Parrots for addoption

A lady named Gertjie Jacoba Bothma who adverised on Junkmail that she is giving away two Parrots for adoption , at the end of the day the victim must pay a crate deposit to a P.K Conradie at Absa bank. I still do not have the Birds I paid R 1800 

n Cameroon africa . A few days later I received a mail from airlink Cargo that say's need to deposit  mon Africa 

Report ID: 4973
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Limpopo
Suburb: Capricorn
Crime Date/Time: 1 Oct 2013, 00:10 AM
Reported By: Username4973
Reported Date: 31 Oct 2013, 00:10 AM
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  • Dirk14 6 Jan 2014, 12:59 PM

    Same scam almost happened to us with the Rottweiler pup by LOUISE MARIA DU PLESSIS in Dec between 18-24th. Most beautiful pics and story about the dog and also from Cameroon and an Aids worker. No mention about money until the day of supposed departure of the dog and a container deposit required.

  • Ricardo3 3 Jan 2014, 02:28 PM

    You will never believe it but thanks to you guys i managed to save myself from being scammed, The exact same story as Chantelles but this time is was a rottweiler pup also named Beni and the exact same wording. Thanks for putting this up as i googled her e-mail address and found this page. Hope she is caught this LOUISE MARIA DU PLESSIS person.

  • Chantelle5 23 Dec 2013, 04:28 PM

    My daughter was nearly caught - luckily I discovered the scam. This time she uses LOUISE MARIA DU PLESSIS ID NO 720413 0066 008. Below is the email Thanks for the interest in my baby.I'm Maria from Johannesburg.I work in the Net Care Clinic in Johannesburg, but currently in Yaounde,Cameroon for an international AIDS Project.I traveled along with my female Toy Pom puppy(Beni), but due to the nature of my work here I can't really take care of her anymore, so I have decided to give her out for adoption and I'm only interested in adopting my puppy only in SA where I could always pass by to check on her when I'm back in the country, or to someone who will promise sending me updates of her photos.I wish to know if you are knowledgeable about this breed or if you have owned a dog before? You got kids? Because she's so playful and affectionate.Beni isn't for sale, all I'm looking for is just a good and caring home where she could become the center of attention.

  • Antoinette5 2 Dec 2013, 04:23 PM

    The same Rosemary Anne Burke with email emailed me with the story that she is working at the Milpark Hospital JHB and is currently in Yaounde,Cameroon for an international AIDS project and she travelled along with her Capuchin monkey Lily but to the nature of her work she can't really look after her and is looking for someone to adopt her free of have. Then she also found the flight details and sent them to me telling me that the courier people will contact me. Greenline pet cargo sent me with an email also telling me that the flight was paid but need money to pay for the ventilated crate. Then I phoned Milpark HR department and they have no such person working for them. I emailed her and told her that I believe that it is a scam and she answered me back saying she is not a thief. Please watched out for her as she got hold of me through

  • Laura 9 30 Nov 2013, 07:32 PM

    Rosemary ann burke is now e-mailing me every day. I had a feeling it was a scam so I ran her name on the internet. Thank goodnes

  • Jonty 30 Nov 2013, 07:15 PM

    The very same Rosemary, the very same story! They do this with renting apartments as well. We almost got scammed, but I smelt a snake in the grass before it went too far. I managed to track some of their details to Nigeria. The exact location where they would like the money deposited (AKA banking details). I don't know what can be done to stop this scum from happening?

  • Thunis 27 Nov 2013, 12:14 PM

    Sjoe dankie tog Ook geld gekort vir die kratte en ek moes R2000 betaal.Sy het my ook amper gevang!!!

  • Caz 27 Nov 2013, 10:35 AM

    I thought it was too good to be true!! Just sent an email about the Bulldog puppy - same story! Thank goodness I Googled her name! Disgraceful!

  • John52 22 Nov 2013, 11:21 AM

    We encountered the same... The same Rosemary Anne Burke posted an add on Gumtree regarding an English Bulldog Puppy that she is giving up for adoption. Giving a whole explanation that she recently moved to Cameroon for work and she can't leave the puppy alone at home. Initially we thought that it is too good to be true, but she just kept on sending mails giving us false hope. We received a mail this morning form this SLY person with a copy of a passport and straight after that a mail from Greenline Pet Cargo Agency saying that we should pay the R2 000 crate deposit and that the deposit will be refunded once we collect the puppy at Cape Town International Airport. This is where we got cold feet and started doing some research on the web trying to see if this might be a scam... Thank goodness we did. Thanks for your posts guys !!!

  • Elmarie George 21 Nov 2013, 03:48 PM

    A lady by the name of Rosemary Anne Burke placed an advert looking for someone to adopt her two Parrots. After assuring us that the Parrots was on its way , we received an email requesting a crate deposit. She also send me a copy of her passport. Lucky me I 1st went on report a crime and i saw its a scam.

  • lushika 20 Nov 2013, 12:54 PM

    i almost fell for the rosemary ann burke story

  • Sidney 16 Nov 2013, 05:47 PM

    A lady by the name of Rosemary Anne Burke placed an advert looking for someone to adopt her Yorkshire terrier puppy. After assuring us that the puppy was on its way (with supposed proof), we received an email requesting a crate deposit. After requesting a lot of information, we know that she is in partnership with a Gertjie Jacoba Bothma and a David H Botha. After us refusing to pay an addtional amount for pet insurance, we have not heard anything since (loosing our R2 000 crate deposit). Karma is a bitch lady/dude , WATCH OUT!!!!! Dissappointed

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