De Beers Namibian Contractor

I advertised a property for sale by owner in several free add companies. I got a phone call from a "Rudi" who saw my add in junkmail and was interested in buying the property. It would be a CASH purchase. He claimed to be working for De Beers Mines in the Western Cape and that he will soon be moving to Rustenburg to work on the mines there. He told me that his son "Thomas" will be driving down to Rustenburg and that he would view the property on his behalf. I had to contact "Thomas" and do the arrangements. On contacting "Thomas", he asked to be picked up to go look at the property as he was driving with a company truck to Rustenburg. He could not give me an address where he was staying over and insisted that I pick him up at the McDonalds in Rustenburg CBD. He then asked me to put MTN airtime on his phone as he had to make an international call to his wife in Namibia. At this point I knew for a fact that this was a scam. I then phoned "Rudi" again and told him that I do not feel comfortable in loading airtime on his son's phone and that I will rather have my "dad" pick him up from the viewing. Little to say, I never heard from him again. I then did a bit of research on the internet and found that this was indeed a scam and that victims stand the risk of being hijacked or robbed - No wonder they wanted me to pick "Thomas" up!Here is the signs that it is a scam:1. They will speak in fluent Afrikaans, even if they are from an African Country;2. It will always be a cash offer;3. They will ask you for an airtime purchase because they have to make an "international" call;4. They will ask you to meet somewhere of their choosing and/or to pick them up;5. They will not be able to give you an email address upon request;6. They claim to work for De Beers Mines.Please be aware of these fraudulent activities.The numbers they contacted me on is:"Rudi" : 0810094448"Thomas": 0788644787

Report ID: 8235
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: North West
City/Town: Rustenburg
Suburb: N/A
Address: Rustenburg
Crime Date/Time: 19 May 2015, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username8235
Reported Date: 19 May 2015, 12:05 PM
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  • Username9684 14 Aug 2015, 04:52 PM

    Please see my similar crime report, just poste under "fraud", entitled "Namibian truck driver gets away with R9000" Same guy? Regards Johan

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