• Report: #707575
Complaint Review:

Tania Van Wyk

  • Submitted: Fri, March 18, 2011
  • Updated: Thu, June 23, 2011

  • Reported By: Anonymous — Chatsworth Internet South Africa
Tania Van Wyk
Cameroon Internet United States of America

Tania Van Wyk Almost Ripped of for a Boerboel Puppy by Tania van Wyk Internet

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I am currently being scammed by Tania Van Wyk who has give the same story about "Fina" but this time its a picture of a boerboel puppy and she is not able to look after her as she travels alot and is currently based in cameroon but i suspected this being a scam when she wanted me to pay the balance of the courier cost of R900 cash then i refused and she wanted my banking details to have money transferred into my account. She is a total ripoff and I want her caught so she does not continue her scams as some people might fall for it and loose their hard earned money. 

Refer e-mails below:
From:Tania V Wyk <taniavwk@gmail.com>  View Contact
To:Cheryl R

+237 7070 7390

On 3/18/11, Cheryl  wrote:
> Hi there,
> What are you contact details, cell number etc?
> Cheryl
>> ________________________________
> From: Tania V Wyk <taniavwk@gmail.com>
> To: Cheryl
> Sent: Fri, March 18, 2011 10:21:53 AM
> Subject: Re: Fina
> I bank with ABSA and Standard bank.
> On 3/18/11, Cheryl wrote:
>> Hi Tania,
>> Who do you Bank with cos i need to know how long the money will be in my
>> account?
>> Cheryl Ratamalai
> ________________________________
>> From: Tania V Wyk <taniavwk@gmail.com>
>> To: Cheryl
>> Sent: Fri, March 18, 2011 9:36:43 AM
>> Subject: Re: Fina
>> To what account must the money be transfered to?
>> Waiting to hear from you asap.
>> Kind Regards,
>> Tania.
>> On 3/17/11, Cheryl wrote:
>>> -your full names - 
>>> -your phone number - Home:   Cell: 
>>> -your address - 
>>> Cheryl Ratamalai
>> ________________________________
>>> From: Tania V Wyk <taniavwk@gmail.com>
>>> To: Cheryl
>>> Sent: Fri, March 18, 2011 9:00:51 AM
>>> Subject: Re: Fina
>>> Then send the details so that I can contact my bank now.Please don't
>>> forget to forward the delivery details I asked earlier ie
>>> -your full names
>>> -your phone number
>>> -your address
>>> because I will need that to register Fina at the agency.
>>> Kind Regards,
>>> Tania.
>>> On 3/17/11, Cheryl  wrote:
>>>> Hi Tania,
>>>> Yes i also want Fina more than you could ever know...last night i showed
>>>> my
>>>> husband her photos and they all fell in love with Fina and wanted her
>>>> immediately.
>>>> Tania you couldn't have chosen a better mommy and home for Fina.
>>>> Yes we can go that route of having your bank having the fund transfered
>>>> into
>>>> my
>>>> account.
>>>> Which bank do you bank with?

>>>> Cheryl Ratamalai
>>>> From: Tania V Wyk <taniavwk@gmail.com>
>>>> To: Cheryl
>>>> Sent: Fri, March 18, 2011 8:29:26 AM
>>>> Subject: Re: Fina
>>>> Hi Cheryl,
>>>> I wish I could pay all the courier fees,but I'm short of cash now.And
>>>> I have already choosen you as Fina's new mommy.I don't know what to
>>>> do.May be our only solution now will be that I can contact my bank to
>>>> transfer the remaining courier fees to you so that you can then pay
>>>> the couriers that way when they arrive.Please let me know?
>>>> Kind Regards,
>>>> Tania.
>>>> On 3/17/11, Cheryl  wrote:
>>>>>  Hi Tania,
>>>>> Im so sorry i don't have R900 or any money with me at the moment as I
>>>>> just spent the last money i had on my joey at the Westville Animal Hospital on wednesday.
>>>>> I really do apologise, i wont be able to make payment for the courier.
>>>>> Cheryl

This is the catch
>>>>> From: Tania V Wyk <taniavwk@gmail.com>
>>>>> To: Cheryl
>>>>> Sent: Thu, March 17, 2011 8:24:49 PM
>>>>> Subject: Re: Fina
>>>>> Hi Cheryl,
>>>>> The feedback I got from the couriers is that their next available
>>>>> flight to the King Shaka International Airport is tomorrow Friday at
>>>>> 4:15PM.And that  it will cost us R1900.00 to have Fina couriered back
>>>>> there.But the problem now is that I'm having difficulties to withdraw
>>>>> money from my account this way due to the fact that my bank doesn't
>>>>> have a branch here.So all I have with me now as cash is R1000.If it's
>>>>> ok by you completing the remaining courier fees,then get back with the
>>>>> following information;
>>>>> -your full names
>>>>> -your phone numbers
>>>>> -your address
>>>>> So that I can register Fina tomorrow morning and book her on the
>>>>> 4:15PM flight schedule.When I will have her registered at the
>>>>> agency,the couriers will then get in contact with you with her flight
>>>>> and collection details
>>>>> Kind Regards,
>>>>> Tania.
>>>>> On 3/17/11, Tania V Wyk <taniavwk@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Hi Cheryl,
>>>>>> Of course she had all her innoculations before I could travel with her
>>>>>> and she will be coming with all her health records,handbook and her
>>>>>> toys.I will contact the couriers here to find out their next available
>>>>>> flight to King Shaka and will let you know later in the evening.
>>>>>> Kind Regards,
>>>>>> Tania.
>>>>>> On 3/17/11, Cheryl  wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi Tania,
>>>>>>> The King Shaka airport is closest to me as i live in chatsworth.
>>>>>>> Fina sounds exactly like my Joey only difference is when my Joey was
>>>>>>> a
>>>>>>> pup
>>>>>>> she
>>>>>>> never cried not once, Fina is going to cry cos she will miss you
>>>>>>> dearly,
>>>>>>> im
>>>>>>> sure
>>>>>>> with time she will get used to us.
>>>>>>> Has fina had her innoculations, does she have paperwork reason being
>>>>>>> i
>>>>>>> will
>>>>>>> take
>>>>>>> her to our family vet and im sure thats what she will need.
>>>>>>> Cheryl Ratamalai
>>>>>>> From: Tania V Wyk <taniavwk@gmail.com>
>>>>>>> To: Cheryl
>>>>>>> Sent: Thu, March 17, 2011 1:03:29 PM
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: Fina
>>>>>>> Hi Cheryl,
>>>>>>> I can gladly consider you for Fina because I beleive she could become
>>>>>>> the center of attention in your home.We are expected to be back by
>>>>>>> July,and I can't continue keeping her with me till then as she is
>>>>>>> always lonely when I'm out there for work.So that is why I'm looking
>>>>>>> forward to send her back there as soon as possible so as to
>>>>>>> concentrate on my work here.Well on our way here we took the King
>>>>>>> Shaka International Airport,so we can only arrange to have her
>>>>>>> couriered through the closest airport to you. Which airport will be
>>>>>>> easier for you to pick Fina up? so that I can contact the couriers
>>>>>>> here to find out about their next available flight back there.
>>>>>>> Just a little about Fina;
>>>>>>> Fina uses a litter box with newspaper. She will come and get u and
>>>>>>> let
>>>>>>> u know that her paper is wet. She will walk u to the trash can for
>>>>>>> disposal of it, and walk u to the closet where her clean paper is and
>>>>>>> sit and watch you put it in the litter box. Then she walks u to the
>>>>>>> kitchen for her gerber cookies or for her treat.
>>>>>>> I Always give her some variety like chicken necks, fresh meat or
>>>>>>> mince, good quality canned food and of course meaty bones.I also cook
>>>>>>> a mixture of rice, pasta, beef mince, chicken, vegetables and other
>>>>>>> foods for her as well.When she sees that morning coffee cup she has
>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>> have her own coffee. She is just like a real baby, after a bath with
>>>>>>> huggie giggles baby wash. She likes to be rocked on the rocking chair
>>>>>>> like a baby after her bath and goes right to sleep.
>>>>>>> She sleeps on my bed and will not get up untill I do,and puts her
>>>>>>> little head on the pillow.yes,my baby is very spoiled,she knows
>>>>>>> exactly what she wants. She likes to be carried like a baby and
>>>>>>> walked.she kisses u when asked. Shes very lovable. She has brought
>>>>>>> much joy to my life.
>>>>>>> If she's asked baby u hungry, she goes straight to the kitchen for
>>>>>>> food. She also eats baby food but very picky. She only likes the
>>>>>>> gerber oatmeal w/applesause. She is very smart. She even surprises me
>>>>>>> with the things she does. She loves to play and has her special
>>>>>>> beannie baby she has to sleep with along with me.one night she cried
>>>>>>> for two hours cause I could not find her beannie baby. She would not
>>>>>>> even give me a hint of where she hid it.she then gave temper
>>>>>>> tantrums.
>>>>>>> After I found it she took it to my
>>>>>>> bed and went to sleep.
>>>>>>> I got tears in my eyes parting away with her,but I got no choice
>>>>>>> because I’m really occupied with my Project here in Yaounde,Cameroon
>>>>>>> and couldn’t spend much time with her anymore,so she’s now lonely
>>>>>>> most
>>>>>>> of the times.I want a home back there where she could become the
>>>>>>> center of attention.
>>>>>>> Kind Regards,
>>>>>>> Tania.
>>>>>>> On 3/17/11, Cheryl  wrote:
>>>>>>>> Hi Tania,
>>>>>>>> Yes i do know about these breed dogs as i said in my previous e-mail
>>>>>>>> i
>>>>>>>> have
>>>>>>>> a
>>>>>>>> boerboel i had her for five years (see attached her pics) and see
>>>>>>>> for
>>>>>>>> yourself
>>>>>>>> but unfortunately Joey has been diagnosed with bone cancer, which
>>>>>>>> really
>>>>>>>> breaks
>>>>>>>> my heart to let her go.
>>>>>>>> I dont have kids yet but i treat my dogs they if they are my kids.
>>>>>>>> If you give Fina to me i will make sure she is loved and you have
>>>>>>>> pics
>>>>>>>> constantly as she grows.
>>>>>>>> Cheryl
>>>>>>>> From: Tania V Wyk <taniavwk@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>> To:
>>>>>>>> Sent: Thu, March 17, 2011 11:33:09 AM
>>>>>>>> Subject: Fina
>>>>>>>> Hi Cheryl,
>>>>>>>> I'm Tania from Durban.I work in the St Mary's Mission Hospital in
>>>>>>>> Durban,KwaZulu-Natal, but currently in Yaounde,Cameroon for an
>>>>>>>> international AIDS Project.I traveled along with my 13 weeks old
>>>>>>>> female Boerboel puppy(Fina), but due to the nature of my work here I
>>>>>>>> can't really take care of her anymore, so I have decided to give her
>>>>>>>> out for adoption and I'm only interested in adopting my puppy only
>>>>>>>> in
>>>>>>>> SA where I could always pass by to check on her when I'm back in the
>>>>>>>> country, or to someone who will promise sending me updates of her
>>>>>>>> photos.I wish to know if you are knowledgeable about this breed or
>>>>>>>> if
>>>>>>>> you have owned a dog before? You got kids? Because she's so playful
>>>>>>>> and affectionate.Fina isn't for sale, all I'm looking for is just a
>>>>>>>> good and caring home where she could become the center of attention.
>>>>>>>> Attached are her photos.
>>>>>>>> Kind Regards,
>>>>>>>> Tania.
>>>>>>>>>Hi there, Please let me know what price are you looking for. We have
>>>>>>>>> a female
>>>>>>>>>boerboel and she was diagnosed with bone cancer, my baby is five
>>>>>>>>> years
>>>>>>>>> old
>>>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>>>>we love her to bits its going to be hard to let her go. i was
>>>>>>>>> thinking
>>>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>>>>getting a puppy to bring some joy in this time of our great battle
>>>>>>>>> loosing
>>>>>>>>> my
>>>>>>>>>joey and this pup looks just like her. Thank you. regards Cheryl.

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#1 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Doglover - ()

a person with the name tania van wyk, placed an ad for a seven week old golden retriever puppy on 2013/04/03 that she could not keep, due to her work responsibilities at an international Aids project in Yahounde Cameroon. She indicated that she is an employee from a Netcare clinic in Johannesburg who will only return to south africa in october

What seemed to be very strange, was her willingness to send the alleged puppy immediately without any clarification on pet transfer cost, clarity on health certificates or answering certain questions that i've asked. I would love to have a golden retriever again but was not answered if the puppie was a registrered purebreed. She sent me a copy of her south african passport and a copy of the courier who would be skytrans airway cargo express but the shipper would be kenia airway cargo express, despite me starting to queerie the matter. I requested more info on her employer in order to verify whether this was truthfull but she did not respond to that. Research on the internet raised my concern and I suspected that this was a scam. She used the e-mail address: vantaniawyk@gmail.com and to my amazement the puppy's name is also Fina. It seems that this person is quite active in offering puppies that urgently needs a good home. Fortunately I could stop the process timeously.
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AUTHOR: Helene - (South Africa)

Hi There

The Tania van Wyk you are reffering to is a friend of mine and ex employee. She was scammed by the same people you were and luckely did non pay them for the puppy. Unfortunately her identity was used and are being used to scam other victems.  I have suggested a website be created to include all the people that were scammed, because the next surpise you will get is that your name will be used to scam other people with. I can vouch for the real Tania van Wyk. She is a victim, just like you

Kind regards
Dr Helene Horak ( and I am a real doctor, dentist actually)
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