Kitten Fraud

I 'bought' a Persian kitten from Breeze Swartzberg (Esperanza Cattery) 0788505842  @ 280 Nerine Street, Vanderkloof.  R3800. I got her details on google and I even spoke to her over the phone (heavy foreign accent). Then her pet courier, D Douw 0788859116, contacted me wanting R5050 for travel and a special cage for the kitten. I now knew that something was very fishy. Dr Douw contacted me again for a further R7500 for pet insurance. Bastards!

Report ID: 7727
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Benoni
Suburb: Farrarmere
Address: Northern Cape
Crime Date/Time: 27 Jan 2015, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username7727
Reported Date: 2 Feb 2015, 10:02 AM
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  • Richard Hooper 11 May 2015, 06:42 PM

    My father in-law was almost scammed by these "people" Same cell numbers and same names, but the cat person was a Jeanette Debbie. Be very careful with online scams.

  • Bianca7 30 Mar 2015, 05:39 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..

  • Vivian van der Merwe 17 Mar 2015, 08:15 AM

    CATTERY FRAUD/SCAM: Please beware! There is someone pretending to be Breeze Swartzberg (who is an actual reputable cat breeder). This scammer (whoever she is) has just ripped us off and stolen R2100! Beware!

  • Mark Swartzberg 14 Mar 2015, 05:38 PM

    My wife Breeze does run Esperanza but does not breed Persian cats. None of the details above are hers and could easily be verified by going to the SACC website.( South African Cat Council)

  • Bianca7 13 Mar 2015, 04:19 PM

    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:

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