Puppy fraudster

Unfortunately, I fell for one of these puppy scams, but thanks to the internet and sites like this I only lost the purchase price of the puppy and not the alledged "transport" fee. I was looking for a whippet puppy and came across an ad on gumtree. I responded to the ad and a guy that calls himself Craig Kareen/Kay came back to me. He said he had two 9 week old puppies left and that he can arrange transport to anywhere in the country. I asked for photos, physical address and cellphone number and everything checked out. He even pretended to be concerned as to how the puppy was going to be treated and asked about our living conditions and set-up at home. The evening before he was supposed to check the pup in at the airport he even sent me a picture of toys and stuff his 'wife' bought for the puppy. The Friday morning he sent me an email notifying me that he's on his way to the airport to arrange for the pups transport. About an hour later I received an e-mail from 'Pets Post International' stating that the seller dropped the pup off in a wooden crate which is not suitable for transport by air. They suggested I hire a suitable crate from them at R250 and pay a deposit of R3000. I got suspicious and googled the name of the company. The first site that pop-up was "Fraudsters watch". I immediately knew I was scammed!!! I would love these guys to be stopped before more people get caught.He used the name Craig Kareen and email craigkareen@hotmail.com. The cell number he used is 078 848 9561. The address he provided was 12 Wilkinson Rd, Wentworth Park, Kimberley. The bank account details he provided was:Absa bankAcc Name - Craig T.Acc Number - 9283770312Code - 632005 The courier company was 'Pets Post International'. A guy from the courier company also phoned me numerous times to 'get confirmation' from me and tried to convince me to transfer the money. He used the following number 0717900366. (Sounded like a Nigerian on the other end). The bank account details they provided was:
Bank: FNB (First National Bank)
Account Name :B.N.Khosa
Account Number :62392427201
Branch code :250655 Beware everyone out there, these guys are very convincing

Report ID: 3898
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Sandton
Address: Internet
Crime Date/Time: 31 May 2013, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username3898
Reported Date: 3 Jun 2013, 08:06 AM
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  • Mandi saunders 21 May 2014, 07:50 PM

    I have been scammed, R4060!, Wish I had checked this out before, how do we stop him?

  • Telanie Basson 6 Apr 2014, 09:25 AM

    Please people, can't we make this more live somewhere. I have just been scammed for a Corgi puppy by this Jefferson Moore guy. Is there no way of tracking down this guy.

  • Rene Thomason 30 Mar 2014, 01:24 PM

    Jefferson Moore tried to send me 2 Brussels griffons. He gave his address in nelspruit but is never available for viewing of puppies. Grammar mistakes on his email and he does't answer questions regards the puppies. He sounds nigerian. Beware!

  • Tony White 19 Mar 2014, 01:43 PM

    They nearly caught me as well.They are now operating under the name of Randy Kyla contact no 0764755225

  • Don7 19 Mar 2014, 12:55 PM

    We have just picked up an add on the web posted by Jefferson Moore selling Bolognese puppies and contacted him. We received an email with bad English from him asking R2500 for each. On looking up contact details for him on the web we came across this website. How can such a person go unpunished and keep scamming people. We are so lucky that we found out in time and did not get further involved.

  • J7 22 Jan 2014, 12:38 PM

    i would just like to inform you, that i ALMOST got scammed by jefferson Moor as well, for a pembroke welsh corgi, until i did some background research and found this site! i would also like to say that Jefforson Moore and Craig Kareen are the same person as the physical adress he gave me is the same the one stated in a previous complain, 12 Wilkinson Rd, Wentworth Park, Kimberley. he was so convincing!!! so thank you for reporting this scam artist! you guys have just saved me R3060!

  • B2 7 Jan 2014, 04:09 PM

    This fraudster have just tried to scam me - he was inconsistent and self-contradicting in facts and information, had poor written English and phrasing...more than enough to make me extremely suspicious. I also came across this site when I googled the address - thank you to those who have reported! At this time, the scam artist (albeit a blatant and crude one)goes my the name of Jefferson Moor (sometimes with an 'e' at the end of Moor). He was using the email address jeffersonmoor@outlook.com,gave a mobile number 078 292 1355 and bank details as follows: ABSA account number 9288489994, branch code 632005. The above details will, no doubt, change pretty soon - but you would think that the SAPS would have enough to follow up on...

  • K4 29 Jul 2013, 11:17 AM

    So very alarming! I almost got scammed by the same guy! Thank you for your post because I started suspecting something dodgy when the advert and the puppies age didn't correlate. Typed the address he gave me into google and it brought up your post! Wish these people could be stopped!!! Still looking for a Whippet pup but I wont buy one unless I can see it in the flesh now.

  • G5 24 Jun 2013, 02:00 PM

    This dude tried to scam a ferret a well. HAHA didnt work!

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