Fraud - Car Advertised on Gumtree

I was looking to purchase a vehicle on gumtree (Ad ID: 1001182281130910344302909) and came across a advert for a reasonable priced vehicle , so i sent an e mail requesting for some information and i received a reply back as follows

My 2009 Audi A4 1.8TFSi is still for sale, has 78,000 kms, automatictransmission. I'm a private seller and the final price is R 42,000. The car is tidy and mechanically in good running condition, non smoker, always garaged, has never been involved in any accident it has no leaks or drips.If you decide to buy it, you'll receive all the papers, owner manual, keys, a buy-sell contract already signed by me.My brother owned this car, he lived in, South Africa. My brother died two months ago in a motorcycle accident and now I'm the owner of the car but I decided to sell it. I also don't want to get rich on the death of my brother and also to bring the car here will cost me high import fees so that's so that's why I have lowered the price.I'm from Poland and is very difficult for me to get the car shipped here to my country so I chose to sell the car in South Africa.I'm not interested in any trades, only to sell it for cash! The car is priced for a fast sale, so it would be better if you don't need financing.
Please let me know where are you located and if you need anything else.

Thanks for your interest!
PS: If you want pics, please ask!

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Hi again,

I appreciate your serious intentions for my car.Like you know, I`m located in Poland and I can`t make the sale in person because I`m not in South Africa.The transaction will be made through OLX Purchase Program to make sure we are handling this safely.The car and all the documents are located in Springbok in a sealed container in OLX Purchase Program custody.I'm sure you'll better understand the whole process after OLX Purchase Program will contact you. But I cannot start a deal if I don't have their agreement. I'll explain... There are taking place thousands of transactions through OLX Purchase Program daily. I'm paying some fees to OLX Purchase Program for mediating the deal. I start the transaction. They have send you the invoice. You make the payment. They are holding the funds in their account until you receive and inspect the car and its papers.
All documents,including clear title and a bill of sale on your name will be provided along with the car.Once the money will arrive to OLX Purchase Program account and they'll let me know and I will start the delivery process to your address, you will received the car in max 3 days.From the delivery day , you will have another 5 days to check the vehicle and the papers. If you'll be satisfied with it, than OLX Purchase Program will send the money from their bank account to my account.If it doesn't match my description or if you find anything wrong with it (is not our situation), OLX Purchase Program will refund your money is 2 working days and I will be in charge of the return delivery fee.
If you are still interested just send me your full name and delivery address and also your phone number. I will forward your info and they will notify you about our  deal.

Thank you.
Gabriel Pieterse

Report ID: 6934
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Northern Cape
City/Town: Springbok
Suburb: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 16 Sep 2014, 00:09 AM
Reported By: Username6934
Reported Date: 9 Sep 2014, 22:09 PM
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    Saw "Dylan Visser"adv to sell "his RAV4" for an excellent price - Reason: he is an engineer and his contract in RSA has ended about 2 weeks ago. He is selling the vehicle at such an excellent price, because he is now homebound to Bulgaria! Not enough, he wanted an UPFRONT PAYMENT from me without the vehicle, WOW, BS and a B

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    A friend of mine was so closed to getting scammed by Dylan Visser email address from Gumtree. He even got a mail with reference number from

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    Got one from a Dylan Visser for the also for the VW on ebay.

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    Beware!!!!!!!!!! is a scam.

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    Got the same thing just slightly different wording, car and ebay not OLX...

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