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Thanks to the hub mods for being on the ball. Reported two ads that were clearly spam and within minutes they were taken down!


Please guys, don't be caught up in scams, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!

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Two identical ads - they were advertising complete bikes from DMR, Dartmoor, BeOne, Nukeproof and others. I checked the Nukeproof prices against regular retail in SA, and it was over 40% less. Also, I know the guys that import DMR and Dartmoor, and this is not them. They called themselves "Chencley GMX Bikes" and the email address was something @gmx.com - GMX is a free email service. A mate of mine mailed them and got the usual "here are our bank details, once you've paid we'll ship" reply. It was clearly a scam.

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Response to their add:


Thanks for your response to our Sales Promotion , Chencly GMX Bicycles (Registered No 07460071),we will endeavor to dispatch your purchase within 6-8 hours of receiving your order shipping charges through FedEx shipment will be estimated to shipping destination,we assured you Guarantee Customer Service and fast delivery. We are situated on 8 Francis Avenue Musina Limpopo and offer delivery services all around South Africa.

Sales Promotion Discount Price

Nukeproof Scalp DH Pro Bike CaneCreek DB -------R25,000


Bonus Accessories

Bicycle Care Kit.

Bicycle Tyre Pump

Payment Mode



Delivery 24-48 Hours: R200



Our Brand New items comes with a STANDARD 2 YEARS WARRANTY CERTIFICATE[FREE] and TWO FREE BONUS ACCESSORIES as part of our SALES PROMOTION.All orders are dispatched via FedEx Courier Services,sent via recorded or special delivery (depending on order value) Please provide us your delivery name and address while we get back to you with the Proforma Invoice which will include your Order number to proceed.

Kindly fill in the following to place and Order:




Postal Code:


Day Time Number:

Preferrred Bank/ Mode of Payment:

We are reliable and providing our customers need,we Guarantee fast delivery and fast processing of your order through FedEx.

Thanks for your Patronage,For more inquiry please call our information desk regarding your order on 0769730320

Charles Lock

Sales Rep

Chencly GMX Bicycles

This message and any attachments to it contains privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the addressee. If you are not the addressee you are hereby notified that you must not disseminate, copy or take action in respect of its contents. If you have received this message in error please notify Chencly GMX Bicycles immediately and return it to the above address.

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The loved one got conned out of E Bucks by fraudsters.. here is FNB's reply, anyone have a contact at FNB.



Her mail read..



Kyk hier en ek het net gister na die link gekyk – dit was als legit (wel het gelyk) met NFB logos disclaimers ens!!!


This was FNB's reply



Good day,


Kindly note that there has been fraud committed your eBucks account as you clicked on a link sent on a phishing email and provided your confidential details. Please be advised that airtime is non-refundable and we are unable to reimburse you for the fraudulent transaction.


We are aware of the phishing scam and are addressing each case as we receive them. The website that the link on the email directs you is not a legitimate eBucks website. This is a form of fraud where criminals try to access your confidential information and your eBucks account online.


Remember, eBucks or FNB would never ask you for sensitive information via email or a link in an email. Any updates or changes to your profile or account must always be made after you’ve logged into your account.


We have taken steps to freeze your eBucks account profile to prevent any future unauthorized access. Please contact the eBucks call centre on 086 123 3000 to enable us to reset your access details for you.


Should you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 086 123 3000 or e-mail on info@eBucks.com




Rinay Dhaver

Admin Team



This was her mail..





Thanks for shopping at the eBucks Shop!


We are pleased to confirm that your order has been placed.


Order confirmation details:


Reference number: 55075395


Items purchased:

Flexi MTN Prepaid Airtime for the amount of eB1300



Total eBucks = eB1300


I was informed that I spent this amount for MTN airtime – why did I receive this e-mail as I don’t utilise MTN and would never purchase this with my e bucks.

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