I'm putting this under the Classified section and hope that the mods will make this a sticky thread.
Well, I almost got caught for a really bad one this morning!
This guy phones me earlier the week, very interested in the speakers I have for sale. He had a foreign accent and it was a little hard to hear him. We had a quick chat about the speakers and he wanted me to meet him ASAP so he could get them from me. Seeing as I was in Benoni - and he wasn't - he wanted to meet at Killarney Mall. I thought it strange, 'cause you would usually audition speakers before taking them, especially second hand ones. When I told him that, he was adamant that he knew the speakers very well and that he could tell that I looked after them. He tried to put me at ease, offering to do an electronic funds transfer right away. I told him that I'll only accept cash once I hand the speakers over to him.
I figured, what the heck, let me just give it a go and see, maybe I'm being uncomfortable for nothing.
So, this morning we chat and agree to meet. I actually phone him back to make him understand that I will only take cash, nothing else. So, half an hour before we are to meet (I'm on my way actually), he phones and says he is in a serious hurry, that he won't have time to draw cash. He insisted that I give him my bank details so he can do a transfer. I refused and told him straight that I will only accpet cash. His reply was "Well then keep your system!".
Man, if I was only a little more gullible he could've taken me for a nice ride. I sent him an sms afterwards saying that I suspected him of being a con and never got a reply from him. Turd!
Anyway, this wanker seems to frequent the Junk Mail.
His name is supposedly Adrian Miljak and his number is 0820548411. His accent sound vaguely North West African, so beware. I cannot help but think how many other people have been caught by this guy...