OMG THIS GUY IS TRYING TO SCAM ME AT THIS MOMENT!!!! BUT TODAY HE IS CALLED RODNEYPosted this ad: https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-asus-laptops/fish-hoek/asus-laptop-i7-cpu-8gb-ram-1tb-hdd-r5400/1006353787000910181548809
Within 24 hrs had 2 scammers contact me, thanks to this forum I was able to identify them, much appreciated!
Communication is via whatsapp (his number: +27 64 742 4527). Says his name is Jacob Nkosi. His story is he is busy with work and will send someone to pick the item up after he does an instant EFT. He seems all to happy to trust me with the money before he picks up the item, which I consider suspicious, he even offers to send me his ID. He claims to do the transfer, I get an SMS (from +2187050063315443) which looks like it is from Standard bank. How do they get the long cell phone number like that I wonder? it makes the SMS look official. Checked my bank account but nothing reflects. Poor taxify driver is on a cash trip waiting outside my house to pick up the item. He calls me to tell me to give the laptop to the driver, I tell him the money is not in my account. He starts getting angry/rude on the phone, I tell him to "**** OFF". Taxify driver's trip is cancelled, and the drivers time wasted and got nothing out of it. Basically this guy just wanted to leverage the SMS confirmation and rush me into handing over the laptop to the taxify driver.
SMS to start, then email on email@example.com with conversation as follows:
Fri, Nov 22, 11:59 AM
Hi Carl, You are second in line for the laptop. The person I'm dealing with now says they will pay/collect today, if they do not, would you like me to contact you?
Fri, Nov 22, 12:26 PM
Where are you located and your final asking price?
Fri, Nov 22, 12:59 PM
Cape Town, Fish Hoek. The price is R5400.
Fri, Nov 22, 1:00 PM
OK,am interested for the item but i want it for my Nephew in Sunnydale,can you assure me it works fine and send me some pics? I can make it R5,800 including postage fee via Postnet home deliver. get back to me asap
Fri, Nov 22, 12:49 PM
how will you pay?
Fri, Nov 22, 2:51 PM
Ok....do you have payfast acct?
Fri, Nov 22, 12:52 PM
cash or instant EFT is the only options...
Fri, Nov 22, 2:54 PM (9 hours ago)
I would love to do so but due to my work as a marine engineer am not chanced at all bear with me,dont get it wrong they will credit your acct as soon as i made the payment......i only have access to my payfast
Fri, Nov 22, 3:01 PM (9 hours ago)
cash or instant EFT only
no replies after that. I saw they are using the marine engineer story from another post somewhere, thanks again!
Hope this helps someone like it helped me!