Puppy Scam - Purebred Big Head German Rottweiler

Found on Locanto, Purebred Big Head German Rottweiler in Alberton apparently. Once contacted the pups were all of a sudden in Douglas, Northern Cape. Seller sent me some pictures of the pups, and after doing a google reverse image search found these pictures in ads all over the web, dating back months and years.

Here's our full email correspondence with them, please avoid if any of the details sound similar:

Name: John Dorchester
Email: john.dorchesterza@gmail.com
Cell: 0634978254

"Thanks for your mailing regarding our rotties, yes we still have them available. We got just Two (2) puppies left now and they are needing good and caring homes where they will be loved and cared forever. Attached in this email are both pictures of our rotties. Go through
the pictures and let us know which rotties you will decide to have. They are Kusa registered, house trained and potty trained, eyes checked, hip scored tested, they have been vet checked and vaccinated till date, current on their jabs. They have good temperaments with kids and other home animals. They are called Bella and Hunter and are 11 weeks old.

Each puppy goes for R 2500.00. We are based on 34 Roper Street, Douglas, Northern Cape. We would like you to come over and collect the puppies personally, by so doing we will also have the opportunity to interact with you. However, if you cannot be able to make it, then there is a Pet Courier Agency which carters for pet deliveries which we can use to deliver the puppies to your doorsteps. The do same day deliveries The courier fee for delivery is R 540.00. We are only giving away our puppies to a lovely and caring home and we want the best for them.

Here are some questions for you to answer them ASAP.

Where are you Located
Have you ever had a puppy before
If Yes, Which Breed
How soon do you want the puppy(s)
Are you interested to have both or just one
If Just One then will you prefer to have Bella or Hunter
Are you Okay Having Him/her delivered over to your Home if you can’t make it here

They shall be Coming Along with the Following:

>>>KUSA Registered Paper,
>>>1 Year Health Guarantee Certificate,
>>>Puppy Passport
>>>Pedigree Certificate of Veterinary Inspection
>>>Micro-Chipped (In case ever lost or stolen)
>>>Up to date vaccinations records
>>>Puppy Packets (cloths, playing toys, washing shampoo and brush etc.)

Thanks and hope to read from you soon.

John and Janet"

Report ID: 11017
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Boksburg
Address: Douglas, Northern Cape
Crime Date/Time: 9 Nov 2015, 06:11 AM
Reported By: eric1234
Reported Date: 10 Nov 2015, 06:11 AM
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  • deanbrby 18 Jan 2016, 10:39 PM

    there is two people involved are going about selling Rottweiler Pups from PMB for R2000 + R240 for Courier fees Alias is Estel Gregory Cell Number 0783325672 and DR Thomas 0717640332 The Courier Company is Pet Port Delivery Services. once your fees have been submitted to Estel you get a mail phone call from Thomas asking for R5050 for a Special Transport Crate for the Pup. Problem is they never give you their actual Address.
    Beware this is a huge scam and has been going on for a very long time

    I also think the above is linked to Gregory Mann who has also been involved with the same scheme.

  • Craveng 29 Dec 2015, 03:29 PM

    They are doing the same currently with an advert for pedigree Ragdoll kittens on Locanto. The kittens are advertised as being in Durbanville (CT) then when I enquired I got the same email that you did (but about kittens) and also being in Douglas & the courier etc.
    Thank heavens I googled and came across your report of the scam. THANK YOU!!

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