Dog breeder and courier scam


We were looking to buy a new dog. We went on the internet and googled “West highland terrier breeders”. A website with the name Lacanto Classifieds came up with a few advertisements of the different breeders. I sent an email on the Lacanto website and the next day the lady responded to my email saying that i should email her on her personal account which was louwkennel@gmail.com . Her name was Blandine Louw and she lives in the Northern Cape. Address No. 06 Arbeck Street, Prieska , 8410, Northern Cape. She send me all the information and photos regarding her puppies. She also said that she would courier the puppy to me. Before the delivery could take place a had to send her the proof of payment. I paid her an amount of R3000 into her account *
Bank………………………………..FNB*
> *Account Name ……………………Blandine Louw*
> *Account Number …………………62564519448*
> *Branch Code……………………….250655*
> *Amount …………………………….R 3000*
> *Reference………………………….Lilly*
My husband phoned FNB to confirm the payment and they told us the account name she gave us and the actual account name is not the same. Then we knew this was a scam. A courier company with the name FJ speed courier contacted me all the details. A man with the name James Meyerton phoned me and said we must pay a deposit of R 5000 that will be refundable when we receive our puppy.

James Meyerton
JF SPEED COURIER
Email: jfspeedcourier@yahoo.com
Contact Tel: +27(0) 60 374 7889
Fax Number: +27 (0) 86 719 7854

The account details was as follow:
Account Name: JF Speed Courier

Account Number :62562210353

Branch Code:250655

Amount : R5,050

Reference: Carla Van N.

We did not pay him. He tried to convince me that they are a registered company. But they are not! He gave me this details and said that they also have a branch in Johannesburg: 12th Bellona street Brixton ( 011 042 5131).

I went on the “Hello Peter” website and saw a few messages about dog breeder scam and this James Meyerton’s name came up a few times!!

The dog breeder and courier are working together to scam people and taking their money

Report ID: 9959
Crime Category: Other
Province: North West
City/Town: Rustenburg
Suburb:
Address: Johannesburg, Midrand, Kimberley, Pretoria
Crime Date/Time: 20 Oct 2015, 10:10 AM
Reported By: Sabrina88175
Reported Date: 21 Oct 2015, 10:10 AM
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  • Wayne91055 17 Jan 2016, 11:05 PM

    I have just been scammed by a lady by the name of Anna Gopaul. All other details the same including the speed courier company. I'm planning on taking this matter further. Contact me if you want to assist me in this.....my email address is waynelloyd@vodamail.co.za

  • Rick88189 22 Oct 2015, 10:53 PM

    I was just about to do a money transfer for a teacup chihuahua, when i decided to google Blandine Louw. Thank you Sabrina you saved me lots of money! I hope they catch her and everyone involved.

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