Puppy scam

My brother in law from Zimbabwe ordered a Pedigree Bichon frise puppy from a gentleman by the name of Nick Gareth email address nickgareth2000gmail.com, address in Kimberly in the Northern Cape.  The puppy was to be flown to Zimbabwe by Friday 6 June 2014.  My brother in Law was told to deposit cash an amount of R5120.00 into the following account MR Comfort L Khoza  FNB 62475619428 branch code 250655 reference female. All this was done . He was advised that this included all the documents required to get the puppy into Zimbabwe and the air flight charges.  This morning he called my brother in law and asked for a refundable deposit of US$1000.00 once the puppy has landed in Harare.  My brother in law called me I googeled all of this and told him that he has been taken for a ride.  This is alot of money to lose.  I hope that these fraudsters have such back luck with all these scams they are pulling.  I have posted this on behalf of my family so that more people are aware of what is going on.

Report ID: 6469
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Centurion
Address: centurion
Crime Date/Time: 4 Jun 2014, 00:06 AM
Reported By: Username6469
Reported Date: 5 Jun 2014, 12:06 PM
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  • Virosha 12 Nov 2014, 02:19 PM

    Hi, thank you guys for coming forward! You have just saved me R 3 000.00 and a whole lot of disappointment too!!! Nick Gareth wanted to sell me "large jaw" Rottweilers for R 2 600.00 and he was willing to deliver. When I became suspicious, he said he is a trustworthy Christian... that is when I googled and came across this. Dog lovers, beware. This man is a real ass.

  • Catherine4 11 Aug 2014, 09:28 AM

    Thanks so much for posting- I almost got scammed too! He had named all the pups, same background.... all looked VERY authentic.

  • Pranay Chagan 4 Aug 2014, 07:00 PM

    Thanks for posting your story. I almost "purchased" a dog from the same person on 3 August 2014. His story sounded too good to be true - he would have the dog delivered to me in Cape Town by early the next morning for an extra R300. He sent me pictures of the dogs, but they each had a different background. I became suspicious and fortunately I googled his name and found this article before making a payment. Stay away from this scamster!

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