Listener sounds warning of Gumtree and OLX scams
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:
@702JohnRobbie Gumtree sale, warn listeners never to sell anything to person using ID #6206133597084, maroon toyota taxi. Same MO for 3 yrs!— Belinda Craig (@BelindaStranix) December 7, 2015
@702JohnRobbie @paywithshepherd is a secure way to do online transactions. Money held in escrow until both parties are happy— Kevin Fick (@KevinFick) December 7, 2015
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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