Dec 04, 2013

    Gurmit Singh: I was conned by dog seller

    COMEDIAN Gurmit Singh said last week that he had been swindled by a dog seller, Shin Min Daily News reported yesterday.

    The presenter posted on Facebook on Thursday that the seller tried to "sell puppies as an owner of different breeds".

    But the seller "doesn't have any dogs at all", claimed Gurmit, adding that he "personally did a check after realising (he) was conned and lost some money".

    His daughter also commented on Facebook that the seller "made it sound like his pet dog had given birth and he wanted to find a caring home for (the puppy)".

    Gurmit also included links to online listings for dogs by a seller who had the same e-mail address as the one he posted about.

    One listing was for a dog that appeared to be in Ireland and another on a different site was for a dog in the United States.

    When Shin Min contacted the dog seller to ask why he had several listings in different parts of the world, he did not comment directly.

    Still, the seller denied in an e-mail message that he had accepted payment but did not send the dog over. He added that he did not understand why Gurmit made the accusation.

    The seller claimed he lived in Sabah, Malaysia, and had to transport the dog by air to Gurmit in Singapore.

    He said the comedian had bought the puppy for $5,000 and had to pay an $800 fee to vaccinate the dog and purchase a box for transporting it.

    As Gurmit had not paid the fee, the puppy was stuck at the airport in Sabah, he added.