EFT Fraud / Identity Theft


I must admit I was an idiot. Guy named Winston Lebogang (cell no. 078 541 7666). Sms's me for a gumtree ad for my playstation. We even speak on the phone, seems polite, says hes buying it for his son, I have a son, we share jokes etc. Long story short, I trusted way too quickly. I then receive a payment notification via sms and email which seems very legit. EFT between STD Bank and Nedbank takes 2-3 business days to clear so I wait and phone, and wait and phone. Its now Wednesday, I phone "Winston" and another guy says Winston is not available hes on a business trip. There and there alarm bells go off because the guy tells me to stop phoning him. I manage to track down Winston's instagram and facebook accounts and find another cell number, the real Winston advises me that he has opened up a case of identity theft at Douglasdale SAPS (JHB), says he knows of somebody using a copy of his ID to defraud people. Theres no way of tracking this guy on the other side of the phone (078 541 7666). He will probably toss that sim card. So, be on the lookout on gumtree for this idiot

Report ID: 30203
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Pinetown
Suburb: Mariannridge
Address: 1 Cranbrook Crescent, La Lucia
Crime Date/Time: 5 Oct 2018, 09:10 AM
Reported By: jaykay88
Reported Date: 10 Oct 2018, 16:10 PM
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