Lift club scam

SCAM ALERT!!!! I need help from anyone who has come across these people or know of them. I posted an advert on Gumtree looking for transport to work and back, I got a response from a woman called Carla, claiming to be from a company called Robertson Carpool & Tours. Her cell number is 0761258644. She asked me to do a deposit of R250 ( instant money ) to secure a seat. Being desperate for a lift club I did the deposit and then I received an email saying that i needed to pay the other R250 so that the SA Dept of transport could finalise my contract. I said that I was off sick and was not able to do it immediately. She then sent me an sms saying that if I can't pay it immediately they will have to cancel my seat and I must find alternative transport. I responded by saying if that was the case then she must refund my deposit and I will do just that. She replied by saying that it was not possible as this is for a cancellation fee. All this happened within a day. I googled this company and it is a scam so people be aware of this scam going around. If anyone can assist with any information or if you recognise the cell number, please help.

Report ID: 9788
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Centurion
Address: heuweloord
Crime Date/Time: 1 Sep 2015, 09:09 AM
Reported By: anita87611
Reported Date: 2 Sep 2015, 09:09 AM
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  • dontmess_witme 21 Jan 2016, 07:59 AM

    morning, they are in Cape Town as well, I got this reply from Anastacia """it was way to good to ever be true"""

    From: Anastacia Martinez
    martinez transport&tours situated in benguela street, strandfontein village/mitchells plain. ¤company ck/ - btw/vat no:4670162025¤ contact: anastacia martinez on 0761258644 or email: - travelling fee: r400per month per scholar or child of which u need 2pay a r200deposit a.s.a.p. 2secure a seat. deion: we are a registered transport company with the s.a.department of transport&we offer safe&reliable door2door school lift clubs from ur home address in mitchells plain/highlands drive to ur childs school address in simons town&back again on a daily basis according to the start&finish times&we operate on a 1st come 1st serve basis with competent drivers all with certified pdps driving 16seater toyota quantams. we only have 3seats left 4ur childs route, so u need 2 secure a seat by making a booking&payment of r200 deposit a.s.a.p. b4 we are fully booked! parents are securing there kids places&the seats are going fast,so dont delay make a booking today!¤may the spirit of god bring u peace,the gladness of god give u hope&the warmth of god grant u luv..god bless u..¤

  • anita87611 3 Sep 2015, 11:32 AM

    Wow so they are not only scamming people in Joburg but Durbs too. I hope they rot in hell!!!

  • stella87629 3 Sep 2015, 11:28 AM

    Had the same to me yesterday!!! I paid the FULL R500-00, here's the email I received from CLARA!!!
    ROBERTSON'S LIFT CLUB&TRANSPORTING SERVICEScc situated in MOFFAT DRIVE,BALLITO BUSINESS PARK/BALLITO. ¤CK/Reg.No. 96/57983/23 - BTW/Vat No. 4670162025¤ CONTACT: CARLA ROBERTSON on 0761258644 or EMAIL: - We have 20 Toyota Quantams registered with the Department of Transport offering Reliable&Safe Door2Door Lift Clubs to Work,College&School from ur home address in BALLITO to ur work address in DURBAN NORTH&back again on a daily basis according 2ur times that u start&finish for an Affordable Travelling Fee of R500per month per person. WE ONLY HAVE 3SEATS LEFT 4UR ROUTE ON A 1st COME 1st SERVE BASIS&PEOPLE ARE SECURING THERE PLACES&THE SEATS ARE GOING FAST,so make a booking&payment of R250deposit a.s.a.p. 2secure a seat b4 we are fully booked. ¤MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS THEE WITH AN ABUNDANT LIFE&SHOWER U WITH HIS RICHEST BLESSINGS FILLED WITH JOY,LOVE&HAPPINESS NOW&4 ETERNITY..GOD BLESS¤ - Name: Carla Robertson, Contact Number: 0761258644

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