Puppies for sale

A lady calling herself Courtney Engelbrecht (which I guess is a fake name) advertises puppies for sale on Internet, claiming that she is the owner of Calvary Pet Home. Email communication and phone numbers seemed legit, but after payment was made she ignored any further communication. Needless to say, my daughter's heart is broken and we've lost our money. Please be cautious and don't fall into the same trap.

Report ID: 16929
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Northern Cape
City/Town: Kathu
Address: 268 Hoof street, Kathu, Northern Cape
Crime Date/Time: 28 Feb 2017, 08:02 AM
Reported By: HCMLG
Reported Date: 28 Feb 2017, 08:02 AM
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  • Angie031 21 Oct 2017, 04:44 PM

    My boyfriend and I got in contact with a man named Hartman Abrams regarding a puppy we thought we were buying. Needless to say it was a scam and we lost our money. Same story, have to get the puppy couriered and then pay extra for a special container to transport the puppy in.
    His email is hartman.abram@gmail.com
    Be careful!

  • Leigh109683 20 Oct 2017, 02:23 PM

    http://www.mickspetshome.com/ (Micks Pets Home) another scam website, Please be aware!!!

  • Leigh109683 18 Oct 2017, 02:22 PM

    Yes, stay away from her! Please dont deal with this person! they dont try catch you once but twice. Once with the pups ad then again with the couriers, JK Speed Services Inc.

  • HCMLG 17 Oct 2017, 04:07 PM

    Is this is scam - yes it is!

  • Isthisascam 17 Oct 2017, 10:45 AM

    Hi Everyone,

    I have just spoken to Esmari on email and on whatsapp 073 956 3891.

    I have enquired and want to purchase a dog. I am not sure if this is a scam, she stated I could fetch the dog from her plot.

    Let me know.

  • Leigh109683 16 Oct 2017, 09:16 AM

    Good Day All, I have just been caught by this woman Esmari Bruwer as well, my puppy was meant to be delivered on Saturday and she contacted me stating that she missed the couriers but will still be sending the puppy. Im R 8000.00 down and no puppy. My little ones are going to be heart broken. what can we do to stop this from happening to someone else? i never found this site til it was too late and i thought i did my research before i bought.

  • HCMLG 9 Oct 2017, 12:41 PM

    I'm glad to see that my notice has spared some innocent victims from losing money. I do wish that these thieves will end up in jail - unfortunately our country doesn't have the resources to do something about it!

  • Ruda 6 Oct 2017, 01:10 PM

    I was about to deposit money for a puppie. Luckily I did my homework. Her number is +27739563891 She goes under the name Esmari Bruwer
    Email paradisepetssa@gmail.com She even sent me a email with a copy of her id

  • Micky-bukhari 3 Aug 2017, 02:46 PM

    Her number is +27739563891

  • Micky-bukhari 3 Aug 2017, 02:42 PM

    Hi I made fool of my self depositing 15000 rand to this engela today found this after getting confused why they r using there personal account details but wat can I do so pissed at my self

  • Amanda108953 2 Aug 2017, 11:54 AM

    We were just about to pay Engela R4,500 for a German Shepherd puppy :-( I am SO GRATEFUL to have seen this post before I paid!

    I sent her a mail (paradisepetshome1@gmail.com) with a screen shot of the info below & asked her to please explain!

  • Thirusha108892 27 Jul 2017, 03:46 PM

    We were just scammed today by these people. I wish we did more research but trusted so willingly. We went onto this website: http://www.paradisepetshome.com/ as we are in the market to purchase a staffie. We have been speaking to Engela on watsapp and email and she advised that payment would need to be done and then the pup would be couriered to us from Kathu, Northern Cape. We made the payment on Tuesday to receive the pup today. Today we then got a call from the "courier" service to say that we need to pay them more money for a cage for the pup and also the tranquilizer and they will refund us the amount once they bring our up to our door. They scammed us for over R10 000.00 and now they have just vanished. This was the email address that was used - paradisepetshome1@gmail.com. This is money that we have saved for months...many sacrifices... our family is devastated...especially our little boy.

  • Channa 22 Jul 2017, 01:42 PM

    Wow this is scary.

    Thank you so much for reporting this.
    I almost bought a puppy from them and almost lost a lot of money.
    Thank goodness I did some research.
    She now goes by the name of "Engela" and the webpage and companies name has changed to Paradise Pets Home

  • GavinR 10 Apr 2017, 08:11 PM

    "Courtney Engelbrecht" is still active. I have just spoken to her concerning American Stafffordshire puppies; lucky I was going through videos on You Tube and found the same picture of the dogs which she claims are the parents. I tried to ask her about it and she just made excuses. She is now using 0739454419 as her contact number.

    Even the photo of the family on their homepage is from the internet, see link below -

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