Kitten Scam - Internet Fraud

On the 30th January 2014, I responded to an advertisement listed on OLX advertising Abyssinian kittens for sale.   I received a very professional response from an "Elizabeth Wentworth" the following day. I never for one minute thought I was being scammed!   I was emailed photos of her kittens to choose from. I selected the blue Abyssinian kitten and emailed "Elizabeth" to reserve her for me and provide the necessary information to proceed with the sale.   The following details were provided to me-   Banking information: Capitec bank Acc:1372261824 Branch Code: 470010 Reference: Name of kitten   Elizabeth Wentworth Address: 33 Green St, Karoo Philipstown, 8795 Northern Cape South Africa  Website: "Under maintenance" Contact:  +27 83-587-2117   An amount of R3150,00 was paid into this account (R2500.00 for the kitten and R650.00 for the transport to Durban).   This morning I received an email and phone call from a company called SAF Pet Relocators Reg: Ck 2012/124039/07. The person's name was William, contact nr 0814320023.  He said they needed a special crate to transport the kitten in and I would have to pay R4250.00 of which R4000.00 will be refunded upon delivery. This is when I knew for certain that I had been scammed!   I have since found other stories (one in particular is identical - same CK number) on the internet. I am posting this story in the hope that people will google the seller's information (like I did) and see the scam stories which have been posted BEFORE buying anything online! (These people are selling all sorts of things including Jacuzzis, appliances, equipment and various types of animals).   I will be opening a case at the Police station for them to investigate and I have informed Capitec bank and they have frozen the account.

Report ID: 5610
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: DURBAN
Suburb: N/A
Address: Cape
Crime Date/Time: 31 Jan 2014, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username5610
Reported Date: 4 Feb 2014, 14:02 PM
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  • Bianca7 30 Mar 2015, 05:43 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:,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..

  • Bianca7 13 Mar 2015, 04:23 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:

  • Username5860 7 Mar 2014, 01:38 PM

    i too was scammed by this person. I ordered a jacuzzi from him and lost R15690. I googled his cell number and came across a whole lot of websites such as gumtree, olx etc that he was advertising various products under using this cellphone number 0814320023. Please investigate this person.

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