Fraudulant transaction resulting in loss of funds


I advertised Sublimation Printing equipment for sale on OLX for
R35 000.00 Mr. Billy Arends (see ID document) phoned me to say he is interested in buying it on 09/01/2017. After asking me for details on equipment, banking details and address, he supositly made a
EFT payment from his Standardbank account to my husband's Nedbank account. I immediately received an sms from Standarbank (I still have the sms on my phone). Mr. Billy Arendse wanted his drivers to fetch the equipment immediately as they were busy loading a truck to move all his belongings from Kensington JHB to Komatipoort MP, which had to be done all in the afternoon on 09/01/2017. My husband, Douglas Taylor was explaining to Mr. Billy Arends that we cannot let the goods go without the funds in our account. Mr. Billy Arends asked nicely for us to trust him as he will immediately email us a copy of his ID and proof of payment made. Mr. Billy Arends send an email from billy@brew-master.com with proof of payment and ID attached. We were irresponsible by trusting the documents are legal and that Mr. Billy Arends are a honest person. The driver arrived with a Nissan Hardboday (old model) Registration number: HWF044MP, he signed for the goods as Adrian Brown, contact number 063 460 1517. The evening of 09/01/2017 my husband had a careful look at the ID and proof of payment and then realised that the documents are not legit. We already had a serious suspision that this was a fraudulent transaction. On Tues, 10/01/2017 I send an sms to Mr. Billy Arends to advise that the funds are still not in our account. Mr. Billy Arends assured me over the phone that the funds can take up to 48 hrs so it will be cleared by the latest 11/01/2017 at 10:00. he asked me to be patient and to relax, the money was definitely paid. This morning 11/01/2017 at 10:26 my husband tried to contact Mr. Billy Arends from my phone. Mr. Billy Arends did not answer his phone, so I send and sms: "Good morning Billy, tried to contact you, the money is not in yet. Please advise soonest". We received no feedback from Mr. Billy Arends the whole day. My husband tried again to phone at 16:41, still no answer. I have all emails send and received, sms's send aswell as copy of the goods signed for by the driver. All proof are clear and in place.

Report ID: 16707
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Boksburg
Suburb: Cinderella
Address: 6 Malan Street, Cinderella, Boksburg
Crime Date/Time: 9 Jan 2017, 13:01 PM
Reported By: Taylor
Reported Date: 11 Jan 2017, 16:01 PM
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