Puppy Scam

We tried to buy a puppy online. The seller relocated from Phoenix to Upington. They could fly the puppy to us. We paid a deposit and needless to say received to reference number or contact details of courier service. When we questioned - they said due to bad weather we need to pay a refundable deposit of R5000 for a cargo holder.

Report ID: 15213
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Vaal Triangle
Address: Junkmail
Crime Date/Time: 11 Sep 2016, 16:09 PM
Reported By: chribur
Reported Date: 12 Sep 2016, 16:09 PM
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  • Weekend Argus 20 Sep 2016, 01:33 PM

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

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