Justice Mokgesi is the latest victim of a car scam are posting an Advert on OLX. The 39-year-old man from Tembisa in Ekurhuleni was conned out of his white Toyota Corolla RSI by a man who claimed that he wanted to buy the car.
Justice had advertised his car for sale on OLX when he received a call from an interested buyer.
“He called me and asked if we could meet so that he could see the car. He even came to my house and promised to get back to me. We then spoke regularly on the phone.”
Justice said the man had asked him for his banking details so that he could deposit the R36 000 they agreed upon.
“He then deposited a cheque for R35 000 in my his account,” he said.
“After depositing the money he called and told me that he would send his son to come and fetch the car.
“He promised to pay the outstanding balance of R1 000 after getting the car papers. I agreed.”
The next day, Justice was shocked when he received a call from the bank, informing him that the deposited cheque was fake and had no signature.
“When I called the man and his son, their phones were off and have been off ever since,” said Justice.
“I never thought those guys were crooks. They looked so nice and decent. They were so convincing and I trusted them. My heart is broken. That car meant everything to me.
“Anyone who can help me to find them will get a reward.”
Tembisa police spokeswoman Constable Patricia Mgijima confirmed that a case of motor theft has been opened, and is being investigated by the Benoni cops.