I responded to an ad on Locanto for Maine Coon kittens for sale in Johannesburg. I received an email from with photos of all the kittens and information which seemed legitimate about vet checks and certification. I requested info about 2 specific kittens - Jerry and Ramsey - I also asked if I could come and see them. I received an email back saying they'd relocated to Cape Town and would ship the kittens for R500. This immediately raised my suspicions so I googled the address they gave (9 Lind St Swellendam) and found this to be a kitten scam. I'm posting this here in the hopes someone will see it and be saved from being robbed.

Report ID: 15200
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Address: 9 Lind St Swellendam
Crime Date/Time: 9 Sep 2016, 10:09 AM
Reported By: nataliemartyn
Reported Date: 9 Sep 2016, 10:09 AM
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  • Weekend Argus 20 Sep 2016, 01:35 PM

    Good day. I am a reporter at the Weekend Argus newspaper in Cape Town, We are investigating complaints of online dog, puppy, cat and kitten frauds and scams, which all seem to follow a similar pattern. Please email if you would like to share your story.

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