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    Angry Scamed and need help!

    I hope this post is on the right place, if not then I apologize.
    I bought a laptop for my son via internet. Friendly and very helpful lady Lucy answers your email and call quickly. They don’t do EFT, but only cashsend for the reason, and I quote: “Ons gebruik n bank net vir maandelikse rekenaar/server kontrakte vir tax doeleindes, mark up is baie laag op hardeware”.
    I Paid the R4200 and never heard of them again. NO response to emails or to the mobile nr’s. They go under the name “Software Solutions”. They’ve been on BidorBuy for a while, but that account has been reported and suspended. Is the any way someone can help me tracking them down? Either by means of Mobile nr’s rica or IP address, or anything. I’m not the only one that got scammed, there are dozens of us. See links

    https://www.reportacrime.co.za/Crime....aspx?ID=26623
    https://www.reportacrime.co.za/Crime....aspx?ID=27854

    Here is the info I have of them.
    CHRIS - 060 459 0837
    It Department
    DYLAN - 081 095 3452
    Software/Hardware Department (PA)
    [email protected]
    LUCY
    Admin & Dispatch / Inquiries - 060 459 0837
    [email protected]

    In the links you will see they used different mobile nr’s and email addresses.
    If any one can help me I will appreciate it very much. You can also PM me if you want to.

    Thanks to all.
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    Sorry to say but did you not see the PA had a different email address to the coy's email address? I think your monry is looooong gone.

    Here is the info I have of them.
    CHRIS - 060 459 0837
    It Department
    DYLAN - 081 095 3452
    Software/Hardware Department (PA)
    [email protected]
    LUCY
    Admin & Dispatch / Inquiries - 060 459 0837
    [email protected]

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    Quote Originally Posted by plaaswag View Post
    They don’t do EFT, but only cashsend for the reason, and I quote: “Ons gebruik n bank net vir maandelikse rekenaar/server kontrakte vir tax doeleindes, mark up is baie laag op hardeware”.
    And therein lies the answer...for running away. Any business that wants you to use Cash Send has to be questioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    And therein lies the answer...for running away. Any business that wants you to use Cash Send has to be questioned.

    Skoolgeld op hierdie stadium
    Cash send = untraceable funds, ie gone with the wind, not that doing an eft would have helped much in terms of nabbing guy.

    I got taken for R7000 on Bidorbuy last year, tracked the guy down, even spoke to someone that worked with him that verified it was the guy I was looking for, got a copy of his passport and all necessary documents and info to prosecutie him, opened a police case and I am just about 101% confident that nothing will come of it.

    The op may as well give up now, save himself the time and effort that will be fruitlessly expended. Unless he is planning on confronting the guy himself and in person there is just about nothing constructive he can do other than write the funds off and move on.

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    School fees and move on.
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    You could have bought an entry level laptop on takealot for that money. Goedkoop koop is duur Koop.

    You could try carbonate.co.za

    School fees unfortunately.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyades View Post
    You could have bought an entry level laptop on takealot for that money. Goedkoop koop is duur Koop.

    You could try carbonate.co.za

    School fees unfortunately.
    Agree that cashsend = trouble. Use for family and friends only.

    carbonate.co.za's website is suspended - would not touch them either.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeml View Post
    Agree that cashsend = trouble. Use for family and friends only.

    carbonate.co.za's website is suspended - would not touch them either.
    Carbonite isn’t suspended. It was “suspended” as an April fools joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Epah101 View Post
    Carbonite isn’t suspended. It was “suspended” as an April fools joke.
    That was a long April Fool's joke!- I got the suspended message when I tried logging in at 19h40 tonight. I have never tried visiting that site before, so it did not load from old data in my cache.

    Tried again now and the website comes up.


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    when it come to electronics

    i prefer going to a walk in shop...

    and i stick with the big ones...makro ,incredible, dion etc

    had a narrow escape buying a used ipad off gumtree.
    turne out to be a poorly refurbed unit with iphone charger which took ages to charge.
    i was fortunate the guy was decent enough to return my money in full.

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    I am afraid, your luck is out.

    I doubt even the police will be enthusiastic to do the paper work.

    The hard truth is, you need to be in for a lot of money before it even becomes worth it to persue the matter legally. We are talking low hundreds of thousands of rand here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Epah101 View Post
    School fees and move on.
    yep, and you should have asked here first, there are several reputable companies selling budget laptops.

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    With cash you've got to meet the seller (and not in a shopping mall or restaurant)
    Go see their setup!

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    Open the case even with the information you have on hand. Eventually he will do something stupid and get caught, then all the old cases can also be used against him. If I knew of a way to trace him then I'd most certainly help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miems View Post
    Open the case even with the information you have on hand. Eventually he will do something stupid and get caught, then all the old cases can also be used against him. If I knew of a way to trace him then I'd most certainly help.
    Thank you, that is why this country is crime ridden and corrupt, everybody turns the other cheek, criminal element know there is no deterrent, why do we have to put up with this just because its the " Norm "
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    Ek persoonlik dink nie hy gaan sy geld terug kry nie, maar ons moet hierdie ouens probeer opspoor en tronk toe stuur! Bedrog, rampokkery etc. Selfone moet mos ge-RIKA word, en eks seker met bietjie speurwerk gaan mens die mense kry. Aflewerings, Couriers etc..... Hierdie ouens maak staat op die feit dat hulle dink elke keer jy gaan sê dis skoolgeld en beweeg aan, en dis gelukkig kleingeld.

    Dieselfde geld vir al die eposse waar jy elke keer $3 000 000 000 000 in 'n lotto wen. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reinhardt View Post
    Ek persoonlik dink nie hy gaan sy geld terug kry nie, maar ons moet hierdie ouens probeer opspoor en tronk toe stuur! Bedrog, rampokkery etc. Selfone moet mos ge-RIKA word, en eks seker met bietjie speurwerk gaan mens die mense kry. Aflewerings, Couriers etc..... Hierdie ouens maak staat op die feit dat hulle dink elke keer jy gaan sê dis skoolgeld en beweeg aan, en dis gelukkig kleingeld.

    Dieselfde geld vir al die eposse waar jy elke keer $3 000 000 000 000 in 'n lotto wen. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Reinhardt dis waar, dis hoekom ek die groep genader het. Met die hoop dat hier iemand sal wees wat sal kan help. Ek werk ongelukkig in die buiteland en moet dus maar deur die internet koop en vertrou. Dit is 'n eerste vir my om so gescam te word, maar daar is mos 'n eerste keer vir alles. Ek het ook gereken iemand hier sal dalk weet hoe mens 'n adres of ID no kan opspoor d.m.v. die selfoon se RIKA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plaaswag View Post
    Ek het ook gereken iemand hier sal dalk weet hoe mens 'n adres of ID no kan opspoor d.m.v. die selfoon se RIKA.
    Onmoontlik sonder 'n lasbrief.

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    Ons almal betaal maar ons skoolgeld op een of ander manier. Jammer om te hoor hiervan. Weet dit is uiters onaangenaam.

    Ek wil ook jou graag aanmoedig om 'n saak oop te gaan maak... Ek weet dit klink en voel dalk nuteloos, maar iewers moet iets begin word vir hulle om vervolg te word.

    Ek het so paar jaar terug op 'n Facebook groep gesien hoe 'n PH (Outfitter) jagte teen baie goeie pryse adverteer. Deposito om te bevestig. Omdat belde maar styf is, het baie mense hiervoor geval. Toe op selfde Facebook groep gekla. Die ou PH'ie het natuurlik verdwyn, maar so paar ouens het sake gaan maak. Hy het later elders toegeslaan onder ander naam. Hy is vasgekeer in Natal, en al die ander sake is ook opgeroep... Ek dink hoe meer ouens klagtes le hoe beter is die kanse op die ou end.

    Hoop julle kry iets uitgerug.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reinhardt View Post
    Selfone moet mos ge-RIKAm
    Dink jy regtig kriminele gebruik ge-RIKA-de SIM kaarte?
    Sien bv
    https://businesstech.co.za/news/mobi...fraud-exposed/
    https://mybroadband.co.za/news/smart...m-or-rica.html
    ens ens
    (RICA / FICA ens ens is net om om die burokratiese las op eerlike mense nog swaarder te maak.)

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