Farming Equipment - Ride on lawn mower

We saw an add on Gumtree, now removed, of ride on lawn mower for sale. We contacted the seller and they replied with a very comprehensive email regarding the ride on lawn mower. Herewith his details:

Quinton C. Shalmon
Oik Construction Projects
22 Main Rd, Beaconsfield, Kimberley, South Africa
Phone : 063-376-6026 / Fax : 086-409-9007
REG # : 2007/028165/07
Category: Outdoor Equipments / Building Materials Stores Builders Construction & Contractors

He requested that I pay a R5000 deposit and once the lawnmower is delivered I can pay the remainder of the money. He also requested that I pay the courier company direct and this will be deducted from my purchase price.

The courier company details:

Molefe Motshabi
Burca Continental Cargo
Tel: +27 083 374 3109
18 Schmidtsdrift Rd, Verwoerd Park, Kimberley

I received an email after payment of R1900 with a valid tracking number for their website and it shows that they have collected the mower. I received a call the next day stating delivery will happen that evening at 19:30.

I have tried calling all parties since then but no answer, the phones just ring.

I went to the police station today and I am awaiting my case number....

Report ID: 16681
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Address: Johannesburg
Crime Date/Time: 4 Jan 2017, 13:01 PM
Reported By: anton_van_wyk
Reported Date: 7 Jan 2017, 13:01 PM
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  • anton_van_wyk 20 Jan 2017, 01:42 PM

    Pleasure Leon.
    It proofs difficult to get hold of Warrant Officer Esterhuizen. As soon as I reach him I will give him an update...

  • LeonL 20 Jan 2017, 11:47 AM

    Thanks Anton, you saved me a lot of bucks. Also on a wood chipper sale in Junkmail.
    Additional info I have: Cell number: 063-376-6026
    Fax number: 086-409-9007. Co REG # : 2007/028165/07; VAT# 4790 225 223 (both probably fake);
    Email 1:; Email 2:
    Web page:
    Acc # ABSA 9325 965 144. On phoning ABSA Fraud Div., (0860 557 557) they informed me this is a personal account opened the same day as the invoice.
    Surely the SAPS should be able to track this and the phone numbers!

  • anton_van_wyk 19 Jan 2017, 08:25 AM

    Thanks Rona!

  • Rona104083 18 Jan 2017, 02:22 PM

    Quinton C Shalmon is still busy with his dealing he just sent me an quote for 2 wood chippers - his mobile nr 064 021 8345

  • anton_van_wyk 11 Jan 2017, 04:30 PM

    I am glad I can help all of you.
    Case Number: CAS143/1/2017 - Krugersdorp Police Station
    Warrant Officer Esterhuizen is handling the case - 011 951 1147

  • Doreen104012 11 Jan 2017, 02:56 PM

    Hi Anton, they almost caught me as well today. I also wanted to buy the Ride on lawn mower but I smelled a rat and started to investigate. A bright woman in Kimberly helped me. They are also registered in the yellow pages. We must help the police to catch these bastards! Doreen

  • Hookah 10 Jan 2017, 04:03 PM

    Hi Anton, any further news? They are also advertising on junkmail - was going to buy a golf cart but luckily I found your post.

  • Colin_j_wood 10 Jan 2017, 08:14 AM

    Send me the case number and ill give it to my buddy in the SAPS to ensure they catch this guy.

  • anton_van_wyk 9 Jan 2017, 03:27 PM

    I have one - they can call me on 0836455111

  • Colin_j_wood 9 Jan 2017, 02:27 PM

    Hi Anton, let me know when you get a case number. I know someone who was almost caught by the same guy.

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