Exclusive Gadgets - Online Fraud Scheme

I recently responded to an online advert I saw on olx and purchased new camera equipment from a person by the name of John Ledley who is linked to a company called Exclusive Gadgets (Pty) Ltd who is based in East London. They operate an active website as www.exclusivegadgets.co.za with their contact details-Tel: 081 894 3973 & 081 549 8003, Email: sales@exclusivegadgets.co.za. I made a 50% deposit payment for the ordered goods into the company’s bank account and they provided me with shipment confirmation details from a company called Freight Mover Services via an active website called www.freightmoverservices.com.

I therefore did the required balance payment for the goods to be couriered to me. I did not receive the goods ordered and paid for and my inquiries in this regard to the company have been ignored. This clever scam is definitely fraudulent and I therefore reported the matter to olx, the relevant banks through which the transactions were made, as well as SAPS (Case ref Nr. CAS36/8/2015).

As an inexperienced and naïve online shopper, I learnt my lesson the hard and expensive way and would like to report and expose this company and their operations as much as possible to warn and protect other potential victims. The old saying is definitely true: If the deal is too good to be true, it definitely is. Rather pay more and order online goods from reputable suppliers.

Report ID: 9810
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Eastern Cape
City/Town: East London
Address: East London
Crime Date/Time: 27 Sep 2015, 16:09 PM
Reported By: Hoesit
Reported Date: 7 Sep 2015, 16:09 PM
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  • Hoesit 21 Oct 2015, 08:11 AM

    West88159, was the lady who scammed you in East London from a company called "Digital Revolution SA"? I suspect that Exclusive Gadgets who is based in PE and Digital Revolution SA who is based in East London are linked in this scam as their modes operandi and websites are the same. Abdool and I am in contact and will link our cases with SAPS.

  • West88159 19 Oct 2015, 02:09 PM

    Abdool & Hoesit. Please stick together on this, otherwise SAPS don't take a 'single' case on it's own seriously. I am the person that Katy Watt / Kathryn Brunotte scammed, here in EL. Please go see details on Scam Alert - South Africa, feel free to post your story there too, to warn others.

  • Abdool 7 Oct 2015, 05:02 PM

    Hoesit. Can you please contact me on 083 786 9457. I have been scammed by the same company and would like to link out SAP cases together

  • AngelP 9 Sep 2015, 10:09 AM

    I advertised my cellphone on olx, and got a response, a lady overseas wanting to buy it from me but she wants me to send it to Nigeria to her son, she said she will pay me before I send it. she sent through a payment through the bank Of America, but the bank's emails states I should confirm the tracking number of the parcel, and only 48 hours after I have sent parcel the money will be released into my bank account. it all sounds very fishy to me and I am scared I'm being scammed.

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