OLX Money Scam

I was almost scammed by a Ms Bella Smith email address: bellasmith556@gmail.com. I placed an ad on OLX to sell my Tablet. She emailed me that she was interested in the item and whether I would be prepared to post out of the country - to Nigeria. I was happy to do so at her expense. She seemed to accept my terms and I therefore provided her with my bank details to perform the EFT. I subsequently got an email from tracy4luv61@gmail.com on behalf of Bank of America informing me that the payment had been made but funds would be withheld until I provided shipping details that could be verified. I then called my own bank who provided me with vital information - firstly there was no such record of a transfer, secondly if there was a legitimate transfer the bank or individual would be able to send an MT103 SWIFT message which South African banks can verify. Once I asked for the MT103 SWIFT message from both the 'bank' and the individual, neither responded. I therefore did not ship the item. Thankfully I managed to sidestep being a victim of fraud in this case. However, I believe this is an ongoing issue which needs to be noted. 

Report ID: 6764
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Eastern Cape
City/Town: East London
Suburb: N/A
Address: Online Crime
Crime Date/Time: 5 Aug 2014, 00:08 AM
Reported By: Username6764
Reported Date: 6 Aug 2014, 14:08 PM
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    Im bussy talking to hillary in regard with my laptop that she wants to buy for a friend in nigeria and willing to pay post

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