Pet Travel Agent

I ordered and paid for a kitten online to be shipped from Upington. The seller then messaged me to say that her pet travel company Reliable Pet Travel Delivery Services, had messaged her to say that we needed a special Temperature Regulator Crate to fly the cat and an amount of R5000.00 should be deposited into their account and cleared immediately and the money would be refunded in cash when the cat was delivered.

I called the "travel company" Dr Barry Wayne: 00270817317171 and he was indignant that this we true and necessary. He then sent me flight details as assurance the cat was booked to travel (after I insisted) I then called a reputable Pet Transport company who have never heard of this company or of a Temperature Regulator Crate.

I am now catless, but fortunately had not paid the crate fee.

Report ID: 12292
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Address: Online
Crime Date/Time: 21 Jan 2016, 12:01 PM
Reported By: Kirst
Reported Date: 21 Jan 2016, 12:01 PM
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  • deanbrby 21 Jan 2016, 05:22 PM

    Hi Kirst, i fell into the same trap, bought a rottweiler from a Mrs E Gregory for R2000.00 + an additional R240.00 for Courier fees. once she had my funds in her bank i got a call form DR Thomas from Pet deliveries stating that he needed me to pay him R5050.00 for a Crate to ship the Pup to my residence. i also made a few checks and phone calls and found that both him and Mrs Gregory were from the same camp. i refused to pay him and i'm now R2240.00 out of of pocket.
    Valuable lesson learnt don't trust anyone if you can physically see the animal and take it home the same time then best to walk away.
    They have been doing the same scam for several years so all beware

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