I advertised on Olx that I am looking for a tabel saw to buy. Mr Michael Alan Cox from Kroonkop Plaas, Bethlehem ID 4610235081082 phoned me from his cellphone number 0749444943 and offered a table saw at a very good price. His wife Petro sent photos of the saw from her phone number 0743477081. Cox claimed to own a transport company in Bethlehem and said one of his trucks was en-rout to Wochester and that he would deliver the saw to us at no extra cost. We agreed on a price and we paid almost half of it by money transfer at Spar, Oudtshoorn. An hour later he called and said the truck broke down and he needed the rest of the money to have it fixed. He would get the saw from the truck, load it on his bakkie and deliver it himself, and even asked for overnight accommodation. We paid the rest of the money also by money transfer at Checkers, Beaufort West. He said he didn't want the money in his bank account for tax purposes. The transaction was confirmed and we waited for two hours for him to show up, which he did not. We confirmed that he withdrew the money and then both him and his wife switched off their cellphones. They have disappeared with our money. We feel criminals that this should be brought to book! Please be on the lookout for this couple. If you recognize him, please contact us or the police as he will try to pull this scam again!!!

Report ID: 6254
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Beaufort West
Suburb: N/A
Address: Beaufort West
Crime Date/Time: 3 May 2014, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username6254
Reported Date: 4 May 2014, 07:05 AM
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  • khalil 4 Jul 2014, 04:33 PM

    Please call me for advice. 072-726-7402 Khalil

  • Jaco24 5 May 2014, 05:59 PM

    Do a background check on a person that you want to do business with expecially when used amount of money is involved.

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