Patience Zambuko with address at 34 Summerview, Summerfield Estate, Samrand Road, Centurion. Phone number +27767613222 at the OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg, on my way back to Lagos Nigeria from a visit. She approached me and told me she had issues and needed me to help her pay the airline, which I did. I paid the airline 350rands and she promised to pay in Nigeria and she didn't. Saw her two days later, the day she was going back but she didn't go back that day because she told me she had an issue with the customs in Johannesburg. They needed her to pay 20,000rands within 24hrs to clear her goods she bought in Lagos Nigeria, she couldn't find anyone to do it in South Africa,  she asked if I could help. She asked me to fly to South Africa with her and promised to refund my ticket and any other charges incurred during the trip, because I didn't want to give 20,000rands to someone I just met, so I bought a ticket for 6,000rands with Arik Air. I gave her the 20,000rands when we got to the airport in Johannesburg; I withdrew 10,000rands from ATM and $1,000 in cash. She told me her car was at the shop and asked me to rent a car for her, which I did. Car rental charged me $500. After I left, she didn't return the car when it was due, I got extra charges. Also $700 was taken from my bag in her room when I went to take a shower, which I told her. She promised to give me all the money owed, but told me several stories. I left two days later without a dime from her. She promised to send the money next day and she gave me another reason why she couldn't. I was waiting in a hotel in Lagos, waiting for her to send the money and in the process, I incurred charges. The hotel held my US passport and called the police to escort me out. I was given 3days to get the money or get arrested. I called patience and pleaded with her and she told me she was at the bank sending the money and I should wait. The day passed, still nothing. I reported myself to the police after she didn't send the money. I was held and later released. For three weeks now, when I ask her to send the money, she will tell me she's on her way to western union or she in line waiting. At the end of the day, I don't hear from her. I have called her for three weeks now and she refused to pick or return my calls. Finally, last week, she told me she had someone to send the money for her and she was going to pick the person up, next day I asked and she told me she got there late and they were closed and promised to do it the next day. Now she's telling me they requested for a document which she got later on. I even told her I will send someone to come get the cash from her to send to me, since she said she has it.  I have close friends that can do that for me. I also offered to come pick it up myself and she said it was fine and then told me she was at Emirates to book the ticket and I never heard from her again.  Now she's not even telling me anything at all. Instead she's telling me this morning that she, I quote " I had so much respect for you Ike, but you reasoning capacity is low and close to nothing".                      My uncle passed and was buried on Friday the 18h of October 2013. Told her I have to travel tomorrow for the funeral and I need money from her, so I can go on the trip. ? I have missed a lot of jobs and contracts because I can't travel till I get my passport from the police. On Thursday the 17th of October 2013, I called her to ask and she told me the money was sent and she sent me a text message with the reference number. I told her I didn’t get the text. She promised to resend and I called her over 50times and she never picked up my calls. Today the 23nd of October (a month now she took the money from me) She told me the same stories.I am pleading with the South Africa Government and Law Enforcement to please help me get my money back from this lady and make sure she doesn’t dupe anyone again. Please I will appreciate if this is done swiftly.

Report ID: 5342
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Samrand
Address: 34 Summerview, Summerfield Estate, Samrand Road, Centurion
Crime Date/Time: 23 Sep 2013, 00:09 AM
Reported By: Username5342
Reported Date: 14 Dec 2013, 00:12 AM
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  • Username3400 25 Sep 2015, 09:11 AM

    I was also scammed of R16850 by PATIENCE ZAMBUKO. She pretended to be interested in cultivating a friendship with me and deceived me into thinking that she had contacts in China who could supply me with goods for my business. She even tried to exhort more money out of me after the R16850 but my husband showed me that she was a criminal and stopped me from giving her a cent more!!! She even uses her children as part of her scam and I find this absolutely disgusting! Her current phone number is 078 355 5887 and her address is 14 crystal gardens, 4 fouriesburg road, Rooihuiskraal, Centurion, 0157. That's if she has not changed these details because she seems to change her details every time she scams someone. Be very careful of her if you come across her because she tells very convincing stories. She plays the victim a lot and she claims to drive a BMW X5 yet every time you meet with her she asks you to pick her up from the gautrain station. Lol.

  • Thudu 13 Aug 2015, 08:33 AM

    I know this fraudster. She used to be my friend until she defrauded me of money.

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