Fraud Stunning Sphynx Kittens Now Due!

I bought a sphynx kitten from a lady called Erica Scott, which i think the name is fake "she" send me a copy of her id but i think this was just a case of identity fraud as well, as the lady i spoke to sounded like a black or indian lady and not a white english lady. The telephone was always braking up and i couldn't hear her properly, so we had to correspond thru emails. I started picking up that she cant even speak good proper english. She stated she lives in montes field 15 woodland hills Bloemfontein. I phoned my cousin who lives in bloemfontein to confirm if that adress is legitimate and she said that the street name doesn't exist in this estate but the estate exists. The lady said i should pay her R1500 for the cat and R350 for the delivery. When i paid the money she said she was going to the courier. I later that day recieved a email from the pet courier their name Melenuim pet couriers stating that i have to pay them R3225 of which i would get back the R3000 when they delivered the cat that night at my door. The R3000 was for a special cat crate these people had to hire in. I contacted the lady and said why must i pay the courier if i already paid her the courier fees and she said she didnt know about the fees, but she said just before that she always uses them. I googled this company and couldnt find them on google. You could only go into their web adress if you clicked on their link in their email. I then started to investigate all the emails and website and found alot of discrepencies. There were no adresses, land lines the fax didnt exist and their only contact details was a cell number and a gmail email adress. On the email he send me all the amounts differed and the name of the company stated on the top, melenuim pet couriers and in the bottom it said melenuim animal couriers and then also the web adress also differed from the one they gave me. The name on the bottom of the email was Richard Dimare and when i spoke to the guy he said his name was Roshad Mari. Then on that same email the banking details was made out in a black guys name S. Cekwane not even in the companies name. There was just so many discrepancies i knew it was a scam. The next day i phoned Erica Scott and asked her if my cousin could pick up the cat and my cousin phoned and made a appointment to collect the cat, needless to say the lady never showed up and from that moment never answered her phone, sms or emails to me ever again. The lady did state to me that she lived on a farm which i think is the only real thing due to her phones signal being so bad. I dont even think she lives in bloemfontein or that her name is Erica Scott or that she even has any kittens. The whole thing is fake and a massive scam. Last night i found 3 other people running a scam like this for Sphynx kittens it could be the same people using other fake names like they did with my scam. People please these people steal identities and id documents and use them to let you think this is real and they keep reassuring you they are real. If its too good to be true then just know it is.Please dont buy a cat from gumtree, olx or any free site as this add is the ones that cant be traced. Im buying a cat now from a registered breeder and paying a big amount, but thats the only way to find a kitten thats registered and i did double check with the cat breeder registry south africa if they were legitimate, and they are. Please investigate every detail before buying a cat online these  people will try to convince you around every turn that they are legit but the only legit people is the registered breeders. Luckily i only got scammed  R1850 which i got reveresed at my bank but you have to do it before it clears into their bank account because they draw the money and when your bank tries to reverse it theres no money in their account and they close the account. Im fnb and she was Absa so the money didn't clear in her account yet so fnb could notify absa to first hold that amount till the investigation was completed between 2-4 weeks and the money transferred back to my account. According to the law no bank cant reject any person for a savings account not even a black listed person. they cant reject them so these scammers opens up allot of savings accounts and after they drew the money they close the accounts and for the next scam just goes and reopens a new account at another bank. The lady at my bank told me this. So there is just no way in stoping them. Just be careful investigate and don't trust anybody!
Good luck all and dont get scammed!

Report ID: 3554
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Mpumalanga
City/Town: Nelspruit
Suburb: N/A
Address: Nelspruit
Crime Date/Time: 26 Mar 2013, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username3554
Reported Date: 3 Apr 2013, 10:04 AM
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  • Bianca7 30 Mar 2015, 05:44 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:,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..

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    We Recently Got scammed by a Lady in KZN 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,her name is Orlanda Maria Clara Brown , address, 56 Currie crescent Queensburgh 4093 Cell: 0824495367 husband cell 0824495368 home no 0314648459. her Email address is:

  • Username7187 27 Oct 2014, 03:42 PM

    I wish I had seen this sooner and researched properly.. I have just fallen victim to the exact SAME scam but the woman with the Indian sounding voice has gone under a new name... two actually.. MILANI & RAYANNE PLEASE BEWARE.. i have just be defrauded of R3000 due to my own stupidity by not doing my research and just trusting someone...

  • Irma4 4 May 2014, 09:15 PM

    Sound like tge same crooks that I paid money for a pocket beagle. Its a syndicate!

  • Angelo4 20 Apr 2014, 08:11 PM

    Why don't you all adopt instead of shopping. So many beautiful animals of all breeds and ages looking for love, and you will save money in the process.

  • Claudette3 24 Jun 2013, 09:50 AM

    BELLA if you read this please contact me on 0726873433 Thnks

  • anadia 17 May 2013, 02:08 PM

    Same lady Erica Scott just tried to do the same thing - this time she's from "Kokstad" when she heard I'm from Bloemfontein. R1500 a kitten and R400 delivery cost but to fly the kitten an additional R1900! I told her I know she's reported as a crime and she begged me to tell her where I saw it. You know what guys, if something doesn't belong to you it will somehow find it's way out of your life - she'll eventually lose all the money she steals.

  • Wendy11 9 May 2013, 01:32 PM

    Thank goodness people take the time to warn of Fraudsters like this! saved a lot of irritation and money!! Many thanks

  • Michelle25 6 May 2013, 01:59 PM

    I have been looking on the net for Sphynx kittens. Have found many people who are only but willing to sell me a kitten but everytime i ask for a breeders registration number so that i can confirm that they are real, these ppl just dissapear. Can someone please help me to find a legitimate Sphynx breeders in the Gauteng area. Michelle

  • bella6 28 Apr 2013, 07:48 PM

    Was done in but not for a kitten but for a alaskan malamute puppy and los R6500. Now we can't trace the people, police case was open and still no people were found. Please be carefull about this scams

  • Hanlie Greeff 19 Apr 2013, 08:03 PM

    Now at long last I can have peace of mind!!! I was not so lucky to ge my money back!!! I have paid this woman (Erica Scott) R1500 for a Sovereign Persian kitten on Wednesday the 17th April.. I got suspicious when she sent me a 2nd lot of banking details of her son ( a black man) where I need to pay the money in. Which I did because I really wanted to have the little kitten. I was suppose to collect the kitten from her tomorrow the 20th April but got suspicuous when me and my husband tried to find the address on Google Maps after which we were unable to find it. So, whe found the tel no of the administrator office of the estate which we phoned to find out if this woman lives there and the person told us that we are not the only ones coming to fetch kittens just to find out that they don't excist!! They told us that people as far as Cape Town arrive there to collect their kittens just to find out there is nothing. I have made 25 calls to this woman since I paid the money and my husband made 56 calls to her cell no which she of course did not answer. She does not respond to my emails and it is like she vanished in thin air! My question now is..... why do we allow this to happen and what can we do about it?

  • Stephan10 18 Apr 2013, 10:51 AM

    Thank you so much for your post. I almost made the same mistake. I replied to an OLX add for British short hair kittens. These scamsters arent that smart because they used the same addres that you mentioned in Bloem and the same name(Erica Scott) She also wants R1500 and R400 for delivery. Thank you very much for saving me a R1900.

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