If you had a domestic worker make sure you pay her on time even if you are on holiday in Europe because things can get messy back home. Mr. Van Rensburg from Accra is not a happy man after coming home from a three month holiday in Europe to find out his beloved, low mileage Land Cruiser 200 Series was gone and so was his maid from Kumasi.
Esi had worked for Van Rensburg for two years. When he went on vacation to Europe earlier this year he told her to take care of his home and pets while he was gone for three months. Unfortunately, he forgot to wire her the salary for two months so she sold his $80,000 car for only $10,000 on OLX.
We Mr. Van Rensburg realized his Land Cruiser was gone and the maid is nowhere to be found he went to the police and they were able to track down the buyer who unfortunately had already sold it to a Nigerian car dealer and it has already been shipped out.
The buyer said when he saw the ad that says a 2016 Land Cruiser 200 for $35,000 negotiable he thought it was just a scam and felt compelled to play along with the scammer only to find out the car was real. “She sent me a video of the car and she knew the specs of the car even the KM per liter, she was so convincing she told me her boss is moving to Europe and he wants the car sold very fast and he left her with the papers and everything.”
“She even added that her boss hates the car because it reminds him of the good times he had with his wife off-roading and he wants to move on”
“I went to view the car will to pay not less than $35,000 but I decided to say I have only $10,000 and she said fine, even the neighbors were watching when I bought the car from her.”
Police are still looking for 33-year-old Esi.