Sphynx Kitten sale fraud

We responded to an advert on Locanto about Sphynx kittens for sale in Gauteng for R2000. We received an email back from Daisy Robyn April (daisyrobynapril@hotmail.com) informing us that they have relocated to Swellendam but that the kitten can be flown to JHB as soon as a deposit of R1500 has been paid. We did so diligently and received the flight times and estimate time of arrival within minutes. The kitten would also be delivered to our front door. An hour passed and we received an email from Daisy saying that the pet traveling company has informed her that a special crate is required to transport the kitten due to bad weather. The crate's cost is R5000. She expected us to pay that immediately to ensure the safe arrival of the kitten. We phoned her and she answered with a heavy Chinese accent, we could hardly make out what she was saying. We informed her that we would like our deposit back and that we'd be looking for a kitten locally. She agreed, but by then we knew it was a scam. Her contact details are: 0789154578. The 'pet travel company' sent us an email as well, herewith attached.
Dear Client ,

The experienced pet moving specialists at Reliable Pet Travel Delivery Services,the Air cargo agency will handle your pets delivery with confidence, professionalism, and trust. Pet Delivery Services NO
TRANQUILLIZER rule is designed for the safety and welfare of your pet during airline cargo transport. Pet Delivery Services registered as an Intermediate Handler,is governed by the rules, regulations and mandates of the Animal Welfare Act , the AWA and the Federal Law governing scheduled airline air cargo shipments.So she is now ready for delivery.But you have to confirm the address before she takes off.
There is another thing you have to bring to us in order for your pets to be safe and have a safe Journey.We are sorry to inform you that, Due to the Bad weather notification from our Meteorological Centre, We can't use your crate to transport the Kitten in for security reasons, It has been evaluated by our pet specialist and confirmed with us that it is not good for the Atmospheric conditions this period.Your Kitten will need a Temperature Regulator Crate to be shipped to you.So you are requested to get one and send to us.Without the required

Report ID: 9863
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Address: Randburg
Crime Date/Time: 25 Sep 2015, 14:09 PM
Reported By: Charmaine87884
Reported Date: 25 Sep 2015, 14:09 PM
Related Link:

Start the conversation

Popular categories