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    Just a warning to forum members.
    I posted a wanted add on the classifieds in this forum was contacted by a person living in Bloem and I stay in Paarl.
    He had what I wanted send me pics and everything looked legit, well my money is gone and no item.
    I know it is my own fault so please no lecture,I just want to warn people not to make the same mistake.

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    Sorry to hear
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    Scammer trolls are alive here as well?
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    That's sad, isn't it?

    I guess nothing is immune.
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    Sorry to hear that. Remember, anything you list is publically visible, so the call can come from anywhere.

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    Sorry to hear about this, really sick people around with nothing better to do, stems from our government unfortunately
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    What were you looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by George19 View Post
    What were you looking for?
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    Ok. Iím cleaning out the garage of 20 yearsí worth of accumulated junk, but unfortunately canít help with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George19 View Post
    Ok. Iím cleaning out the garage of 20 yearsí worth of accumulated junk, but unfortunately canít help with that.
    No problem I do not have money to buy one now I saved up that money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meh View Post
    Sorry to hear about this, really sick people around with nothing better to do, stems from our government unfortunately
    These scams sadly happen worldwide...under any government.

    Seems a bit of a stretch to blame the government (hopeless as it may be) for this as well...

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    This issue used to typically be a Nigerian syndicate scamming people but recently there's what sounds like white afrikaans guys scamming via wanted ads, have seen it mentioned on a few different forums/platforms now.

    When dealing like this always request pics of the actual item and then ask for a particular shot of some part of the item to ensure they do actual have it and its now just pics stolen off the Internet. And ask pertinent questions about the goods to see if they know much about the subject, that's a fair gauge of whether its a scammer or not if they are knowledgeable and have prior experience with installation say of some part etc.

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    If we can get a battery, I will build a box for mahala. then we need a dc to dc controller. I will sponsor cable and fittings. Who else can help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    This issue used to typically be a Nigerian syndicate scamming people but recently there's what sounds like white afrikaans guys scamming via wanted ads, have seen it mentioned on a few different forums/platforms now.

    When dealing like this always request pics of the actual item and then ask for a particular shot of some part of the item to ensure they do actual have it and its now just pics stolen off the Internet. And ask pertinent questions about the goods to see if they know much about the subject, that's a fair gauge of whether its a scammer or not if they are knowledgeable and have prior experience with installation say of some part etc.
    All of the above issues were adressed person new allot about the item and pics looked all legit at no moment did I had any doubt that this was not legitimate.
    This incident is the second one in 2months that happened to me.
    So I will from now on rather pay the xtra and buy from a shop too many white wanabee gangsters out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    If we can get a battery, I will build a box for mahala. then we need a dc to dc controller. I will sponsor cable and fittings. Who else can help
    Awesome Engel. Count me in for R500


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    Ask for pic with todays newspaper in background.
    There is no task too simple for some people to complicate !



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    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    If we can get a battery, I will build a box for mahala. then we need a dc to dc controller. I will sponsor cable and fittings. Who else can help
    Hi Engel
    How much will a box like that set me back.
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    Ok got hold of the guy he promised me a tracking number that was 3hrs ago still waiting.😬

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    I can donate an old phocos PWM charger and a red & grey plugs if required. In case a dc-dc is not up for donation.

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