Fraudulent Proof of Payment


Hi, I advertised a cell phone on Gumtree. I was almost immediately contacted by Marcus Langa who is based in Johannesburg. He said he wanted the phone and requested my banking details. I confirmed that I will only courier the phone after payment have cleared in my account. He sent me proof of payment and I attempted to verify the payment at the relevant bank without success. Obviously the payment did not clear and I did not courier the phone. I just want to make people aware of the scam. He also sent me a copy of his ID. The exact same thing happened the day after, this time a Frederick Ford phoned me, same story, proof of payment, could not verify and did not courier the phone. Just be aware when selling phones on Gumtree. I hope I can help prevent someone from being scammed. Fortunately I was not.

Report ID: 31268
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Mpumalanga
City/Town: Nelspruit
Suburb:
Address: Online
Crime Date/Time: 5 Nov 2018, 10:11 AM
Reported By: gstander
Reported Date: 8 Nov 2018, 10:11 AM
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