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South African flag Embassy of South Africa in Lima

AddressEdificio Real Tres "3", Office 801
Av. Victor Andres Belaunde 147
San Isidro, L. 27
PostalPO Box 27-013
Phonelocal: (01) 440.9996
international: +51.1.440.9996
Faxlocal: (01) 422.3881
international: +51.1.422.3881

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 04:40 EDT
South African scammer
Was sat in McDonald’s in Kennedy park, Miraflores, Lima. A South African lady (kind of large with blonde hair - from what I’ve read here it’s clearly Petronella) she started a conversation and very quickly moved to her story about being robbed in a taxi and now being stuck in Peru on the street due to no SA embassy being in Peru.

Her story was incredibly convincing and she even started crying. Luckily we had no cash but I told her would go to an atm and get some. On the way there I decided to google embassies in Lima as I thought it was unlikely there wouldn’t be.

Having put faith in humanity and gone to get her money I came across all these stories. Thank god I didn’t give her the 250 soles she requested!

We went back and told her of the embassy and she quickly refuted the claim. AVOUD AT ALL COSTS
Thu, 31 May 2018 01:21 EDT
Petranella Lee Cape Town South Africa
So just an FYI, she has a Facebook profile she pulled up (Petranella Lee). Seemed fishy that she only had 16 friends, none of which looked like they were real. She wore a wrap around her wrist, as the attackers allegedly hit her with a gun there. But yeah a good bit overweight, in her late 50’s, light blueish greenish eyes. When I started reading these comments to her, she claimed it must be another Petranella. She has a tattoo on her right upper arm that says ‘Daniel te amo’. Managed to catch her in a few lies after reading these comments. I hope others read this page before giving Petranella Lee any money!
Mon, 14 May 2018 13:58 EDT
Need to get fingerprints taken
Hi, I called the SA embassy in Lima and told them I need to get a police background check done from SA and need them to take my fingerprints (I've researched that all embassies should be able to offer this service) and they said they don't deal with that. Then told me to go get fingerprints taken at the Peruvian police station. I spent hours there trying to just get my fingerprints taken, but they couldn't really understand me and wanted me to pay for a Peruvian background check, which I didn't need, and were not able to just take my fingerprints and give me that form to send to SA police to get my prints.
I'm really disappointed in the service offered here by my own embassy...what are they here for if they aren't able to help with simple requests,but instead try to pawn the work off to other places instead of helping their own citizens. And now I can't get hold of them because they are only open from 9am to 12pm (only 3 hours a day!!!) And I need assistance after 12. What if I was in a is it possible that your embassy isn't around to help you when you need it?

I would appreciate some feedback on why the service is so bad...why does a South African citizen have to run around to other places (Peruvian police, peruvian Interpol office) to try to get help when there is an embassy right here who should be able to assist its own people.
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 20:49 EDT
I was doing some shopping in Vivanda of Av. Pardo in Miraflores, Lima, Peru. And this woman in her 50s, short around 150 cm and light blue eyes approached to me. She told me the same story about being robbed in the taxi and not having her passport, hence requiring 200 soles to go to Quito. She must have done it for a long time, because I inquisitively asked her about details, if she had contacted her family in South Africa, where was she staying (she told he she had to sleep in Park Kennedy the night before), and she did't hesitate to answer all those questions.
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:40 EST
Petronella in Miraflores
Same story from Petronella. I found this website before I gave her any money. Beware !
Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:04 EST
This woman is now in Guayaquil, Ecuador with the same story. If she is really a South African citizen, why the Southaafrica's Embassy authoŕites don't make a international scam alert?
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:27 EDT
South African con artist
Yes, she is still in Miraflores around Petit Thouars accosting people for money. Same story about being robbed of everything on the bus from Arequipa and needing $100. She goes up and down the area and if you refuse she will abuse you, swear at you and says she wants to make sure you're robbed at gun point so you would then know what it feels like! She's s con artist and avoid her at all costs.
Asian wanderlust
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 18:17 EDT
June 10th 2017 and she is still here
Repeated the same information above. Near Barranco main plaza, I was walking with my camera in hand and headphone on. She accosted to me in the infamous SA accent and cried quite convincingly. I just gave her 10 soles though she said she needed 100 dollars. (I mean why not in soles??) I found this thread as I wanted to verify the supposed absence of south african embassy in Lima. She acted agitated once I went inside a restaurant to talk to assure my physical safety and scolded at me for being so "not nice"
Tyler Rothman
Tue, 6 Jun 2017 22:58 EDT
Petra again
Just ran into this same woman earlier today. Being South African I felt extra sympathetic and gave her some money. Her story is pretty convincing if you aren't aware of the embassy in Lima (feel a little embarrassed now). Careful out there!
Wed, 3 May 2017 15:13 EDT
South african lady searching for embassy in peru
Guys, petra is still in town asking for money.
03/05/2017 - Larcomar, Peru

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