Swimming Pool Scam

Saw an advert on Junkmail regarding a swimming pool installation with a lapa for R32 000. Contacted the person who called himself Tshepiso. They arrived the next day and began the job as promised. He called and said he needed the second half of the deposit to carry on with the job. Paid him in cash, after I had given him the requested cash he left a set of keys which I had given him to enter my property tried calling him but to no answer, and suddenly his phone is off.

Report ID: 7511
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Boksburg
Suburb: Comet
Address: 16 Doone Avenue
Crime Date/Time: 17 Dec 2014, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Username7511
Reported Date: 18 Dec 2014, 09:12 AM
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  • Idris 18 Aug 2015, 10:53 PM

    I got caught with the same scam in Nelspruit. They advertised in local paper...pool and lapa combo deals. Dug hole and did concrete than disappeared with my money after requesting payment to buy marbelite and pump. I have a photo of the scumbag and two of his rubbish workers.

  • belinda 18 Aug 2015, 09:50 AM

    hi this is happening to us right now. the so called name is paul's pools and lapa.they havent come now for 4 days. they came as far as concrete pool.and dug holes for poles for lapa. when paid the other half,said must fetch receipt and must load rest of stuff. black people are skelms and bliksems.i wish we white people could do something about this.now they keep advertise on olx and junkmail.beware pls of a paul's pools and lapa. thanx

  • Dirk7 23 Jul 2015, 11:06 AM

    I have also been a victim of this. It sounds very similar to our story.

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