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  1. D

    New to this, strange scam going on with people being called by the number 0759454785

    got 2 calls from this weird number, didnt answer but did some digging and came up with this: http://www.whocallsmefrom.com/0759454785 http://www.unknownphone.com/search.php?num=27759454785 https://www.facebook.com/AlgoaFMNews/posts/1282143245167548...
  2. H

    I am in the process of being scammed. Any ideas on how to nail this scammer?

    I need help with a scammer... Hi, Everybody. So I am pretty sure I am in the process of being scammed... A guy contacted me via our website and requested quotations, wich I provided. He then proceeded to place an order. (We are a small company, and for us, this is a pretty big order)...
  3. T

    Gumtree Fraud

    I've used Gumtree to sell and buy small stuff before, but now that I'm trying to sell an iPhone 7, I've had 3 requests and all 3 are Nigerian fraudsters! The first guy said he'll have a friend look at the phone then deposit the money. I met the guy, seems happy with the phone, and I get an...
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    Potential Scam Job Agency

    Hi All, First I would like to say that I am in no way claiming that this IS indeed a scam but I am a little worried and would like some advice if anyone here can give it. I found a job on a google search, which lead to a Gumtree posting via livingstonerecruitment.com. I submitted my CV...
  5. Kevin Lancaster

    South African deposit and refund scam warning

    South African deposit and refund scam warning The South African Banking Risk Information Centre has launched its Schemes and Scams Campaign, warning about current banks scams.
  6. Kevin Lancaster

    Warning: New South African Post Office money scam

    Warning: New South African Post Office money scam The South African Post Office has warned customers of a scam doing the rounds where people are duped into handing over money to criminals.
  7. Kevin Lancaster

    10 signs you’re investing in a Ponzi or Pyramid scheme

    10 signs you’re investing in a Ponzi or Pyramid scheme Here are the signs you need to watch out for in order to avoid Ponzi and pyramid schemes.
  8. Kevin Lancaster

    Scam alert: telephonic deals offering discount cards

    Scam alert: telephonic deals offering discount cards Never give out your banking details telephonically, and find out if a company is legitimate before agreeing to anything.
  9. Kevin Lancaster

    This is what a Microsoft tech support scam looks like

    This is what a Microsoft tech support scam looks like Scammers will go to great lengths to trick you out of money, including impersonating a tech support agent.
  10. ABCpt

    How to get Scam website shut down

    About 2 years ago, we purchased an item from http://www.babylicioussa.com/ and it was delivered a while later without too much hassle. Last month we needed another duvet cover and they were the only local company with stock and compared to prices overseas not that much more expensive, so we...
  11. lifeboy

    Are MarketVine Electronics & FirstBuyZA Electronics Nigerian Scammers?

    I have noticed some good deals on junkmail.co.za (specifically and not on Gumtree and elsewhere) and the prices are not ridiculously low, but also not quite what they should be. One company (MarketVine Electronics Ltd) claims to be at 12 Terminus Street, East London, but a google earth...
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    This website safe to buy from??

    Good day, Just like to know if the following website is safe to buy from? http://www.buyfast.co.za/ Prices is lower than normal... However they have a few complaints on hello Peter... Any one with info on this site would be appreciated. I was scammed before by...
  13. T

    Buyfast.co.za safe to BUY from???

    Good day, First this may be in the wrong section...So sorry.:) I just like to know if buyfast is a trusted place to buy from?? - http://www.buyfast.co.za/ I don't want to try them if I'm not 100% sure. I see they have a few complaints on Hello Peter. I am looking to buy Hot Toys...
  14. Z

    Meter Mate landlord scam

    I moved in to a flat in Boksburg 3 months ago. Coming from Cape Town using the standard municipal prepaid meters. The flat has a Meter Mate meter and our landlord set a standard rate of R400 for 200 units. You cant buy as and when we need, that is the ratio, no exceptions. We have to beg days on...
  15. Kevin Lancaster

    Don’t fall for these scams in SA

    Don’t fall for these scams in South Africa There are many scams doing the rounds in SA – these are the ones you need to watch out for.
  16. B

    Telkom scam?

    Hi all. Not sure where on this forum this post belongs, so move if incorrect, please. I have a feeling that I have been scammed today by someone posing as a Telkom rep. My Spidey sense was tingling, but I could not find any concrete proof of my concern. I wish I realised it before I...
  17. Kevin Lancaster

    Beware of fake IT callers who can empty your bank account

    Beware of fake IT callers in SA who can empty your bank account Fraudsters are gaining access to unsuspecting victim’s banks accounts and draining them within seconds.
  18. Kevin Lancaster

    Online syndicates target emotional people

    Online syndicates target emotional people Syndicates prey on people’s emotions online to extract money from them or use them as pawns in criminal enterprises.
  19. F

    Navigating the Cesspools of Online Dating

    About 3 months ago I stumbled onto Mamba, a dating app. Installed it and it looked ok, not very polished, but adequate considering that its free. There were a few nice girls but the main drawback was that most were Russian and I got the distinct feeling that the app started there and haven’t...
  20. Kevin Lancaster

    Online dating scammer case continues

    Online dating scammer case continues The case of a man accused of committing fraud via an online dating scam was postponed by the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crimes Court
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