Stolen: specialized 2015 2015

  • Date Occurred 22 Jun 2020
  • Location Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Incident type Theft: Scam / Fraud
  • Case number 22/06/2020
  • Police Station Green Point
  • Incident description

    My bike was stolen through a scam on gumtree, the guy calls himself Samson (see id attached) he provided POP via sms and email.

     

    Please see pics of my stolen bike.

  • Category Mountain Bike - Dual Suspension
  • Make specialized
  • Model 2015
  • Year 2015
  • Colour black
  • More about the bike

    My bike was stolen through a scam on gumtree, the guy calls himself Samson (see id attached) he provided POP via sms and email.

     

    Please see pics of my stolen bike.

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Big Chain Ring Action

24 June 2020 - 05:48

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fnstemmet, Jul 02 2020 02:02

So was I, another friend also same story.  Did you report to Police?

Send me your case number so we can connect these cases - fnstemm@gmail.com

samson99, Jul 02 2020 02:17

He tried to buy my bike as well. But didn't appreciate the fact that i wanted the funds to clear in my account before he took the bike. I even offered to deliver it for him. Never heard from him again.

Big Chain Ring Action, Jul 02 2020 04:48

So was I, another friend also same story.  Did you report to Police?

Send me your case number so we can connect these cases - fnstemm@gmail.com

will send you an email to the address above

Big Chain Ring Action, Jul 02 2020 04:48

He tried to buy my bike as well. But didn't appreciate the fact that i wanted the funds to clear in my account before he took the bike. I even offered to deliver it for him. Never heard from him again.

well done. expensive lesson ive just learnt :-(

NTK, Jul 03 2020 10:39

It's common skill mainly used my Nigerians. They send through fake proof of payment and assure you it will clear. They send you a fake proof of payment and request an Uber for pickup.
As long as the payment does not reflect in your account... Don't allow your goods to go. Simply rule

eddy, Jul 04 2020 07:47

It's common skill mainly used my Nigerians. They send through fake proof of payment and assure you it will clear. They send you a fake proof of payment and request an Uber for pickup.


Fill a cardboard bike box with all kinds of ****, maybe even literally and if you can find one, a snake. Tell him you have packed the bike for easy shipping.

Arrange for his uber to pick it up at "your work" and meet him at some nondescript place.

Go home, put a steak on the fire and have a well earned Buffelsfontein or two.