Saw pug puppies for sale on Locanto. We were then in e mail contact with "Malcolm" who provided much legitimate sounding information on the pug puppies etc. After a few back and forth e mails, we settled on a price, and we stupidly paid a deposit (luckily it was not the whole amount!!!). He then said he was using a pet transport company and when i called them, they had no booking as per his comments. When I Googled his number it came up on various sites under various names and has been reported as fraudulent.
He is operating under the name Malcolm, email firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone number 0718016381. He uses a voice modifier.
We have called FNB, his real name is Sifiso/ Siphiso Chauke. We have blocked his account and have reported him to both fraud departments at Standard Bank and FNB. Hopefully we can get the money back.
|Crime Date/Time:||21 Jun 2014, 00:06 AM|
|Reported Date:||24 Jun 2014, 10:06 AM|