OLX crime - item collected but money never paid

I advertised a white leather sofa on OLX to the value of R20 000. A man by the name of Troy...email address troydlmz03@gmail.com enquired said he was very interested. After a few emails and telephone conversations he sent a van over to collect from my home address. On the day they collected I received an FNB sms money transfer notification to say that R20 000 will be deposited into my bank account. This was Wednesday 9 September and its Tuesday 15 September and nothing. I tried contracting this alleged Troy but all I get is voicemail. No response from his email address either! Im devastated to say the least! My first time selling something on the internet! In hindsight, I guess I should have been more careful!

Report ID: 9833
Crime Category: Stolen - Other
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Address: 0730635756
Crime Date/Time: 9 Sep 2015, 17:09 PM
Reported By: chewy007
Reported Date: 15 Sep 2015, 17:09 PM
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  • chewy007 29 Jan 2016, 11:39 AM

    I am glad I could help! Cant believe he is still out there ripping people off!

  • Anon132456789 25 Jan 2016, 02:44 PM

    [Regards Troy >0631726495 >troydlmz03@gmail.com] thats the information he provided me with, if i hadn't noticed this forum post i would have gone through with the sale sorry that i couldn't be of more assistance.

  • chewy007 25 Jan 2016, 09:42 AM

    I do apologise Anon123456789 for the late response. If you can still give me information relating to this matter, I will be oh so greatfull but I do understand if I have missed this window of opportunity.

  • Anon132456789 23 Jan 2016, 09:46 PM


  • Anon132456789 23 Jan 2016, 09:41 PM

    Good day, i too received an email, and phone call by a guy named troy @ the same email troydlmz03@gmail.com.

    This guy will be in kenilworth, Cape town tomorrow. if you need more info
    contact me by this conversation

  • Report A Crime 16 Sep 2015, 06:50 AM

    R20 000 sofa second hand! Damn must have been a nice one!

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