DECHAMS CONSTRUCTION tried to buy a R27000 sound system off us. They also sent us proof of payment from ABSA, and then got irritated when we said we want the money to show up in our account before we let the speakers go. i quickly googled them and found they regularly do this.The ID attached are probably stolen! Horrible people in this country!They give this work address:MR MARK L MOHALE10 SPRINGBOK AVENUEVANDERBIJLPARK

Report ID: 8289
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Springs
Suburb: N/A
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 29 May 2015, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username8289
Reported Date: 29 May 2015, 15:05 PM
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  • Nathi2 25 Aug 2015, 12:35 PM

    Mlungisi Lukhele and Johan Where are you from.I also got scammed Last week by the same person.I have a plan to get to them.

  • Mlungisi Lukhele 24 Aug 2015, 08:22 PM

    i have been scammed by a guy named Pharell khumalo a Macbook Air laptop on the 24 of August 2015 in Hatfield Pretoria

  • Adriaan4 22 Aug 2015, 11:18 AM

    Hi, I also got a message from Theo yesterday after posting an add on Gumtree. Just after 6pm last night I got an sms confirmation from ABSA for R34000 from him. My asking price was R33000, so already it didn't make sense..... I wish these people can all go and burn in hell!!!! We don't need them in our lives......

  • Johan50 21 Aug 2015, 09:55 AM

    I was scammed last night by a person, Pharrell Khumalo, ID no 5905165685088, using the same address. He emailed proof of payment (ABSA) from "J Holding Company", and an sms was sent saying that the money has been transferred. He also sent me a copy of his "ID" with his address.

  • Johan50 21 Aug 2015, 08:53 AM

    Same address was used last night to scam me. Received proof of payment from ABSA from "J holding Production", also a construction company. Now uses another ID document, goes by the name of Pharrell Khumalo, ID no 5905165685088.

  • pieter du plessis 15 Aug 2015, 05:03 PM

    Hi,I was contacted via sms on Wed 12/8/15 by your famous fraudster "Theo Morkel" regarding my motorbike which I am selling. Today I received a sms from ABSA confirming pmnt of R45300 by TRISTAR CONSTRUCTION with ref:THEO. My wife raised a concern because the co she works for subcontract to Tristar. This afternoon THE MR THEO contacted me regarding the pmnt but put the phone down when I told him that pmnt must reflect in my bank first. He is still using the same mobile # 0738553138 mentioned by Pinky. It was by chance that we managed to come across this website where the same individual is mentioned. How many other has been scammed by this man and we also hope that he be caught soon.

  • Pinky 3 13 Jul 2015, 08:33 AM

    This same incident happened to me yesterday when i tried to sell my iphone on OLX. He went by the name of Lionel- phone number 0717175174, the sms said Triassets Construction was paying me.He said he transferred extra money for petrol. He asked me to do a factory reset on the phone (to disable find my phone of course!) His driver wanted to meet at McDonalds in Bruma, his number was 0738553138 I hope they manage to get him!

  • John Swart 7 Jul 2015, 10:21 AM

    You can see the letters in the name are pasted from other parts of the ID. What a noob.

  • John Swart 7 Jul 2015, 10:20 AM

    Lel, whoever edited the ID obviously sucks at Photoshop xD

  • Jd 7 Jul 2015, 09:07 AM

    The best I can advance any one that wanna sell anything or to any body Be it some one you know or you don't know , the person most make a cash deposit into your account and you most confirm and cash out the money holding it in you hand before you go ahead giving him or her the items. Other than that it no go area for me as a person I don't take online transfer or check in any business I do .

  • Elsje3 6 Jul 2015, 02:45 PM

    The exact same guy tried to scam me. He also emailed proof of payment (ABSA) and an sms was sent saying that the money has been transferred. He sent me a copy of his "ID" and that of his so-called girlfriend. The ID photo is exactly the same as the one above, but in this copy of the ID his particulars are "Dwight Theo Morkel".

  • eb 6 Jul 2015, 12:56 AM

    I was selling my iphone.. an african guy named "carlos" called me 2 minutes after i posted the add. He wanted bank details to secure the phone deal. He first said he needed it because his gf was leaving the next day. After he did a so called eft. He sent me absa sms. Also Deshams construction. He phoned and said he is sending his driver to collect Now because his gf is leaving tonight. He said by 12 money will be in account but apparently he did a special clearance and that supposed to clear in 2 hours not the whole day.. 3 days later still no money.

  • Carien Morkel 5 Jul 2015, 07:37 PM

    Hi. My name is Carien Morkel. My husband is the guy in the Id photo. His name is Dwight Morkel. We live in Cape Town. We sold a I pad about 2 years ago . Same thing happened to us. Received a proof of payment and waited for the funds to clear first...which never happened. When i tried calling him again his nr didn't exist. Luckily we never sent the ipad but he is now using my husbands I'd to commit fraud. The police are busy investigating and will hopefully find this guy quick before he robs more people.

  • Sabata 4 Jul 2015, 09:34 AM

    I also had a similar incident back in 2012 in the western cape where i opened a case for fraud and a gentleman named natt bismack emailed me about his interest to purchase dj equipment from me.he also sent the money thru internet banking and i received the sms ,to a point i got convinced it was genuine but by the time i realized it was all a scam it was too late.Opened a case back then at the simonstown police station which they handed te case of to kirstenbisch police and to this day i have never heard anyyhing from the police.So its sorta useless if u find urself in this rype of situations coz trust me the people responsible for this know very well that police officers will just deem this type of cases open and shut,while they continue to scam people and getting away with such crimes

  • Arno4 2 Jun 2015, 05:43 PM

    I posted an ad on gumtree. This person who ever he is tried the same with me he sounds of Indian nationality, when he speaks on the phone. Watch out for this person he also goes under just Mark Mohale.

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