Trailer Scam

My daughter and her fiancé sent a payment for a deposit on a  trailer advertised on OLX by Ettienne Jonker ID 6808195266082 cell nr 0847623389 or 0842236793. After the money transfer was done via Checkers quick cash he never answered the phone again. 

Report ID: 6185
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Richards Bay
Suburb: Arboretum
Address: Pretoria
Crime Date/Time: 15 Apr 2014, 00:04 AM
Reported By: Username6185
Reported Date: 22 Apr 2014, 13:04 PM
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  • Sonet Van Dyk 13 Nov 2017, 11:09 AM

    Good Morning Guys. I am a Digital Rep for Junkmail in Pretoria. I am so sorry to see this happening. Can anyone please confirm if this person is still scamming you, was he arrested, do you guys have any proof we can use to block his url. please feel free to mail me on in the meantime. I have a Custom Trailer Company that can assist all of you that IS NOT a scammer. Herewith the information for the client: 0820652678. Rayleen or Jan. They will assist. Thank you for any feedback. Please be careful. You will see we warn about scams all the time, but need help from the public to stop them, because as you can see, they change their mobile devices all the time so they come on board as a new user every time. We value your input.

  • preacherboy 2 Jan 2016, 08:32 AM

    Trailer suspect finally arrested ... please forward your saps case number or contact 076 231 2317

  • Username6831 19 Aug 2014, 12:27 AM

    he has struck again...

  • Username6746 5 Aug 2014, 01:21 PM

    He also uses the name Frans van Wyk. Cell: 073 935 0047. Selling offroad trailer on OLX. Reported it to Standard Bank but no reply.

  • Cobus13 3 Jun 2014, 10:25 AM

    I was scammed yesterday 02/06/2014 with a trailer deposit. He is going by the name Barry Pretorius. Used cell number 0711099900 and ABSA cash send to number 0843493971 with the code 574737. Bank informed me that they cannot block him because he uses different cell numbers.

  • Jack4 11 May 2014, 08:16 PM

    In pursuance of my previous comment, I am asking if the previous victims can disclose whether they have reported this scamster to their banks and if so to which banks? I believe the banks should have blocked payment to this cell number of numbers after these scams were reported, or alert you as payment is made to these numbers. Can I get a response from anyone?

  • Jack4 11 May 2014, 08:07 PM

    I am his latest victim, today 11 May 2014 at 11h45. I also paid over a deposit of R2,000 for a trailer. When I verified the id no. and registration number after the deposit was made, its non-existent. he used the name Pieter van Heerden, id no. 680919 5266 082, address 401 Oz Street, Fairie glen, Pretoria and cell no. 074 0616 185 and security codes. Standard bank 2020 and Absa 574737. Surely these security numbers must be registered and reported to the banks. Why is he still allowed by the banks to continue receiving cash deposits against these numbers if all these internet fraudulent transactions have been reported to the banks. How are we protected against these fraudsters?

  • Martin18 5 May 2014, 07:52 AM

    This person sells items on OLX but he only takes deposits and then gets aggressive when you confront him. He steals money. They have another number which they use 0747964312.

  • Paul6 4 May 2014, 01:40 PM

    Hi Nina, I would not trust that number at belongs to the scamming syndicate. They will use any way possible to scam you out of money.

  • Nina van Vuuren 3 May 2014, 08:53 PM

    Hi a person by the name of Ryan Louw made contact with me on cell number 0847623389 and told me he has Jewellery of mine that was recently stolen. I am concerned this could be a scam - can anyone shed some light on this?

  • Paul6 22 Apr 2014, 11:07 PM

    They/them also work under the name Leon Opperman. Same story with paying deposit linked to mobile number and security code 574737, using Cash Send. Read the report on Leon Opperman - Scamster under the fraud tab.(On the left of the page)

  • deon8 22 Apr 2014, 10:47 PM

    I have also been caught!!! I am soo RED!!!

  • Paul6 22 Apr 2014, 09:21 PM

    Take note that you are not the only person that was scammed out of a deposit payment. His number is 0842236793. I have pressed charges against him at our local police station. Apparently he scammed 7 guys out of a deposit and also one guy that paid for the trailer in full. He is also busy advertising a house for rent in Midstream Estate @ R10000 per month and another double axle car trailer for R12000. These ads run on OLX as well as in Junk Mail. Type his phone number in on Google and see the advertisements. He is an absolute fraudster.

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