Scam about galvanized trailers

I replied to an advert on OLX for a galvanized trailer 3 to 4meters forsale from T Y Trailers in Upington. I paid over the asking price plus transport to deliver trailer in Rustenburg. I was told trailer was loaded on truck and would be delivered to me on Saturday morning in Rustenburg. Since Friday night phone of seller went to voicemail and trailer was not delivered.  I just saw an advert on OLX with the same photos and the same cell number selling the trailers but this time seller is in Pieter Maritzburg, Kwa Zula Natal. Cell number of so called seller is 072 455 6299 and 081 596 1841.

Report ID: 6662
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: North West
City/Town: Rustenburg
Suburb: Rustenburg
Address: Rustenburg
Crime Date/Time: 18 Jul 2014, 00:07 AM
Reported By: Username6662
Reported Date: 19 Jul 2014, 20:07 PM
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  • Abrie 31 Jan 2015, 09:21 AM

    I also responded to add about galvanized trailers in upington. I suspected something could be fishy about these trailers so I googled it. And sure as pie here it is !!!!!!!!!!!!! glad I did not pay the money over

  • Julie11 18 Oct 2014, 02:12 PM

    I got scammed by this guy, can't believe how stupid I was!

  • Gys du Toit 9 Oct 2014, 04:09 PM

    Thank you very much for this. I queried the payment process on this same advert and was about to make the deposits but my gut told me to google the company....and here i see the same stories over and over from the same person. the telephone num,ber has changed though to : 054 323 4000 and 072 578 8380 Thank you for your efforts.

  • Rory Noonan 19 Aug 2014, 08:26 PM

    This was the last correspondence for Eloana Seve FIRST NATIONAL BANK ACCOUNT BENEFICIARY : T. Y. TRAILERS ACCOUNT NUMBER : 62486790481 BRANCH CODE : 250656 Hope this email finds you well. Yes we can supply the trailer in white as requested but it can be painted only after payment is confirm as those are sold in original steel color. If you want it paitnted then we can do that only after we have recieve a deposit. Please we are a legitiate company, now you asking a proof of account , its gonna be a waste of time as we will need to go to the bank and stand on the que for a statement. Please if you do not feel comfortable making a deposit then we can forget it. I have already giving you the account beneficiary which states our company name, yet you requesting still not satisfy, the account is with FNB why don't you call FNB to verify the account directly that way it will be easier for you.Please do confirm if you want me to do this then you provie delivery address then will email you the invoice.

  • Rory Noonan 19 Aug 2014, 08:13 PM

    Also found them on OLX and they asked me for a 50% deposit R7500 but negotiated them down to R4000 quickly, however before I paid I tried calling the numbers and they did not exist. I the googled TY Trailers and came across this page and will not be paying anything the details that I got are the following - TY Trailers, Sendling & Weideman Street Upington, 8801 Northern Cape Tel 0543234000 and 0724556299

  • Pieter du Venage 5 Aug 2014, 05:47 PM

    I had the same experience, but started to investigate when it sounded too good to be true. The link for the ad on Gumtree is :- The name of the man is KARLSON NYUNGEN His e-mail address is :- I REALLY HOPE HE WILL BE ARRESTED !!

  • Hansie Wichmann 21 Jul 2014, 07:32 PM

    I phoned for 3.5m trailer for R10 000 on OLX advert. Larry Dickson Adress is 102 Butler str Upington. With even a landline number. STAYBAY TRAILERS 102 Butler street. UPINGTON 8801 NORTHERN CAPE (054) 337 8280, TEL:071 488 8539 FAX:086 511 2516 I phoned landline number and the lady told me a lot of people from OLX phoned on this number about trailers, but they are not a trailer company and not situated in Butler street. Butler str is a short street in Upington and the numbers will never be so high as 102. I phoned him and ask questions, then he got nasty and told me I can send somebody to East londen. this is where the trailers are. Scam scam scam. be warned. It is a male with a foreign accent. BE AWARE

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