I replied on an add on Gumtree regarding holiday accommodation.  All seemed ligit as the person, Daniel Botha from Holiday The Cape, gave his ID no and I had a picture of him.He send me pictures of the apartment and details, I made deposit payment into his Capitec account and eversince have had trouble getting hold of him.  He is full of excuses and do not respond to phone calls, sms'e emails etc.After further investigation, I realized he used fake pictures of the holdiday accommodation he got form the internet.It was only R3000, but still a lot of money and disappointed family with no holiday accommodation.

Report ID: 7541
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Strand
Suburb: N/A
Address: Strand
Crime Date/Time: 20 Dec 2014, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Username7541
Reported Date: 23 Dec 2014, 13:12 PM
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  • adam3 7 Aug 2015, 05:57 PM

    hi same happened to me last year..left me high and dry in cape town after driving from durban..i got my money back by asking capitec to freeze his account, police are hopeless in a case like this,,i managed to get a landline to number to where he is staying if anyone needs it to confront him -(021) 850 - 0686

  • Robert9 1 Feb 2015, 09:54 PM

    Please will you send me hes number as i can look in to this for you thanks robert

  • james4 25 Jan 2015, 08:09 AM

    do you have the copy of the advert? this is necessary to help recover the monies lost

  • laticia 31 Dec 2014, 01:50 PM

    The same thing happens to us. We booked accommodation through daniel botha and when we arrived at the place in strand we found out it waa a scam. We lost a total of R11000. We need to catch this man. Public must please be careful. Apparently he had scammed a few people.

  • Brad7 30 Dec 2014, 10:31 PM

    We are in the same situation now. We booked for 31 til 4 Jan 2015 We have received emails and receipts from him with details of apartment and even included 2 references that we called in connection with the holiday apartment. All seemed legit. He has been delayed in answering calls and sms's and recently told us that his office in Joburg (where he lives) has been burgled, and he was unable to get the key for the Cap d'Azur apartment in time. He is now looking for alternate accomodation. We are waiting for a response from him still. Prior to this i tried finding scams initiated with this accomodation and name but im glad that this report is available now to warn the public.

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