We responded to an advert (on locanto) for puppies for sale, birthday gift for our 4 year old daughter, and they wrote back and sent us photos of the litter so we could choose which 2 we wanted etc. After having to motivate to the fraudsters how our home was good enough for the puppies, we were duly accepted and the process began. We paid for the puppies into the guys personal Capitec account, he confirmed payment (R5000), and that all was on track.
We were then contacted by his courier company, saying the guy had dropped off the dogs, but the shipping crates for airlines were not correct, we could rent a crate for R4250 and get R3950 back as a holding deposit. This was to an FNB account. They needed this urgently as the flights were leaving soon and the fate of the puppies if they missed the flight was at risk. After the R4250 was done, we were emailed and said that is "per dog" and that we had to pay another R4250 to an ABSA account. They confirmed flight numbers, courier reference numbers etc - and the puppies never arrived, the bank said this is known as a "puppy scam". Shame we lost our hard earned cash, and our daughter is devastated that the puppy she waited for never arrived.
|Crime Date/Time:||25 Jun 2013, 00:06 AM|
|Reported Date:||25 Jun 2013, 21:06 PM|