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Listener sounds warning of Gumtree and OLX scams

7 December 2015 8:28 AM

A listener tells 702's John Robbie of how she was scammed doing a transaction over OLX and Gumtree. Be warned!

Belinda tells of a scam that she was the unfortunate victim of recently, where a guy called 'Raymond Kunene' conned her out of a bicycle she was selling online.

Listen to the conversation below:

How to avoid being scammed:

• Don't accept bank deposits - if you do, wait for the money to clear and double check by phoning the bank to ensure the cash deposit was done. • Cash and collect is a good policy - make sure you are in a safe surrounding for collection. • Don't let them push you to sell immediately. • Be vigilant that your device is not swapped for a dummy unit.

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7 December 2015 8:28 AM