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Scam Stories: These stories are posted so you can read them, learn from them, and not let them happen to you.

Scam Examples 1

Story from Breeder

A woman with an email laurawilliams505@yahoo.com sent me an email asking to buy the puppy I had put up on eBay Classified. Said he would be shipped to New York by a "private shipping company that does work for her". When I asked how he would be shipped there, she literally said "he will be shipped over". She told me he would be shipped by Don Chris Shipping company, a company that does not exist. Scary to think what she would have done if she had gotten a hold of my puppy.

 
 

 

Puppy Buyer

I found a picture of a Husky puppy for sale on craigslist and I emailed the seller. He said there were 2 more puppies. He would sell one for $150.00. After a week of emailing back and forth I decided to buy the female puppy. He asked me to send money Western Union and he gave me the information. After I sent the money he called and told me the puppy would be delivered to my home at 7:00 in the morning. I was so excited that night and let my kids know. We could not sleep. Right before 7:00am he called and said he needed $1,200.00 for insurance and it was refundable when the puppy was delivered. I was not told about the insurance from the beginning and I knew something was up. I emailed him and told him that I knew he was scamming me and I couldn't understand how he could make a living playing with good people's emotions. I am so embarrassed. I feel so stupid

 

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Scam Example

 

Scammer

Hello
Yes we still have sweet little English Bulldog puppies, ready to go now at 12 weeks, done with house and toilet training , males and females available.we presently live in Brooklyn New York. Lucy, Kike, Jude and Spikey. There are all healthy and all vaccinated. I have attached their recent pictures.all are vet checked, fully akc, puppies are very playful and love much attention and to be pampered,all my puppies have the same characteristics because i hand raised them my self,i am now looking for loving homes to send them into.we are a family of five, we all love puppies too, but wanting to get ride of four puppies now because the apartment we are moving in is too small to keep all of them, we will like to know about you for future sake before giving the puppies:that is why we are asking these questions and we will be very pleased if you can get back to us with answers to these questions to enable us know the kind of home where our puppy(s) will be going to
- Whats your name?
- where do you live?
-Have you a puppy before?Which Breed?
- Do you often go out with your pets?
-Do you promise sending me up dated photos monthly
- Have you got a pet now?
-Will you be able to spoil the baby(s) with much love and care?
-Do people at your environ cherish dogs?
- IS your current pet use to other pets and vet checked also?
- Do you have a vet? What about your family and kids?
Are you adopting the baby(s) for pet or commercial reasons?
- When are you ready for a puppies?
-Which of the puppies will you love to take ?
-How many puppies do you want to adopt,and which sex?
- Can you please tell me more you know about pets and this breed especially?
Sorry for asking a lot we just wanna make sure our puppy(s) is safe where he or she is going, we have two male and two female to give out. Kike and Jude are the male while Lucy and Spikey are female, Each puppy will cost you $250 for everything, you shall spend just $250 for a puppy ok .We offer a health certificate for 6months to you, and also a pedigree,pet food manual. You can
see the puppies any time you want, we can give you our address for view, if it is too far,then i can drive down the puppy to you, or send the puppy to your house by a courier service that carriers puppies around for people. Please our interest in more on the home you have for this pups. Just heard that one of our pups which we gave out was rescued by the rescue team, because the family we sent the pup into, did not take proper care of the puppy and this is what we hate. Please get back to us with more details
about your home and you. These dogs are gentle and playful and very fond of his or her family. A puppy has a heart, they are very clever, sociable and loving, easy-going and docile. Though they do generally have a lot of energy, especially as puppies. Good with children and friendly with strangers,and love everyone.. they are not watchdogs, but they bark little These puppies are very intelligent and trainable, but they have a mind of their own and will only obey a command if they see the point and if you do
not display leadership, they will not see the point in obeying you.Please get back to me asap.for more details and formalities on the shipping and on how you can make one your new family member..

 

Puppy Looker

Me: My name is ******** and I live in *******, La. I am the proud owner of a 12 yr old chow named Bree and a 9 yr old chow named Smokey. I have wanted an English bulldog since I was a little girl but as I got older and really started researching them I thought it was best to wait until I was out of college and established before I really started trying to find one. I know that they require alot of affection and attention and when I was in nursing school time was not on my side and I knew that I would not be able to provide an English bulldog with the love and attention it would require to be happy. I am married with two boys 15 yrs old and 10 yrs old and we all love pets. We live on 10 acres so our babies have plenty of room to stretch their legs. I am interested in adding a new member to my family not interested in commercial reasons at all. When our chows were younger they went on outings with the family all the time but now that they are older it is alot harder for them to
get around so if we go on a family vacation we have a family member look after them. I would love nothing more than to have a traveling companion again if the puppy I chose is not stressed by traveling. Otherwise he/she would be well taken care of if we have to be away. I am currently a case manager for a home health company so I dont work any more than 40 hrs a week and would be able to spend lots of time with the baby. just by looking at the pictures I am really interested in Jude or Lucy. Could you tell me a little more about their individual personalities? If you have any other questions feel free to ask. I am really impressed that you are truly interested in the well being of these babies. Oh and of coarse I would be willing to send you pictures and updates on their life. :-)

 

Scammer

Hi dear friend,
Okay nice reading from you. i am so pleased with your e-mail regarding the puppies ok .well as regarding shipping, it will cost you just $145 including the adoption fee $250 making it up to.$395. $395 is all you will be paying to have her ok.so please i will like to know how soon you want the puppy delivered to your home because we need a home for the puppy as soon as possible. if you are ready, we can arrange and have everything done so that you can receive the puppy latest tomorrow.
thanks and waiting

 

Puppy Looker

The cost is not a problem...how would she be shipped?... also do you have other breeds I noticed there are alot of breeds listed on your post...just had me curious?

 

Scammer

Hello dear friend,
Nice reading from you. as regarding the flight and delivery, i will need you to get back to me with your full shipping and delivery information which i will use to register the puppy to your names and address where she will be delivered to. so you will have to get back to me with the following..
your full names,
contact number,
city/state,
street and home address,
the nearest airport in your location.
with all the above information, i will register the to your names and address where she will be delivered to. so just get back to me with the data so we can proceed.the payment will be sent via Western Union money transfer because it fast and reliable.

 

Puppy Looker

And my final response to this criminal:


I just thought I would let you know that I think you should be in jail and I am making it my mission to stop felons like you. Did you really think I was just going to send you my money western union and not do more research. Sorry you are dealing with someone that has some intellengence unlike you, are people really that stupid. I mean my first tip off was the fact that the picture on your listing was not even one of the dogs you sent me pictures of. Then I get to doing research and find the same pictures you sent me onother breeders websites. Not to mention the fact that you have listings all over the United States with the same picture and listing but yet the seller name changes everytime.

California- sandrolone1

Kansas- lyzfreeman00

Tennesse- lanerichard1

N.Carolina- richardkings

Washington- sergeobusqe0

Texas- joselvanessa

Florida- rkellychoks ( I thought this one was hilarious)

Oklahoma- jamescarl110

These are just to name a few...All of your seller names as well as the email address have been turned over... Oh and the pics you sent me.... sorry to put a damper in your criminal activities. I know you will be able to continue your theivery but at least this way you will have to change some things...You might want to get your own pictures as well. I mean you are really racking up the charges. Karma is something you dont want to mess with and one day I assure you she will come for you.

 

 

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Scam Story

Adam Wales, email of adamswales990@gmail.com inquired about my advertisement for BL puppies on the web. Said he would send cashiers check. Said he lived in Nova Scotia. Wanted a male. I sent him pictures. He said when I receive the cashier's check, notify him and someone will come pick up the dog.

Four days letter UPS delivers a cashiers check for $3,800. the asking price was $1,500. I called the bank the check was drawn on and they said it was fraudulent. I scanned it and sent the check to the bank and they confirmed the check was fraudulent .
check.

Adam also had a delivery service, JOHN MELTROSE of AIM LAKESHIPPER who wanted me to contact them to have them come pick up the puppy.

They got nothing, I got a bad cashier's check and the puppies will rest well tonight where they belong.

He is still doing this and others should beware.

 

From Scammer

Thanks for the mail and your interest toward our puppies. They are
still available for adoption to any family prepare to provide them with
enough care and love, were they will be well spoiled with love and care
and also provide them with all their needs and also be the light of the
family . We have 3 English Bulldog puppies left called Della ,Jossie and
Spike,The male is Spike while the Females are Della and Jossie they are both 12 weeks-3 days old .They will cost you just 200$ Re homing fee .They are pure breed English Bulldog puppies,AKC registered, vet check, updated in all shots.they are potty
trained, good associate of kids and other house hold pets also very
Energetic an eager to learn. They are intelligent, independent and
courageous. Quick to determine where they fits in a household's
"pack."Good companionship and friendly towards new people.
My reason for giving them out on adoption and also for such a cheap price is because i don t want to sell my puppies .Also i am some how too busy with my job so i have little or no time to care for the puppies which really hurts me so all i am in search for them is a home willing to show them that Quality love and care .They would come together with records and training, and all their AKC registration papers attached to their package with lots of play toys . You have nothing to worry about Feeding because I will also attach their hand book and the menu of care to their delivery package . Can you assure and promise me that you would shower the pup or pups with lots of TLC. they have their proper
veterinary check ups,worming's and took the following vitamins....3V-Caps for
development of Skin and Coat,NEW Glycol-Flex Stage 1 for Development
of Joints ,They will be transported with the following:
1). A 200 series travel kennel (29" L x 19" W x 18" H), Airline
approved.
2). Health certificate and avid micro-chip form.
3). Updated and current shot and worming records.
4). 32 Oz. Play toys they will be accompanied with a Health Guarantee
as well as one Hereditary Congenital Defect Guarantee..health license
are available,pedigree certificate,And I would not want my babies should end up in a shelter or rescue., Feel free to mail me ..
We would like to ask you some few questions if you do not mind.
1 ... Are you a breeder ?
2 ... Have you had pets ( dogs ) before ?
3 ... Do you have children?
4 ... How soon do you need them ?
5 ... where exactly are you located ?
6 ... Can you please provide your cell phone number for easy communication since we would prefer to talk to the person having one of our puppies directly ?
7- Which of the puppies are you interested in adopting ? Can you let us have the name of the puppy or puppies you are interested in ?
We would really appreciate if you can answer our questions above truthfully since we consider the information you will provide very essential for us before considering a new home for our puppies .
If you do have any questions , do ask us and you shall get an answer .
Thanks and expecting your response

 

 

 

From Puppy Looker

I Googled free Great Dane Puppies. I was emiled back by someone claiming to be in London for his Grandmothers funeral. He/she kept emailing me and telling me in 4-hours he could ship me a puppy and since his add said free he asked if I could pay 900 pounds. Or how much was I willing to pay. I had my doubts right away and send an email telling him I had found a local breeder etc. I was about to be scammed and reported it to the Trade Commissioner as a complaint. Don't look for Free any thing especially a pure bred ever ever. I was actually very scared because my email included my office address. Do not use your email have another email set up when looking to communicate on the internet.

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For more information about the puppies contact us via only for lovely and caring homes.they come with all their health papers and they will fill your home with love and attention.

Hello ,
i am glad to read from you regarding my puppies and i am very sorry
for the late reply.They are Akc registered and will make a very good
house hold pet and a great companion. I am giving them out for
adoption only to a good and loving home .The reason why i am given
this puppies out is because i do not have enough time for them .They
are very sensitive Weshi Puppies and portray the following:-
They eat 2 times Daily and have adapted to that.They are very humble
and take to order like when you order them to lie down.They are Micro
Chipped-Hand Fed,DNA tested and USDA Standard.They are potty trained
and get along well with kids and other house pets..
The Puppies like kisses ..that makes them get more adapted to you.
The puppies would come along side their crates ,clothing and Blankets for Cold.
Note we are Christians...
But before we go deeply about the puppies,i would like to know more
about you and your family like:
Are you Married?and with kids?
How is the nature of your job?
Would you take both puppies?
Why do you want a puppy(s) at this time?
Are you a Christian?

With all the information above,i would be able to know more about you
and the home that my puppies would be going to.Attached to this email
are their recent pictures hope you adore them ..
Please email me back with all the information so that we proceed.
Thanks and God Bless.

ME (FALLEN FOR SCAM),

Afternoon Mavis,

Thank you very much for your reply.

To answer your every valid questions, I can see that you are very much an animal lover as are my wife and I, I can also see our new family addition, our baby girl, has inherited this trait from us as well as she loves our 3 cats, but, unfortunately, the feeling in not mutual as they always scurry away and this is why I need a more tolerant companion for her.

As can be seen in my reply, I am married and have been happily for 3 years now, my wife and I have been together for 10 years and have copied my wife in on the mail as well.

Reasons for me wanting a puppy is it will be my baby girls birthday on the 2nd December, she is turning 1 and would love for her to grow up with a loving companion and protector, additionally, we have just bought a house with a huge garden and at times feel edgy with noises.

Both my wife and I have fulltime jobs as is needed now days to run a household as well as providing the best for our baby girl, however, our girl is at home everyday with our domestic, she have been with us for 10 years, additionally, with this being said, we are home at latest 15:00 everyday so as to spend as much time with our baby girl and hopefully her new friends, I am 30 and my wife 27 and are Christians, we are not party people and spend all our time at home or visiting my wife parents next door swimming and playing with their dogs. We are also not going on holiday this December either and will be home for the full month so as to welcome our new friends and help them settle.

I originally was only looking for 1 puppy, BUT, my heart turned to jelly when looking for a puppy and most adverts said there were 2 puppies, brother and sister who were very close, and I thought I could not break them apart, so yes, if they are both up for adoption, I would prefer to take them both.

Please could you attach the pictures as they did not come through on your mail

I hope I have answered all your questions

Looking forward to you reply.

SCAMMER,

Hello dear,
i am sorry for the late response to your mail. I must confess i am
just so happy to get such a reply from you..They are just 12 weeks
old.My job is first of all a problem. I work all day and i have no one
to take care of them. The puppies are located in my small compound in
Botswana so if you can come for view and pick up fine but if not
then you don't need to worry yourself. They will be delivered to
you without any problem or stress. i will make all necessary
arrangements such as preparation of the change of ownership paper,
registration for him for delivery and other little arrangements and as
soon as all is set then you will have them delivered to you, well
also do promise me that you will be sending to me monthly updated
pictures to know how they are doing and i will be very happy about it.
well they will be coming with all registration paper works. if that
is okay you then i will like you to get back to me with your full
contact address so that i start right away with the delivery
arrangements such as..

Your Full Names

Your City

Your Home Address

Your Post Code

Your Phone Number

Well everything will cost you just R1500 with delivery fee inclusive. if that
is okay by you then get back to me asap so that i can start with the
arrangements.

Awaiting your respond

Regards

ME (REALIZING SCAMMER),

Good morning Mavis,

Thank you for your reply, he looks so cute and gorgeous, I must however ,if I may, please ask a few questions. You mentioned there were two puppies?

Do you have pictures of both puppies together?
Are costs for both puppies?
What are their sexes?
Are you an USDA registered breeder? Is so can I get your details so as to search APHIS?
Who will deliver the puppies? - I cannot bring myself to courier animals and cannot travel to collect
Registration papers need to be signed?
Chips need to be updated as well?

Before I go into questions, I have to ask the below to qualify

In this day in age, fraud is rife and I would like to know if payment can be effective after delivery. I work in the internet and security fraud department at Standard Bank and trace these things on a daily basis to catch fraudsters, scrutinize everything in the process as there are so many instances were these things happen and if this has stemmed down to animal fraud „trafficking‰ then I do not know where this world is going to.

Can I have you permission to trace this email address for the signed up user?

When looking for the puppies I specifically searched for Gauteng Johannesburg location and was linked to your advert amongst others, with a map directing me to the Alberton aria where I would travel to to collect and shake hands, now, you mention a compound in Botswana, additionally, the posting is for free adoption. 98% of detected and investigated internet and mail fraud advertise free handling, adoption, ect. And mention that they are Christians as well, I am sorry but I have been trained in this and my flag is raised instantly. I am familiar with the Animal Welfare act.

Registration and deliver I do know come at a costs as I was also linked to Labrador puppies in newcastle for R 2000 .00.

I have no problem with paying but I must have them in my hands first

I do apologies if I am coming across as rude or investigative,

I await your response, so as to make my decision

now the crickets started sounding and never heard from them again

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A woman named Elizabeth Jimenez, claimed to have 2 Teacup Yorkies for adoption, because she was leaving where she stayed in Texas to go to England on some missionary work. She claimed to be a pastor, and after we sent her a message of interest in the Yorkies, she emailed us promptly asking a lot of questions. Anyway after that she said she could fly the dogs to us using a charter service. She gave us the number for this company "sSkyline Airfreight Cargo Pet Movers" which we did research on in the better business bureau, which checked out a reputable company. So we trusted her after that. Anyway they asked us to forward payment via Western Union for the dogs to reach to us. Well soon after, they sent us an email stating that they shipped the dogs to Virginia, however we live in the Virgin Islands. We called their number (which was from Nigeria) and they proceeded to tell us that they needed more money for insurance purposes. Anyway after that we immediately realised we had been scammed and I hope this does not happen to any one else.

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Greetings There,
Thanks for the mail and interest in the puppies. They are 13 weeks old
. They are our darling angel. We
love them so much but its unfortunate that we cant even give them the
love and affection we have in our hearts for them. They are potty
trained and are vet checked.All the puppies are registered and will be
coming with all its documents that will be needed for their adoption
such as their Transfer of Owner Ship Documents,Adoption and Birth
Certificates as well as Pedigrees.I am making the puppies available
so that I could concentrate to take care of the young ones so that
they will be as healthy and pretty as the present ones.So I hope that
you will do the best in making your home a perfect place for
them.Meanwhile,for detail purposes,I will like to find out:
Where you are located?
How many of the puppies you would like to get?
Do you have kids?
Do you have any experience with puppies?
Are you a breeder or will you breed in the future if i let you have them?
Will you send us updates about them from time to time and pictures?
I am just being concerned about the type of home they will be going to
,so that is why i am curious to know. We love them so much and we want
to make sure they go to a family that will show them the affection
they deserve. that.These puppies come with a health record, shots,
all papers, health
guarantee and care directives.They have never been ill. Would prefer
someone who is going to give them the best home and care. I want them
to go to a loving home.They are healthy and very smart and does well
with other home pets.They come with a huge crate and toys.. .
I want to Adopt my babies only within USA.so if you would take really
good care of them then i would be willing to give you these babies.
they are the ones in the pictures in order for you not to doubt the
babies i attach some photos of them for you to see.so if you would be
interested in taking the babies for adoption then i would be waiting
to read from you soonest.
Thanks

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Hello,I am happy to know that you are interested in providing a home for abulldog puppy. We still have 3 puppies available so pleasesee them on out web page Kelly Bulldog Puppies.com. Jack, Jerry andBrendy are the last three i have left,Jack is very sweet,laid back and cuddly.He has been hand raisewith children and has a great energy to play from AM to PM.He is thickand has a beautiful walking style.His vaccinations are all up to date& he is health guaranteed. On most occasions he would rather sit inthe lap of his owner than join in the play of other dogs. If a pricewhere to be awarded for companionship, the winner would surely beJack. he is totally forgiving and loving when it comes to humans. heis actually a great boy.Jerry is outgoing,playful and happy to make friends.More than withany other puppy dog, his character and personality is oftenmisunderstood. Even his intelligence is sometimes questioned. Hisnatural protectiveness is probably
most manifest in his behaviortowards small children or animals. His natural Propensity to defendthe smaller ones makes him sometimes intervene even when any of mykids get told off by me or my partner. Of course, like in all litters,individual pups differ greatly, he is not lazy couch potatoes ofbreed. His faithfulness, his stubbornness, his protectiveness anddevotions to his loved ones is what you will like him for.Brendy is not only from a home where she is very use to kids but sheis also extremely healthy and has a great nature lovelypersonality.She has great conformation with her rose ears,lowset,spike tail,beautiful shape head,flashy coat and wonderful thickbody type.It's no doubt that her excellent quality and type is aresult of her outstanding personality which stands the best of all ourpuppies. she tend to be a little aloof or disinterested with otherdogs but crave the attention and approval of her owner and family.Part of her charm is that she looks so tough but are
n't at all. She isbrave to the extreme and will try to guard and defend her owner if shethinks he/she is being threatened.There are a few issues which I will like to make you understandbefore we proceed;1st. I do NOT place our puppies in homes where they will just bebreeding and making money without love and care giving to them likewhat I do or even more.2nd. we do NOT let our puppies go to homes where they would live outside!3rd. We will NOT place our puppies with anyone who has any history ofchild or animal abuse!!4th. All of our new puppy owners must take time to educate themselveson how to properly care for their unique new puppy.5th.Last but not the list, we will probably turn down homes that havea large number of other dogs. As long as you can make us understandthat you will share the love in your homes with these puppies, we willconsider placing the puppy of your choice to your home, regardless ofyour location, even if you are not located within a drivingdistance,we d
o consider shipping as an option.About the general temperament of all three puppies They Conveysimpression of determination, strength and activity. Alert, bold,loyal, dependable, courageous, fierce in appearance, but possessed ofaffectionate nature. Courageous (not vicious or aggressive), anddemeanor should be pacific and dignified. These attributes should becountenanced by the expression and behavior. Please get back to mewith your choice of puppy amongst all three and i shall advice you onthe next step to take towards getting the puppyin your home as soon as possible.The are all 11-12 weeks old.Eachpuppy will cost $460.00.Where you located as well.Thank you once againand have a wonderful time.

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Hello, thank for the mail regarding my babies. I am totally dedicated to my puppies, they share my home with us and are considered family before anything else. My puppies are raised in our home, under foot and showered with lot of love and attention every day. My babies are born into our hands. We don't breed them because of the health issues they can have. But we do have them from time to time. All of my babies are well socialized, family-loved, and receive lots of individual care from the time they are born into my hands until they go home into your arms. All of my babies receive regular vet check-ups and will have received the appropriate vaccinations for their age. My babies receive de-worming at 2-4-6-8- and 10 weeks. I provide complete medical records and a year written health guarantee. We want our â??Babiesâ? to go to loving homes where they will be pampered and receive all the care and attention they deserve. Each of
our puppies cost $180 including transportation. We don't sale to breeders or pet stores. We love our babies and hope that each person that gets a puppy from us will remain in contact and share pictures and stories as your pup grows. These puppies are coming from Victoria Cameroon. So i will like to ask you this few question.
1. Have you ever owned a puppy before?.....................................................
2. Where do you live? House? Apartment? other?.....................................................
3. Do you have other dogs?....................If so, what kind and how many?.....................................................
4. Where do you and or your spouse work?.....................................................
5. How many hours per day would the puppy be left alone,..................................................... if any?.....................................................
6. When you do leave the dog, where will he/her be left? Inside? Outside? Explain more.....................................................
7. Do you have children?.....................................................What age?.....................................................
8. Where will your puppy sleep at night?.....................................................
9. Are you interested in showing your puppy?.....................................................
10. Do you have a preference in sex and why?.....................................................
11. Are you willing to spay or neuter your puppy?.....................................................
12. Do everyone in your home be fully committed to the adoption of a new puppy?
13. Where are you located.....................................................?
14. What about if you know any good vet in your area...................................................?
14. Are you interested in Max , Chico or Nina ........................................?
15. Can you afford the delivery cost of $180 per puppy...................................................?
Please also assure me that you will take good care of my puppy and that you will give all what the puppy deserve. i will be waiting for your mail asap.
thanks

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Like the other report featured on this page, I was also solicited by the same scam. After receiving a call via relay for the hearing impaired, I was asked to send more pictures of my puppies. The following e-mail is what I received in return. What I would like to add though is that I researched the shipping company and found it to be based out of Nigeria. These people, whoever they are, are extremely persistent.

E-MAIL:

Thanks for getting back to me,I will like to inform you that am purchasing the puppy as a birthday present for my son,I will be very much happy if you consider the puppy sold to me.

The reason I am sending you this email is to make final reconfirmation of puppy *which is ok by me,and also to let you know that payment will be by certified cashier's check or money order. In view of this I need you to email me any information that may be required to send the payment as I do not want to send the check or money order to a wrong location lest they get into the wrong hands.

Regarding the shipping, I have a company that takes care of the pickup of my consignments for me and ship to my destination in VERMONT anywhere in the U.S.A., you do not worry about shipping, the company will send down a representative to
arrange the sales documentation and the pick up from your end for onward transfer to my destination.

I also want to alert you on the fact that you will be receiving an overdraft check, which will cover the money for the pickup (pickup and shipping to the final destination) as well as the money to be paid to the company that will take care of the pickup and the documentation with you. So please, as soon as you receive the payment, go and cash it immediately, deduct the money that accrues to you, and send the balance to the Head Office of the company that handles the shipment via Western union.Th e check will be in your name to make it easier for you to receive payment, please reconfirm your details one more time .I will give you the details of the company that will be shipping the puppy as soon as we seal this deal.Once the money is received by the agent , the shipping agent will contact you immediately to arrange the documentation as well as the pick up immediately. So in view of the above, here are some of the details I will need for final issuanceof the check or
money order to you.

(1) Full Name
(2) Mailing address, no p.o.box please
(3) your direct telephone number both home and cell.?
{4} Acceptance of my offer
(5} Final asking price

 

Once you get back to me with all the above, the check or money order will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to you .Hope to hear from you immediately .Looking forward to your swift response I will also be offering you extra $50 for keeping puppy. for me till the shipper comes for the pick up..NB, I will be looking forward to your swift response

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I saw an ad in the paper saying the person had to give up their puppies immediately because of their job and I replied to it:

Me

I saw your ad in the paper regarding free puppies. I would love to adopt one. please send me more information.

 

From Scammer

Good day,
Thanks for the mail and thank God for this wonderful day he has provided for us.To begin ,Brandon is a handsome guy and Skylie is a beautiful girl.Both puppies are 12 weeks of age.This are purebred yorkie puppies.The puppies are 1.5-2.5lbs in size and will be about 3.5-4lbs when fully grown. fast learner and very intelligent.The puppies are house broken, potty trained both out side and inside and very friendly to children and other pets.They are also current with all his shots (Distemper,Para Influenza, Boratella, Parvo and Hepatitis,Rabies shots etc) and will come along with all vet papers and all toys.Many people are seeking to adopt our puppies but we can not afford to give them to any person unless we are very sure that he or she can take proper care of any.We are willing to separate them .We dont feel comfortable selling them .All we need for them is much love and care .

Where are you located?
Have you had any before?
Are you a God loving person and how can we be assured that
you will take good care of our lovely babies?.

We are sorry for asking many questions , we just want to be very sure about who we will be adopting our babies to.Hope you understand.We hope to read from you .This cute babies are still available and we pray that they will move into a good home .We will miss them very much but our job is so demanding and we dont have much time to take proper care of them.We hope to read from you .Have a nice day
.GOD BLESS YOU
Thanks
Dr Wood B A

Be strong in prayers and Hold firmly to your faith and Jesus Christ will always guide you through.
Faith is not believing that God can.It is knowing that God will.
Always P.U.S.H. meaning Pray Until Something Happens

 

 

Me

My name is Melissa.

I am located in Illinois, in a small town. I have had a pekingese puppy before. He was born in 1998 and he passed away in 2003 from an air borne disease. Actually, all the dogs in our neighbor contracted it. His name was Prince and he was great in everyway. He was well known at the Vet and groomers.

I am a very God loving person and my daughter is in school for Ministry. I have no small children just me and my husband. Our jobs are different shifts, and one of us will always be home. we have a fenced in yard, so be assured the puppy will have room to play and people to love.

 

From Scammer

Thanks for the mail.I knew that by the grace of God our babies were going to make it into a caring home.The laws here in Spain are quite different from the laws in the states and so the transfer of ownership papers must be done here if not the Spanish custom authorities at the airport will not allow the puppy to to be shipped out of Spain .We are willing to separate the puppies if you only want one.I will be shipping from the Barcelona international airport.All we will need is the change of ownership papers and so we can book a flight for any of the puppies. The certificate for the change of ownership is a legal document that certifies that the puppies have been transferred to your ownership and care.The change of ownership papers will cost $50 for each and $100 for both.If you are ready we can have the papers done today and so we have any ship to you by evening or tomorrow morning depending on when the papers will be signed at the ministry of Livestock and Animals Trans
portation.

We will require the following information and so we can fill on the transfer of ownership papers:

-your full names
-Home address
-The names of the closest Airport to your Home
-We will also need Your phone number because the airlines will call to notify you as soon as the puppies arrives.

.We will use the Delta Cargo or air Europa Cargo because there are very efficient in pets transportation and they always insure pets before shipping .They also offers home delivery services but you will have to pay an extra $50 if you will want the puppy to be delivered to your door steps.They also have well trained vet specialist that will take proper care of pets during flight.As soon as you are ready to wire the money let me know and so we can have things started .You can call me using my universal satellite cell phone number +2288475919 cal the number just as it appears making sure you include the + sign. We hope to read from you.God bless you

 

We are happy to read from you again.We knew from our prayers that God was going to make a good choice for Babies.We are happy to read from you once more.we have attached pictures of Brandon and Skylie to this mail.We are also very happy to know that you are pet lovers and can take good care of our puppies,we were just scared because we have read about some
people that maltreat animals for pleasure in the name of bloody dog fight games.My family and i have just relocated to the Spanish city called Barcelona ,we work for the Baptist Mission and our job is so demanding living us with no time to take good care of our babies .They will each come along with all vet papers and a one year health guarantee.All we need for them is much love and care.We dont feel comfortable selling them but If you are willing to take care of the change of ownership papers let us know and we will ship them to you.Or better still you can travelle to Spain and pick up the puppies in person.If you dont feel comfortable to take any let me know immediately and so i can adopt them to another family.We are willing to separate them.We hope to read from you.Have a nice day.GOD BLESS YOU.
Thanks
Dr Wood B A

Be strong in prayers and Hold firmly to your faith and Jesus Christ will always guide you through.
Faith is not believing that God can.It is knowing that God will.
Always P.U.S.H. meaning Pray Until Something Happens

 

 

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I caught on that this was a scam before I sent any money, I just want to let everyone know that this scam is out there so not as many people fall for it. I saw in my local paper 2 free english bulldog puppies, 1 male and 1 female. I contacted the scammer at robinpeter04@hotmail.com and this was his first message:

"Greetings to you from the house of the lord,

How are you today, hope fine? thanks for your urgent response and interest in taking and creating a good home and care for our babies and i hope their save will be fine with you. My adorable English Bulldog (puppies) are still very much available for adoption. they are 16weeks old, the male named (spark) weigh 16.5 pounds and the female named (Slimmy) weigh 17.5 pounds and will weigh big when fully grown. they are both A K C registered and shots are given up to date. both of them are my darling sweetheart and super spoiled! They both have a sweet personality and loves to play and be carried around. I want you to know that i and my family(my wife and 3 kids are on a missionary trip to west africa)along with the 2 English Bulldog Puppies.So later on we notice that the weather here in africa is very very bad for the puppies to sustain here with us on the missionary trip.So my wife and I decided to ask one of our friend in state to help us put the advert of the newspaper that we
are looking for someone to adopt our babies to state back.I am very glad that you are willing to take care of them and provide them a good and wonderfull home.

Please take note that we should have ask our friend that assist us to place the advert on the paper to adopt our babies.But he is a very busy man,he does not have time to spend with the puppies.So that is why he has to put the advert on the paper.

All papers will accompany the puppies when shipped to you, Due to our long staying over here in africa , and the bad weather my Wife and I have concluded to get good home and care for our babies. We are not charging or selling them to you for money but to save thier lifes saved and care for them so this means that, you and i will be paying for the shipment of the puppies to you. they are VET checked, but right now we are in Africa on a Christian mission with my wife and 3 kids together with slimmy and spark , we have the puppies right here with us.

We are going to ship to you via a Diplomatic Courier Service Company with Express Delivery on next day delivery, if you are really interested in having my little babies, i want you to get back to me with the below information of yours.

Your Full Name :
Your Mailing Address:
Your Tel #:
The Nearest Airport To You:

Provide me with the above details of yours to proceed in the shippment of the puppies to you.Please if you know that you are not capable of taking very good care of my babies, do not reply me because i am giving them out because of bad condition and we're spending months for the christain mission and i don't want slimmy and spark to die in this bad weather. And because we don't have time to take care of them due to the missionary work before us here. They are priceless to me,therefore i am giving both for free, so i will like you to get back to me with your full name and full address including your nearest airport so that i can find out shipping cost, I want you to know that you and i are paying for the shipping cost.The shipping company is just 5-10mins drive.

So i will want you to email me now to know if you are ready to take the babies from us and give them a good home and also i want you to know that you and i will be sharing the shippment fare of the puppies back to you in the state as soon as i find out the cost.

I've attached pics of Spark and pics of Slimmy.

Thanks and God bless you,
Robin."

My reply:
My name is .... and I am on a fixed income because I am disabled so I wont be able to afford a large shipping fee. I live in ... Michigan, we have an airport here, but I dont know if the puppy would be able to come to that airport. The next closest airport to me would be the one in the ... Michigan. If you can't find anything on those two airports you could try the airport in ... Michigan. My mailing address is ..... and my telephone number is ..... and my cell phone number is ...

His reply:
Dear ... ,

Thanks for the response and i am very sorry for the late reply back,I was very busy.I got the shippment fee of the 2 puppies to you and it was 300 ,so we both pay 150 each.Please email me back so i can direct you on how to make the payment and further the delivery of the puppies to you asap.Note that the puppies will be deliver to your door step and your airport depend on the one you prefer.I want you to know that the shippment take 2 days.

God bless you.
Robin.

My reply:
Is that 150 for both puppies? So the only amount I have to pay would be 150?

His reply:
Yes you are correct , You will have to pay 150 and I will also pay 150 to get both puppies ship to you today. Please let me know if i can email you how to make the payment of the 150. God bless you. Robin.

My reply:
Okay yeah, let me know how you plan on doing it and im going to look up the best way to do just because we are doing this over the internet and there are alot of scams out there and I just want to be safe. Im not trying to call you a scammer or anything like that, I just want to be sure that Im not going to regret this. lol

He then called me on my cell phone to try to reasure me that I wasnt being scammed.

His reply:
Hello ... ,

Thanks for the response.Nice speaking with you on the phone , I am very very excited that finally our babies have to good home with you.I also really understand how you fee in your last email , So that even make me call you to know this is not scam.

I will go and pay the 150 to add up to the $150 you will have to pay as your own part .You sound so caring and i am willing to give my puppies to you.

As soon as you transfer the $150.00 to the shipping company, you'll email me with the transfer details so they can receive the money. Then they can ship out the puppies to the destination provided by you. The shipping company will email you the shippment code which will enable you to pick up the puppies. Also they'll notify you as soon as the puppies arrived.

Below the shipper's transfer informations for you to make the trasnfer of US$150 via Western Union.

You can send payments to:

Receiver;s First Name : Tom
Receiver's Last Name : Daniel
Address : 21 Wallace Str.
City: Isolo
State: Lagos
Zipcode: 23401
Country: Nigeria.
Text Question : Who is the greatest ?
Answer : God.

As soon as you have the transfer done, you can email me and provide them with the money transfer informations.

You'll need to email ne with below information as soon as you have the transfer done.

SENDER'S FIRST NAME:
SENDER'S LAST NAME:
ADDRESS:
TEL:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Country:
Security question:
Answer:
MTCN:
AMOUNT SENT:

As soon as you email me with transfer details, they will have the shipment fee paid fully and shipment will be activated.If the shipping company have the full 600 today,they will also have the puppies to you today and in the next 2 days you will have the puppies deliver to you.

I want you to know that i contacted the shipping company about receiving the payment on COD maybe that will be easy for you and reliable ,but they told me that they do not deal that way,That the need the full payment to activate the shippment of the puppies to you . So the advice that you should try your possible best to make the payment by Western Union to the above information of the shipper in charge.So right now every thing is set and the shippment is almost ready to be activated,Just need the payment to make it happen.

Regards.

Rev. Robin.

He then emailed me three times before I could reply and called me once.

Hello ... ,

Thanks for the response.Nice speaking with you on the phone , I am very very excited that finally our babies have to good home with you.I also really understand how you fee in your last email , So that even make me call you to know this is not scam.

I will go and pay the 150 to add up to the $150 you will have to pay as your own part .You sound so caring and i am willing to give my puppies to you.

As soon as you transfer the $150.00 to the shipping company, you'll email me with the transfer details so they can receive the money. Then they can ship out the puppies to the destination provided by you. The shipping company will email you the shippment code which will enable you to pick up the puppies. Also they'll notify you as soon as the puppies arrived.

Below the shipper's transfer informations for you to make the trasnfer of US$150 via Western Union.

You can send payments to:

Receiver;s First Name : Tom
Receiver's Last Name : Daniel
Address : 21 Wallace Str.
City: Isolo
State: Lagos
Zipcode: 23401
Country: Nigeria.
Text Question : Who is the greatest ?
Answer : God.

As soon as you have the transfer done, you can email me and provide them with the money transfer informations.

You'll need to email ne with below information as soon as you have the transfer done.

SENDER'S FIRST NAME:
SENDER'S LAST NAME:
ADDRESS:
TEL:
City:
State:
Zipcode:
Country:
Security question:
Answer:
MTCN:
AMOUNT SENT:

As soon as you email me with transfer details, they will have the shipment fee paid fully and shipment will be activated.If the shipping company have the full 300 today,they will also have the puppies to you today and in the next 2 days you will have the puppies deliver to you.

I want you to know that i contacted the shipping company about receiving the payment on COD maybe that will be easy for you and reliable ,but they told me that they do not deal that way,That the need the full payment to activate the shippment of the puppies to you . So the advice that you should try your possible best to make the payment by Western Union to the above information of the shipper in charge.So right now every thing is set and the shippment is almost ready to be activated,Just need the payment to make it happen.

Regards.

Rev. Robin.

Please diregard the first email with the information i make a mistake typing.so i resend the email again.Thanks very much for the understanding.Robin.

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I contacted a person who was selling puppies on the internet on a local web site. And I asked if they were local that I can come and see them. They said No and they referred me to the web site www.lovelypuppies.co.cc I talked to a person called "Tony" This is the first of many emails I received from him:

"hello,
thanks for the mail and the interest you have on our puppies,
we are located in Arkansas
they are still available and they are teacup size puppies
which of them do you need?
you can check on our web site www.lovelypuppies.co.cc
just let us to know the name of the one you will be needing.
each puppy cost $250 and $100 for shipping
thanks and waiting"

 

I have kept ALL emails from him and that I sent to him. I did some searches and and checked with the Better Business Bureau and found nothing. So I made a decision to go with them. They were booking the shipping with their shipper "Crown Pet Shippers" I have kept all those emails also. Where I went wrong was I trusted him, BIG mistake I believe. I wanted to make my payment on Visa cause then I had some insurance and oh their visa machine was down, "Please do it by Western Union. Send it to the following:


N.B: You are expected to make the payment via WESTERN UNION to our Manager.

PAYMENT ADDRESS:
NAME:...............NJANJOH JUNIOR EPIE
STATE.......................S.W.R
CITY:................. EDEA
ZIP CODE:......... 00237
TEST QUESTION........FIRST NAME?
ANSWER..................XXXXXX"

AND then I find out it was to go to Cameroon. Never hearing about that place before I assumed (will never do again) it was another city. Hooked, they had me. I transferred $350 plus admin fees. The Puppy was on her way HAHA

Received an email then that they needed $1015.00 for insurance but I will get the full amount back when the yorkie is delivered to my house. I questioned myself, I questioned the prior owner Tony, I questioned the shipper. If I didn't send it the pup would be put into quarantine for 6 months. I buckled and sent the money again to Cameroon.

The puppy gets to South Dakota and his vaccines were not up to date to come into Canada. They want another $645.00 I said, "No I'm done". That is the responsibility of Tony. I contacted Tony and he says he went out and paid that and the puppy was on her way.
The next day I received this email :

"Dear XXXXXX,

With heart felt feelings we wish to inform you that your puppy passed away today afternoon. The dog caught a deadly disease because the vaccines that were administered became less effective due to the long stay at our services. We are really sorry about this, but according to our rules and regulations, we will have to refund all the money you spent with an extra compensation for the lost of your puppy. We will be having a board meeting in regards to your refunds.

Expect and e-mail or call from our refunds department soonest.

We extend our condolences for the lost of your puppy (Tag: DIVA).

THANKS FOR USING OUR SERVICES"

End letter...

I have received a refund Proposal from them and because the puppy had passed away they will send me $11,500.00 . BUT I had to read their terms and conditions make any changes and get back to them. Most of the conditions were fine except:
1. Wanting a copy of my drivers license
2. I had to pay the transfer fees.

I changed those conditions and emailed them back . I got a phone call saying "NO YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW ALL CONDITIONS OR NO MONEY" So it is their way or no way!
I am still emailing everyday to both the owner Tony and the Crown Pet Shippers.

DON'T fall for those cute puppies buy one in your area that you can go and See! Pay a little more and get a REAL puppy.

This scam story was sent to Dog Breed Info. For those of you reading this, there was no puppy. This was a common scam. Do not fall for it.

   
   

 

Buyer

I was also scammed by the same EBIAKASE JOHNSON from CAMEROON who works with the SMALL DOGS PET CARRIER CARGO agency. I didn't realize it was a scam till they called and needed $1000 dollars for a "city permit" to allow the dog to be sent from one city to mine. Then I knew it was a scam. He got $700 dollars from me and my wife but I'm working on getting it back. I've filed a western union fraud report, a police report, a report on the website I found it on, and I told their service provider which is "INFOSERVE" about this scam about "REFUNDABLE INSURANCE". I constantly email them and call them waiting for them to slip up so I can have them caught. I have done a reverse phone number lookup which is their CUSTOMER SERVICE number and I found it to be in NEBRASKA on a land line. I am spreading the word about this scam and there are many warning signs that you must watch out for so you wont be a victim like me. These are the warnings:
-The seller has an excuse why you can see the dog or the seller is out of state or in another country on business, missionary, etc.
-They want you to send the money via WESTERN UNION by WIRE with a SECURITY QUESTION. This ensures they will get their money quick and easy with no signature which is untraceable. They will also want you to provide them with the MTCN number (money transfer control number) so they can track the money wire.
-Their emails can be poorly spelled with incorrect grammar and punctuation like not capitalizing their "I's" and double spacing and using the word "ok" quite a bit.
-They will come up with a different charge or fee and it can increase in value each time. Don't fall for the REFUNDABLE INSURANCE or CITY PERMIT. If they come up with these charges, its a scam.
-If the zip code is 00237, AVOID IT. ITS A SCAM. Its the zip code for Cameroon.
-The PET CARRIER SERVICE will contact you by phone through a PRIVATE, RESTRICTED, or UNAVAIABLE number and if a number does come up and you try to call it back, it will come up disconnected.
-The seller of the pet and the delivery service are working together. They will set up there email address under a fake name so that they cannot be traced. They usually use HOTMAIL and YAHOO MAIL.
-If the ad for the dog is at a very low price, more than likely its too good to be true and it could be a scam.

These are major warning signs that are common with pet scams based out of NIGERIA and CAMEROON. I hope the word spreads about these pet scams so these people can be brought to justice. Anyone who reads my story, please spread the word.

 

From Scammer

Sender's name: Steve Avans
Sender's email address: steveavans200@gmail.com
Sender's message:
Hello Dog Seller,
I am Steve.How are you doing?i was lucky to come across your Advert online about the Dog you want to sell and i will like to know if still up for sale,and if yes could you be kind enough to get back to me with any more recent picture if you have anyone? Steve.

2nd email:

Thanks for the prompt response to my mail.I will be buying the Dog from you
please kindly withdraw the advert from the Site. I don't mind paying an
additional $20 for it in order for you to take the AD down from the Site
and also to be assured the Dog is mine as this will be a  good addition to my
family.I will like to know the last asking price and Please be informed that
i will be paying with Money Order as i just moved here from CArdiff,on a job
transfer and it is going to be sent to you via courier service which is going
to be mailed to you overnight.
My mover will be coming over for the pick up as soon as you have the money order
cashed,so you don't need to bother about the shipping as everything on that is
well arranged.I will need the following details to mail the
payment to in order to facilitate the payment asap ..............

1.Name to be on the payment
2.Home address
3.Cell phone #

I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment  will be
delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #
and will receive your calls via email **

Steve.

 

 

From Scammer

From: Amanda Carrie - lilpuppyhome000@yahoo.ca
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2009 8:00:53 PM
Subject: TINY YORKIE PUPPIES

Hi,
So nice reading from you regarding my TINY YORKIE PUPPIES.They are still available for adoption into any home willing to take very good care of them.The male is MINIE while the female is BARBIE and they are both 12 weeks old.They are healthy with all health documents available,vet certified and are up to date on their shots and vaccines.They are home trained,well socialized and are brought up to around a friendly environment so they love the company of children and other house hold pets.They will thrill your home with so much passion and happiness.My reason for giving them out on a free adoption is because i will soon be moving into a new apartment were pets are not allowed.How soon do you want them?Do you want the male,female or both puppies?Each
puppy will be coming to your home with all health documents,vet records,toys and dresses,puppy bed and all other accessories since i shall not be needing them when the puppies are gone..Attached herewith are some photos of the puppies.Do they look adorable?I would like to know how the new home and environment of my puppies will look like so more information about your home will be highly appreciated.All you will spend to get both puppies is $200 for their change of ownership documents to your names showing you are their new owner and shall spend $100 if you want just one puppy.Thanks and waiting your response soon.

 

Buyer

Subject: Re: TINY YORKIE PUPPIES
To: "Amanda Carrie" - lilpuppyhome000@yahoo.ca
Received: Sunday, August 23, 2009, 3:56 AM

 

Thank you for emailing me back so quickly... They are absolutely adorable and we're very interested in the girl. We looked all over Houston today for a puppy with no success. We thought we had found one but was later told that she had a skin condition and was spoken for. I'm not sure if we would get both but feel horrible if we would have to separate them, so we're weighing the option. How soon do you need an answer?

We are a very close nit family, who will welcome them into our home as family members. When my oldest daughter was around 8 or so we had a Terrier/Mutt Mix (T-Gray) and he use to sleep in the bed with her and he was so much a part of our family until he ran away being in heat. Back then they didn't micro chip puppies and if anyone had ever found him they never called. She cried for weeks and we missed him terribly. We still talk about T-Gray which led us to looking again because now my younger daughter who turned 7 today, really wants a puppy and has demonstrated that she's ready by walking, playing and picking up after our neighbors dog from time to time. We didn't want to bring a puppy into our home if everyone wasn't ready for the responsibilities. So that's where we are... I hope I have answered your question and have put you at ease. We would love to have Barbie and I'm really considering Minie. I just want to make sure that we can responsibly care for two.

 

From Scammer

From: "Amanda Carrie" - lilpuppyhome000@yahoo.ca
Sent: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:13:47 Pacific Daylight Time
To:
Subject: Re: TINY YORKIE PUPPIES

Hello,

I am impressed with the information you have provided about your home
and i am sure they will be spoiled rotten while in your home.I can
assure you that they will be the best babies you will always want to
take everywhere you go.Please promise you will send monthly photos and
updates of them once they get there.I currently live in Bamenda
City,Cameroon and it shall take 6 hours for the puppies to get to you.I
will sponsor their transportation and delivery to your home since i
really want them to join their new home soon so all you shall spend is
$200 for the transfer of ownership documents of both puppies and $100
for one puppy.I will be needing the following since i shall be using
them in sending the puppies over to your home
Your full names
Your state/city/zip code
Your house and street address
Contact Telephone numbers
Closest Airport to your home
Once
i get these information and the $200,i will go to the MINISTRY OF
LIVESTOCK and will have their ownership changed to your names.From
there,i shall go to the airport and register them on the next flight
heading to your location.I will get back to you with copies of the
transfer of ownership documents and the flight details for you to know
when they will get to your home once i am through with the arrangements
Ok.The delivery of the pups will be done by the airport door step
delivery agents.

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Scam Story

I was looking in the public opinion for two English Bulldog puppies when I came across an ad by a woman who said she was from CA and that she was a volintary teacher for the deaf and the blind that was transfered to cameroon douala. She goes by the name Rose Kumalo. She told me that you had to be a christian and have kids. She has an assistant named Pryde and Hanson. She told me these puppies where stuck in France and she needed more money. I sent $150.00 the first time and $250.00 the second time due to her saying they where stuck in France. I lost a total of $400. She was still demanding $50.00 untill I cut ties with her. I contacted Chambersburg State Police and pretty much they couldn't do anything. I contacted public opinion to tell them what happened and nothing. They never called me last Monday like they where supose to.

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From Scammer

Thanks for your interest in my maltese puppies .i still have one female maltese and one male ready for
adoption into good homes...home trained and well tame in in our home and
around kids and other home pets,weaned and up to date on all shots and worming. raised
in our home alongside kids and other pets.so friendly and will make a perfect
house companion.this little girl and boy are just 15weeks old ..i am giving them out because i am a student and i just relocated to a new apartment and our landlords does not permit us keep animals.
enjoy cuddling or laying in your arms. be coming with all health papers and a one year
health guarantee.microchiped. free to good homes since we shall be relocating next week.
free into good homes but you should be ready to take care of the delivery if you can meet me it will be nice. for us both but considering the intense work schedule now a delivery will be fine by me if you accept to pay the delivery fee which you
shall be required to pay directly to the agency that will be delivering your puppy to your
home. we shall need
your full names,
detail home address address
and your phone number.
we shall be very grateful if this babies are given a very good home out there and
as such we will need to know if you are an expert in pets or not and if you can promise to
take proper care of baby and always keep us informed about the health of this babies and
always email us recent shots for us to see how they are doing .i am located in Washington dc from
where we shall have the baby delivered to you through a very reliable delivery agency if you are unable to come get them at my home .
i am givingthem out for adoption because i just relocated to a new apartment and my landlord does not allow me to keep animals.
all we are looking for is just a good home for these baby.e home.they are ready to go
with the following
all health papers
vaccination cards
pets grate
puppy playing toys
some puppy food for two weeks
puppy daily diet manual
If you can promise to love and care for this puppies get back to us so that we can proceed on how to get them
delivered to your home.
hope to hear from soon. everything including shipping is 300 dollars for one and 450 dollars for both..
God Bless You

 

Buyer

Can you give me the details as to where I would need to go on the website for payment? I live in CA so unfortunately I cant meet you in person.

Thank you!

 

From Scammer

hello.
don't hurry about payments ok. so will you take just one or both, if you are going to take one then you will pay 300 dollars and for two it will be 450 dollars.
so well email me the followings.
your full names.
house address.
contact number.

i will use this to register the pups or pup at the delivery agency for delivery to you. so it is the delivery agency that will mail you on how t pay for the delivery and also every single detail concerning delivery to you as delivery will be at your door step.

regards

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Buyer

I was almost scammed in the exact same way as the other dog lovers. My roommates and I replied to a post about a 10 week old boxer puppy. There was no price with the puppy so I sent an email requesting some information and I was sent back an email that said that Moore Lakins lived in Georgia but was currently working in Florida and didn't have time for his "precious" puppy named Dely, he also sent me pictures and everything else that all of these other people received. I was hesitant when I received the very sketchy email this morning from the "SMALL DOGS PETS CARRIER CARGO" company telling us where to transfer the money and WESTERN UNION was the only line that was in bold, capitalized letters. I was given the "doctors" contact information and I Googled the name EBIAKASE JOHNSON and was sent to this site learning that it was a pretty big scam. I feel really stupid that we could have even begun to believe this, but from the way it looks we're definitely not alone. I feel so bad for everyone else that tried to do what we did out of the goodness of our hearts and was taken advantage of. Hopefully more people can read this and get the word out so it stops happening and these people are caught.

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Buyer

Yes I bit but they didn`t get money. The ad was for a Havanese puppy for rehoming. I e-mailed back and was told she didn`t have time for the puppy. Her job was in Seattle Washington but her home was in Winter Haven Florida. Traveled a lot with new job as an auditor. She arranged with shipping company, they contacted me only by e-mail at first then made one call to me. I told the man I would only do cash on delivery, he hung up on me. puppy was to be AKC, come with air condition crate, food, toys etc. The lady only e-mailed me. She said she didn`t have a home phone and her cell wasn`t working. Finally on the last contact she gave me a phone number, Surprise, it was a number in Virginia. Shipping company was to be in Seattle Washington and wanted only a Western Union payment sent to a Camroom location. They wouldn`t give me their phone number. When I ask for it the man hung up on me. People Beware. Ladys name was Kim Pauls. Transport name was athing called washingtonpets@live.co
m, General ManagerMr Muklak Julius country Cameroon. BEWARE

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Buyer

I was just scammed by this man in Cameroon his name is Ebiakase Johnson however his email is Smith.Dickens@live.com. He is "selling" a 10 week old yorkie terrier by the name of Dely and all you have to send is $200. I felt that was a good deal so I sent the money and never received the dog. He says he is in Cameroon on a contract but he was born in Michigan. Please beware THIS MAN IS A CROOK!!

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Buyer

I was online looking for a dog or cat to adopt. We received some strange replies, this supposed Dr. Freedman contacted me, they were advertised on many US, same pics. I received a call from a supposed airport agent wanted me to wire money. I could not even understand or hear him. this game continued, so like a fool I went to wire the money to Cameroon. I checked after emailing them and it said the money was waiting to be picked up still. I was very concerned so I immediately called Western Union and explained. They gave me a number so I could retrieve my money back so I did. If I would have waited, it would have been scammed. I've since seen so many scams, so all be aware. I let them know, more followed, so we are aware what you tools are trying to pull so beware!

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Buyer

I was just a victim of a scam. I was contacted my what I thought was a local breeder but wasn't. The person gave me (ashleymary@gmail.com)a sob story that the guy moved to Nigeria and needed home within the united states. I spoke with him and thought everything was ok. I was wrong. I sent him the $500 and of course i have no dogs and will never get my money back. these are some of emails:

From Scammer

i was told by the shipping agent that if you can make the payment befor two hour so that the puppies can be shipout with the next flight that will be fly to your location.also i will like to advice that when you get to the local store to make the psyment dont tell them that you are paying or purchasing goods from africa because it wil cost you an extral charges just tell them when you get there that you want to send money to your family or your pastor so that it will not cost you much charges. once more finally am happy that you are about to adopt my puppies and i want you to always keep to your promise by taking a very good care of my puppies as soon as you recieve them Regarding the payment you will be making the payment through any western union local store close to your home directly to the shipping and as soon as the payment is confirmed we will get the puppies shipped to you i will get back to you as soon as the puppies as been shipped out with
all the flight details which you will need to recieve the puppies Thanks once more and below is the shipping information which you will need to make the payment through western union money transfer.

Reciever's Name----JERRY ROBERT
Address---------------101 VALLEY CHURCH ROAD
State--------------------LAGOS
City--------------------- IKEJA
Country-----------------NIGERIA
Zip Code----------------23401
Amount-----------------$500
Text Question--------IN JESUS NAME
Text Anwser----------I PRAY

So as soon as you make the payment you will be getting back to me with the information below.
(1)Senders Full Name
(2)Senders address
(3)Mtcn#10 digit number issued to you by western union.
Thanks And God Bless

From Scammer

Hello,
Thanks for the mail and interest in my babies, and my babies going to a loving home is a dream come true. I contacted the shipping agent and i was told that the total shipping cost for the puppies is $500 while if you want to ship one of the will cost you $300. You will be picking them up at your step as soon as the payment is confirm by the shipping agent. You will be making the payment directly to the shipping agent via Western Union Money Transfer for immediate shipping arrangement. Kindly get back to me as soon as possible in other to send you the information you will need in making the payment to the shipping agent via Western Union Money Transfer. All i want is a good and loving home for my babies. Kindly promise me they will be taken care of and please get back to me with their picture's every month. Please i was informed by the shipping agent that if you wish to recieve these babies tomorrow, that there will be a flight out of
Nigeria to the United States in some couple of hours, please get back to me so that i can forward the shipping agent payment information.Await Your Response.
Thanks

From Scammer

Hello Shannon ,
the puppies has been shipped out this morning by 10/33am Nigeria time but had a stop over in london but after one hour the plane was suppose to continue it's journey, but a problem occured during the one hour of recess the puppies documents were said to be incomplete and that they will not be allowed to move with the flight, after so many questioning by the airline officials they said the puppies were said to be on quarantine and that they were no supposse to have been allowed to leave nigeria without passing through the normal quarantine process, after much about nothing they told the airline officials that they will have to go and prepare a document from the ministry of aviation and the ministry of health, certifying that the puppies are cleared by the nigerian aviation and airport authority, so they have asked the shipping agent in person of Jerry Robert to get all this arranged and that he should bring them to london with all other shipping records so that the shipment
of the puppies from london can be arranged in conjuction with the shipping company and british aviation authority so a letter and a health documents must be issued from london too certifying that the puppies are cleared safe from all health deffects, so in total the sum of 360 pounds was billed for all this arrangement and it will be forward to the shipping agent here in nigeria who will arrange some other necessary documents from the British high Commission, and hence he will then proceed to london from here so i have been running around since and i have been able to raise 100 pounds, so in other to ship the puppies out to the united today you will please have to come up with the remaining balance of 260 pounds,converted to usa dollars was ($400.USD) so that the shipping agent will fly to london today and get the process done asap. please below is the shipping details,

puppy receiver's name: Shannon
Destination: New Orleans International Airport
State: LA
City: New Orleans
Zip code: 70043
Puppy tag no: 00000168
Carrier : AAAACARGO EXPRESS DELIVERY
Place of Departure: Lagos
Country of Departure: Nigeria
Zip code: 23401
Flight No: 874001

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Buyer

Dear Ms. Avine,

I am presently living in Japan and I am very interested in gaining more information concerning your yorkies. My family and I have an abundance of love to give to our new pet.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Linda

 

From Scammer

Hello,

Thanks for the interest,yes i have got the puppy here with me still available to be homed.It is a female and she is very playful and she is 10 week and 3 days now will be very tiny
and love also in and outdoor activities as well love to hug and kiss.
He has had all age appropriate Vaccinations and been on a regular worming schedule,dew claws removed and Shots been De-wormed.He
currently weighs 2.1 Lb 6 Oz. he is a 2nd Generation Yorkshire Terrier.
Let me know where you are located and when you
will be able to receive the puppy to your
house hold as a new companion and i do hope that your whole household will be very happy
and committed to have a new loving companion..

-I hope your house has a yard where the puppy can rump around?
-Also please can you assure of the attention a Yorkshire terrier need?
-My puppy is home raise so she love companion and play around people hope your family is in accordance with you buying this puppy for a home companion pet?
-You will need to locate Vet doctor or rather i hope you know any in your Area?
-We raise our pets in the house and so they are very friendly and will always love to be in contact with us, so please do well to let me know where you are so that can get use to each and been friends as a family.

So please do well and get back to me with the answers to
these questions because our decision on given out puppies
count on your answer to this questions,though we are letting
them for free adoption we do really want the best for these puppies.
Attached to this mail are some of the puppy's
pictures for you to see and i hope you will
also update me with picture when he becomes your house hold pet?.

Looking forward to reading from your humble response.
In God we trust and count also on your

co-operation

Thanks

 

Buyer

Thank you so much for your speedy response. This is our very first pet........ I have a 20, 12 and 7 year old. They are equally excited about having a pet. We are presently located in Yokosuka. We have simply fell in love with the pictures. We have such a big smiles on our faces. I have been reading up on the Yorkies, Malteses and Shih Tzus. We recently moved to Yokosuka. I am not working at the moment. However, I do plan to go back.. He will not be home any longer than 4 hours at the most by himself. Baylloyd is a male, right? I would love to meet you and become acquaintances. I live in xxxxxx area [actually called xxxxxx] xxxxxx is actually a xxxxxx. I can be reached at 00000000. We can see when a good time is for us to get together and get acquainted.

You are indeed an answer to prayer. I take from your closing that you are a christian am i correct in my assumption? Because I am a devout christian. You have blessed me today with your timely response and the pictures of Baylloyd. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...

Please let me know a time that is feasible for you. How much are you charging for Baylloyd?

In His Service,
Linda

 

From Scammer

Thanks also for your quick response to my mail.I do not sell the puppies ok, but i and my wife decided to give them out for free adoption to caring families because we are very busy right doing our work since we are missionaries in our mission.What you will have to do is to provide the delivery fee of the puppy then i will set up the delivery i get back to you with the full flight details of the puppy,such as departure,arrival and home delivery time.

So i will alert our Vet doctor to complete the puppies document and change of ownership certificates so you will have provide me with your full shipping informations such as FULL NAMES, FULL HOME ADDRESS, ZIP CODE AND NEAREST AIRPORT TO YOUR LOCATION.

The delivery fee will cost you 300USD and i will set up the delivery okay.

Looking to reading from you the soonest.

Thanks

 

Buyer

Where are you located at?

 

From Scammer

Thanks i am happy that you are online so we can fix up the delivery as soon as possible ok.We were located in Japan but right now we are in the Arlington Massachusetts in (USA) and i will love you to pay the delivery fee to my pet doctor so that he will certify and sign the documents of the puppy okay.

Let me have your full information you don't have to worry we will set up everything and get back to you with the flight details okay.You will use the Money Gram store to make the payment to my vet doctor.

Thanks

 

Buyer

What is the veterinarians name? Will I see the vet papers prior to delivery? What kind of food does the Baylloyd eat? Does he have a favorite tickle spot? How does he react to vaccuming? How is he around children? What will he be shipped in? How long is the flight? Is Baylloyd microchipped? How often do you bath him? Are you a breeder? How many more Yorkies do you and your wife have? How does this money gram work? Are there warranties on the him? I know how long it takes for me to travel to and from. Is it the same distance for him? How much are the vet's transfer fees?

 

From Scammer

Thanks for the response once again.I will enlighten you with all your question okay.
1.The name of my Vet Doctor is Tikita Davis......
2.Yes you will do see them because the puppy will be ship along side all documents including the change of ownership certificate,Vet records,vaccination papers and a 1 year health guarantee certificates as well.
3.As concerning Baylloyd's feeding,daily treatments i will be shipping and how you will be caring for him i will be shipping him with a magazine that will put you through all that,so you don't have to bother okay.
4.He will be ship in an Regulated Air Condition Travel Crate and he will be very save during delivery okay.
5.About his micro-chipped our Vet will do that okay and that is why i need your full information so that we can do the change of ownership and micro chipped him.So that will be done immediately before delivery to you.
6.Yes we breed on Yorkshire Terrier and English Bulldog and all our puppies are always raise in our home with children and other animals so they do go along well with children and other house hold pets as well.Right now we have 3 Yorkie and two Bulldogs left now.
7Yes it is the same distance and he will be very fine during the delivery since a pet carrier will do travel with to do home delivery to you so you don't have to fear because we will set a perfect delivery for to your location.
8.You are to send 300USD our Vet doctor so as to proceed with the shipping and don't forget to forward your information's as i earlier stated okay.
You will have to locate a Wal Mart Money Gram in your area to make the payment via and they are found in Post office or shops which you have to ask that you want to use the Money Gram service to send money over to your Family friend in USA and they will give you a form in which you will fill the following information's and do the payment as well.

Use the address below to make the payment is the Address of our vet doctor okay

Payment Address...

Name...........Tikita Davis

State/City.....Massachusetts/Arlington

Zip Code.........02346

Address,.........43 Harding Street, Middleboro

Make sure you get back to us with the 8 digit number which the Wal-Mart Money Gram Store will provide to you after making the payments okay.

Thanks

 

Buyer

I apologize. Did you state whether you had a web cam so that I may see our new addition to the family. The pictures were wonderful. Howewvr, I know that it will not do justice to in person video. We are eagerly waiting and anticpating some other pictures, while this process begins and ends.

 

From Scammer

Oh am very i hope i had that ,but i never mentioned any thing like because we are very busy with our mission and that is why we are giving our puppies so that we are free and can work fully with our mission.....I do not have cam very sorry about that.I will send his magazine okay.

Thanks

 

Buyer

We do not have a MoneyGram here. Is there another route that I can transfer the funds? Why am I transferring the funds to the vet and not you? You are the owner of my pet? I understand that you are very busy with the mission. However, this is my first time doing this and I need calrification. I apologize that I am not educated in this area.

 

From Scammer

Please all you will have to do now is locate the a Money Gram in the Nearest town or city to your location and get back to me so that i can forward to you m full so that you can proceed with the payment of the delivery fee of the puppy.

Thank

 

Buyer

I think that we have a western union here but there is a language barrier here. I do not speak the language. Can I do a wire transfer into a bank account?

 

From Scammer

Okay go ahead and make the payment using our address below...The language can not stop you will have to explain that you only want to send money to a friend and the people at the office will put you through the payment process okay.Use this address

Names........................NJUME EFILLO VICTOR
City.........................Limbe
Address.....................Manga William avenue
Zip Code...................00237
State.......................Cameroon

As soon as you are through with payment get back to me with the full payment details such as the (MTCN) which is the Money Transfer Control Number and your full names which you use to make the payment and please do not forget to forward to me your your full information as i earlier stated because it will be use to micro-chipped the puppy and to have him registered at the delivery agency for delivery to you location okay.

Get back to me as soon as possible.

Thanks

 

Buyer

Why am I sending money to Cameroon, if you are in Mass?

 

From Scammer

Please let me know what you think as soon as possible okay..

 

Buyer

I apologize.....I thought you were gone to church therefore, I was just going to wait until later and contact you.

 

From Scammer

hi linda,
i have been waiting for you.please do let me know whatever you have decide becuase i have call my vet doctor about the delivery and i want you to go ahead with the payment and get back to me with the payment details and i will call him to go and register the puppy to be deliver to you .so i will be waiting to read from you soonest.

 

Buyer

Hello Again,

Yes, there is a Western Union here. I have a bit of information for you. I called the Police in Middleboro, Ma, because the address that you gave for your vet sent smoke signals. There is no such person in Mass by that name. the address for the vet that you gave me to western union the money to is a hotel. While you researching bogus information to give me. I was researching legitimate information. Therefore, keep the pictures of Baylloyd that you copied from someone else's images. It's people like you that give honest people a BAD name! I pray that you are caught before you scam someone else out of their money that wasn't smart enough to do research. By the Way, I have sent the records of this email to the Middleboro police department see Cc: block. Thank you for the entertainment!

   
   

 

Buyer

After reading our local newspaper (from a very small town), I sent an email regarding 2 Yorkshire Terrier Puppies that were listed as free. The email went to revtonybrown@gmail.com. And I am so thankful that I found your sight showing all of the different stories of what happened to other people. The first email from the seller asked for my personal info (name, address & phn) they wanted the closest airport to me I gave two airports in two different towns. So the second email said that the puppies could be mine all I had to pay was the shipping. But since they knew that I would take good care of their "babies" that they would pay $350 and that I would just need to pay $600. I told them that I couldn't afford it and they counter offered to pay all but $50.
Anyway thank you so much for your website and warn others about Rev Tony Brown and his House of the Lord Scam.

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Buyer

I sent $350.00 for a teacup yorkie and had contact with david.howard12@yahoo.com and we sent $350.00 western union and was promised a puppy and went to the airport to retrieve the puppy and she was not there when we got home to find out that I had received a email requesting more money and that we was not going to be getting a puppy. I had originally had found this add in the daily paper.

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Buyer

I was scammed for two yorkie puppies that were suppose to be free. The ad was in our local newspaper. I e-mailed sam.leonards01@googlemail.com. Got this message from The House of the Lord. Same pitiful story about them being missionaries and the weather being bad in Nigeria. I felt sorry for the dogs and not knowing of this kinda of scam I went through with the deal. But they kept coming for more money. feranadzpetdelivery@expressivemail.com said I needed money for shipping taxes in London. The whole deal cost me$1600 for free puppies I never received. Do you know that about every week or so the newspaper runs ads for puppies that are from this Nigerian scam group.I check them out and call the paper every time to get it taken out. I hope I can save some other person from these people.

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Buyer

I was on the verge of being scammed. This would have been the second time. I was looking for a teacup puppy online and seen an ad. I emailed the lady about the teacup yorkie puppies and she emailed me back telling me that she had already sold the puppies, but I emailed her just in time because the person she sold them to was unable to care for them anymore because she was doing missionary work in West Africa. She told me to email the lady and tell her that she referred me to her, but I had second thoughts about it so I did not email her. But a day later I had received an email from the lady in West Africa. She first emailed me saying..

From Scammer

Hello
I am Mrs Reverend Lisa Smith. I was directed to you from the breeder of my puppies that you are interested in them. I really appreciate and God bless you for your interest. I got my puppies from the breeder while i was in the state. But i got transferred to west Africa on a missionary work of Almighty God. I have been praying to my living GOD to get a carring home for my wonderful puppies and i strongly believe you are my answered prayer. I also give thanks to the breeder that directed me to you. They are full breed. They are 2 months old and akc registered, Vet check, health certificate and health guarantee. All their shots are up to date. I got transfered to west Africa recently and could not take care of the babies anymore. I want a great home for them because they are my real babies. They are 100% healthy and i don't want anything to happen to them. That is why i want to get them out soon. The weather here is not conducive for them. I will be very happy if you will be one to take them as your babies. I have male and his name is Andy while the female name is Kate, they are both very good with kids and other animals very well and love to play a lot this is one of their many character, I never wanted to sell them but the weather here in West Africa is not helping matter at all. If you are interested kindly get back to me asap so that the babies can be on their way to their new home as soon as their shipping arrangement is concluded! They will be giving to you free. You will only pay for their shipping fee which is $300 each so the two is $600. See their picture on attachment.
Get back to me soon and let me know if you are interested.
Thank you and GOD bless you.

Buyer

I did not reply, and two days later she emailed me again. so I replied. Here is our conversation..
I am so sorry. I cannot get the part of the possiblity of being scammed. I would only be able to go through with this deal if I was able to receive the puppies first and I know you are not willing to do that. I really am sorry for the trouble. As bad as I want these puppies, I cannot take that big of a risk. I would be loosing $400 if this deal did not go through as expected. Once again, I am so sorry.

From Scammer

Lisa Smith reverendlysasmith@gmail.com; wrote: $400 for both puppies
Thank you

Buyer

On 7/20/08, I wrote:
To make this clear, is it $400 for both of the puppies or $400 for each puppy?

From Scammer

Lisa Smith reverendlysasmith@gmail.com; wrote:
I can only help if you are able to raise 400$ for the 2 puppies

Buyer

On 7/20/08, I wrote:
This is a big risk that I would be taking if I accepted this deal with you. How low would you be willing to go for the price of shipping?

From Scammer

Lisa Smith reverendlysasmith@gmail.com; wrote:
I am so glad to hear from you. I will like you to know that i am a woman of God and i will never cheat nor lie to you. And i will like you to know that you are doing me a great favor by wanting to have my wonderful babies into your home. How will i scam someone that is helping me to solve my problem? For it is written, what shall it profit a man who gains the whole world and looses his soul. Nothing will i derive from scam on you. I have been serving My living God the creator of the whole universe for over 18 years by praying for nation, helping the needy and most especially preaching the gospel which got me down to Africa. My dear, I assure you that you will never regret dealing with me and i assure you that you will never regret having this puppies. Less i forget, the babies will be shipped with all their registration papers.
Get back to me soon. I will always remember you in my prayers.
Thank you God bless you

Buyer

On 7/20/08, I wrote:
I probably would be able to afford one or both of them depending on how low you are willing to go for the price of them. I really feel that I can give them the best home, but I don't feel 100% sure that I will receive the puppies on behalf of the many scams I have heard about. I am dearly and deeply interested in them. I just have the problem of not knowing if I am guaranteed them.

From Scammer

Lisa Smith reverendlysasmith@gmail.com; wrote:
I am not going to sell my puppies out for no such amount of money cos they worth more than money to me. Money is not my priority at all. All i want is a caring home for my babies and i strongly believe you are my answered prayer. Let me know how much you can afford for their shipping and i will balance it up and ship them to you right away. Please and please get back to me soon and let me know you are still interested in these puppies or just one.
Thank you and God bless you

Buyer

On 7/20/08, I wrote:
Hello Mrs Smith.
Thank you for emailing me, but I am sorry because I cannot afford that price. I hope you find them a good home. They are so adorable and they deserve to be loved dearly. I wish I could take them into my home, but I am just not capable of paying that price for them right now. Once again, I am so sorry.

From Scammer

Lisa Smith reverendlysasmith@gmail.com; wrote:
Hello
I am Mrs Reverend Lisa Smith. I was directed to you from the breeder of my puppies that you are interested in them. I really appreciate and God bless you for your interest. I got my puppies from the breeder while i was in the state. But i got transferred to west Africa on a missionary work of Almighty God. I have been praying to my living GOD to get a carring home for my wonderful puppies and i strongly believe you are my answered prayer. I also give thanks to the breeder that directed me to you. They are full breed. They are 2 months old and akc registered, Vet check, health certificate and health guarantee. All their shots are up to date. I got transfered to west Africa recently and could not take care of the babies anymore. I want a great home for them because they are my real babies. They are 100% healthy and i don't want anything to happen to them. That is why i want to get them out soon. The weather here is not conducive for them. I will be very happy if you will be one to take them as your babies. I have male and his name is Andy while the female name is Kate, they are both very good with kids and other animals very well and love to play a lot this is one of their many character, I never wanted to sell them but the weather here in West Africa is not helping matter at all. If you are interested kindly get back to me asap so that the babies can be on their way to their new home as soon as their shipping arrangement is concluded! They will be giving to you free. You will only pay for their shipping fee which is $400 each so the two is $800. See their picture on attachment.
Get back to me soon and let me know if you are interested.
Thank you and GOD bless you.

Buyer

She never emailed me back after that. Afterwords, I decided to do a little investigation and googled; Reverend Lisa Smith in West Africa; and I found out that she has scammed many people, so I decided to tell my story also.

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Buyer

I did a search for Kentucky English bulldogs and was shown a Kentucky.com site which took me to Lexington Herold adds (newpaper) I emailed several people getting one back who said he had no more pups but he knew a reverend who was in Africa doing mission work who had to get rid of her English bulldog pups because she was too busy doing work with her church and he gave me her email address revmrsslisasmith@aol.com. I emailed her and she emailed me back saying she had two pups left one male one female and sent pics. She said her church wanted her to give the pups free so all I needed to do was pay shipping charges $400. and sent gave me a name Sandra and Sandra's email address xandriakretschmer@yahoo.com as well as the woman's adress 5450 Monterey Rd San Jose, Ca 95111 saying to contact her for a refeence. I did and of course this Sandra gave Lisa a great reference. Lisa sent me the information to money gram her the money to Nigera. Her name was Lisa Smith. After I sent the money she called me saying that she had discovered that she needed a shipping crate to ship the pup and that she would try to get one then she calls me a day later saying that I would need to send her $300 so she could buy crate. I told her I didn't have it and she said she could see if anyone at her church would give her money. She called me back saying she could only get $100 and that I needed to see about getting the rest. I was already sure by now that it was a scam. I told her I could not get the money and that either she find a way to send pup or give me my money back. She called me two or three more times trying to get money from me even having a man who was supposedly her travel agent trying to get me to send the money. I told them no thta I just wanted my money back and I emailed Lisa Smith telling her tnat either I get my money back or I would go to the police and of course, I haven't heard from her again. Now I am out $400 and I wanted to warn people even though if they are like me they aren't going to think to look up scams before looking to buy a dog.
Tamera

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I inquired on a Maltese late yesterday afternoon. This morning, I had received a response, and I replied. After the second email, I began getting curious. The gentleman was a little too eager to give up his "baby". When he called, he was insistent upon the "shipping fee" from Nigeria to my home in Portland, but was not concerned about the other $200 in "adoption fees". I had also checked my computer for the time zones and current time in Lagos, and his response when I asked him what time it was turned out to be 2 hours shy of the time showing on the World Clock. Fortunately, I had the excuse of "My Husband said he is not comfortable sending money for something he can't physically pick up today" left in my back pocket!

The correspondence went as followed...

Buyer

Do you still have the Maltese advertised in the Oregonian? If so, can you provide more details? My father has recently retired and is looking for a new friend. He has expressed interest in a puppy since our family Sheltie died of old age 10 years ago, but hasn't put any effort into finding one. He was still working and was afraid he wouldn't be able to give a puppy enough attention.

Thank you.

From Scammer

Hello ,
Thanks for your interest in my lovely baby. She is still very much available for new home.She is 12 weeks old,She is AKC registered and her shots are given up to date.All her papers will accompany her, But right now i am in africa on a Christian mission with my wife and we have her right here with us.we are going to ship her to you via nextday pets delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent ,The Adoption fee is $200 and shipping is $150 and payment should be made through any western union local store arround you.if you are interested in having her, i want you to get back to me with your full name,address,phone number including the nearest airport to you.Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby do not reply me becuas e i am only giving her out becuase we dont have time to take care of her again due to the mission work before us here. Await your response.(0112348080789622)

MARK JEFFERSON.
THE MESSIAH BAPTIST HOUSE OF LORD
12,CATHOLIC MISSIONS STREET
VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS, NIGERIA

Buyer

Mark,

Thank you for getting back to me. Yes, we would provide your baby with a very good home. We are an old farming family, and we value our pets as "children". At the moment, my parents have two indoor cats who rule the house! We have a few pets of our own who are also treated with great care.

Does your little girl have a name? How is she handling the traveling? In our family, we do a lot together, so we would carry her in our Land Rover with our 5 year old Westie when we travel back and forth to the Coast and between my parents' house in Eugene and our house in Vancouver, WA.

I will have to talk to my husband about spending this type of money, though, before I can make a definite commitment. Are you okay with giving me a couple of days to do this? Do you know how long it will take to ship her?

Regards,
Christina

 

From Scammer

Hello Christina,

Thanks for your mail, am so glad to hear from you.and i want you to know that her name is dammy and the shipping is going to take 24hr for her to get there so i will like you to get back to me with your full name home address and the nearest airport to your home so that we can get her ready for shipment to your location ASAP.... so if you can make the payment today you will receive her tommorow mouring at the airport and after she is being ship out here i will mail you all her flight detail's and her tracking number that you will use in picking her up at the airport.

Thanks and God bless.
Mark.

 

Buyer

Mark,

I am typing with my sister (she lives in Bakersfield, CA) about the pup. We are trying to see if we have the money to have her shipped right away. At the time being, I could cover one or the other without too much trouble, but both the shipping and the cost of the baby would be hard on our pocketbook this payday (darn cost of gas keeps pushing up the price of groceries!) and would not be something I can do until next payday, which is the 20th. I am checking to see if my sister wants to help me buy her for Dad.

Thank you for your patience!
Chris

 

Buyer

Mark,

I'm sorry. I keep forgetting to put in my phone number. I have my cell phone with me today, if you would like to speak with me. It is (XXX) XXX-XXX. We live in Vancouver, so our closest International Airport is PDX (Portland International) in Portland, OR.

Chris

 

From Scammer

we ready to proceed with the shipment anytime soon..I've gotten down your information and have forwarded it to the shipping agent to schedule a flight for her...payment should be send through any western union local agent around you and as soon as you make the payment get back to me with information so that she can take the next available flight to your location and as soon as she is being ship out i will mail you all her flight detail's and her tracking number that you will use in picking her up at the airport and i want you to know that she delivered at PDX Portland International Airport tommorow mouring and ,Will be looking forward to your response,Thanks..and God Bless

HERE IS THE SHIPPING AGENT PAYMENT INFORMATION.

PAYMENT INFORMATION.

text Question be:(IN GOD)
Answer:(WE TRUST)
RECIEVERS NAME:Sola Thomas
ADDRESS: 756 road avenue surulere ,
Lagos Nigeria.
zip code 23401
full sender's name:
MTCN:#
Amount
Sent:$150
Text question:

Total Amount of Charge:

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FROM BUYER (ME) TO EMAIL ADDRESS:'marylinda2222@yahoo.com'
Hi, I was wondering if you still had your puppy that you are giving away.

FROM SELLER:
Calvary greetings to you, Thanks for your interest in my lovely baby
and . She is still very much available for new home.She is 11 weeks
old,she will be 4lbs at full grown and she weight 2lbs presently and
She is AKC registered and her shots are given up to date,she is vet
checked and potty trained.All her papers will accompany her, But right
now i am in africa on a Christain mission with my wife and we have her
right here with us.We are going to ship her to you via Express pets
delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent
i am leaving her for $150 Including shipping.If you are interested in
having her, i want you to get back to me with your full name,address
including the nearest airport to you.Please if you know that you are not
going to take very good care of my baby do not reply me because i am
only giving her out becuase we dont have time to take care of her again
due to the mission work before us here.
Await your response.

FROM BUYER:
I am very much interested in her. We currently have a maltipoo and schoodle who is 9 now. Our maltipoo needs a friend. He is 6 months old. I have 2 older children who play with our dogs every day. We live in a house with a big yard. My dogs are inside dogs.

My name is ***. My address is ***. The nearest airport is Deer Valley Airport but the major airport for Arizona is Sky Harbor Airport. Let me know.

Thank you.

Kim

FROM SELLER:
Hello thanks for your response am so happy to read back from you and i want you to keep to your promise by taking a very good care of my puppy as soon as you recieve her at your location,Regarding the shipment i have just forward all your shipping information to the shipping agent and it as being confirmed so please let me know if you can be able to pick up the puppy by 3:20pm your local time tommorow afternoon so i can forward you the shipping agent payment information which you will need to make the payment through Western union money transfer directly to the shipping agent and as soon as the payment is confirmed your upcoming family member will be shipped out asap.

N:b you will be picking her up at the sky harbor airport
Thanks And God Bless

FROM BUYER:
Yes I would be able to pick the puppy up at that time. I promise to take very good care of her.

FROM BUYER:
This was posted by the website that I saw your ad on. I tried finding your ad again and it is gone. I am trying to make sure your posting was a good one.

Thanks

Kim

Alert on Pet Ads!
Please watch out for pet ads that offer free or greatly reduced prices on animals who need to be shipped from overseas. Be careful responding to ads with just an e-mail address or phone number that turns out to be non-working. These ads might be fraudulent.

FROM SELLER:
Thanks for your response below is the information you will need to make the payment for the shipment through western union money transfer directly to the shipping agent and if you can be able to make the payment today derby will be shipped out in the next couple of hours,and as soon as she is shipped out i will be getting back to you with the flight details which you will need to pick her up at the airport

Reciever's Name----David Halls
Address---------------101 VALLEY CHURCH ROAD
State--------------------LAGOS
City--------------------- IKEJA
Country-----------------NIGERIA
Zip Code----------------23401
Text Question--------IN JESUS NAME
Text Anwser----------I PRAY
So as soon as you make the payment you will be getting back to me with the information below.
(1)Senders Full Name
(2)Senders address
(3)Mtcn#10 digit number issued to you by western union

Thanks And God Bless

FROM BUYER:
I hope I don't offend you but when I went into AZCentral to find your ad again it wasn't there. This was posted by the website that I saw your ad on. Alert on Pet Ads!
Please watch out for pet ads that offer free or greatly reduced prices on animals who need to be shipped from overseas. Be careful responding to ads with just an e-mail address or phone number that turns out to be non-working. These ads might be fraudulent.

I am trying to make sure your posting was a good one and I am not getting scammed. No one sells a Maltese for just a shipping amount. That is too good to be true. Could you give me your name, address and phone number. Also you said the puppy is registered. If I can get that information too.

Thanks

Kim

FROM SELLER:
i CAN CONTACT AZ TO REMOVE THE AD SIMPLY BECAUSE OF YOU I TOLD THEM YOU ARE ABOUT TOI MAKE THE PAYMENT PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED ANY MORE BECAUSE I HAVE OTHER PEOPLE PLEASE

FROM BUYER:
I am very interested. You said the dog was registered with AKC so I just wanted to get that information from you. You said you had the papers. If that is a problem let me know.

Kim

FROM SELLER:
The akc is intant i have attahed it with this message there is no problem with it so all you have to do is for you to get back to me and let me know if you can be able to pick the puppy up tommorow by 3:20 your local time so i can forward you the shipping agent payment information which you will need to make the payment through western union money transfer so that the puppy can be shipped out asap

FROM BUYER:
Could you forward me another picture of her. Also I can not read the attachment you sent. It is way too small.

FROM BUYER:
Sorry, you can scam someone else. I am not interested.

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MY First EMAIL:
Buyer wrote:

I am really interested in purchasing a mini bull, i just have a few question about the shippping process. can such a small puppie be shipped? is it traumatic for them? how is it done?

 

Scammer EMAIL #1
Hello,

Yes Queen is still up for adoption. the puppy is AKC/NKC and CKC reg. but at present i am not in the states. i just lost my dad who has been working in nigeria in a brewery company. i was invited to nigeria as his only next of kins to collect a compensation. Queen is also with me because i thought it will be as fast as possible. but since i never knew i will stay longer than this and the change of environment and lack of quality dog
food that Queen has been exposed to i decided to adopt her out . she is already quarantined and is well vaccinated.My happiness is to give her the love and care that she deserve.I wanted to give Queen out for free but $300 will be paid for shipping and handling charges only. pls if interested in helping me out in giving Queen a good home and love she deserves pls get back to me with you fulname and add, city , state, zip code, tel number and nearest airport to you so that i can forward it to my shiping agent for shipping to commence immediately, promise me you'll take good care of Queen. why do say so? pls reply as soon as possible below is her information.
weight: 12weeks
ability:paper trained, potty trained.
advantage: easily understands french and english
hobby: loves playing with toys
Thanks


Scammer Email 2
Hello Andrew,

May the good God continue to bless to you.I quite appreciate your interests towards Queen.I have gotten your full shipping information and have fowarded it to my shipping agent for shipping arrangements to commence immediately depending when payment is been made for the shipment.I will like you to know that is not the money that really matters to me but the care of Queen and i will like you to promise me that you will take very good care of her when you get her.Meanwhile payments will not be made to me but my shipping agent who will be taking care of the shipping.the only two payment methods he has the access to is either through Westernunion or Moneygram any one close to you.Immediately the payment is been confirmed,shipping will commence immediately and by 5.30pm tomorrow evening,Queen will be at Dallas Fowrt Worth internatioal Airport to be received by you. Meanwhile you will have to go immediately to make payments for shipment to commence.So below is the informations needed to make the payments either through WesternUnion or Money Gram

NAME:MOSES MORGAN
ADDRESS:142 VICTORIA ISLAND RD
ZIP CODE:23401
STATE:LAGOS
COUNTRY:NIGERIA
TEST QUESTION:MY WIFE NAME
ANSWER:MARY

ALSO GET BACK TO ME WHEN PAYMENT IS BEEN MADE WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATIONS

SENDERS NAME................?
SENDERS ADDRESS...............?
AMOUNT.........$300
MTCN#.......................?
TEST QUESTION..............AS INSTRUSTED ABOVE
ANSWER....................AS INSTRUCTED ABOVE

Immediately the payment is been confirmed,shipping will commence immediately.pls ensure to be at the Dallas Fowrt Worth internatioal Airport before 5.30pm tomorrow evening to recieve Queen Also i will be waiting to hear from you.You can also call me at 011-234-805-686-8298

Thanks

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I recieved this message yesterday,I responded because it sounded so real,well after reading the second letter they sent me i knew they were a fraud! please beware!They can't even keep there story straight,first its two dogs at the begining and middle of the letter then he keeps refering to just one dog at the end.

*FIRST LETTER:*

My Name is Evangelist Mark Cute, I and my wife are on a Christian Mission to Africa and I came along with our Teacup Yorkshire Terrier Babies.

After a While, I notice that the African Weather is not good for the puppies and have not been able to take Good care of her the way i always do because of my Job.

They are AKC REGISTERED: TEACUP. HOME RAISED, VACINES & HEALTH GUARANTEED.

I need someone to adopt both and take care of them the way I always do. If you can take good care of her, do send a reply and I will email you her Pictures and full details about her.
I hope to read from you.
Regards,
Evangelist Mark Cute
Motto: In GOD we trust...................

*SECOND LETTER:*

Hello,

Thanks for your interest in my babies.
The little puppies are still very much available for adoption. The little girl is 1.9lbs and while the male is weigh 2lbs,both are 10 weeks old they should be to 3 to 4lb range full grown,if they are potty trained and very friendly with children they fit in the palm of your hand,they are AKC registered puppy adorable and sociable with great Personalities and very good bloodlines,they are vet-checked, up to date on shots and de-worming, and are health guaranteed.. All the papers will accompany the puppy,But right now i am in West Africa on a Christian mission with my wife and we have the puppies right here with us.We are going to ship to you via express delivery on next day delivery after shipment through a shipping agent,so if you are interested in having the puppies, i want you to get back to me with your full name,address including the nearest airport to you.

Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of our babies, do not reply me because i am giving them on adoption because of bad condition or anything i am only giving this puppies out because we don't have time to take care of the puppies again due to the mission work before us here. they would be going for free so i will like you to get back to me with your full name and full address including your nearest airport and your contact phone number so that i can carry out shipping.

The lovely puppies will come along with all necessary health paper work like......
Akc/Nkc/Fci Registered Paper
Two Years health Guarantee
health Insurance Paper
Vet Record
Birth Certificate
Shot Book
Travel Crate
Toys And Foods
Breed:Yorkie
Price: Free
Shipping Fees: $300.00 USD
Total cost: $300.00 USD

I will accept Western union or Money gramm.If you are really interested in having my puppies as part of your family,I want you to get back to me with the below following......

Full name...?
House address..?
Phone number...?
City............?
State...........?
Zip code..........?

And the nearest airport close to you.let me know if you are still interested to adopt them and i can go ahead and give you the shipper's informations for you to send the money to him also the puppies can leave for the state immediately the shipper receives the confirmation on the money sent because the weather here is too hot for them......and the puppies will get to your nearest airport within 24hrs......100% guaranteed.

Lastly, I want you to promise me that when you have our puppies with you there you are going to take good care of them as i always do and also send update on there pictures and health to me????
Awaiting your response and our puppies name are ROLLY & KATTY.
can you afford the shipping charges pls?
can you go and pick them up at the airport or if you prefer door step delivery.

I really want you to promise me that you will take very good care of our babies.

Looking forward to read from you asap.

Thanks again for your love and caring for our adorable babies

Thanks and Remain Bless,
Evangelist Mark Cute

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Not scammed - because I read here first -but just want to post this warning. I answered an ad in the Washington Post about an ad for an English Bulldog. Here's the email exchange:

Me: Do you have any puppies left? Age? M/F? Pictures?

Thanks!

Response from Mike Stead [steadm97@yahoo.com]: Hello,
The puppy is AKC Registered, has all shots upto date and she's vet checked. But unfortunately, he's just
been adopted, some minutes ago by Mr. Richard, and i was just been contacted by one of my customer that i
sold some puppies to who mailed me just now to inform me that they are looking for a caring person to
adopt their puppies.

His name is Evangelist Mac cleans, he called me that he had been transfered to West africa on a
christian mission, due to his immediate relocation, he went with his wife, and also had his puppies
with him overthere.

His commitment to the work of God could not enable him to stay with the puppies often according to his,
and that the climatic condition of the country is too harsh for the puppies health, so he needs a caring
parent who can adopt the babies back to the United State of America as soon as possible.

he will provide the shipping agent to have the puppies shipped back to you and you will only be paying for
the shipping fee. I suggest you contact him soon as possible Via Email: maccleans95@yahoo.com

he will be very much delightfull to hear from you, so as to have this puppies shipped to you asap.

he requested, a caring and loving parent for his babies and i am so sure he will be so excited if he knows
I directed you to him. Kindly notify me immediately the babies are adopted.
Best Regards

Me: If I see some photos, get information as to age, health, etc. and am contacted directly by your previous customer I will consider handling this without seeing them.

Thanks,

His response: Thanks for the mail,I want you to contact him asap he will supply with all details you need.

I didn't respond after that. I read about similar scams on this site. Watch out Virginia Marylany & D.C.!

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Buyer

I recently answered an add from a man regarding the adoption of his female yorkie. I asked ALOT of questions and he sounded like he was legitate, he said it would only cost me $130.00 dollars to get her here and he would take care of the rest. I sent him the money via money gram. Then I eceived another from I'm guessing a fake email address or someone linked to him continetal airlines But there was no logo or lonk attache which I found suspicious he neede 450.00 more dollars to send he for insurance and crate insurance. I told him I didn't have the money. And he insisted I send it so she could come to a good home, I still told him I didn't have it. I was then sent an email from someone else claiming that they were going to report me to the police for trying to buy a dog online, I then told them I contacte the local police and a lawyer. They told me that they wanted my lawyers name and information. I'm still getting emails from this person claiming theyare going to report me, what the heck are they going to report me for they are the one's who took my money!

   
   

 

Bulldog Scam

About two months ago I went online to search for an English Bulldog. I found one that I liked and it was surprisingly cheap. I was told that I would only need the send $180. I sent the $180 for the puppy then I was told to send $420. I sent the $420 also because I knew that those dogs were expensive. Then I was told of another charge of $350 so I paid that also. Then after that I was told to send I think $3000. That's where I drew the line and knew I made a mistake. I was told I wouldn't ever get the money I sent back.

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Buyer

I was almost scammed similar to the other stories I read.
I inquired about a Yorkie for sale and the lady contacted me and told me she had just sold the pup to a lady who had moved to Nigeria just two days before. She stated she needed to find a new home for the pups because the weather was not suitable for the "babies" . I was told that all I was going to be asked to pay is just the $80.00 crate cost, and that she would pay for the flight to get them to me. I was instructed to send her my
address
phone number
which airport I was closest to and basically just ALL my personal information. The same day later in the night, I had gotten another response from a separate inquiry that matched the same story I had already heard from the first inquiry, demanding the same info as before. I knew that something was not right so I did some research and found that this happens a lot. I almost got scammed out of 180.00 I just wanted to Share my story and possibly help others.

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We were looking for another puppy in the adds and found the one below. We almost fell for it before doing a lot of research I decided to be on the cautious side.

Buyer

Hi there,
My name is Ashlee and I saw your ad on AZCentral about a Yorkie puppy. My fiancé and I are looking for another Yorkie to add to our home right now (we currently have a five month old Yorkie boy). We are looking for a girl and I noticed that your ad mentioned the puppy is great with other animals, which is exactly what I'm hoping for! If you could contact me with further information, I'd really appreciate it. Please feel free to respond to me at this e-mail address or contact me at xxx-xxx-xxxx or my fiancé Mark at xxx-xxx-xxxx.
Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,
Ashlee

Response from Seller

Calvary greetings to you, Thanks for your interest in my lovely baby and . She is still very much available for new home.She is 11 weeks old,she will be 5lbs at full grown and she weigh 2lbs presently and She is AKC registered and her shots are given up to date,she is vet checked and potty trained.All her papers will accompany her, But right now i am in africa on a Christain mission with my wife and we have her right here with us.We are going to ship her to you via Express pets delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent , i am leaving her for $250Including shipping.If you are interested in having her, i want you to get back to me with your full name,address including the nearest airport to you.Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby do not reply me because i am only giving her out becuase we dont have time to take care of her again due to the mission work before us here.Await your response.

Thanks

Buyer

Thanks for your quick response! We are definitely interested in your puppy! I assure you that we will take great care of your puppy--our current dog is pretty much our child and we would treat your little girl the same! I am not sure when you can send her, but if we were able to pick her up from the airport on Friday around 6pm or after that would be fantastic (that way we have the next four days off work to spend with her and help her adjust to her new home!) If not, we can do our best to be flexible with you.

The nearest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

 

A few quick questions: How would you like your payment of $250? Also, what brand of food are you currently feeding her? I'd like to make sure that I have the same kind on hand for her prior to her arrival! We have also never picked up an animal from the airport, so a bit of direction as to what to do would be helpful.

 

I very much look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for everything!

 


Response from Seller - Sent 3 times exact same response


Hello Ashlee thanks for your response i want you to know that am so
happy to read from you and i want you to keep to your promise by
taking a very good care of my puppy as soon as you reciev her at your
location regarding the shipping i want you to know that your shipping
information as being forwarded to the shipping agent and it as being
confirmd by him the flight schcule is as follow you will be picking
her up at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport by 7:20pm on friday and you
will be picking her up at the cargo section in the airport as soon as
she is shipped out i will be getting back to you with the flight
details which you will need in picking her up and also i will like to
know when you will be making the payment because you will be making
the payment through western union money transfer and i will need to
get back to you with the shipping agent payment information which you
will need to make the payment so below mis the food samples on how i
feed her.

laims

Elkunuba and palp so for better feeding the puppy will be accompany
along with her helath document crate and her food saples so you can
know the best way in feeding her.

Thanks

Buyer

Thanks for all the great information! We are ready to pay ASAP, but I was a bit confused though if you are going to give me your account number for me to transfer the money to or if the shipping agent will be contacting us about the payment method. Either way, let me know and I will take care of it right away.

 

I'll make sure to send you updates and pictures through e-mail, that way you can still see your puppy, even though she is with us! I can't imagine how much worry you are filled with trying to find a good home. It is truly scary, some of the things you hear about pet owners these days.

 

One more quick question, will she be coming with a crate? I'd like to make sure we are prepared for her ride home (luckily only about 15 minutes away from the airport!) And thanks for the food samples, that will definitely help!

 

I look forward to everything. Thanks again!

 

--Ashlee

Response from Seller

Thanks for your response i want you to know that am so happy to read back from you and i want you to know that she will be accompany along with her crate and all her health document including the food samples so below is the shipping agent payment information which you will need to make the payment through western union money transfer and as soon as the puppy is shipped out i will be getting back to you with the flight details which you will need to pick her up at the airport.

Reciever's Name----JOHN MATT
Address---------------101 VALLEY CHURCH ROAD
State--------------------LAGOS
City--------------------- IKEJA
Country-----------------NIGERIA
Zip Code----------------23401
Text Question--------IN JESUS NAME
Text Anwser----------I PRAY
So as soon as you make the payment you will be getting back to me with the information below.
(1)Senders Full Name
(2)Senders address
(3)Mtcn#10 digit number issued to you by western union.
Thanks And God Bless


Buyer

Hello this is Ashlee's fiancé,
Can I please get some additional information. Can you please give me the name of the pet transfer company and possibly a website with someone to contact. Is there someone from the Church here in the states that we can contact? You have been very kind and I appreciate all your help.

 

After spending a lot of time doing research there have been a lot of scams using western union money transfers to John Matthew in the same area in Africa. Something just doesn't feel right and I want to cover all my basis.

 

Thank You,

 

Mark

Response from Seller

Thanks for your response i want you to know that i am a man of God and i will never do any thing unGodly because of money the puppy will be shipped out through AAAA cargo on next day delivery and you can reach the shipping agent throug is direct contact number as soon as you make the payment foor more infor:+2348023696705

Buyer

Thank You, I have decided that this entire transaction does not feel right and will have to decline the offer. I hope everything works out and you can find another owner.

 

God Bless,

Mark

 

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Bulldog anyone?

I have been interested in buying a English bulldog, and look in the local newspaper's classified ads on a regular basis.  I noticed a really cute picture of a bulldog puppy and the price was only $450!!!!  I thought it was an unbelievable steal, so I called the phone number listed, and to my disappointment, the number was not a working number.  So i then emailed the seller and asked them more info about the puppy, and this is the email I received back:

 ********

Hello,

Thanks for your interest in my lovely baby. She is still very much available for new home.She is 13 weeks old,She is AKC registered and her shots are given up to date.All her papers will accompany her, But right now i am in africa on a Christain mission with my wife and we have her right here with us.we are going to ship her to you via Express pets delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent ,The Adoption fee is $200 and shipping is $150 and payment should be made through any western union local store arround you.if you are interested in having her, i want you to get back to me with your full name,address,phone number including the nearest airport to you.Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby do not reply me becuase i am only giving her out becuase we dont have time to take care of her again due to the mission work before us here. Await your response.(0112348080789622)

   

 KIM BENSON.
THE MESSIAH BAPTIST HOUSE OF LORD
12,CATHOLIC MISSIONS STREET
ILASAMAJA,LAGOS,NIGERIA

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This is a scam that ran in a local paper in this area of Virginia. I am glad I didn't fall for it. When I sent an email back to ask about the country they were from I got no response. They also sent pictures of a Yorkie.

Original ad that ran in the paper...

Ad : Sparky Weighs A Little Over two Lbs. She is registered. She Has A Pretty Little Face, Has A Nice Coat,And Her Ears Are Up. She Is Homeraised, Has Her Shots And Wormed.Full Of Curiosity. She Can Be Left Quietly On Her Own, But Would Prefer To Explore With A Buddy Or Her Mates,She Has Such A Sweet And Gentle Personality,Will Steal Your Heart!!!!enjoys car rides while sitting in her own pet purse. She loves being held and cuddled and if allowed this little diva will share your pillow with you.Will Grow to Be very healthy when mature. Come with health,registered papers and guarantee

******

Hi ,am certain from your words that you and your family are going to be the perfect host sparky,she will really make a very good pet and give you lots of joy with her personality.her personality will make you fall in love with her in a heartbeat.Me and my family are impressed with you taking Sparky.We usually have a large inflocks of visitors who call around to play with her.Furthermore,we've never had any complain of strange behaviour from our visitors,you will have the best of pet with Sparky.For sure these baby will be bringing much joy and happiness to your family. We would be very happy offering Sparky to you.The baby will get to you in 6hours maximum from time shipped.the baby will leave with West Jet from Douala International Airport ,Much care is been taken on pets while on their way to their destinations and the shipping company guarantee health and live arrival.All arrangements as regards shipment to you is the responsibility of shipment company.We can not say how they go about.But precedence has confirmed that pet finally reach successfully and unpertured.she is ready to be part of your family now.She will be ship and deliver to u as soon as you meet up with our payment requirements.she will come along side all her current health record.i will also need your detail address to proceed with the shipping procedure.attached to this mail are pictures of sparky.shipping and freights fare will cost you 874R.you can get hold of me at 0023777515711,thanks waiting for your reply.

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I saw an ad for a English Bulldog also, and I carried a conversation, for about 3 days through email, with the people, this is the last email she sent me after i said okay I'm interested. Now before this email she stated she was from Louisville KY, here is the email:

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Hi
I and my husband Antonio has accepted you adopt one of our puppie sok.I hope you will provide us with his/her update pictures?.We also hope you will take puppy out for short walks and pictures.I and my husband Antonio are Canadian Red Crosss voluntee workers in victoria cameroon.The climate here is hostile for our puppy and also pets food here are too expensive.

We shall be shipping your puppy from victoria cameroon and it will take only 7 to 9 hours for the puppy to be delivered to you at your door step.I am charging $220 USD including shipping fees and papers.Puppy will come along with their books,toys and also a 1y health guarantee certificate.Our puppy enjoy short walks and ridding in cars ok..Our babies are playful, how soon do you need the puppy ? I will ship via Airfrance ok so if you are ok Get back with the following details.

name.........
country....
state........
city.........
zip code.....
tel...........
nearest airport.

As soon as I have the above details I make Billy's shipping reservation Which of the pups are you interested in ? Thanks

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This all sounded weird and i told her no thanks

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Not just the internet:

"I recently found an ad in my local newspaper regarding the adoption of a English Bulldog.  I replied to this ad by using an e-mail address that was   given. Janet.morgan00@yahoo.com.  Shortly there after I received a e-mail from a George Christian saying that he is a reverend that was sent on a mission in West Africa."

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From a buyer who was ripped off

"I purchased a yorkie pup on line 2 weeks ago. After wiring $300 (that included shipping) I was asked for $170 more for a shipping crate which I sent. Next, while waiting at the airport for my pup, I was contacted saying another $150 was needed for insurance. When confronted with my suspicion of fraud, I never heard from this person again and have not received a refund. It was a hard lesson to learn, and, an embarrassing one. I was warned about this kind of scam, but my nature of trusting people made me proceed. I want to continue with my trust of people, but will never purchase like this on line again!"

 

From Scammer
Hello,
You are a bit late, I just sold the baby you saw on the ads. But you can contact one of my buyers that bought puppies from me. He is Evangelist Chris Cole he just contacted me that he is now in west africa for a missionary work and he went there with the two puppies she recently bought from me. According to him, his commitment with God`s work did not give him the needed time he needs to be with the puppies, also the weather there is so harsh for the puppies health and he needed a caring parent who can adopt the babies back to the state asap.
His parents stands 4.2 inches tall, she weighs 4 ounces. of the shots are currently up to date.
Below is his email address, contact him and request for the puppies he needs a parent for. he will be very happy if he knows you are from me.
Write Evangelist Chris cole on: evangelis_chriscole@yahoo.com

Get back to me when you adopt the babies
Thanks


From : chris cole evangelis_chriscole@yahoo.com
Sent : Tuesday, April 17, 2007 2:57 PM
To : evangelis_chriscole@yahoo.com
Subject : Just got your contact

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Attachment : andy.jpg (< 0.01 MB), kate.jpg (< 0.01 MB)


GOODDAY HOPE,
LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF TO YOU, AM EVANGELIST CHRIS COLE, I BOUGHT SOME PUPPIES FROM A BREEDER, SOME WEEKS BACK FROM THE STATE WHICH I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO KEEP BUT CANT CAUSE I TRAVEL A LOT CAN REALLY COMBAIN MY CHURCH WORK AND KEEPING MY PETS,SO I TOLD BREEDER , WHO SOLD THE DOGS TO ME THAT HE SHOULD PLEASE GET A LOVING PARENT WHO IS WILLING TO ADOPT THE PUPPIES FROM ME, AND HE MAILED ME AND GAVE ME UR EMAIL ADDRESS SO AM MAILING FOR COMFIRMATION IF YOU INTERESTED IN ADOPTING THEM FROM ME.


THEY ARE BOTH 3 MONTH OLD AND ARE IN GOOD HEALTH I JUST NEED SOMEONE TO ADOPT THEM FROM ME CAUSE AM IN WEST AFRICA FOR A MISSIONARY WORK.
GET BACK TO ME IMMEDIATELY SO I KNOW THE NEXT STEP IN TAKING THEM.I WILL BE GIVEN THEM TO YOU FOR FREE DONT WORRY ABOUT THAT JUST PROMISE YOU TAKE PERFECT CARE OF THEM FOR ME BELOW ARE THEIR PICTURES OF THE PUPPIES GET BACK TO IF YOU ARE INTRESTED.

GOD BLESS YOU .
EVANG. CHRIS COLE


--------------------------------(I replied demonstrating GREAT INTEREST)----------------------


From : chris cole evangelis_chriscole@yahoo.com
Sent : Wednesday, April 18, 2007 7:11 AM
To : Sonette
Subject : GOD BLESS YOU

 | | | Inbox


Hello Sonette
Thanks for your interest. First of all, I must thank my living Lord that I found an intending parent for my babies, I also give thanks to the breeder that directed you to me,and I`m giving them out for adoption. They are 2 months 3 weeks currently and akc registered all their shots are up to date. I got relocated to west africa recently and could not take care of the babies anymore. I want a great home for them because they are my real babies.

I never knew i would be transfered to west africa and The weather here is not conducive for them that is why I want to get them out as soon as possible and I will be very happy if you will be one to take them as your babies.I have a male and his name is ANDY while the female name is KATE,they are both very good with kids and love to play alot this is one of their many character, I never wanted to sell them but the weather here in West Africa is not helping matter at all. If you are interested kindly get back to me asap so that the babies can be on their way to their new home as soon as their shipping arrangement is concluded!

And please send to me the information below where the dogs will be shipped to.
name:
address:
country:
zipcode:
private telephone number:
and the closest airport to your home:

with these informations the babies will be shipped to you as soon as you ready.
I also will include you in my daily prayers.
God bless you.
Evan.Chris Cole

 

 ----------------------------------------I sent my address with a false house number--------------


From : chris cole evangelis_chriscole@yahoo.com
Sent : Wednesday, April 18, 2007 2:44 PM
To : Sonette
Subject : RE: GOD BLESS YOU

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Hello Sony
Yes i have being buzy with my bible readings thats why i have'nt be able to get back to you in emails but i have fowarded your contact to the shippers who will ship the babies to you i hope they have contacted you already but if the have'nt i will call them rigth away so that the babies can be there in the next two days. I also will love to visit your family on my way back from my trip and also i will like you to send me previouse pics of the babies so that i can know how they are doing.

GOD BLESS YOU AND THE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
EVANG. CHRIS COLE

---------(I actually received a phone call from a UNAVAILABLE NUMBER and talked to this Chris Cole who was a WOMAN! She has a VERY thick accent and claimed to be glad the puppies were going to a good Christian family and wanted to arrange to meet me when she arrived back in the states-------------------Then this came----------------------------


From : EXPRESS SHIPPERS expressshippers@earthling.net
Sent : Wednesday, April 18, 2007 2:56 PM
To : mrmrsavalos@msn.com
Subject : SHIPPING NOTICE

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Dear, Sonette
Express_Shippers® has received your email address from (Evangelist Chris Cole) to inform you of the Yorkies Puppy you have adopted from him and ship by Express Shippers® ExpressActionSM
Item : Tow Yorkies puppies Male and Female, 3months olds puppies
What's Included : AKC Registration
Current Vaccinations
Veterinarian Examination
Health Guarantee
Certificate Of Health
Shot record
Travel Crate.
Site : www.domesticsale.com

This order is PENDING approval. Most orders are approved within 24 hours of being placed; however, there may be exceptions. Some puppies may be considered high risk because of the puppies cost or description. These types of orders are subject to additional verification and may take longer to approve. You will receive an Order Approved email from us when this puppies has been on transit to your Airport. Below is your contact given to us by the Evangelist.

Name: Sonette
Address: 1234A Sagebrush Terrace, Twentynine Palms, California
Airport : Palm Springs Airport
City: Twentynine Palms
Tell: 757-000-0000 (cellular phone)
Zipcode:CA 92277
Country: USA


WE LOCATED AT:
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Lagos Nigeria 23401
Phone: +234-805-936-3674

NAME FOR WESTERN UNION.
RECEIVERS NAME: Alex Walker
ADDRESS: 65 okotal road lagos nigeria
TEXT QUESTION: God bless?
TEXT ANWSER: usa.

SEND TO US THE FOLLOWING.

SENDERS NAME?
MTCN?
AMMOUNT SENT?

As soon as the payment information is received your item is on there way, then we furnish you with the fligth informations.
Thank you for using Express_Shippers® ExpressActionSM . We look forward serving your online action Express_Shippers® in the future.
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We ship two puppies for the cost of $530 and payment will be made by you via WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER as this is accepted here.

Thanks.
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------------------------------------------(attempted to call the shippers - Does not exist)--(wrote an email to 'Chris Cole' inquiring about the shippers asking me for $530 - the reply was this------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


From : chris cole evangelis_chriscole@yahoo.com
Sent : Thursday, April 19, 2007 5:23 AM
To : Sonette
Subject : Re: puppies are shipped

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Hello Sony
Thanks for your mail i receive an mail aslo from the shipping agents stating that you need to come up with the ammount of $530 to process the shipment . So i will advise you to go ahead and raise them the money, Like you know am here for a missionary i dont have any money with me i would have love to do that the church take care of my need here they have already promise me that the babies are going to be taking care of i also put along there food JO-JO DOG FOOD AND DOG WATER. Do let me know as soon as you are through with them.
GOD BLESS YOU
EVANG. CHRIS COLE

----***I received a phone call from 'Chris Cole' at 5 am the next day - - after hanging up realizing it had all been a scam - I received 5 more calls between the hours of 5 am and 6 30am from 'West Africa'***--------------------------
I sent an email stating:

I am no longer interested in the puppies.
thanks.

---Have not heard an
ything else--------------------------------

 

 

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