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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
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Thu, 26 Sep 2019 10:33 EDT
Petranella Lee be careful
I have the bad luck to meet her. Do not trust her story about taxi who rob everything from her and run away.
Alan Roberts
Tue, 3 Sep 2019 10:47 EDT
Yep, we met her too...
Was in the Metro store near Kennedy Park And was told the same story about a cab driver robbing her at gun point. She got $10 US from me and not so much as a thank you. Felt pretty sure it was a scam but took the chance.
Laura Hadrych
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 00:26 EST
Petranella lee
She was in salínas today and I was so stupid to give her money I was so stupid not to Google her name. I want to find her. Gave her a lot. I'm a poor student and just felt pity for her! I'm so shocked and so so embarrassed I did this. She might be on her way to lima now.
Boris Kester
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 15:16 EST
Petranella in Guayaquil
This morning, a lady fitting all the descriptions I see here approached me with the same (apparently old) story of being robbed by a taxi driver, having lost everything, and needing to get to Lima for a new passport. When I asked her questions about this, she had answers to all, but got impatient when I asked more questions that she found difficult to answer. She could not explain why she didn't have the police report on her. I took her to the lobby of my hotel to have wifi. She wrote down her details, and I tried to search for her address, which turned out not to exist. She was not able to point it out on the map. I then googled her name and found her name all over this website. I advised the reception to call the police, but they unfortunately didn't do that. She was angry when I left here there.

Her FB profile now has 113 "friends".

Be aware of this lady!
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AJ Lima
Sun, 14 Oct 2018 19:38 EDT
Scam, yet Again
She stopped me and my wife today on Miraflores by the melencon. She seemed a bit fishy but had an answer for every question I asked. I felt bad for her even though her response at our willingness to help was not typical. Maybe because I told her I was going to get her to a tourist information center. Once there she got agitated and got angry at the lady who told her that she was going to call the police and they would undoubtedly help her. At that point I googled her name and this site showed up. The scam was evident. I did not confront her with her lie but we did leave her there and told her the
Mylene Jansen
Sun, 14 Oct 2018 09:59 EDT
Currently active in Jockey Plaza
She approached to me yesterday in Tottus Jockey Plaza.
Luckily I knew about the story and went to the surveillance guy of the store to report her intent.
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.

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