Puppy Scam

I found a add on gumtree add number (ad 171752594) offering Beagle puppies for sale no cell number is given. I received a mail back with pictures, on the add it says Gauteng but when I asked if we could come and view the puppies I was advised that they were in East London. I queried this and their response was that due to the low demand in East London they advertise nationwide. This should have been a red flag for me. But the puppies were available immediately and I wanted to get one for my daughter’s birthday. She Amanda Venter (amandaventerpethome10@gmail.com) advised that the shipping would only be R550 and the Puppy R2200 total R2750.0 so I paid. Then I received a call the next day from the Pet transporters.
Animal Movers Delivery
Tel: +27-725-846-537
Fax: 053 831 4038
Number 20 Graham Street,

Email: Animalmoverselivery@deliveryman.com

Thanks for your understanding

Medical Specialist::::::::Amber Larson
Vet Instructor:::::::::Lauren Steve
General Manager
Dr. Thomas
Stating that the crate the puppy was in was not suitable for freight and that I could Hire a crate at R5050.00 and get a refund of R5000.00 on delivery of the puppy. I paid the Monies (like an Idiot), they then contacted me again an hour later advising they could not ship without a R9500 pet insurance that would be refundable again I paid this (need to be committed). 3 hours later I received a mail advising that the puppy had arrived safely in JHB and was in the process of been cleared but the documents supplied by the seller were not in order and the animal authority would require a R15000.00 payment that was refundable to verify our viability to care for the puppy. I should be shot as I paid this money as well. I then started to get very suspicious as it was now past 16H00 on the day. I then received a further call requested I refundable deposit of R20000, before they could deliver this is when I realised that I had been had.

Please be aware of these scamsters they left me R32300.00 out of pocket. I always thought I would

Report ID: 15041
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Alberton
Address: 20 Graham Street
Crime Date/Time: 26 Jul 2016, 09:07 AM
Reported By: had1656
Reported Date: 29 Jul 2016, 10:07 AM
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  • Janine119575 11 Apr 2018, 11:26 AM

    They are using different names now:
    Herewith all the details we have for them:
    SA Pet Express Courier
    3 Logan street, Bonaero Park or 40 Borcherd Street, Upington.
    Contact numbers: 061 114 1336 / 086 719 7854 / 053 831 4038 / 078 160 0091
    Emails: sapetsexpress@gmail.com and puppyfindsa@gmail.com (Elizabeth van de Welt)
    Capitec. Acc 1418318041 (Van de Welt Elizabeth)
    Absa Acc 1417775821 (Katlekgo MRSaepress)
    The ID's are obviously fake / stolen
    Ashley Stander Voster - 740610 0126 087
    Fred Dawson Saeed - 750111 5157 083

  • maymoena 26 Nov 2017, 07:52 AM

    http://www.lizettestriecherpetshome.com I have been scammed. I already paid them. How do I get my money. Please help. This is a fake website
    Very funny because the Lizette commenting on this page is the same person.

  • Lizette0515 19 Apr 2017, 11:49 AM

    Almost been scammed by the same people!!!

    Got suspicious when they phoned and asked for the Pet Insurance Licence fee.... (stupid me already paid the crate fee!)

    Here's their latest details (as from emails received this morning):

    The experienced pet moving specialists at Pet Delivery Service,The air cargo agency will handle your pets delivery with confidence, professionalism, and trust. Pet Delivery rules are designed for the safety and welfare of your pet during airline cargo transport. Pet Taxi Handler is governed by the rules, regulations and mandates of the Animal Welfare Act , The AWA and the Federal Law governing scheduled airline air cargo shipments.

    Your kittens have been checked and is free from any deadly disease so she's now ready to be on air

    There is another thing we also need for your kitten to be safe and have a safe and comfortable flight.
    We are sorry to inform you that, We can't use your crate to transport your kitten for security reasons at this period, the crate has been evaluated by our pet specialist and confirmed not good for the Atmospheric conditions this period.
    Your kitten will need a Temperature Regulator crate to be shipped to you so you are requested to hire or purchase it from us.

    Without the required crate,We are sorry that the kitten won't be flown because should any thing happen to your her, we will be held responsible. We have the Temperature Regulated crates here at our office that can be hired. It will cost you R6,050 to put your kitten on board and as soon as thry are delivered to you, You will get a refund. We can't proceed without the caution fee.

    The Pet Control Department here in collaboration with International Pet delivery, has come up with the Partial Refundable insurance fee that will stand as a guarantee for the life of your kitten and to also make sure that you are there at the arrival time to receive the kittens and get a refund of the money back.This is because most Clients are not always at the Airports or at home to receive their pets and some of them don't ever show up even so the management decided to come up with the refundable R 6,050 so that clients will be at the Airport or delivery address to get their pets and get the refund back.

    Note : Your caution fee is refundable upon delivery. Only R 50 will be deducted from the R 6,050 so you shall be getting R 6,000 as soon as delivery is done.

    Payment has to be made to

    Bank : FNB
    Account Name : Algernon Walker
    Account Number : 62509048519
    Branch Code : 250655
    Amount : R 6,050
    Reference : Lizette crate

    Payments from other banks must be a pay and clear payment for it to reflect immediately. Notification must be sent directly to our email.

    Delivery and refund will be done to you this afternoon.

    Thanks for your understanding

    Medical Specialist::::::::Amber Larson
    Vet Instructor:::::::::Lauren Steve
    General Manager
    Dr. Thomas

    I am so angry!!!

  • carli 14 Nov 2016, 07:38 PM

    Good day please contact me. I would like some information. Carlibrits1993@gmail.com thank you

  • Weekend Argus 20 Sep 2016, 01:38 PM

    Good day. I am a reporter at the Weekend Argus newspaper in Cape Town, We are investigating complaints of online dog and puppy frauds and scams, which all seem to follow a similar pattern. Please email jan.cronje@inl.co.za if you would like to share your story.

  • werwes 8 Aug 2016, 11:31 AM

    Thank you so much. Before I made the payment, I googled Amanda's email address and came across this article. This article saved me from falling for this scam. Her add was posted today on OLX.

  • gemstone 1 Aug 2016, 09:13 AM

    Was scammed the same way last week......different names but same scam (and the email looked like that with the medical specialist and vet . I had the ads taken down from junkmail....if you phone gumtree they will removed and block those numbers and email addresses

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