ended up getting more and more personal. he insisted i'm brutally honest with my responses which i was. i should have realised what was happening. cant believe i didnt catch on! i am devastated. thought i was being recorded and actually asked the question jokingly! what a fool i've been. he called himself graham moore and gave the landline number mentioned above. has anyone gone to the police about this? do you girls know if he records these conversations? i feel so violated and ill.

  • anon156 29 Sep 2014, 09:25 AM

    This man just called me now. He is a disgusting pig. He sounded so professional etc and started off with normal questions and squeezed in a few racy ones! I feel violated and disgusted. Its so frustrating to find a good job nowdays and then we have these things happen to us. Whoever you are what you sow you shall reap!

  • Amy5 19 Sep 2014, 02:27 PM

    I've just had 'Brett McLoud' call me a moment ago from a private number. He got my details of BizCommunity and sounded completely legit, well spoken and professional. He explained the whole story about a UK womens retailer launching to South Africa. He said that his company would send 3 products per week and that the requirement would be simply try on each of the products and write a review giving feedback on each item. R5000 per month. He didn't mention that clothing was lingerie or the products being sex toys until the end of the call. When I told him I wasn't interested he asked if I had friends that would be as his company like to work from word of mouth. I refused to give any further information and he's already tried to call me back again today, I won't be answering private numbers again! Sick!

  • Stella6 21 Aug 2014, 01:46 PM

    I am his latest victim. My story very different though but with some similarities. He had investigated what I do for a living and changed his whole angle and sales pitch accordingly. Highly intelligent and I would say in his mid forties. What he spoke about sounded totally legit and not so unheard of either. I was fooled by his professionalism and charm but will not be fooled again. He needs to be caught. What scares me is that he could be somebody's husband or father! Used the name Graham Moore and the the same number 021 418 6553.

  • Simo2 18 Aug 2014, 09:48 AM

    Ann Summers would never have a gmail adress ! First Clue !!!!

  • Juanita7 17 Jul 2014, 09:02 AM

    Same story, he called me yesterday, under the name 'Graham" and with his contact nr 0214186553, stupid pervert

  • stephen17 30 Jun 2014, 09:45 PM

    im in portadown northern ireland should i ring the police about this man

  • stephen17 30 Jun 2014, 09:42 PM

    is his mobile number end 3612 i just got a txt msg saying would i be interested in security job as im unemployed atm i jump to the and then i just found this does any 1 no where this fellas from ??????

  • Username6534 21 Jun 2014, 08:34 PM

    Wow I got this too! Incredible! At first it sounds totally legit but he gets more and more perverse! This guy is sick! I will definitely report this!

  • john wakefield 9 Jun 2014, 11:49 AM

    Yes this person gave my daughter the same spin, I will know report this email address to the police, thanks john

  • Michelle noble 5 Jun 2014, 05:40 PM

    He went by the name if Chris I have also still got his mobile number

  • Michelle noble 5 Jun 2014, 05:38 PM

    Totally different story but I put a add on gumtree as needed work as a care worker this man text me and said he needed somebody for his grandfather, I sent him my cv he seemed very interested but did not seem interested in interviewing me that I was just going to show up on the day that type of thing, in his texts he start saying he would prefer me to where a dress rather than a tunic nd would it be tightly fitted then could I send pictures with it on, of course after that I was totally put off and knew he was a pervert his email address is I'd be interested if he has contacted anybody else.

  • Lee28 5 May 2014, 02:40 PM

    Goodness!!! I had the same idiot call me today!!! This time his name is Gareth Schlebusch. Be careful ladies. He seems to be using the same story each time.

  • Kerry6 4 Apr 2014, 03:52 PM

    He called me today after getting my details off He has me fooled for a bit until the alarm bells went off and I made him hold on until I had Googled him and tried his fake phone number. Be careful out there.

  • Pauline5 17 Feb 2014, 07:34 PM

    "Andrew Wilson" called me today, same story as above, offering a salary of R6500 per month. Don't be fooled ladies! What a toss..

  • Laura8 20 Sep 2013, 09:53 AM

    This guy just called me a moment ago saying the same enticing story except under the name of Andrew Wilson. In fact he keeps trying to call from a blocked number as I type. I just said my phone was dying when I realized he was about to start asking dodge questions and now he's acting like a creepy little eager beaver trying to continue the lame chat we just had. And don't worry about those pics. Sounds to me that he gets off more from fooling girls into revealing personal info and perhaps even Googling to read up on the aftermath to see how he made females uncomfortable. What a weak, pathetic, creepy, bored husk! The landline he gave me to call him back on is: 0214186553. Ive met the owner of Anne Summers as him and his daughters were customers where I worked in the UK. I mentioned this to 'Andrew Wilson' and he did sound a tad thrown! So, 'Dr Brett McLoud' or 'Andrew Wilson' or whoever you are, you're unoriginal as this gig is an old one AND chat lines are there for sad creatures like yourself who have too much time on their hands and obviously way too much airtime! Perhaps shove one of your 'Anne Summers' dildos up your own ass and voice note a review to yourself instead of wasting everyone's time!

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