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A scammer caught. There is some justice.

Unread post by Roger » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:18 am

From Facebook:
Facebook scammer Marius Smit appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court last Friday.
Marius Smit, who allegedly swindled people on Facebook since 2014, was arrested on Wednesday while withdrawing the alleged proceeds of his umpteenth false transaction at a Free State bank.
It is estimated that the 26-year-old Marius Smit has fraudulently obtained several millions of Rands since he started the scam five years ago.
Bloemfontein's well-known cell phone detective, Leon Rossouw, began investigating the suspect's operations last December after a post on Facebook attracted his attention.

Rossouw said the details of the scam sounded much to him like the modus operandi of a person he investigated in 2011 and who was found guilty at the time and was fined R100 000.
* Smit and a companion received a conditionally suspended sentence of two years in September 2011. One of the conditions of suspension was two years of correctional supervision which also included 284 hours of community service. This was after scamming R80 000 from people by placing smartphones and vehicles adverts on MXit, the internet and JunkMail. *

After Rossouw initiated the new investigation on his own initiative, he found dozens of people who were similarly entangled by the same scammer.
The person advertised a cheap vehicle daily on different Facebook groups and the wording of the ads were always more or less the same.
He also chose to use women's names like Bianca, Tanya, Michelle and Marinda.
False photos of vehicles and false photos of women were used in the advertisements, with phone numbers where he could be contacted, those numbers being prepaid SIM cards.
Rossouw submitted his evidence to the Hawks a month ago and then the suspect was watched.
When they caught him last week Wednesday, he was with the phone in his hand that was used for the scam, as well as the money he had just withdrawn.

People who have been deceived by the same stranger, and suspect it is the same person, can call Rossouw at 079 240 3491 or send an email to consultingdetectivesbloem@gmail.com
Likely there are more of these type of okes out there, so remain vigilant.
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Re: A scammer caught. There is some justice.

Unread post by Lewis » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:32 pm

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Stop Scammers

Unread post by Kobus Minny » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:14 pm

Tips on buying online to avoid scammers :
Please feel free to add some more tips to the list and forward to as many other buy and sell groups as possible. Lets stop the scammers.

1) Ask the seller for a picture of him holding the item.
2) Ask for a picture of his ID.
3) Ask for a picture of the item in the shipping box
4) Pay half of the price first and half as soon as you get the item.
5) Ask for a Waybill or tracking nr after shipping.
6) Ask a friend that lives nearby to collect the item and send it to you.
7) Do not ever do E - wallet, moneygram or any cardless ATM banking.
8) Ask for refrences of other buyers who has previosly bought from him.
9) Check out his Facebook social media page.
10) Do the EFT transfer as soon as you have confirmation of the courier or shipping co.
11) Courier the funds to him in a unmarked box and instruct the courier to do a pickup on delivery.
12) Google his name and phone nr to check for fraud listings.
13) Buy the item in person if possible.
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Re: A scammer caught. There is some justice.

Unread post by Francois Greeff » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:14 pm

Well done!!!!!
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Re: A scammer caught. There is some justice.

Unread post by Trex600 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:33 pm

Thanks Roger for letting Us know about this "Clown" I hope he sits in jail this time .... mind you it is NOT his first offence so YES I think he might be wearing metal coupled bangles for some time.... =D> =D> =D> =D> :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

What a Clown at such a young age to go and screw up your life. Once you have a criminal record you good as done. It seems in SA you only get 5 years for murder but for Fraud you get 15 years PLUS :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: I just hope they can prove beyond doubt he has being scamming many people so that HE CAN GO TO JAIL...... I also hope they catch up to the rest of these SCAMMERS so this can STOP :twisted:


Roger Please keep us informed if you get more info.....THANKS again because Avcom does NOT need these people here =D> =D> =D>
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Re: A scammer caught. There is some justice.

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Re: A scammer caught. There is some justice.

Unread post by witisdiekleur » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:26 pm

I have just been scammed.
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Re: A scammer caught. There is some justice.

Unread post by Theuns v V » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:30 pm

witisdiekleur wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:26 pm
I have just been scammed.
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nee man we het jou gescam nou?
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Re: A scammer caught. There is some justice.

Unread post by Vesparado » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:23 am

Roger wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:18 am
From Facebook:
Facebook scammer Marius Smit appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court last Friday.
Marius Smit, who allegedly swindled people on Facebook since 2014, was arrested on Wednesday while withdrawing the alleged proceeds of his umpteenth false transaction at a Free State bank.
It is estimated that the 26-year-old Marius Smit has fraudulently obtained several millions of Rands since he started the scam five years ago.
Bloemfontein's well-known cell phone detective, Leon Rossouw, began investigating the suspect's operations last December after a post on Facebook attracted his attention.

Rossouw said the details of the scam sounded much to him like the modus operandi of a person he investigated in 2011 and who was found guilty at the time and was fined R100 000.
* Smit and a companion received a conditionally suspended sentence of two years in September 2011. One of the conditions of suspension was two years of correctional supervision which also included 284 hours of community service. This was after scamming R80 000 from people by placing smartphones and vehicles adverts on MXit, the internet and JunkMail. *

After Rossouw initiated the new investigation on his own initiative, he found dozens of people who were similarly entangled by the same scammer.
The person advertised a cheap vehicle daily on different Facebook groups and the wording of the ads were always more or less the same.
He also chose to use women's names like Bianca, Tanya, Michelle and Marinda.
False photos of vehicles and false photos of women were used in the advertisements, with phone numbers where he could be contacted, those numbers being prepaid SIM cards.
Rossouw submitted his evidence to the Hawks a month ago and then the suspect was watched.
When they caught him last week Wednesday, he was with the phone in his hand that was used for the scam, as well as the money he had just withdrawn.

People who have been deceived by the same stranger, and suspect it is the same person, can call Rossouw at 079 240 3491 or send an email to consultingdetectivesbloem@gmail.com
Likely there are more of these type of okes out there, so remain vigilant.
How sure are we this is the same individual ?

This guy did cars and property scams!

Is it our special cretin for sure?

Ves :mrgreen:
I say,Fly It like you stole it!

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