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You’ve ever been caught by a WildLifeScams? – Do NOT pay a deposit for wildlife until you’ve confirmed details:
2016 – New opportunities and also more assholes. Beware of the many WildLife scams. With scammers trying to trick us often, and we enjoy the exercise so we can then share the knowledge with you.
Unless you know the person selling those “cheap” black impala, or the 40 blesbuck ewes that must be removed from the farm because of whatever reason they give you, beware.
If someone INSISTS on the deposito and start to play you off against another buyer that is “just talking to his dad for the funds”, you can start to suspect a con artist.
1) Get their VAT number and Banking number checked by your accountant and check that both are for the SAME person/company.
2) Use a lawyers’ TRUST account for big amounts and let YOUR lawyer handle the ‘other guy’.
3) The name they give will be false. (Google the name/the company and see if you find another number to connect the name to the real ‘innocent’ person or company – give them a call on the google number and confirm. ).
4) Offer to bring cash to the place where the animals are kept and see how they squirm.
Don’t just blindly follow a wildlife agent or your best friend because you trust them – and then they did not do their homework and you loose some money (and a friend)..
Anyway, we’ve been tried 3 times already by NEW sellers for this year(today is only 23 January 2015). We play along to where the SELLER just mumble something as they kill the phone – (After we’ve told them they’ve been caught and can go F themselves).
They can spoil a persons day. (And with Facebook everything about you is open for public knowledge now-a-days.)
A sim card only costs 99c and on allpay/pension day you sit outside Pep Stores in another town and offer R10 a card to get a few RICA approved sim cards that can’t be followed back to you. ….
If you’ve been tried, please send us the details so we can add the bad apples to our database and help more people to not get caught.
Have a GREAT 2015 and hope everyone get awesome bargains (without the con artists).
Die WildTeKoop span
Marco – (074)766-8497
23 Jan 2015 WildLife scam – beware of number ending 61 311-9314, 61 3119314, 613119314 (Also seem to have a private number and reports from Mpumalanga is this guy want a huge deposit for whatever he now sells. (With us he went down to R30,000 – getting desperate)
The CC number supplied by the dude is shown below. The person talking was a white male, speaking Afrikaans. Would you give this dude R3 million because he got a ‘bargain’ for you?
Check bank account name and CC registration name is same.
Phone bank and confirm name is same on the account as on the registration certificate.
Check VAT number. How can someone without a VAT number OWN and sell some spare animals for R3Million?
Thanks James for the pic.
These are the photos of the animals for sale by a suspected scammer. If you know the actual owner of these/or bought them, please let us know.
27 January 2015 – An agent got money paid into this dudes account(according to her) and then were able to reverse the funds when finding out that the farm where these animals where suppose to be does not exist. (HUGE STRESS).
Detail on Photos:
WildLife Scam Warning – Wild Scam Waarskuwing
The case of the STUCK funds in the lawyers’ trust fund:
What would happen if you have 1 Million to buy some wildlife, before the end of the financial year or before the rutting season is over and you miss the opportunity to double up on the 20 ewes/cows ready and waiting for that ram/bull – 2 Months to go and plenty of options – So you pay into a lawyer account and then the deal goes sour with the seller and he does not want to release the funds back to you?
That lawyer is not yours, he works for the seller…….. Anyway, it happens….. (Lets stop Before we start to get some laywers letters)
— Easy rule, let YOUR lawyer first check out the seller and his lawyer before you release the funds to YOUR lawyer to handle together with the paperwork.
If anyone get scammed, please let us know so we can warn more people. It happens more than you suspect, and some of our existing clients now came to us/stay with us after being scammed from OLX/Gumtree. If it is toooo good to true, it often is.
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- Listed by: Marco
- Member Since: April 11, 2016
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