A Kensington man says he succumbed to scamsters who sold him a stolen car.
It has been longer than a month, yet Nezaar Adams, 46, actually can hardly imagine how he forked out R72 000 with no car to show for it.
"On 7 December, I went onto Facebook Marketplace and saw a Toyota Corolla Quest for R78 000," he clarifies.
"I reached the person selling the car and we began talking on WhatsApp, where we orchestrated to meet by the BP Garage in Salt River 9.30am that day."
Nezaar said the merchant, just distinguished as Max, disclosed to him that another person, Thando, was bringing the car which had Free State tags.
"Not long before 10am, Thando pulled up and I looked at the car and everything was all together," he says.
"Thando had all the desk work for the car's enlistment, the VIN numbers looked at and there was an offer of understanding.
"The solitary thing that I saw was that the administrative work had a lady as the proprietor, yet Max disclosed to me that it was his better half and they showed me marked consent from her with a duplicate of her ID, so we made the arrangement.
"We even figured out how to drop the cost for R72 000 money."
The following day, on 8 December, he took the car for a roadworthy test and the day from that point forward, he moved it onto his name. However, on 19 January he got a thump on the entryway.
"The police went to my home and said the car was stolen from a lady in Free State on 6 December at 6.30pm, however she just detailed it on the eleventh," says Nezaar.
"So that is the way I had the option to move it to my name however toward the day's end, the car is stolen and it should now be seized."
Nezaar said he attempted to call Max, yet the number was detached. He even attempted to get video film from each open spot he and Thando visited that day, yet without any result.
"How is it possible that they would get a car in Free State at 6.30pm and drive it to the BP in Salt River at 9.30am when there was a time limit at that point?" he inquires.
"I took a stab at recruiting an attorney to help, however that will cost me R50 000 in the event that I am fortunate, so it's not great."
Nezaar opened an instance of misrepresentation at the Kensington SAPS.
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