Scammer "Leon Opperman"

Scammer that goes by the name Leon Opperman 0794140017 or 0607756839 or I replied to an ad for a camping trailer and was asked put down a holding fee of R1500 to secure the trailer. We continued to setup a meeting the following day so that I could view the trailer. The address turned out to be fake and after numerous calls to confirm the address I saw no progress and decided requested a refund. The seller got very angry and told me i would get a refund in 1 year. I am disappointed that I got caught out and lost the money but the experience and the most entertaining 10min phone call made it all worth while. I have learned my lesson and will be more cautions in the future. If it looks too good to be true, it usually is.

Report ID: 6018
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Centurion
Address: Centurion
Crime Date/Time: 30 Mar 2014, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username6018
Reported Date: 30 Mar 2014, 11:03 AM
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  • Jeandre2 21 May 2015, 05:09 PM

    I have a feeling that I was just frauded by this guy. I paid R500 to secure a deposit on a caravan. How can we put an end to this guy?

  • Username7026 24 Sep 2014, 12:41 PM

    Hi, I just got caught by the guy using the id: 7809195266082 and went by the name of Kevin Ackerman. When I confronted him, he said he knew nothing and cut the call. I called from a different number and gave another name to see if i had been caught once i had deposited R500. My fear was true. When i eventually got hold of him, I asked for a refund, he said next time and cut the call. As calmly as I could, I called again and told him i didn't appreciate what he did, he said he couldn't give a F%$# and the he had to make a living.... The Fucker!!!

  • Jaco27 7 Sep 2014, 11:20 AM

    Happened to me yesterday. Was going to drive to Jo-burg to get the trailer. But I got suspicious when he kept on sending please call me. Now his missing in action. R1500.00 well soent in school fee. Also opening case at Police, Cart Blance and OLX.

  • Claudia 26 Aug 2014, 03:09 PM

    Hi, Pieter,Duane,Michele, Tiaan,Wiets,Duane,Aubrey,Lauren, Pottie, Nastassja,Bjorn,Stegmann,Jaques, Nick Bekker,worried and Martin Muller. If you are still interested in contacting the above individual, please e-mail me on

  • Username6831 19 Aug 2014, 12:28 AM

    he has struck again...

  • Username6018 10 Aug 2014, 09:30 PM

    We need to get this guy. Carte Blanche had a story tonight about these scammers and how they use other peoples IDs and illegally obtained sim cards. Any idea what we can do to put an end to this guys scamming?

  • worried 9 Aug 2014, 08:24 AM


  • jacques29 7 Aug 2014, 09:06 PM

    We need to get the basterd. I think that he trades with trailers or camping gear. He must have a full time Job in selling things. He knows how to sell things if I hear his voice I'll know him. He called himself a 21st century Robin Hood. I told him off saying that he was not steeling from the rich and giving to the poor. I must have hit a nerve, cause he got very hostile and tried to justify what he was doing some how. Just wish I could get the word out there so he can't catch any one else. I hope he gets caught and that he spends a long time in jail.

  • jacques29 6 Aug 2014, 07:13 AM

    I just got taken 4 500 also a trailer in rhe junkmail. Same id.basterd

  • Stegmann 5 Aug 2014, 08:37 AM

    Received this communication Submitted on Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:37 Name: Frans van Wyk Company: Leon Opperman IT Phone: 0739350047 Email: Message: Please call me any time of day.

  • Username6746 4 Aug 2014, 09:39 AM

    He now uses Frans van Wyk, 073 935 0047. ID: 7809195266082. Very clever. He sells ofroad trailer, and even uses a name that you will find on offroad blogs.

  • Bjorn 27 Jul 2014, 06:21 PM

    a Guy calling himself Leon Snyman ID:7809195266082 Scammed me. I googled the id number and got to this site. He said his address was 77 Cambridge Road Centurion. Same thing deposit on a trailer of R1500,- to keep it. Me stupid paid the deposit via E Wallet to 0619098208 thinking that the bank should be able to track the money, but it is not the case. No institution knows where and for what the money goes to. a Briefing on how the system works and T & C's needs to be put in place here from the banks side so that less people like me get succered. RICA is a fat joke. Crime seems to pay well in this country. Heck our politicians are the best role models.

  • Username6603 8 Jul 2014, 09:22 AM

    Good day everyone. Me and my fiance was also caught. We need many people to stand together. I opened a facebook page fraud Leon Opperman, please like the page, when we find him we will contact all of you to stand up as witness. Thank you

  • Pottie 3 Jul 2014, 01:18 PM

    New name bruce using ID 7809195266082 and cell 0720701502 with trailer add campmaster 450 for 10 k and a house to rent for 8k on junkmail. I told him off but wish I could get my hands on him.

  • Username6396 20 May 2014, 07:35 PM

    Please tell us what area your dog was stolen from??

  • Lauren5 19 May 2014, 10:53 AM

    This guy is obviously not in jail. My dog was stolen on Saturday 17 May, our family is devastated. This guy called on Sunday saying that he has our dog and wants his reward of R1000 before releasing her. Why has no one traced these numbers and arrested this man. He is probably paying our SAPS off as well.

  • Username6396 18 May 2014, 11:08 AM

    He used

  • Username6396 18 May 2014, 10:13 AM

    Same Fool caught me an Friday 16 may. He could not be sitting in Jail?? I paid him 1500 deposit for a trailer. I travelled from Durban to Blair Gowrie Joburg Coborn Rd. In a phone call to him He explained he was busy with a person at a strip joint!! and that he was "comming" He was not in jail on the 15th?? He used The gmail Pieter Van Heereden and said he was Gary Field. 0745453509. I would like to offer a reward for his arrest

  • Username6018 15 May 2014, 06:08 PM

    Thank you Sir ... you have made my day. He thought he was untouchable.

  • wiets2 15 May 2014, 12:39 PM

    I am sitting at Pretoria central. He is in jail. He never thought I am going to get him.

  • Amper gevang 14 May 2014, 08:37 PM

    Same guy goes by the name of Gary Field, uses both 0745453509 and 0790981380. placed ads on junkmail for a trailer, OLX and gumtree for a house and a toyota double cab. i am with you Tiaan, how can one catch this guy. guys like this make poor people think they can affort something nice and then take from them without blinking an eye. This guy needs to be a prison gang's nightly entertainment.

  • Tiaan 13 May 2014, 03:34 PM

    Thanks Nick, Same guy. Also used the 0745453509 with me today. His new alias is Camron Cant we personally catch this thief!

  • Nick Bekker 13 May 2014, 12:26 PM

    Also used the number 074 545 3509

  • Nick Bekker 13 May 2014, 12:22 PM

    He just loaded a house on Junkmail and OLX again - Another Scam!!! Gave me 2 ID's - 6809195266082 and 7809195266082. When confronting him on what was said here, he initially acted surprized then dropped the phone.

  • Tiaan 12 May 2014, 11:35 AM

    Hi, believed to be the same gentleman just tried to scam me too. Gave the same 6809195266082 ID number. uses the name Rian /Riaan van Heerden. 0826488478 Luckily I found this and was able to see trouble. gave him a piece of my mind over the phone though.

  • michele8 28 Apr 2014, 11:39 AM

    He also wanted me to pay R5000 as a deposit for a house... Holding fee, before I even saw the house. Luckily I didn't. But then he phoned me and shouted that I wasted his time and that he will come and brake all my bones etc!

  • Username6018 31 Mar 2014, 01:15 PM

    He gave me this ID number 6809195266082 it may be fake too Thanks for the info. Please keep us updated here.

  • Pieter16 31 Mar 2014, 10:19 AM

    Hi, same happened to me just now. Will go to the police and open a case of fraud.

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