I advertised an item on OLX and Gumtree. A man phoned me and said he’s interested and that he’ll send his driver to pick up the item. I told him that I wanted a Proof of Payment, before I gave his driver the item. He sms’ed and emailed the POP. Driver came to pick the item up. Later I received another Proof of Payment sms stating that he paid another amount of money into my account with the reference “transpot”. He directly thereafter called and said his wife paid it by mistake and asked if I can pay it back- he insisted and got agitated. I said I’ll pay it back as soon as it reflects in my account. He said no- asked me to make a plan as he urgently needed the money. I said no, because I was scared it was going to be a scam in the first place. He called again and said he’s going to reverse both transactions. I told him not to and even called my bank to ensure that he doesn’t do that. The bank explained that he cannot do that without both my bank and my permission. Long story short- I never received the money so the Proof of Payments was fake. He even emailed me his ID, which was probably fake too. He goes by Phillip Ngabinde, but I suspect his real name may be Isic. He stole the item and tried to get another amount of money out of me too. He called me from ?(073) 174-6850? and then from ?(081) 008-8787?. Please beware!
|Crime Category:||Stolen - Other|
|Crime Date/Time:||13 Dec 2017, 20:12 PM|
|Reported Date:||19 Dec 2017, 20:12 PM|