I purchased a puppy from an OLX add on 10 January 2018. The person, Elizabeth Johanna emailed me pictures of the different puppies available and the add was posted in the Gauteng region. When I emailed back to purchase the puppy, she then notified me via email: elizabethjohanna33@gmail and whatsapp on 083 339 0044 that she is based in Upington and can fly the puppy down to me within 3-4 hours of payment. I proceeded to make the payment and was contacted in the morning by Dr Robert at the airport with the animal courier company. This man had a "heavy" nigerian accent which made me suspicious and then send me an email to immediately deposit R9100 into his account for a special temperature regulated crate, and he will immediately refund me R9000 once I receive my puppy. He used the email email@example.com. I tried to contacted the advertiser to verify this, but now this woman was unavailable on email or phone. The bank could not reverse the transaction and my money is gone! OLX did promise to block the add, but still my daughter was in tears for not getting her puppy, and I was out of R3100, luckily I did not pay the further R9100. Please be aware of these scamsters.
|Crime Date/Time:||10 Jan 2018, 13:01 PM|
|Reported Date:||11 Jan 2018, 13:01 PM|