False SMS for POP from Standard Bank

I received a call in reply to this advert from a Mr C Nkosi on 10th February from 0715457903, he said that he wanted to buy the freezer for his butchery in Benoni. I had advertised it at R3500 but told him he could have it for R3000 because he would have to pay to transport it from Roodepoort to Benoni. He asked for my bank details to do an EFT so that we could sort the payment out. Not long after that I got a notification SMS which appeared to be from Standard Bank saying that a deposit for R3000 had been made into my account from C Nkosi, the message appeared to be legitimate. Because the EFT had been from a different bank I knew that the payment would not appear immediately and would take two or three days to appear in my account. I started getting suspicious today because the amount was still not showing on my statement. I have tried to get hold of Mr Nkosi on the number 0715457903 numerous times today and it just goes to voice mail, I have left him messages and have sent him a text message, all are being ignored.

He made arrangements with a courier company to collect the freezer, they arrived here at about 8.00pm to collect the freezer, it was already late and dark and I did not think to take their names or the registration number of the white flat bed truck that they arrived in.

I phoned this number today to find out which address the delivered the freezer to in Benoni, the man that answered the phone said he was the owner of a transport company but he gave his card to many people, he was rather abrupt when I informed him that one of his trucks had collected the freezer from my premises and he would be implicated in a fraud case. The cell number that the men that collected the freezer from me is 0799428214.

I am really devastated by this loss as I was selling the freezer to help cover medical costs that had been incurred after my grand daughter was involved in a motor vehicle accident in which her father lost his life. I am left with bills over R55000.00 and am selling what I can to try and cover the medical costs. Please help me find these people so that they can be arrested before the do something like this to other innocent sellers.

Report ID: 5617
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Roodepoort
Suburb: Horison Extension
Address: 14 Swan Circle Horison Extension Roodepoort 1724
Crime Date/Time: 31 Jan 2014, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username5617
Reported Date: 5 Feb 2014, 19:02 PM
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  • STELLAR 8 Jul 2015, 12:16 PM

    bruce is an idiot and his days are numbered he will be caught and thrown away in jail for long time he did the same to me and my kelvinator360L is gone they are using different numbers the bakkie is the same as the one came to collect my fridge

  • Bulelwa3 3 Nov 2014, 08:36 AM

    Bruce nkosi or brian as he call himself now number is 0839419486 please lets find this scum of the earth

  • pierre6 27 Apr 2014, 11:54 PM

    We went through exactly the same thing with the same people and same courier guy reading ur story they all working together the guy that wanted to buy the fridge with us was bruce nkosi and the courier guy that came 2 collect said his name was paul and also came up with the same story he told you I hope they get caught very soon and that they will pay for what they doing its so cruel!

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