Max Family Pets - Locanto scam


Emailed maxfamilypets@gmail.com after seeing their post advertising Beagle puppies on Locanto. The ad was placed under the name Lisa20058. After back and forth emails from someone who called herself Wendy V, I agreed to pay a deposit for the 'pup', which she said would be delivered to me. After some further investigation, I have learnt that this is a scam. The FNB account number they are using is 62491915305. Would really like to get to the bottom of this as firstly they seem to be scamming many good, trusting people; and secondly they are adding an element of insecurity as they have details such as address and ID numbers.

Report ID: 6975
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: N/A
Address: 59 Circle Road East London
Crime Date/Time: 16 Sep 2014, 00:09 AM
Reported By: Username6975
Reported Date: 17 Sep 2014, 09:09 AM
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  • Paul21 1 Jun 2015, 12:48 PM

    I am currently dealing with something so similar to what I'm seeing. I got a mail form a "Maria Hankins"in Kimberly. I am in KZN and looking for a Beagle. She sent through images with the names of the puppies in the title of each photo. Seemed very professional but I have my doubts. The number she has called me on is 078 6164850, I could barely hear anything she was saying, speaking really really fast, weird accent and - what sounded like - extremely bad signal. She too has said that she will get the puppy delivered within 24h.. Is there a way to trace a bank account? She has given all her banking details and I would just like to follow up.. After typing and processing this all, it seems like a scam..

  • Bianca7 30 Mar 2015, 05:36 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..

  • Bianca7 13 Mar 2015, 01:55 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.

  • Bianca7 13 Mar 2015, 01:47 PM

    We Recently Got scammed by a Lady in KZN,she Contacted us for a 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,Please any trace on this Lady?Help me!her Email address is: 21308390@systpak.co.za Orlanda Maria Clara Brown 56 Currie crescent Queensburgh 4093 Cell: 0824495367 husband cell 0824495368 home no 0314648459

  • Moo 15 Feb 2015, 12:31 PM

    I too was scammed buying a puppy. Let us join forces to bring these people to book.

  • Caren 14 Nov 2014, 10:11 AM

    Thanks for posting this. Also nearly got taken for a sucker.

  • Michele11 11 Oct 2014, 03:47 PM

    Her cell no is: 0623682767. email ATP LTD love17377@gmail.com

  • Username7811 20 Sep 2014, 09:15 AM

    Do you have the mobile numbers of this Wendy? It could be the same Wendy that uses the variations Wendy Wells, Malenda or Jocelyn Wendy/ Joseline Wendy in the friesian scam?

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