Desmond Montana - Gumtree Fraud

Hi All, Also had an encounter with Desmond Montana,  his cell 079 311 48 22. He contacted me to buy mags and tyres I had on Gumtree. Hewanted to purchase the items without even seeing them and he asked for banking details.He told me that he has a Nedbank account and that I should provide him with mybanking details. I bank with Nedbank so the amount should reflect immediately,when the sms came to my phone of the proof of payment it was conveniently from FNB,I called him and asked why, he said he forgot it was FNB, so I told him I alsohave an FNB account he must cancel the previous transaction and pay into my FNBaccount. He agreed, later in the day I receive an SMS with a bank transfer ofan amount 3k higher than what I was selling the items for. He calls to ask if Ihave received the Proof of purchase and asked when I would deliver the items,now by this stage I was already onto him. I told him I would not be deliveringany goods, unless the money was reflecting in my account and was cleared by thebank, in addition I would only be able to check my account in the morning, hethen proceeds to come up with some BS story that he paid the extra 3k mymistake and that it’s for some tow truck stuck at the border and that I need tomake the payment of 3k back to him via ATM EWallet urgently. I told him I amnot paying anything, and if he made a mistake with the transaction he needs totake it up with his bank and reverse it. I have now provided all his details tothe bank and they are opening a fraud case against him.I hope they nab this Ahole.Note: Be aware that there is also a scam where the money reflectsin your account and then disappears after a day or two. Make sure that thetransaction is fully cleared by the bank before it is agreed to. 

Report ID: 4918
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Sandton
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 23 Oct 2013, 00:10 AM
Reported By: Username4918
Reported Date: 24 Oct 2013, 12:10 PM
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  • Theguyfromcapetown 10 Jan 2018, 04:55 PM

    Got a message from Desmond Mgwabeni, seems like a similar story here, has he’s mate picking up the laptop as he’s not available. Wish I could attach the id here that he sent me. I’ve decided not to go through with it

  • eben9 7 Jun 2014, 01:49 PM

    Hey haha he tried the same scam to me just now at 13:00 and i type his number on google and see this page pop up sad thing is people had falling for him and no one is diong something

  • Johann15 4 Jun 2014, 01:20 PM

    Any idea who is at the address at 4 Houghton Mansions as this is the address he has given me as well?

  • Johann15 4 Jun 2014, 01:19 PM

    Hi guys, Desmond Montana is at it again. This is is other number 071 467 6866. email address

  • Pierre8 3 Jun 2014, 01:53 PM

    Hey guys how can we catch this guy?

  • Username4918 3 Jun 2014, 08:29 AM

    I have no idea! The cops also don't seem to be interested.

  • Pierre8 3 Jun 2014, 08:00 AM

    fuck ive been scammed!!!! how can we get hold of this guy?????

  • Yolanda25 26 May 2014, 06:21 PM

    I was almost a victim of his scam today. He gave me this address for delivery, 4 Houghton Mansions, cnr Oak and Louis Botha Ave, Houghton

  • Freddy5 26 May 2014, 05:09 PM

    Desmond Montana tried to scam me today. Fortunately I decided to check with Nedbank first. Also wanted everything delivered asap. NEW NUMBER 071-467-7866

  • Mike9 22 May 2014, 02:31 PM

    Desmond is trying to scan me at the moment. Saying I need to deliver this stuff before 15:30. Going to string him along a bit...see if I can waste his time. If anyone is interested I can give you the address he wats to meet at and you can go give him a high five, in the face, with a baseball bat.

  • Anthony13 11 May 2014, 06:17 PM

    Morris tried to scam me tonight (thank you for your emails - saved my bacon). He asked if I could drop it off at Eastgate or offer to collect. Called himself Morris, and the SMS reflected the same as above (0818079771).

  • Username6238 2 May 2014, 08:43 AM

    Morris scammed my boyfriend two days ago :( I wish we saw this site sooner. I am so sad about this, can't believe we fell for it. He also sent Bongani to pick up the goods, also a Xbox. Please send his address as I would like to get our stuff back! The number he used with us was 0818079771 and Bongani 0818766206

  • Jen10 24 Apr 2014, 03:38 PM

    Can one of the above people that opened a case with the SAPS please urgently contact me. 0726257280

  • Matthew Dyl 22 Apr 2014, 01:25 PM

    I have been scammed by Morris. I have been chasing the clearance of payment having recieved his proof of payment and the bank know nothing about it. Money not reflected in my account. If anyone gets hold of this guy and his whereabouts, could you kindly publish it.

  • Kavish 10 Apr 2014, 04:07 PM

    I know this guy very well. I sell stuff on Gumtree from time to time. I am currently sms'ing him right now and stringing him along. He has paid two sets of cash into bank accounts that will not match the bank or the type of account. Now I'm asking him if he wants McDonalds or Nando's with that delivery :) The fool!

  • isabell 31 Mar 2014, 02:55 PM

    morris motsepe is waiting at the Killarney mall for me with my phone I was selling and received "his" proof of payment and id hahahaha

  • Username4918 26 Feb 2014, 03:37 PM

    I wouldnt give him anything if I was you.

  • zelmari 2 26 Feb 2014, 03:29 PM

    Hi morris is buying a xbox from me today he also has a nedbank account sent me the proof and all. He just smsed me asking if its still available and I must send him my account details with the amount of money he has to pay. Done that he sent me a proof of payment and now wants the stuff before the bank clears the money

  • Brendan Holtshousen 20 Feb 2014, 08:53 AM

    I got scammed yesterday pn OLX by Morris Motsepe and Bongani. They sent me a proof of payment which I now know is fake. I then delivered the goods in their bluddy hands. The Morris bloke then proceeded to deposit a cheque to the amount of R7000 into my account. I then received and sms from him saying that he might have paid double. I then immediately realised that I was taken for a fool by scum criminals. When I phone him with my number blocked, he answers and just gets all defensive. The bongani character seems to be Morris' guy on the street as he handles all the dirty stuff. This guy is a fraudster to the max. I have threatened him with the cops and that i have his address and numbers, but he laughs at me. I feel betrayed and hurt by the fact that I allowed myslef to trust this doos and i went the extra mile to even deliver the goods to him.

  • Bongani14 31 Jan 2014, 05:17 AM

    I wish I've seen this site earlier, the guy did it to me also, unfortunately He got the goods unpaid. I pray this guy is busted soon. I wish the cops do something about this the guy uses different identities Desmond Montana,Morris,Raymond Parker.

  • Neo5 24 Jan 2014, 02:14 PM

    Yep, I got contacted by a "Morris Motsepe" saying his dad, Desmond Montana, has made the payment.. Sent me an SMS notification I then asked for an email payment confirmation because my intuition told me something is wrong, he never even asked to see the goods first. So now he is demanding to get the goods today, i told him let's meet at the police station to sign an affidavit.. Here are his numbers 0794720836

  • Elliott 10 Jan 2014, 06:12 PM

    It is clear that this bloody criminal is not yet nabbed by police. i have also fallen into his trap and unfortunately he got it right. his new number is 0792463851. i hope the police get to the bottom of this problem.

  • Richard21 9 Jan 2014, 08:47 PM

    Hi. I have just been contacted by this Desmond character wanting to buy my computer. Money has been paid but not cleared. He wants me to drop of the stuff even though it's not cleared. So I took a screen shot of this crime report and sent it to him but with no reply. Busted. To bad they won't catch him or do anything. Sorry to the people that have been caught by this character.

  • Hennie17 13 Nov 2013, 11:08 AM

    I am also a victum of Desmond Montana he even send me a proof of payment and a copy of his id even got a sms from nedbank no money in my account now he is full of storys even say that the bank is gonna take 14 day to do the payment then I know there is something wrong so this is how I got to this site. Wait for the police now open a fraud case that is al I can do and hope I get my stuf back, it is the same man, he also send me the same phone number

  • Andrew27 29 Oct 2013, 06:09 PM

    thanks again.. very sneaky.. I will contact my bank tomorrow..

  • Username4918 29 Oct 2013, 05:53 PM

    No worries, the amount reflected in my account as well, but it isnt a real amount,when I asked the bank to put a hold on the amount it took the amount off my current balance. Im not sure how they do it. When I asked my bank they said they can see its fraud. Very Sneaky Criminals. Dont pay him a cent. Talk to the bank first. Good Luck

  • Andrew27 29 Oct 2013, 05:51 PM

    Hi Vin, Thanks for the advice. I just checked my account and the money seems to be there.. it hasnt reflected as available balance yet though.. so Im not quite sure what to do.. I will contact my bank tomorrow and take it from there.

  • Username4918 29 Oct 2013, 01:14 PM

    Hi Andrew, Unfortuntely I dont know, the police wont do anything, I have given all the details to my bank and they are followig up as this is a fraud case. Speak to your bank. Regards, Vincenzo

  • Andrew27 29 Oct 2013, 12:15 PM

    I am right this minute dealing with this Guy, luckily I was tipped off by the Courier Taxi driver of these scams and now Desmond is demanding the so called money back! Is there anything I can do to nab this guy?

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