Puppy Fraudsters

I am embarrassed to admit I fell for one of these puppy scams, but thanks to the internet and sites like this I only lost the initial "shipping" fee.I was looking for a Hungarian Vizsla puppy and send an email to a few breeders via the http://www.puppiesforsale.co.za website.One guy responded that he had some 10 week old puppies he needed to give away to good homes, so if I paid the shipping he would send one to me.I asked for photos, etc and everything seemed legit, so I transfered the R1500 for transport into his capitek account and waited.However when the seller told me the courier company needed money for the "special" container I knew I had been shafted.At that point I cut my losses and walked away, but I would love these guys to be stopped before more people get caught.He used the name Byron Anthony byronanthony2@gmail.com and didn't supply a phone number. The courier company was http://safreightandlogistics which seems legit and all, except the text is copied and pasted from other freight companies sites. There is no phone number or address on the site. the tracking number supplied also looks legit, but if you try any number other than the one they give you it doesn't exist. They even called me from 0733448823 several times to convince me it was legit and I should pay R4225 into their account for the special crate rental. (Sounded like a Nigerian on the other end)The two bank accounts used were: BreederBANK NAME..............................CapitecACCOUNT NUMBER..................1342644784ACCOUNT NAME.......................Byron AnthonyBRANCH CODE.........................470010Freight companyBANK NAME.......................NEDBANKACCOUNT NUMBER..................1045404128ACCOUNT NAME....................SA FREIGHTBRANCH CODE.....................198765AMOUNT..........................R4225REFERENCE.......................CRATE 
Beware everyone out there, these guys are very convincing.

Report ID: 3341
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Nationwide
City/Town: Nationwide
Suburb: Internet
Address: Internet
Crime Date/Time: 4 Mar 2013, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username3341
Reported Date: 5 Mar 2013, 10:03 AM
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  • Jaulize 31 Aug 2015, 05:32 PM

    Leo3 any answers regarding Nova -Lee Coetzee still waiting for a invoice from her for fertile chickeñ eggs. Wanted 50% deposit so i said no wont fall victim again she can have a bank guaranteed çheque upon delivery. So she has been quiet the whole day
    If anyone knows if she is a scmster or not please let me know.

  • Micky 2 Aug 2015, 04:20 PM

    BEWARE. Puppy Scam on puppiesforsale.co.za Paid an amount into this account for puppy... puppy never arrived! Even got address and copy of ID book to prove genuine. Watch out for this account & e-mail address.... Account Name.... Retha Hoffman Acount Number... 9308326282 Branch Code....... 632005 e-mail: hn.retha@gmail.com

  • Leo3 23 Jul 2015, 09:36 PM

    has anyone dealt with a Nova-lee Coetzee? I am looking for teacup pigs and came across her, I'm just suspicious... please advise

  • Phillie 19 Jun 2015, 08:33 PM

    I responded to an add on JustPost for bulldog puppies. I received an email from haroldrunnelsminipuppies@gmail.com. He did not supply a tel nr and said that the puppies are KUSA registered and ready to go to new homes. His price was R4000 and he wanted R2000 as deposit plus R600 for courier fees. He said that if I pay the deposit the puppy will be put on a plane to Cape Town and a courier will deliver it to my door within a few hours. He said that the puppies were in East London. I asked for his KUSA registration number because I suspected it to be a scam - he refused to give it to me. KUSA confirmed that he is not registered with them. His grammer and language were poor and I am 100 percent sure it is a scam. I emailed him and told him that I know it is a scam and he never replied. I do not trust a gmail or yahoo email address because to create a fake email is the easiest thing to do.

  • Username3341 31 Mar 2015, 08:44 AM

    I logged this incident over 2 years ago, I have sent emails to the Bank, Crimeline, Carteblanch, 702 etc, but the problem persists. Very sad how crime is so rampant, and as a result these "minor" crimes are ignored and allowed to continue. I wish there was a way to track them down and give them a taste of their own medicine. Anyone work for a cell phone provider please track which towers these cell phones are registering on. Anyone at a relevant bank being used get some info on who's accounts they are using. I hate being ripped off, I am however glad some of you were saved from a similar fate due to this post, but many are being tricked daily. These guys must be making a nice living, clearly for some crime DOES pay.

  • Bianca7 30 Mar 2015, 05:35 PM

    Please beware of this Scam Artist,she is Black with a Horrible Accent,she even sent me a Fake ID,she claims to be selling Bulldog Puppies,her name is: Evelyn Lobelo and email address: evelynlobelo@gmail.com,Phone Number:0711582307 ,she scammed us R3000 and was demanding More Money from us,asked her for Our Refunds and she won't Pick Our Calls..

  • Bruce 23 Mar 2015, 08:41 PM

    Just been scammed.Bought a puppy from Claire Gorrie gorriekennel@gmail.com paid for puppy and transport. Shipper contacted me James Meyerton for new cage and feeding and vaccine paid with Deposit R 3000 refundable on delivery of puppy. Puppy not delivered. Shipper name skypetsdeliveries@post.com

  • Bianca7 13 Mar 2015, 04:12 PM

    We Recently Got scammed by a Lady in KZN she Contacted us for an english Bulldog,We Couriered the Bulldog to her,she had to Pay us on Delivery,Petlounge Confirmed she Picked up the Puppy and till date she Hasn't paid the Money into Our Account,she now avoids Our Calls,her name is Orlanda Maria Clara Brown , address, 56 Currie crescent Queensburgh 4093 Cell: 0824495367 husband cell 0824495368 home no 0314648459. her Email address is: 21308390@systpak.co.za

  • Bianca7 13 Mar 2015, 01:58 PM

    We Recently Got scammed by a Lady in Johannesburg she Contacted us for an english Bulldog,We Couriered the Bulldog to her,she had to Pay us on Delivery,Petlounge Confirmed she Picked up the Puppy and till date she Hasn't paid the Money into Our Account,she now avoids Our Calls,Anneke Jacobs,her email address is:annekej8@gmail.com.

  • courtney 23 Feb 2015, 11:37 PM

    I've got one of their id document, what do we do?

  • Igna 19 Feb 2015, 05:14 PM

    Working in pet relocation you would be shocked at the amount of calls and emails we get from people thinking we are shipping their new pet to them. PLEASE contact the pet moving company before sending ANY money to anyone for a puppy or kitten if you are not sure that you are purchasing from a legitimate breeder.

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  • Nicole Bouwer 10 Feb 2015, 10:19 AM

    Gregory Mann also advertised Ragdoll kottens on Locanto, I even mailed him ans said I am scared of a scam and that I do not want to pay the full amount before I have some reassurance. The kitten was delivered to the airport this morning and then Sothfiels Pet Express phones me and says I have to pay R5000,00 for an electronic crate. I obviously did not! Googled them and found this. We are so naive and trust people. I just wanted a Ragdoll kitten and lost R1500,00! As if I have the money to throw away!

  • misty 8 Feb 2015, 04:46 PM

    Ok the guy who has scammed me calls himself Jayden Ethan Tyler. He sent me Capitec Bank details acc 1390419744 he said he lives 9 van Riebek ave Centurion. I paid him R2500 was suppossed to fly the kitten today please beware his email isjaydenethantyler@hotmai.com he is not replying to any of my messages As i said i will get someone to collect no reply please be aware of those bank details or email name is prob fake too

  • misty 8 Feb 2015, 02:49 PM

    Hi all have you ever heard of having to pay R5000 to a crate company email globpettravel.consultant.com i bought a ragdoll paid the money this morning was told the kitten would be flown here today i then get a message saying we need a global crate or carrier i will get a mail the male i got the male from above adress saying the crate being used is not good enough and i need to pay R5000 for tge crate and will be refunded on arrival. I told the guy this is not on was not the agreement to please pay my money back he said he will i must send bank details i said no he must pay at checkers by the money market no reply i think i have been scammed so upset going to open a case once i know this is fraud i will post the name

  • Zelds Wessels 8 Jan 2015, 11:56 AM

    Please be aware of the breeders of the Tibetan Mastiff Puppies from Alexanderbay under the care of Mr Van Heer and his wife Laurel and the South African Freight and Logistics Animal Curiers. Telephone number of Mr van Heer 0783950307 and Laurel 0731106175 and the company 073 5698793. We payed R 4200-00 for a special container so the puppy will survive the flight from the Cape to Gauteng. The money was already drawn when reported to ABSA FRAUD. please be carefull this is a scam.

  • Graeme6 28 Dec 2014, 03:50 PM

    I was also scammed by Rose Van - email address: rosefamilypets7@gmail.com I believed I was buying a female Rottweiler Pup and sent the payment before doing enough research. The story was she was based in PE and the dogs were bred from family dogs, pictures of the puppies and parents were sent and I had a long discussion on the phone prior to sending the money. Turns out the pics were fake and the number no longer works. I am dealing with the banks to trace details and will take to SAPS DO NOT DEAL WITH ROSE VAN, or ROSE FAMILY PETS

  • Bambi92 2 Dec 2014, 10:05 AM

    Do not to business with a lady called ROSE VAN who makes big promise for Blue eyed Siberian husky She will first ask for R2550 and on the day the "flight agent" will ask for R4700 for the carrier the dog needs to travel in, they will then ask for more money to get the dog vaccinated and withheld the dog until you pay for this, even though you will be promised that the dog has had all of his shots and is vet approved. This is a BIG scam, you will never get the dog.

  • Rina Sheepers 1 Dec 2014, 10:53 AM

    Thanks to google and this post I nearly paid for a French Bulldog from Malga Anthony, nut dicided to google his name first, thanks GUYS you saved me R3000 buck. He so call live in PE (Walmer)cell 0613914547

  • Fatima Arthur 30 Nov 2014, 12:20 PM

    I have just been scammed by a Mr Van Heer (selling a puppy), supposedly based in Alexander Bay, and by SA PET COURIER, which should deliver the puppy yesterday, then today, and now the latest info is tomorrow. They are using ABSA accounts and I contacted ABSA fraud hotline and they have been very helpful so far. I am hoping to recover the R9200 paid for the temperature regulated crate and for the pet insurance. I think I may not be able to get the R4200 paid for the puppy. Note to all: their phone number always fall on voice mail, never directly answered by someone. And their emails did not have an address at the end... SA PET COURIER Head Office is supposedly lodged at Upington Airport, but with branches in other larger SA cities. I am just so angry at myself. Thank you Hermien Roux for publishing your scam with SA PET COURIER, which lead me to block their ABSA account, hopefully in time to recover part of my loss. Which I could get back my self-respect. There are bad people in this world.

  • tania3 25 Nov 2014, 03:12 PM

    OMG i googled Gregory Mann heidelberg and came on this! So shocked He just sent me an e-mail with photos of ragdolls. Thanks for the headups. Nearly got my bankbalance and hart broken.

  • Louisa Els 25 Nov 2014, 01:21 PM

    Hi, unfortunately I bought into the scam for rag dolls - Gregory Mann. I was going to pay balance today as kitten shipped this Saturday but checked out his address in Heilderberg and it was a vet. Phoned the vet and they had not heard of him. I believe I am now part of another scam and have paid R1000.00 - again for rag doll. All I can say is look at the photos - check the discrepancies plus ask for references and which vet they have taken the animals to. I did buy a rag doll - papers never arrived and the little kitten arrived sick! But she is a cutie and a fighter!

  • Pk 17 Nov 2014, 12:35 PM

    My name is Patrick from Zambia. I was looking for GSD pure breed puppies after searching on different sites, a guy called MALGA ANTHONY contacted me and said he lives in Eastern cape where he recently relocated, Port Elizabeth. He showed me pictures of puppies and his price for one up to Lusaka, Zambia including transportation was R2,500. I thought that was very cheap I wanted two males so he said total R5,000. I told him to send me Bank details he said he does not want to pay bank charges. I offered to pay all Bank charges but still he insisted he wanted western union. Then I smelled a RAT! I said ok give me details and he gave me as follows: Western Union Receiver's name Soh Berlin F Test question Who Answer Patrick Country Rep of South Africa Town Johannesburg He also gave me his home address as follows 33 Villiers Road, Walmer, 6070 Port Elizabeth His cell number is 07613914547 and email address malgabanthony@gmail.com I talked to him sounded Asian at same point sounded Nigerian asking why his name was appearing on puppy fraudster he failed to explain so.I got him

  • Elana2 16 Oct 2014, 10:30 AM

    Ek het amper 'n pragtige Bullmastiff hondjie gekoop as ek nie op hierdie website afgekom het nie. Baie, baie dankie aan almal wat al hier gepost het. Hulle adverteer op Locanto website. Chantal mastiffs,chantalmastiffs@gmail.com Hulle gebruik hierdie nommer 072 101 5431. 'n Ene Carlos wat 'n franse aksent het, het geantwoord. Jy kies jou hond en hulle vlieg die hond na jou toe. Hulle bly blykbaar in Kimberley.. Moet asb nie honde oor die internet koop wat jy nie fisies gesien het nie. Ek het amper R3450 verloor vandag. Date: 16 October 2014

  • James12 13 Oct 2014, 11:31 AM

    GOLF CART SCAMS WARNING... do not buy a golf cart online!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • James12 13 Oct 2014, 11:30 AM

    FT TRADING SCAM HAHN FARMS SCAM they dont sell golf carts they steal your money - same people as the puppy scammers HAHN DAVIDSON SCAMMER JENIFER SCAMMER i am putting this on here in the hopes that if anyone tries to google them they will see this message!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • James12 10 Oct 2014, 06:49 PM

    we just got scammed by the same chick on the same cell number for a golf cart... time to stand together and trace these two scum bags... no one is untraceable these days.... NO ONE!

  • tabbykitty 8 Oct 2014, 08:15 AM

    I too was nearly scammed. Gregory Mann in Heidelberg Cape Town. He wanted to sell and deliver Main Coon kittens to me. He sent pictures and asked which one I wanted. So glad I found this site before going ahead

  • Lynette Grobler 7 Oct 2014, 01:52 PM

    Received this from Jenifer Adams = jeniferadams824@yahoo.co.za. Got many photo's, with people holding the monkeys. On my question if I don't need a permit for a monkey, she said she will provide everything. Could not found her on Facebook, but when I Googled her name and phone number, I got this page. Luckily my money is still safe! Good day and thanks for the interest you have for our monkeys,All of our monkeys are breed and raised in our loving home and farm. We play with and socialize all our monkeys on a daily basis.They have wonderful personalities.They get along very well with kids and other house pets.. They are Gorgeous tamed capuchin and marmoset monkeys..... Each of our monkeys come with health certificate, current vaccination records and have each been vet-checked., sample food, chew toy , and written literature on how to care for them.They are all 8 weeks old and very much ready to leave for loving homes. Attached are photos of the monkeys both males and females.They are all ready to leave for loving homes.They are going for R2000 each . Found below is our physical address. 26 coetzee St Upington 8800 NORTHERN CAPE Warm Regards Jenifer 0630299658

  • Rev. Martins Nasiru 4 Oct 2014, 01:42 PM

    United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY 10017, United States. Peace unto you, this is to bring to your notice that the UNITED NATIONS compensation Unit, In Affiliation with World Bank are paying 1,000 scam victims who has being a victim of internet scam. The United Nations has decided to pay you $200,000.00 USD (Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) each. You are listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount, you are advised to respond to this email as soon as possible for the immediate payment of your $200,000.00 USD compensation funds. We have been holding series of meeting for the past two months which ended few days ago with the US president Barack Obama this has been deliberated upon and is among our set of priorities in making the world a better place. You are to contact Rev. Martins Nasiru preferably by email for the release of your $200,000.00 USD compensation funds, he's our UNITED NATIONS representative in the United States. If Yes, you are intrested contact us at: Rev.martins-nasiru@outlook.com

  • Christenn 29 Sep 2014, 03:42 PM

    Hello, I am based in P.E. No scam you can come view the kittens. I have four Persian kittens for sale born 23sep they will be ready in six weeks min. Cost per kitten R3000 first come first serve. No deposit nothing, view the cat if you want it you buy it. If interested in pics my email is christenn@mobileemail.vodafonesa.co.za

  • mwichers 22 Sep 2014, 09:12 AM

    Just bought a "Main Coon" kitten from a guy called Jay69 from Darling. Turned out to be normal house cat, underweight, wrong sex. Luckily only paid the driver (Lindie) for delivery. Kitten was suppose to come from Darling, but came from Cape Town . Kitten was full of Jeyes Fluid and had terrible diahorrea. Anamal trafficing should be stopped somewhere.

  • natasha33 18 Sep 2014, 05:20 PM

    This Jenifer/nicole just tried to scam me i got th s Hi, Delivery will cost R400 making a total of R1900. Delivery takes 5 to 7 hours meaning delivery is possible tomorrow. Is that okay? Warm Regards Jenifer 0630299658 F is mail 2 seconds ago :

  • Deean 16 Sep 2014, 01:33 PM

    I was just contacted by a Malga Anthony. Thank heavens I spotted this website. Thank you guys. I really appreciate it.

  • Larine 15 Sep 2014, 08:39 PM

    Thank you so so much for posting. I almost just got scammed by Mr so called Gregory Mann in Heidelberg Cape Town. He wanted to sell and deliver Main Coon kittens to me. May Karma struck you down!!!

  • unknown8 14 Sep 2014, 10:12 PM

    Nicole smith is now jenifer adams selling teacup chihuahuas

  • CB2 4 Aug 2014, 02:09 PM

    malgabanthony@gmail.com is currently also trying to sell me french bulldog puppies... from a flight from eastern cape. R2000 all inclusive, registered puppies etc.

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  • Susan39 28 Jul 2014, 01:04 PM

    Gregory Mann Sold a Maine Coon kitten to me and told me that transport is included in the price. I smelled a rat when a company Sothfield Pet express contacted me to pay for an electronic crate for the cat. They wanted me to pay R4400 of which R4000 would be given back to me upon delivery. I googled pet fraud and found this site.

  • kimberley 24 Jul 2014, 04:56 PM

    we were trying to buy toypom puppies from a woman with the name Nicole Smith and lost R5 000 please be careful

  • Kim3 24 Jul 2014, 03:17 PM

    These sick people are at it again!! My husband and I just got scammed for an adorable little french bulldog pup!! People be aware of a guy, french sounding, name Dylan Carney Alton, who claims he is from 4 Ashton Road, Swellendam, Western Cape, using a Standard Bank bank account!! These people are sick, and need to be caught!! It's so sad that you think people have a loving caring side who just want to find good homes for animals, yet they turn out being sick pigs who just steal money through peoples love of animals!! I have the cops on this guy and just hope that they catch him!!! - See more at: http://www.reportacrime.co.za/CrimeReport.aspx?ID=4559

  • Jules2 18 Jul 2014, 05:25 PM

    I cannot believe how many people want to buy a puppy online! One whose parents they have never seen, conditions they live in etc. Ever heard of puppy mills? Google it and be prepared to be seriously disturbed. Animal shelters are full to overflowing with beautiful animals who get put to sleep because everyone wants a "pedigree"

  • Nix3 18 Jul 2014, 01:40 PM

    Line from the email : As soon as we receive your full delivery details, we shall e-mail you our banking details for Payment .Once our accountant confirms your proof of payment, our driver will immediately proceed to the airport with your chosen puppy and get back to you with the flight details Departure, Arrival and Delivery time, coupled with your delivery agents contact details to ease safe delivery.Enjoy the rest of your day, and looking forward reading from you. Best regards Nicole 0603677100

  • Nix3 18 Jul 2014, 01:38 PM

    Be careful of this Nicole Smith also: Email with fake photos, and this contact number 0603677100 where a woman answers but sounds Black, but the photo on the site junkmail has of a white couple holding 3 puppies with this tell 078 7334789. why two different numbers. Beware people. Scam name Nicole Smith nicolesmith50@yahoo.co.za

  • mwichers 17 Jul 2014, 06:55 AM

    Thanks for the warning. I was busy buying a ragdoll kitten for R3300, but saw the warningsigns. Gregory Mann never asked which of the 4 kittens I was interrested in. Qiuck in replies. His adress: 1 Retief street, Heidelberg, Gauteng. (if one can belief this)

  • SS 15 Jul 2014, 02:38 PM

    Be aware, Scott Niel scottniel34@hotmail.com selling French Bulldog puppies are a fraud. Checked out his id he sent my fiance and it was fake and the ABSA account number belongs to someone else in alexandra in JHB. This guy says he lives in springbok but i think he lives in JHB. Here is the ABSA account details. P Scott R. Acc No, 9296175785, Full names on ID Scott Richardson Niel ID number: 7501115157083. You can clearly see he copied and paste names on the ID. So look out for it. All letters on a real ID are the same font and size. What an Idiot !!!

  • Kirsten 8 Jul 2014, 05:29 PM

    Thanks to Tamsin for her post. I have plagiarized it when I wrote to grgmann102@gmail.com with regards to his fraud. I'm sure you don't mind. Have also opened a case against him.

  • Kirsten 8 Jul 2014, 09:25 AM

    Gregory Mann tricked us into paying R3600 for a ragdoll cat, and had promised to fly the cat to us, at any aiport of choice. Needless to say, no kitten received.

  • Amelia2 29 Jun 2014, 04:00 PM

    Thanks for saving me a lot of money and frustration! I just got an email from Gregory Mann (gregmann102@gmail.com) about a Ragdoll kitten ad I saw online. So glad I googled him!

  • Grateful 16 Jun 2014, 11:17 PM

    Thank you very much! I was just about to fall victim to Gregory Mann's Siberian Kitten scam. I would have lost more than R6000 if I did not decide to google Gregory Mann!!! So be aware of this scam. He told me that he was in Heidelberg, Western Cape.

  • vj 15 Jun 2014, 12:06 PM

    Hi Ive been in contact with a Scott Niel scottneil01@yahoo.com selling French Bulldog puppies, the add gives an address for Cape Town but when you contact the guy he tells you he is at no 5 lodge street, Springbok. Asked for the registration papers and was told it will be sent with the puppy. If it looks and sounds to good to be true it probably is. Id rather not take the chance and get screwed over. Link to add: http://m.locanto.co.za/capetown/ID_268080555/Gorgeous-lovely-French-bulldog-puppy-looking-for-a-new-home.html

  • LM 11 Jun 2014, 12:03 PM

    Be careful of a Malga Anthony 0736893260, email address malgabanthony@gmail.com, supposedly residing in the Eastern Cape. I am thinking that this could be Byron Anthony all over again. With a promise to deliver Persian kittens to your doorstep with a company called Global Pets and a guy name Milner Parker 0726521364. There are no pets people. If you can't touch it, smell it or see it with your own two eyes it doesn't exist. Locanto seems to be the website in question with all these thieving pigs. As soon as they realise you can't physically few the animals they know they have you. There are a few adverts with the same pictures of supposed persians for sale being posted. BE CAREFUL

  • LM 10 Jun 2014, 01:15 PM

    I too have just become a victim. A Gregory Mann 0613343968 from Heidelberg, Western Cape sent me beautiful pictures of Persian kittens of which I chose from. Needless to say I was very impressed with his quick responses and eagerness to help fly the kitten to JHB. A Michael Bell 0784869478 (which I believe is one in the same person due to the cell number beneath the flight details of the kitten) contacted me to arrange all the finer details for a temperature controlled crate which cost R4350 of which you supposedly get R4000 back immediately on delivery of the kitten to your doorstep. Very efficient too, keeping me informed of all the latest developments of the where about of my kitten or (baby) as they so play on your emotional weakness for little, innocent animals. On arrival of the "baby" in JHB and numerous promises of delivery I was sent an email requesting R5500 for travel insurance. Travel insurance for what? The cat is already here. I always felt uneasy about all this but at the back of my mind was a little stranded "kitten" that needed to come home. Needless to say, I am kittenless and a good few thousand rand out of pocket.

  • romano 6 Jun 2014, 01:32 PM

    So its official I am a victom of this scammer. He took R3860 of my cash for a dog that doesnt exist.they then tried to scam me more when a courier company named "pet travel ways international from kimberley called me and sent me a email saying that I have to pay R4600 for insurance regarding the safety of the pup while travelling and I have to pay it otherwise they cant send the dog. A guy then phnd me with a french accent, he sounds Nigerian and hes name is " Thomas palma" cell:0789011865 email of courier service pettravelways@live.co.za This guy is so professional & speaks so nicely to you via email but its all bullshit. I then phnd Mr Thomas Palma saying that I can only draw R3000 today and hes response was no thats fine deposit it now il spk to the seller, sure we can make a plan. Then when he called to ask y I havent deposited the cash I told him we rather going to drive up to kimberley and collect and he got all arrogant and told me to contact the seller to sort it out. Fkn Nigerian cunts!!!!!

  • romano 6 Jun 2014, 08:42 AM

    I think I just got scammed.Has any1 received a email from a mariagotze@gmail.com selling english bulldogs from kimberley. Address was no 2 austen street kimberley.dogs names were andy, berry and jack. After I deposited the cash to a capitec account she said I had 2 send her proof of paymemt and then asked for my full name and number and said the courier will contact me with departure and arrival time.I have yet to receive a call and I was suppose to receive the puppy yesterday. I then got a email from her saying the puppy will leave on the 6th at 10 in the morning so I hope it arrives today but I have a strong feeling its a scam. The account name at capitec was T.J Letlhake acc number 1334056257 branch code 470010

  • Katinka 3 Jun 2014, 04:59 PM

    I responded to an ad on Locanto for Bullmastiff puppies. Someone replied asking for my information. He uses the following name and email address: Daniel Muller danielmullerpups65@gmail.com. 0767841471 This person wanted all my personal details first and asked for upfront payment. I insisted on phoning him. After 2 attempts a foreign person answered and as soon as he could not answer my question he put the phone down. I just hope Locanto will respond by blocking this person, but I guess they can just try under another name? If you come across this one - beware.

  • ST 23 May 2014, 09:13 AM

    just been scammed by a guy calling himself GREGORY MANN , contact mobile # 0617283370. Requests funds to be tranfered into a CAPITEC account under his name.He showed beautiful pictures of toy poms which do not exist. ie. subsequently found the same pictures on other sights - in fact as far even as the USA. He claims to operate out of Heidelberg in the Cape.He is a foreigner!?

  • EM3 21 May 2014, 08:14 PM

    Thank you for this website!!! I received an email from Nicole Smith yesterday regarding Chocolate Brown & White Shih Tzu Puppies on Locanto - also from 5 Water Street, Springbok and "the driver that will immediately proceed to the airport with your chosen pup"..

  • BP 20 May 2014, 03:09 PM

    Thanks for the post. After doing some research on the internet I came across your post and matched the email address to the ones in this thread. I was responding to an OLX advert for Beagle puppies. He was using the name Randy - Number 0734733638 and randykyla1374@gmail.com. Selling puppies for R2600 from Kimberly. He had an strange French type accent.

  • AH 16 May 2014, 01:29 PM

    After responding to an ad for French Bulldogs on Locanto, I received an email from a Nicole Smith. Email: nicolesmith50@yahoo.co.za Cell: 0603677100. They also give the whole "courier the pup to you" story, and that you have to pay a deposit after which their driver will immediately proceed to the airport with your chosen pup! The address given was 5 Water Street, Springbok, Northern Cape, 8240. The "available" pups are all images copied from other websites as I searched for them on Google Image Search. The spelling and grammar is terrible and the font and text all over the place. Sigh...keep a watch out for this one as well!

  • KB 15 May 2014, 09:02 PM

    My wife Almost got scammed today looking at Samoyed pups. Thank you for this site. Randy Kyla was the name of this scam artist. I would love to assist in finding this person and giving him to SAPS. Let me know how I can help.

  • Hermien Roux 23 Apr 2014, 06:44 PM

    How do we get in touch with carte blanche and or a SAPS person who can investigate this?

  • Hermien Roux 23 Apr 2014, 04:27 PM

    Bengal kittens for sale via olx in Lichtenburg that was diverted to goldbergpets@gmail.com is a scam. They got me for R10 000, asking for special transport crate for courier services from East London to JHB, travel insurance via SAPET courier sapetcourier@gmail.co.za Cel 0738335663, they used 3 ABSA accounts, 4083384485, 9294338929 and 9294224378. When reported to ABSA fraud line all the money was already moved from accounts. Trust your gut feeling.

  • Naomi5 23 Apr 2014, 09:17 AM

    Almost got scammed yesterday looking for Samoyed puppies. Thought something was fishy when the photos of the puppies had autumn leaves around them. I then googled the name "Randy Kyla" and got to this webiste. Thanks

  • Tamsin 16 Apr 2014, 01:58 PM

    So I have just been scammed the butt hole got R2000.00 of my money using the email address morlisa30@gmail.com. I hope you read these messages and realise Karma is a B###h and it will come back when you are lying on your death bed in pain with your limbs rotting and your guts festering and blood coming out your eyes and you screaming in agony... you deserve every second of it!!!

  • Jean de Villiers 2 Apr 2014, 05:27 PM

    His doing it again. On gumtree selling Australian Shepherds. almost fell for this one. Hope someone catch the @#$$. I told him that his name came up as a Frautser, and 3 days later the ads are still there. http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-dogs-puppies/greyville/australian-shepherd-puppies/1001108559440910240996509 http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-dogs-puppies/kimberley/australian-shepherd-puppies-for-sale/1001108626240910241115209 http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-dogs-puppies/mbombela-nelspruit/kusa-reg-australian-shepherd-pups-for-sale/1001108838630910241501109 He said his name was Killian Faulkner and his e-mail address is killian_f979@hotmail.com

  • Tammy16 2 Apr 2014, 01:01 PM

    Hi there. This whole process has been so disheartening. I have been searching for either an english bulldog or a cavelier for over a month now, and have just come accross scam after scam. Here are a few of them: is.xaba.zanele@gmail.com nokuthula.telkkomsa111@gmail.com erikaminnie74@gmail.com rosenbergcaley@gmail.com stephenbabieshome41@gmail.com volkanpuppies@gmail.com goldbergpets@gmail.com All of them are located in areas not stipulated in their advertisments, all offered delivery and attached beautiful pictures of the dogs, and all had an attractive asking price. luckily I didnt pay any money over to them, I firmly believe that you don't pay over a cent until the 'goods' are in your hands, but hopefully it will prevent others from being scammed. The WORST thing with these scamsters is, not only are they robbing people of thousands, but they have also stolen people's identity. Most of these gmail accounts have a profile pictures. Those poor people are going to be attached to these scams through facial recognision

  • Keenan2 1 Apr 2014, 09:07 AM

    Hi All, Fell for the same scam and will be opening up a case. How far have you guys come with your case to date? Seems as though nothing is being done to these fraudsters.

  • Jeanine3 26 Mar 2014, 08:11 AM

    I almost fell for the same scam!!! He emails from byronanthony07@gmail.com....cant believe people can be so devious. Luckely I insisted to see the puppy first and thereafter googled his name and came across this site....

  • Lindie Kruger 24 Mar 2014, 11:48 AM

    Just nearly got scammed by this Byron Anthony too. Luckily my hubby smelt a rat. Nearly lost R2000! Damn idiot!

  • Catherine11 16 Mar 2014, 11:21 AM

    I am asking for anyone who has case numbers on this as we have just been scammed by these people PLEASE we need this to carry on with the case

  • Kirsty 13 Mar 2014, 03:20 PM

    Almost got caught! Gorgeous boxer puppies. but when he said he is in the cape I told him I cant afford to fly and buy her. As soon as he got back to me saying he's willing to do the whole thing for R2000 red flags went up! Went serching and found a ligit boxer club has the SAME puppy pictures! Got my husband to sniff around and found this site! His new email is byronanthony07@gmail.com

  • Saayman 12 Mar 2014, 08:23 PM

    Another guy named Leon (no surname) also a scam,his bank details Bank name.......FNB Acc Number........62451633343 Acc Name...........HF Leon Branch............... 254 005 Ref................Male He is also working with this euroline international and Pet Taxi Delivery Man with Dr Joseph Benz. He said he was from Mossel Bay selling pure bred pug pups with papers and puppy packs etc.

  • Elna4 11 Mar 2014, 01:51 PM

    Luckily I first check the internet! I was looking for a chocolate Labrador. Byron Anthony advertise the chocolate puppies on Gumtree. Then Byron from PE 67 Lake Farm Road Thesecombe send me ABSA details in the name of N Msibi accout no 9284858618. TAKE CARE PEOPLE CHECK OUT THE PEOPLE ADVERTISE FOR PUPPIES AND BE SAFE!

  • Anonymous84 9 Mar 2014, 01:02 PM

    Got this dudes number from a friend who tried to help me find a golden retriever for my son. I should have checked on Google first as I always do...but got scammed out of 2200 paid by instant payment which cant be stopped...randy kyla randykyla1374@gmail.com. Pity but...every dog gets its day

  • Anonymous41 3 Mar 2014, 01:17 PM

    I am also happy that I decided to google the e-mail addresses and found this page. Both Byron Anthony (byronanthony07@gmail.com) and Christopher (morlisa30@gmail.com) contacted me after I inquired on www.puppiesforsale.co.za about Chocolate Labradors. I have forwarded my complaint to www.puppiesforsale.co.za to ask them to at least post a scam alert on their page about these two guys.

  • Saayman 2 Mar 2014, 11:29 AM

    I am busy talking to Katia Lugia, email address bb_katia@yahoo.co.za. She is offering French Bulldogs for R1300 which i suspected was waaaay too low a price. Thank you for this site! She says she is in Upington.

  • MS Strydom 24 Feb 2014, 08:05 PM

    Also bb_katia@yahoo.co.za please be aware!

  • Frances11 20 Feb 2014, 08:56 PM

    Thank you everyone. I have just been emailing about puppies and was suspicious of the pictues he sent. Randomly googled his email address - randykyla1374@gmail.com and came across this site. I wanted to get one for my boyfriend, very dissapointing that there are people like this out there.

  • anonymous14 10 Feb 2014, 08:06 AM

    Hi I have just come across a suspicious add for chocolate labrador puppies on Locanto. contacted the guy he came back to me with amazing pictures of choclate labs and a page long description and story about the puppies.. but something didn't add up, all the puppies have names attached the the photos and each puppy has a few photos, but in every picture of "the same" puppy the colour of the collar changes. I know that breeders keep the same colour collars on to identify the puppies so why would the puppy have three different collars on??? Chocolate Thoroughbred labs go for at least R5000. with papers. The guys name was Christopher Van der Merve. (note Merwe is spelt wrong) email address: Christopher Van De Merve morlisa30@gmail.com I think this is a bargain worth missing!!

  • Janine2 7 Feb 2014, 09:03 AM

    Thank you for this site. I always google, but feel very sorry for those people who's hearts have been wounded by having been used by this selfish and greedy bastard. Thank you to the website owner for also trying to run a good site, it is a lovely site. One apple (with lots of faces) can spoil a good thing. Good luck in finding a good puppy. God Bless. And thanks again for creating awareness.

  • Tom18 6 Feb 2014, 01:51 PM

    Some other numbers to take note of! 076 334 7170 071 914 2581 060 468 2858 mailto:bestfarmrs@gmail.com Has been reported to the banks fraud departments! Take care and be safe

  • Judith9 1 Feb 2014, 04:30 PM

    Thank goodness for this site! I was getting uncomfortable dealing with this Byron Anthony and googled the name. Same story, was trying to give away his Beagles and only charge for the shipping fee at R1500!He also said he was based in East London. Am now going to stick to recommended names from the Breeder's Association.

  • DwsPV 16 Jan 2014, 03:18 PM

    Too bad OLX did nothing other than reply to my email saying it would be removed, but then nothing.

  • DwsPV 15 Jan 2014, 07:19 AM

    Just sent this to OLX. Hi, I responded to an advert on your pages, but it seems you may have multiple such ads and this is all a scam. If you search for "Corgi"and no doubt other dogs, you will see similar ads. Link to one: http://capetown.olx.co.za/family-raised-and-child-socialized-pembroke-welsh-corgi-puppies-available-for-sale-iid-588527327 I received an email from the person, and then searched for the address on Google. Have a look at what you find: randykyla1374@gmail.com I then also came across this page: http://www.reportacrime.co.za/CrimeReport.aspx?ID=3341 Scroll down to the end almost and you will find the same name appear. I hope this email address can be blocked, these guys should not be allowed. The cell number they give does work, because they responded first to my sms, then sent me the email.

  • brett5 12 Jan 2014, 11:52 AM

    these idiots cannot get away with this type of thing for so long.saps need to step things up as more and more people are been taken for a ride.

  • Kathryn McMahon 9 Jan 2014, 11:04 AM

    HI, Thanks for the heads up! These guys are still at it but under two different names on OLX.randy kyla - randykyla1374@gmail.com andByron Anthony - byronanthony07@gmail.com. Please watch out for them.They are listed for Bulldog puppies.

  • Username3341 6 Jan 2014, 10:48 AM

    just did a google search on the phone number 0739648018 Adorable Cairn Terrier Puppies (ID #473) http://www.citiesads.co.za/classified/pets/other-pets/adorable-cairn-terrier-puppies-473 Jack Russel Puppies for Sale http://www.kiclassifieds.co.za/nelspruit/jack-russel-puppies-for-sale-36053.html I just think of the people that haven't found this post and are still being scammed by these criminals.

  • Emmerentia 2 Jan 2014, 10:05 PM

    Ok don't want to be a pain but I figure I can at least try to save someone some money here: Scam 1 Same people: Baby micro mini teacup pigs - 2500.00 R Nelspruit Tiny baby micro mini pigs Contact: Use the contact form Phone: 0739648018, Darren Scam 2 Same People Jack Russel Puppies for Sale Nelspruit - R 3,000 Contact shereen.

  • Emmerentia 2 Jan 2014, 09:39 PM

    0739648018 Cell No he used. Also new scam of him uploaded today :"Best Farm" bestfarmrs@gmail.com

  • Emmerentia 2 Jan 2014, 09:03 PM

    I think they also use this Face Book page to promote the scam, all links lead to the scam adds: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dogs-for-sale-in-South-Africa/133973849983325

  • Emmerentia 2 Jan 2014, 08:12 PM

    Almost got caught too with this, luckily I notice they cannot spell at all !! They used the following 2 aliases with me Brian Hoffman - b.hoffmann2030@gmail.com Killian Faulkner - killian_f979@hotmail.com Also they used the same stuffed toys in the pictures of nearly 8 different Cairn Terrier puppies. Also they refuse to let me come and collect the puppy myself. Beware and be smart !

  • Kirsten6 27 Dec 2013, 10:43 AM

    OMG I am ammazed at the amount of people this guy has mannaged to take advantage of!! He just sent me his address as I said I'm going to have a friend come over and view the puppies before I buy !! I googled the address and it took me to this link !! I can't thank you guys enough x totaly broken hearted these people need to be stopped!! Let me know if I can do anything to stop this guy!!

  • Cupcake 20 Dec 2013, 10:56 AM

    He just stole R2000 from me for selling a toy pom puppie which was suppose to be a xmas gift. can i have a ID of him please as i will call the SPCA as well

  • Shaina 20 Dec 2013, 08:41 AM

    OMG thank god I googled this guys email address and I found this page. To think I was going to fall victim to his scam. He advertised the bulldog pups under gauteng and he is based in port Elizabeth. When I said I will get someone to come see him and asked for the times he is available he just stopped replying. This is the recent address 67 Lake farm Road THeesecombe P.E

  • natalie scott 17 Dec 2013, 03:24 PM

    this guy is still going! my friend just got scammed for Christmas bulldogs In the Eastern Cape he is now going by Byron Anthony 0710363895 byronanthony07@gmail.com

  • wanja du Toit 18 Nov 2013, 03:17 PM

    I am also busy with this Luigia woman. can you please give me more information. How did you find out its a scam? crap. cant we set a trap?

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  • stanley smith 4 Nov 2013, 01:25 PM

    well i opened a case against craig kareen in April and was just told by the IO that the case has been rejected by the PPO for not enough evadance as i suspected we can forget about opening cases against them as Rica and proof of address means nothing unless the goverment need to get hold of you then everthing works like a boom may you rot in hell craig kareen and all of you who are scammers one day something will happen

  • Kay Craig 28 Oct 2013, 01:35 PM

    U guys are full of shit, pack your backs and go back to your various countries, u suffer our grand parents during apartheid and slave trade, now you are still trying to remove us from our Fatherland, U are cursed the day you were born in this land, you guys will suffer from us until you die from heart attack and HBP... The time has not yet come, the is more to come wait and see, snakes

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