Meadowbank Essential Oils A Scam!


I was looking for a company that sells essential oils and came across Meadowbank Essential Oils. Their website has a comprehensive list of oils ranging in size and price. It is very professional looking. I sent an enquiry via their contact page and received an email and a WhatsApp message from a guy called Bibby Colin responding to my query and asking if I would like to proceed with my order. I was very impressed with their prompt response and proceeded with my order. I asked him to send me an invoice. He informed that any orders below R2500 can be paid in instant payment from whichever bank I use. As my order was below that amount, I conceded. Shortly after my partner made the payment, I informed him. He said Okay and that was the last time I heard from him. Both the numbers go on voicemail and he has not responded to my email yet. My order was due to arrive this morning but I have heard nothing back from him. What does one do when the scammer is so blatant?
Here are all the "company" details:

MEADOWBANK ESSENTIAL OILS
38 Madeira Rd, Morningside, Kwazulu Natal, 4001 Durban South Africa
Reg No: 1997/032948/23
VAT No: 4620221046
Tel: +27734703447
Cel: +27788688786
Fax: +27867324050
Email: info@mbessentialoils.co.za
Whatsapp: +27734703447
Viber: +27788688786
Skype ID: meadowbankessentialoils

Sales Manager: Bibby Colin

Website: www.mbessentialoils.co.za

Report ID: 25583
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: DURBAN
Suburb: Morningside
Address: 38 Madeira Rd, Morningside, Kwazulu Natal, 4001 Durban
Crime Date/Time: 13 Feb 2018, 22:02 PM
Reported By: MsFly
Reported Date: 14 Feb 2018, 14:02 PM
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  • JoeSA 21 Feb 2018, 08:01 AM

    The old saying of "if something seems to be too good to be true, it probably is" , is the one that applies here. These guys' prices are way cheaper than anyone else and they "stock" everything. They give an address yet it is a private home. Why not speak with the guy? I did and he is obviously a Nigerian though his picture is of a white guy in an office... but the best giveaway is the fact that they want you to pay into a private account of some random Nigerian. They tried me too but I am very glad for forums like these as a quick Google search confirmed my suspicions.

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