Puppy scam - pedigree / purebred Staffy puppies for sal


I have found on Locanto Pedigree Staffy puppies for sale - R3,000.

Once I have mailed (because there was no contact number available) the puppies were all of a sudden in 34 Roper Street, Douglas. But were advertised on Locanto in Amanzimtoti South Africa!

The seller replied and sent me some pictures of the puppies, so I had a gut feeling and did a google search and saw that this is not the 1st time that they have tried to fool people buy selling puppies that most probably dont exist!

This is what he replied on my mail

Hello ?Maris?,

Thanks for your mailing regarding our puppies, 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 puppies. Go through the pictures and let us know which puppies 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 Jones and Lilian and are ?10? weeks old.

Each puppy goes for R 3000.00. We are based in? 34 Roper Street, Douglas, Northern Cape. We would like you to come over and collect the puppies personally, by so doing doing we will also have the opportunity to interact with you. However, If you cannot be able to come and collect the puppies, then there is a Pet Courier Agency which deals with local and international pet deliveries which we can use to deliver the puppies to your doorsteps. The do same day deliveries for local clients anywhere in the country. The courier fee for delivery is R 540.00. We are giving these our puppies to a lovely and caring homes 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 ?
Confirm the Breed that your interested in?
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 Jones or Lilian?
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 d

Report ID: 11085
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Northern Cape
City/Town: Other
Suburb: Douglas
Address: 34 Roper Street, Douglas
Crime Date/Time: 24 Nov 2015, 16:11 PM
Reported By: Marisca89542
Reported Date: 24 Nov 2015, 16:11 PM
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  • deanbrby 18 Jan 2016, 10:26 PM

    They are doing the same with Rottweiler Puppies, Alias is Estel Gregory Cell 0783325672 she is asking R2000.00 + R240 for Courier fees from PMB to any destination. Even sends you pictures of children playing with the dogs. once you pay the fees you get a phone call from Pet Delivery Service a DR Thomas Cell 0717640332 who says you need to pay him R5050.00 for a Special Crate to transport the Pup. once delivered you will be refunded R5000.00.

    Note this is a huge Scam and they have been doing this for some time.

  • Craveng 29 Dec 2015, 03:34 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!!

  • Frik89550 25 Nov 2015, 08:35 AM

    http://umlazi.locanto.co.za/ID_629724110/Pedigree-Staffy-puppies-for-sale.html
    http://umlazi.locanto.co.za/ID_629724110/Pedigree-Staffy-puppies-for-sale.html

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