Eclectus Parrot and Cockatoo Scam

We answered an advert for an Eclectus Parrot and a Cockatoo. Duly paid the approximate R6000 and traveled 3 hours to fetch our birds from the quoted address.
All a scam. I have since searched the man's e-mail address and his tel no 0836180073. He sells Parrots monkeys dogs of various breeds and is situated in many provinces. We feel rather stupid and gullible for falling for this scam, but would like to warn others.
If you google the phone number you reach other ; berry and a If you search some of the other phone numbers and names you will also find They use various ID numbers when you ask for one.
We handed all out info to the Police and they say that one of the ID's belongs to a lady who was scammed. She did not give out her I.D. number. Please be very careful of these adverts. They often say their birds are KUSA registered. KUSA is for the Kennel Association. Another name and number used is kurtson (0846657649).

Report ID: 534
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Eastern Cape
City/Town: Barkly East
Suburb: N/A
Address: 28 Greyvenstein Street Barkly Easr
Crime Date/Time: 27 Aug 2010, 00:08 AM
Reported By: Username534
Reported Date: 6 Sep 2010, 15:09 PM
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  • Unknown 6 Sep 2010, 03:14 PM

    Thanks for the warning! Etienne

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