E-Wallet scammer (Vaughan Charles Townsend)

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E-Wallet scammer (Vaughan Charles Townsend)

Unread post by johnson » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:02 pm

Hi everbody.
So I stepped into the e-wallet trap. I Know there was several warnings about it so it's only my own dumbass fault.
Is there anything I can try do about it or is it "SCHOOL FEES" and move on ?

This is the BOX. He introduced himself as Charles, says he stays in Port Alfred and used this number 064 063 8293.
Since Friday he hasn't answered any calls or read and responded to messages.

Thanks for the replies. I've written the ZAR'S of as "SCHOOL FEES" and lesson learnt.
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Unread post by Heineman » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:13 pm

Just move on.
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Unread post by Induna » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:25 pm

i also learnt long time ago that it is not worth your time and effort to pursue anything... just move on and learn from it
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Unread post by V5 - LEO » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:31 pm

.....for starters, name and shame, then a few others maybe can sidestep him. Hope he gets what he deserves in future!
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Unread post by Heineman » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:51 pm

Sorry my friend but it is life. It only upsets you more and more.
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Unread post by Ricoby » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:40 pm

In my opinion, it is still a good thing to post the details here so others can also look out. These conmen can be very very convincing, and if you can save some other person from losing a few Rand, all the better.
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Unread post by Induna » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:15 pm

when someone wants money via e-wallet then there is already a dead rat... honest people will wait for the money going through the correct channels...
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Re: E-Wallet scammer (Vaughan Charles Townsend)

Unread post by johnson » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:56 am

Edited original post with more info.
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Unread post by Induna » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:32 am

Chances are that the ID is not from the guy you have spoken to. Possibly stolen or copied from the real charles. No criminal will use his/her legit ID.

Happened to me. Just saying...
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Re: E-Wallet scammer (Vaughan Charles Townsend)

Unread post by Roger » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:25 am

add his details to https://traderwatch.org/ to allow for easy searching.
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Re: E-Wallet scammer (Vaughan Charles Townsend)

Unread post by mdenecker » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:39 am

He scammed me too. The person who's ID he use contacted me yesterday. February till now he scammed 36 people we know of. He targets people on Facebook. Told me he lives in Smithfield. The owner of the ID is from Rustenburg.

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