Junk mail scams

Placed an ad to sell cameras, projectors, light meters and various other photographic equipment in the Junk Mail. Was contacted by a Jonathan who stated that he was opening up a shop and needed them urgently. He took my banking details and sent me a "confirmation" of monies paid in. He sent his brother that evening to collect all items ... guess what? No money appeared and I have lost all the items. The police stated that they are not able to help me as I allowed them to remove the equipment from my home. They also took a lot of jewellery ... gold chains, bracelets and watches. Total cost lost is about R60 000. Stupid me!

Report ID: 732
Crime Category: Stolen - Other
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Springs
Suburb: N/A
Address: Springs
Crime Date/Time: 6 Aug 2010, 00:08 AM
Reported By: Username732
Reported Date: 6 Dec 2010, 10:12 AM
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  • Johan88 3 Jul 2015, 07:43 PM

    In the birds for sale there is a scamster that advertise Blue and Gold Mc Caws for R6000.When you call him he want you to adopt a bird and then he wants money to be transferred.This is really a case for the police

  • Nico van rooyen 7 May 2013, 12:37 PM

    25413619 I'd Caravan for sale this add is a scam, about 2 months ago he had a offload caravan for 40 000 and I remember the email address and also his story about just been divorced and staying in England and to pay for the divorce he must sell below price and you must pay money into his account .

  • Henno Kruger 18 Oct 2011, 11:32 AM

    Thanks for making Junk Mail publishing aware of these fraudsters, please provide us the details (phone number / e-mail address) of the fraudulent advertisers. Report them to our Customer Care department via e-mail at ccc@junkmail.co.za or telephonically on 012-3423840 x2295.

  • Username4315 14 Apr 2011, 09:00 AM

    Tiaan, the adage: If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. Best advice, stay away. I think Junkmail have started removing his ads. All his items have been way under market value - already a suspicious sign. My friend responded to one of his other ads and when asked to see the item before paying on collection, the guy went silent. If anyone has been conned by this guy and have deposited money - they should immediately make a case with the police.Unfortunately the banks are useless and of no help, when you want to verify if an account is recent and has suspicious activity.

  • Tiaan4 11 Apr 2011, 02:15 PM

    Hi, Can you guys who did pay this V Pilly person please supply me the account nr? I have a person selling something at this link on Junk Mail. http://www.junkmail.co.za/v-johannesburg-computers-laptop-notebooks-hi-i-have-four-laptops-two-QZQYCatQX0121QYRgnQX0001QYAdQXF12606QYEdQX201115 I am not sure if it is a scam as he wants all funny deposits and so on. He did give me a acc nr in Durban to pay into in the name of V Pilly. Please let me know. I dont want to be scammed. Thanks

  • Lawrence7 28 Mar 2011, 03:53 PM

    Been had for R450 by this pathetic excuse for a human being too with basically the same modus operandi - I have laid fraud and theft charges with the police (case 1030/3/2011 Garsfontein contact number 0124704200) ............. if you feel like getting your own back please contact the investigating officer on that number and also give your experience and details

  • Anthonie 17 Mar 2011, 06:47 AM

    Blackberry torch ad in junk mail.Also used V. Pilly account number. The phone number changed to 0714480967.

  • deryck 5 Mar 2011, 12:05 PM

    There is an add placed in the blackberry phones section.this guy is scaming people by asking for a deposit and then saying he will post the phones to u whereby u pay the balance.he advertises the phones for even below manufacturers cost .e.g blackberry torch x 4 for R1200 for all.he asks you where u live and then say he stay somewhere far so u can't collect. He also prefers counter to counter delivery after u have paid him a R500 dep and he is alway aat the time u phone on the way to the post office so we must do the deposit before he gets there.he sounds like a white guy on the phone,but has a V Pillay bank account num he gives u. He phones u back full of confidence and tells u the phones are still available and he has just put some new ads in this morning saying he he has 8 now for R1200 which includes blackberry torches with paper work.all he wants is ur deposit.this is a huge scam and he will get the innocent people. His phone number on the ad is 0792834179 Please do something about this. Tnks

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