Puppy sale and transport fraud

I was buying a Airedale Terrier puppy from a woman called Michelle Van Zyl, she sent ID's and arranged the transport of the dogs.
I had to pay her R2500 for the puppy and R600 for the transport.
Within 2 hours a transport company phoned and said all was arranged, yet the crate in which the puppy is transported is not suitable for flight transport. So I had to hire a crate of R7050 of which the R7000 was refundable after delivery, all details and whole story was explained in a very professional email.
Yet after a few hours the transport company phoned again and said everything is arranged, puppy will be delivered at 19:15 tonight. Unfortunatley a Pet insurance and vacancies is required, and lucky me, I only have to pay R12500 and all is refundable.
This didnt make sense to me and I started googling on the name Animal movers, and yes I only found scam mails warning etc.
Lucky me, I didnt pay the R12500, yet already paid the other money.
I phoned the Anima movers company and said the bank cant release the R12500 so I want a refund and will arrange with the dog owner to pick up the dog this weekend.
Also the bank is busy with a payment reversal.
MY faith is big in that God is on the righteous peoples side and that I will receive my money back.

I wish we can let everybody know on time when a scam is on the way.

Please dont buy a dog or anything you physically have in your hand.

Report ID: 19732
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Northern Cape
City/Town: Upington
Address: Animal movers
Crime Date/Time: 13 Sep 2017, 15:09 PM
Reported By: sander
Reported Date: 13 Sep 2017, 15:09 PM
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  • Janine119575 17 Apr 2018, 01:47 PM

    Same people: (new website address they use: http://puppyfindsa.com/index.html#

    There are people pretending to sell puppies. They then ask for money for the puppy, as well as the courier. They then ask for additional money such as crates, insurance, clearance etc. If you google these people you will see they have scammed tons of people!! Herewith all the details we have for them:
    SA Pet Express Courier
    3 Logan street, Bonaero Park or 40 Borcherd Street, Upington.
    Contact numbers: 061 114 1336 / 086 719 7854 / 053 831 4038 / 078 160 0091
    Emails: sapetsexpress@gmail.com and puppyfindsa@gmail.com (Elizabeth van de Welt)
    Capitec. Acc 1418318041 (Van de Welt Elizabeth)
    Absa Acc 1417775821 (Katlekgo MRSaepress)
    The ID's are obviously fake / stolen
    Ashley Stander Voster - 740610 0126 087
    Fred Dawson Saeed - 750111 5157 083

  • Notbornyesterday 27 Feb 2018, 09:56 AM

    The lady that you think scammed you, was probably just the last scam victim. The scammers claim that they need a copy of your id for the courier company. If you sent your id to them, you will be featured in one of these reports in due course as an alleged scammer. The names supplied to you were fake or the names of previous victims. The scammers are not where they claim to be. The "courier company" probably does not exist. Google the contact numbers, or other details supplied to you and you might pick up further scams linked to that information.

  • Rene109564 2 Oct 2017, 09:43 PM

    Did anyone do business with Manhattan puppy Paradise?

  • Ayeshi26 2 Oct 2017, 01:04 PM

    Hi I just got scammed by the exact same lady. I however, only paid the 3100 for the puppy and when the transport company called said no and called her back about it. She told me she would refund me at the end of the month (October 2017) as she has spent the money already. I should have googled her name first. It's really sad that you can trust nobody now a days.

    have you received your refund yet?

    Thank you

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