Aspiring Car Owners In Zimbabwe Dealt A Huge Blow As Fake BE FORWARD Agent Vanishes With US$100 000[Image Credit: BeForward]

Shocking Scam Unveiled: BE FORWARD Imposter Swindles Hopeful Car Buyers in Zimbabwe


In a shocking turn of events, Zimbabwe car buyers have been left devastated and financially ruined after falling victim to a fraudulent car sale director. Evans Dilingilizwe Mbasopi, operating under the company Siyaya Trading, had managed to deceive 17 unsuspecting buyers into believing that his company was a legitimate partner of the renowned Japanese vehicle export company, Be Forward.

Deception at Joina City

Zimlive reports that Mbasopi, based on the second floor of Harare Mall Joina City, cunningly orchestrated his scam by accepting orders from hopeful car buyers between January 1, 2023, and February 28, 2023. He assured them that their desired vehicles would be delivered within eight weeks, exploiting their trust and eagerness to own a car.

Promises Turned to Dust

However, the promises made by Mbasopi were nothing more than a web of lies. Investigations conducted by the Zimbabwe Republic Police have revealed that while half of the substantial sum of US$102,636 paid by the car buyers was transferred to a legitimate vehicle seller in Japan, Siyaya Trading and its directors shamelessly converted the remaining funds for personal gain.

Call for Justice

As the news of the scandal spread like wildfire, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the spokesperson for the Zimbabwe Republic Police, issued a statement appealing for any information that could aid in the capture of the elusive fraudster, Evans Dilingilizwe Mbasopi. The police are determined to bring the deceitful car sale director to justice and recover the stolen funds.

A Trail of Broken Dreams

The victims, left in financial ruins, are now grappling with the realization that their hard-earned money has vanished into thin air. Many of them had saved for years in the hope of purchasing a reliable vehicle, only to be swindled by an unscrupulous individual.

Quoting a victim, Mary Kachepa, who spoke of her devastation, “I worked so hard to save that money, and now it’s all gone. I don’t know how I’ll recover from this. It’s heartbreaking.”

The Aftermath

As the investigation unfolds, it serves as a stark reminder of the importance of exercising caution and thorough research before engaging in significant financial transactions. The Zimbabwean car buyers involved in this distressing scam are left to pick up the pieces of shattered dreams, their trust in the system severely undermined.

The hunt for Evans Dilingilizwe Mbasopi continues, and the victims hope that justice will be served, and their stolen funds will be recovered. The scars of this shocking scam will undoubtedly serve as a painful reminder for years to come.