Accommodation Scam Gumtree

Deposit was eft'd for holiday accommodation in Langebaan when we arrived we couldn't access the property and the neighbours informed us that the property was never even rented out as  holiday home 

Report ID: 9685
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Langebaan
Suburb: Langebaan
Crime Date/Time: 11 Aug 2015, 00:08 AM
Reported By: Username9685
Reported Date: 15 Aug 2015, 21:08 PM
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  • bubble 27 Nov 2015, 11:33 PM

    Well...the 8-sleeper scam got me today. I'm busy contacting the bank and sent an afidavit to try and get my deposit back :( I didn't read the signs in time. The payment was in the following account ABSA - 4071338824 in the name of W.Delamare. We asked a friend to make a 2nd booking for overlapping dates and they confirmed that it's available for her too. Our address was 21 Sunbird drive and the 2nd booking was 31 Sunbird. The lady encouraged us to look it up on Google Maps, but 31 Sunbird is just an open yard with no house. Also, for both booking she gave the same ref no to use when making payment.

  • Didi3 21 Aug 2015, 04:49 PM

    I also need a name. Rental s scamsters in Strand hail from Langebaan. Thank you.

  • Rafeeqa 17 Aug 2015, 04:21 PM

    Hi, I'm so sorry that you had to experience that. If you can, could you give me the person's number, because I came across an add on gumtree, 8 sleeper in Langebaan, only a cell number. I asked this person via whatsapp to send me a quote, and he/she did. It was very cheap, and I asked if it was per person or for the whole house, he/she replied to all my messages. But as soon as I asked him/her for the address, I don't get a response. I told him/her that I would have him/her arrested if he/she doesn't remove the add from gumtree.

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