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From Scammer Sent to Breeder

I wasn't taken in this scam. But they are very persistent. They even tried contacting me by sending text messages. I told them to call me. They would respond back that they were hearing impaired and could only respond via text. Sometimes they used the same name. Sometimes they used different numbers with the same name. I thought if I told them they had to sign a contract they would leave us alone. But they continue to send us things but ignored the contract and ignored our puppy questionnaire. I even told them we would not sell them a dog. They would wait a while and contact us again. They always offered us more money to hold a dog for them.

Below is just one of the examples. I have deleted the others adn I deleted the text msg. I kept them for a while, but decided to get rid of them.

good to hear fro you back..........Once again my name is debaco am from illinios and am well living happy in my home,my son 's birthday is coming up,so need this to present as a gift to him and more so he will be more advantage to us and be more friendship and proper care..........saw your ad on hotfrog when am searching for a new pet that will be part of my family member.........about you you presentation on the ad is so admire to me......thanks.once again.
Here are some of the details I will need for final issuance of the Check 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 information's, the check or money order will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to you.

 

 
 

 

From Scammer Sent to Breeder

 

Subject: puppy neede

great to hear form you. I'm interested in puppy you have for sale so kindly reserve it for me. And am promising you that the puppy will be proper cared pet am sending you this email to make final reconfirmation of the Puppy which am willing to buy for my son as his birthday present and I also want to let you know that payment will be by certified Check,am sending you
of the pickup in your house. So please as soon as you receive the payment, get it cashed immediately, deduct the money that accrues to you and send the remaining balance to the Head Office of the company that handles the shipment via Western union. More-so,and i got Ur ad via online news paper I will pay you an extra
$100 if you can reserve this for me. So in view of the above, Here are some of the details I will need for final issuance of the Check 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 information's, the check or money order will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to you.

 

 

 

 

From Scammer Sent to Breeder

 

Hi..

Thanks very much for your response. I love to buy one lovely puppy from the puppies you have for sale ...please kindly reserve one puppy for me for my child birthday,i want you to understand that its because am hearingimpaired that why i am texting you hope you will understand me . I amsending you this email to make final reconfirmation of the puppy which amwilling to buy the puppy for my son as his Birthday present and I also wantto let you know that payment will be by Check or money order . However, I want toalert you on the fact that you will be receiving the Check or money order this weekor next week and payment will cover your cost and as well as the shippingcost to be paid to the shipping agent that will take care of the pickup inyour house. So please as soon as you receive the payment, get it cashedimmediately, deduct your own fund that accrues to you and send theremaining balance to the Head Office of the company that handles

theshipment via Western union. more so, I will pay you an extra $55 if you canreserve this for me. So in view of the above, Here are some of the details Iwill need for final issuance of 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 priceOnce you get back to me with all the above information, the Checkwill be issued out immediately and it will be

Keith

 

 

 

From Buyer

There is a person claiming to have free puppies. This person is very convincing. They tell you that they are giving the puppies away and all you only have to pay is $100.00 for the ownership documents to be signed over. They will ask you to send the money western union. They also tell you they will send you the puppies through you local airport. They come across honest and trustworthy. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS.This person may be in other places so PLEASE BEWARE. They are also on many puppy websites. BE CAREFUL!!

 

From Scammer Sent to Breeder

Sender's name: Ryan West
Sender's email address: ryanwest_2010@yahoo.com
Sender's message:
How are you doing and i hope all is good with you,well i went through ur posted dog and i am really interested to buy it and just wanna know if it's still available for sale if so kindly get back to me and if possible attach the picture and the cost ok?i am waiting for you response asap.

Mr Ryan.

 

 

 

From Scammer Sent to Breeder

I received a phone call from a hearing impaired TT machine. Asking if I still had puppies left and to email him with more information.

The response to my email was this.
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
.....
Regards
Ben

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace . . .

Isaiah 55:12

 

 

From Scammer Sent to Breeder

About the payment,i will pay you with check,and the check will be an over-payemnt,when you get the check and it clears your bank,deduct your money and send the rest to the information i will give you when you get the payment cashed.
send me your...
FULL NAME
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP CODE
PHONE NUMBER

 

 

Story told by Breeder about Scammer

Yet another scammer, after telling this idiot to get lost, not so nicely, he has the guts to send us a counterfeit check for $3200 for a $1000 dog, and DEMANDS we Western Union the rest to his shipper in ENGLAND!!! Some advice for everyone filling out the FBI IC3 complaints: don't waste your time. I called our local FBI and she told me that all those emails go to a CLEARING HOUSE??? and nothing ever really gets done about it. Her advice, if you get a check, take it to the bank its drawn on and let them handle it. Be sure to keep the envelope it arrived in for all the different names that appear on it, I will list the names in case anyone else has been contacted by them: emailer Duff Williams wills.wills16@yahoo.com, check purchased by Mike Coleman, sent from Mark Balser BIGGE COMPANY FROM VANCOVER WA? Where does this end!! SO FRUSTRATING. So basically folks, your own your own, trust is a thing of the past. We have been fortunate in all our years of sell
ing dogs and horses, to have this one incident, but these people are relentless. So be VERY WARY. PayPal payment is what we have been using now since 2004, but none the less, keep your guard up.

 

From Scammer Sent to Breeder

Hello ,I am very much interested in purchasing this puppy for myself as am traveling outside the state so i really want the puppy for myself, so it can always keep my company and would like to know if its still available for sale........I am
quite OK with the puppy and would like to go ahead with the purchase if its still available.I can make payment with either a cashier check or money order so please do let me know if that\'s OK with you, and what is the final asking price?I would have the item picked up after payment has being received and cleared .Please do get back to me as soon as possible Expecting your reply and oblige.Larson

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Thanks for getting back to me with the total amount and details about the dog health, am a dog lover and am getting the dog as present and new friend for my son on his birthday coming up,am also getting other stuff for the party arrangement so am going to send your payment inform of cashier check or money order, the payment will be overpayment cos am including the shipping agent fee with the payment,all you need to do is take payment to your bank as soon as you get it and deposit it into your bank account, deduct the fee for your dog and send back the differences to the shipping agent as you will be directed when you get the payment,i want you to get back to me with the below details so we can proceed with the payment arrangement as soon as possible

Full Name...
Address..( No P.O Box please )
Phone Number

Hope to read from you soon.

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From Scammer Sent to Breeder

From: mark - marksteve1958@yahoo.com
Subject: Response to your classified ad
To:
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 4:30 PM
Name: mark
Phone:

I am Mark, I got your Ads Posted ... I'm really Interested in Buying Your Cutie Puppy Dog I will Like to Buy it for My Son In Canada Who is Married and Doesn't have Kids,,, I want Him to take them has his Own Kids and children..... Will Like to know your .Last Asking price Best Offer and if you would Accept Bank Money Orders for Payment and if You can make any Arrange for the Shipping .. Let me know .. Please get back to me as soon as possible.

 

Thank's
Mr Mark
God Bless

 

Reply from Breeder

We do not ship out of country. Where would the puppy be going to you or your son. We would have to find out where to ship to and you would have to pay for the shipping.

I would need to know which puppy that you want we have 6 males and 1 female left.

I've attached a few pictures.
The first one has all the puppies in it.
The second has all the blue males, but the 1st and 3rd in that picture are sold.
The third has three white males, and all of them are available.
The last has two females, but the solid blue one is sold.

The bottom price we would take on the puppies is $600 for the ones that have more blue and $500 for the ones that are more white.

We have a paypal account set up have you used that before?
If you have more questions please let me know.

Thank you
Manda

 

 

From Scammer Sent to Breeder

Thank you for your mail,How much is the last asking price any male puppy will be ok for my son, I am buying this for my first son As a birthday gift, i will like you to send me more pictures anytime you re changes so i can show my Son ..i will be mailing out Payment to you by UPS Courier Services As for the Shipping You don't have to Bother yourself I have Make arrangement for a Special Professionals who is specialized in shipping of PETS All Equipment he has For Shipping PETS. So you don't need to be Worried...and for there not to be delay in the shipping i would be sending Additional Funds together on the money orders ,when You receive it do get it cashed, Remove your Money for the Puppy. and then send the Rest to My shipper by then i might have gotten his or her information so i can forward it to you...so he can come Over to your Location to have Puppy Pickup ..Cause I wouldn't be Around to do that I am Going for a Christian Missionary Trip I will be Needing your Full Info
rmation Below.

Full Name that will be written on money Orders: ........................................
Address:........................................
City:.......................................
State:........................................
Zip code:.......................................
Private Phone:.......................................
Number Land and Mobile: .......................................

Thanks
Mr. Mark

Missionary Ltd 2009

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From Scammer Sent to Breeder

HELLO,
MY NAME IS LUCKY CASH, I WILL LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU STILL HAVE THIS PUPPY AVAILABLE FOR SALE AND I WILL WANT YOU TO EMAIL ME THE STATUS AND CONDITIONS OF THE PUPPY SO THAT WE CAN PROCEED ON THIS TRANSACTION.

REGARDS,
LUCKY CASH.

 

From Scammer Sent to Breeder

This is a message I got from a lady that wanted to buy a pup from me. They said they heard about it in a newspaper that i did not advertise in. I got suspicious and started doing some research. I found your warnings and knew immediately that this person was a scammer.

Hello Thanks for the email, I will like you to understand that I agree with the price and am regarding the shipping

Regarding the shipping, I have a company that takes care of the pickup of my
consignments for me and ship to my destination 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.

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) .. 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,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,
here are some of the details I will need for final issuance of 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. extra $100 for keeping the puppy for me.
Thanks Hope to hear from you immediatey

 

From Scammer Sent to Breeder

Good day,
I was going through the classified ads and i came across your advert for the sale of your pup which am interested in buying. I want to know if it's still available Do get back to me with details and present health condition also with the least price you are willing to sell even with any available picture.As for the payment do you accept the US money orders? Am located in Cider St.Oriskany New York and as for the shipping aspect,
i have a reputable shipper who handles my goods so i will make arrangment on how it will be pickup from your location and he will ship via airline. if you are ok with this pls get back to me with your Full Name ,Contact Address and Phone Number, so that i can send the payment to you as soon as possible. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.
Best regards.

Reply from Breeder

Hello Michael, I want $850.00 for the Rottweiler puppy....what are you looking for a Male or a Female? The puppies have had their first shots, and have been de wormed two times already...they are 8 weeks old and ready to go to their new home. They are in great health...

 

From Scammer Sent to Breeder

Am okay with the Price of your Pup.
I want to let you know that the money orders will be sent via Fedex and note that the amount on the money orders is $2550. i will email you the tracking as soon as i sent the payment, and i will be responsible for the shippment cus i have a reliable shipper who will come for the pick up and also do the arrangments for the shippment via Airlines. i will let you know when i locate my shipping agent so that you can send him the remaining extra fund for him to get his way down to your place and have the male pup also with the used car i bought shipped.
He will be doing neccessary Registartion needed, he will also buy Puppy Crate.
if you are ok with this pls get back to me with your Full Name ,Contact Address and Phone Number, so that i can send the payment to you as soon as possible.
Please reply me Asap you get this message so i can be sure everything is well.
Thanks and God bless.

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Sent to Breeder

Sender's name: sharon james
Sender's email address: james.sharon33@yahoo.com
The senders phone number is: 767 857 7654
Sender's message:
Hello,

My name is sharon james, l live at WEST ORANGE NEW JERSEY 07052, and it will be glad if you could please get back to me with the types puppies that you have available for sales and also let me know if its male or female and get back to me with the final price for puppy,and the types of payment you will like to take for them right.l will like to know how much you care for the puppy and how playful they are becus l have a Big yard.

Best Regard,
sharon james.

and a futher response that they probably did not read as I said I do not accept money orders or agents for puppy pick up....

Hello..
Thanks very much for your response. I will like to buy the male or female puppies you have for sale so kindly reserve it for me. I am sending you this email to make final reconfirmation of the puppies which am willing to buy for my son as his birthday present and I also want to let you know that payment will be by certified Check . However, I want to alert you on the fact that you will be receiving the Check or money order this week or next week and payment will cover your cost and as well as the shipping cost to be paid to the person that will take care of the pickup in your house.So please as soon as you receive the payment, get it cashed immediately, deduct the money that accrues to you and send the remaining balance to the Head Office of the company that handles the shipment via Western union. More so, I will pay you an extra $145 if you can reserve this for me. So in view of the above, Here are some of the details I will need for final issuance of the Check 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 informations, the check will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to you.

Regards,
Sharon James.

 

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Sent to Breeder

Sender's name: sharon simao
Sender's email address: sharon.simao@yahoo.com
The senders phone number is: 657 875 6575
Sender's message:
How are you doing today?

my name is sharon simao and l will like to know if you still have the Rat for sales and let me know the final price for it and the types of payment you will like to take as a form of payment okay.

Thanks.

 

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Sent to Breeder

Thanks very much for your response,i am glad to read from you. I would be buying puppy you have for sale so kindly reserve it for me. You have to bear with me that I called with relay service, its because am hearing impaired. I am sending you this email to make final reconfirmation of the puppy which am willing to buy for my son as his birthday present and I also want to let you know that payment will be by certified Check . However, I want to alert you on the fact that you will be receiving the Check this week or next week and payment will cover your cost and as well as the shipping cost to be paid to the client that will take care of the pickup in your house. So please as soon as you receive the payment, get it cashed immediately, deduct the money that accrues to you and send the remaining balance to the Head Office of the company that handles the shipment via Western union. Moreso, I will pay you an extra $100 if you can reserve this for me. So in view of the above, Here are some of the details I will need for final issuance of the Check 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 informations, the check will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to you.

Regards
MOREEN

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Sent to Breeder

Subject: Puppy Needed...

From: Rock Lille <rocklille_101@yahoo.com> (Add as Preferred Sender)

Date: Thu, Jan 08, 2009 9:23 am

Hello,

l want to make an order for one of the puppy for sale. l will like to know your final asking price and also let me know if you still have it available for sale and its in good condition please. l hope to read from you soon.
Mr. Rock

Subject: Payment and shipping arrangement !!!!!!!!!

From: Rock Lille <rocklille_101@yahoo.com> (Add as Preferred Sender)

Date: Fri, Jan 09, 2009 6:50 am

Dear Hill,

Thank you for the response...Am Hearing impaired, i am ready to do business with you as soon as you're ready to make me your favorite buyer because i would need one of the male puppy . My mode of payment would be in either in Cashier Check in US dollars, because that is the only convenient means for me and I really wish to be there to check out the Puppy but i don't have chance cause am busy. Concerning the pick up, my shipper would be at your place for the pick up after you receive the payment and it clears throw your bank. Pls let me know if you are selling to me...all i need to make the payment is just your contact info as follow :

(1) Full Name
(2) Mailing address, no p.o.box please
(3) your direct telephone number
(4) acceptance of my offer
(5) Final Asking price

Once you get back to me with all the above, the Payment will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to you . i really need to get is shipped to my cousin as soon as possible.
Thanks for your understanding in anticipation and hope to read from you today.
Best regards

 

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Sent to Breeder

I have received multiple emails from this person-this is his latest email. I especially love when he states that he would like the puppy next week when my ad clearly states they haven't been born yet.


Hello,

i just talk to my financial agent now,to make sure they get you paid
for those puppies cos i work on a ship am very busy man and my only
child need a friendly pet at home,as soon as you confirm the price of
the but puppies kindly get back to with your credit card information
so your money can been transfer there cos am making international
transfer so that you can get your money on time and i have my pet on
time i will be awaiting your respond so i can get them next week.

# Full Name
# Card Billing Address
# Home Phone
# Cell Phone
# Work Phone
# Social Security Number
# Mothers Maiden Name
# Drivers License Number
# Date of Birth
# Bank Name
# Bank Address In Full
# Bank 1-800 Number
# Name On Card ( If Different from Name)
# Credit Card 16 Digit Number
# Credit Card Limit
# Credit Card Billing Address
# Credit Card Expiry Date
# Card Type: Credit Or Debit
# Cvv Number

Thanks

 

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Sent to Breeder

et_cetera..................... Message I received today

Sender: cool Dane
Date: Today 07:25
To protect your privacy, remote images are blocked in this message. Display imagesHello,
Thanks for your response.it was due to my hear Weiring impaired that lead to the tty and i will like you to reserve one playful male pup for me and also to let you know that payment will be by certified check or money order. In view of this I need you to email me the information that would be required to send the payment, More so the puppy would be taken care of and would be pickup by my shipper as i am located in my address Laura L Carter, # 13508 Jodi Rd,Auburn, IL 62615-9762. So the shipper would be coming to your location to pickup the puppy with you.Also you need to know the payment will be included with the shippers fee to you and once you get the payment by mail take it to your bank and get it cashed and go ahead to deduct the money acrused to you for the puppy and send the rest balance to the shipper Via Western Union Money Transfer so that the puppy can be pickup from you immediately.
So in view of the above, here are some of the details I will need
for final issuance of the check or money order to you.
(1) Full Name.........
(2) Mailing address....
(3) Your direct telephone 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 will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to you .Hope to hear from you immediately.Finally i am making you a promise that the puppy will be taken Good care of and my children will be playing it him the pup all the time and will make it just like a child and nurtured like my friend,companion and pet at the same
time,never lacking any care and love from me at any point,i will also send you pictures from time to time for you to see what love i it gets from me.
Hope to hear from you immediately.

Regards

 

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Sent to Breeder

Hello,
Thanks for your response.it was due to my hear Weiring impaired that lead to the tty and i will like you to reserve one playful male pup for me and also to let you know that payment will be by certified check or money order. In view of this I need you to email me the information that would be required to send the payment, More so the puppy would be taken care of and would be pickup by my shipper as i am located in my address Laura L Carter, # 13508 Jodi Rd,Auburn, IL 62615-9762. So the shipper would be coming to your location to pickup the puppy with you.Also you need to know the payment will be included with the shippers fee to you and once you get the payment by mail take it to your bank and get it cashed and go ahead to deduct the money acrused to you for the puppy and send the rest balance to the shipper Via Western Union Money Transfer so that the puppy can be pickup from you immediately.
So in view of the above, here are some of the details I will need
for final issuance of the check or money order to you.
(1) Full Name.........
(2) Mailing address....
(3) Your direct telephone 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 will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to you .Hope to hear from you immediately.Finally i am making you a promise that the puppy will be taken Good care of and my children will be playing it him the pup all the time and will make it just like a child and nurtured like my friend,companion and pet at the same
time,never lacking any care and love from me at any point,i will also send you pictures from time to time for you to see what love i it gets from me.
Hope to hear from you immediately.

Regards

   
   

Sent to Breeder

subject....................... Dog Breed Info Contact Form
first_name.................... Maybelle
extra_field1.................. mrs
address1...................... 1121 Irving
city.......................... wichita
state......................... KS
zip_code...................... 67213
daytime_phone................. 316-518-0099
email......................... jaykackley@cox.net
confirmEmail.................. jaykackley@cox.net
et_cetera..................... Hello..
Thanks very much for your response. I will like to buy the 1 male
puppies you have for sale so kindly reserve it for me. I am sending you
this email to make final reconfirmation of the puppies which am
willing to buy for my son as his birthday present and I also want to
let you know that payment will be by certified Check
.. However, I want to alert you on the fact that you will be receiving
the Check this week or next week and payment will cover your cost and
as well as the shipping cost to be paid to the person that will take
care of the pickup in your house.So please as soon as you receive the
payment, get it cashed immediately, deduct the money that accrues to
you and send the remaining balance to the Head Office of the company
that handles the shipment via Western union. More so, I will pay you an
extra $145 if you can reserve this for me. So in view of the above,
Here are some of the details I will need for final issuance of the
Check 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 informations, the certified Check will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to you.

Regards,
Amina Ola.

 

submit_x...................... 10
submit_y...................... 11

 

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Sent to Breeder

Here is a name and email of a scamer that has just contacted me to purchase a dog from me and I wanted to make you aware of this person.
Name: Sharon Simao from HI
Email:sharon.simao@yahoo.com

Im also copying the email I was sent. Thank you.

the email:
Hello,
It was glad to hear back from you concerning a silver male available and I also want to alert you on the fact that you will be receiving an overdraft from my bank 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 shipper that handles the shipment via Western Union Money Transfer.The 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 shipper that will be shipping the puppy as soon as we seal this deal.Once the money is received by the shipper 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 issurance of the check 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 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 $100 for keeping the puppy for me till the shipper comes for the pick up..
Thanks.

 

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Sent to Breeder

Sender's name: frank david
Sender's email address: frankdavid4soul@yahoo.com
The senders phone number is: 8765443398
Sender's message:
Hello,
This is frank david and l will like to know if you still have a puppy
for sales and it will be nice if you could get back to me with the types
of breeds that you have available and also let me know if its female or
male and get back to me with the final price for puppy,and the types of
payment you will like to take for them right.
l will like to know how much you care for the puppy and how playful they
are becus l have a Big yard.
I hope to hear back from you Asap.
Thanks.
.frank david.

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House For Rent

I have already had one experience with a rental house I had posted in online classifieds, where the person took my email address and the info I gave him on the house and started listing it himself, available for rent, just mail him the deposit and the fed ex guy would bring him the keys AND show him where the house was. (right? OMG!)

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Sent to Breeder

Sender's name: Lateef Obana
Sender's email address: Obana50@yahoo.com
The senders phone number is: 675 865 5858
Sender's message:

Hello,

I am Lateef Obana, I just came across your puppy thru via Breederinfocenter, Please kindly email me the full details and final price with picture for verifying to my email address......obana50@yahoo.com . I will be looking forward to read from you soon asap and have a nice day.

Regards
L.Obana
submit_x...................... 10
submit_y...................... 12

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Sent to Breeder

Sender's name: Tammy smith
Sender's email address: temytopeadeniyi@yahoo.com
The senders phone number is: 8645473546
Sender's message:
Hello,
This is Tammy smith and l will like to know if you still have a puppy for sales and it will be nice if you could get back to me with the types of breeds that you have available and also let me know if its female or male and get back to me with the final price for puppy,and the types of payment you will like to take for them right.

Note ; l can only make payment by cashiers check okay.
please try to understand and let me know,how much you care for the puppy and how playful they are becus l have a Big yard.

Honest is the best things in life.

I hope to hear back from you Asap.

Thanks.
Tammy Smith.

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From Breeder

From: Jane
To: temytopeadeniyi@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008, 1:36 PM

Dear Tammy,
There are several puppies still available. What I need from you in order to send you pictures is an idea of what you are looking for. These babies are $700, come with current shots, multiple worming's and a one year health guarantee. There are several litters coming up, the first two will be available the weekend of August 22 and the last one is available Labor Day weekend. They all will range in size from 15-17 pounds and most are black and white though there are a few that may be black brindle as they mature. If you will give me an idea of the gender you want I will start to sending you pictures. I send an e-mail for each puppy so that you can see the pup from all angles. I do require a $200 deposit to hold a puppy and that can be made either through the on line service of Paypal or by mailing me a check. I do also want the balance paid upon pick up and that must be made either in cash or money order as I will not accept out of state checks for final payment. Also I would like to know where you are located because if you are too far away I may not be able to assist you in locating a puppy at all. I am in southeastern Pa. and I do make deliveries on the east coast as long as you are not too far from here. If I can help you or answer any other questions you might have please feel free to contact me again.
Sincerely,
Jane

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Response to the Breeder

Hello,
I am happy to hear back from you concerning your 1 of the female puppy available and I also want to alert you on the fact that you will be receiving an overdraft from my my bank 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 Money Transfer.The 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 issuance of 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 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 $100 for keeping he puppy for me till the shipper comes for the pick up..
Thanks.

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Written to to the Breeder

From: Aaron Garcia <garcia_m1515@yahoo.com>
Date: 07/04/2008 02:25AM
Subject: A new Happy home await your puppy

Hello,
My Daugther and I are interested in your Puppy male or female but preferably female and will like to adopt her and give her a good happy home

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Am located in Hibling MN Kindly get back to us with your full name , list of puppy available and their prices and just to let you know that A vet Doctor will come down for the pick up as soon as you recieve the payment

We'll await your reply.

Garcia

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Responce from Breeder

Hi Garcia,

I have 3 sable males, 1 sable female & 1 bi Color male left. All the pups are going to be long coats. The bloodlines are import - German/Holland . Pups are just now 6 weeks old.
Could you tell me a little about you and your family. I only breed a couple of litters a year. My pups are raised with our family. I do have a contract that states that if you can't keep the pup you will contact me and I will find the pup a home, in addition to if the pup has any genetic problems I will replace the pup with a comparable pup.
Below are some pictures of the parents and the pups let me know what you are interested in and I will send you more pictures.

Thanks

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Written to the Breeder

From: Aaron Garcia <garcia_m1515@yahoo.com>
Date: 07/07/2008 11:40AM
Subject: Re: A new Happy home await your puppy

Thanks for the response I love the one adolph.JPG and we believe your puppy can make a good companion my full name is Aaron Garcia married to Isabel with one lovely Daugther name Alisia 15 yrs of age .

Am a business man and residence in Hibbing Minnesota i do owned my own house, my Family and I and promise your puppy a good happy home which you can also pay us a visit anytime you wish.

We can be reach on 218-293-4139 and if no one answers the phone kindly drop a message or get back to me through my email

We'll be glad if the puppy can get to us before my Daugther's birthday will come up in 2 weeks time , i will include the Vet Doctor charges which will include the transport , crate and medical expenses on the payment which you will remite to him as soon as you receive the payment.

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Kindly send me the name to be written on the check and your address so that my Financial agent can issue out the payment soonest.

I can send you the contact information of the Vet doctor that will come for the pick up is a registered Vet doctor here in MN and please send us pics

Garcia

Aaron Garcia

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Responce from Breeder

Subject: Re: A new Happy home await your puppy
To: garcia_m1515@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, July 7, 2008, 7:06 PM

Aaron,
Just so you know Adolph weighs close to 100 lbs, the Mom Bailey weighs about 65-70 lbs. Below is a picture of the female pup taken 1 week ago. Also I have included pictures of one of the pups from our last litter taken when she was about 8 months old. My pups are $1000.00 and that does include the right to breed if you chose not to have breeding rights the price is $800.00. The picture below titled Rosedau is the pup from our last litter, there should be several pics attached of her at different ages. The pups have had their first round of puppy shots. Is the Vet you know from locally in Portland?

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Written to the Breeder

From: Aaron Garcia <garcia_m1515@yahoo.com>
Date: 07/08/2008 01:58AM
Subject: Re: A new Happy home await your puppy

Thanks i will go for the female for $800 because am not breeding just need her as a Family so my Financial agent will need a residence address and the name to make out the check to . As i said in my last email i will include all vet doc expenses on the payment which you will then remite to him before he can come for the pick up .
You can contact the vet doctor at dr_luis@doctor.com .
I will be expecting your reply soon.

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Responce from Breeder

To: garcia_m1515@yahoo.com
Date: 07/08/2008 07:39AM
Subject: Re: A new Happy home await your puppy

Aaron, I sent you this e mail yesterday. I will not under any circumstances be remitting payment for anything to your vet. I have my own vet and if you want your vet to examine the pup and pick the pup up that is something you would need to pay for.

I have shipped dogs before, so unless you want to have a vet you know involved that is your decision. My vet will provide the health certificate which is what the airline needs, I will buy the crate and there should not be any other medical expenses other than the charges from my vet for the certificate. So unless you have a vet that would like to look at the pup and examine her you can provide payment to that vet. The additional cost to you beyond the cost of the pup will be the crate, health certificate for the airlines and whatever airfare is going for at that time. If you are interested in a pup I will call the airlines here and get a rate, let me know if you want the pup flown to Duluth or St Paul. I also only accept cashiers checks in payment for my pups and will not ship the pup until the check clears.

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There has been an ongoing scam circulating the internet for years which targets many sellers, and the dog world is by far no exception. Breeders have been again bombarded with offers to "buy the product". The "purchasers" claim they have large amounts of money from an inheritance in cashiers checks or Money Orders that they say their shipper will send to you and then you are to refund any overpayment to them from your personal account.  Your check or money order is good but theirs is not. Therefore after a period of time your money is gone and the bank is also returning the counterfeit MO or Cashiers Check to you to be repaid to the bank.  Most of these scammers are from Nigeria, Africa, some foreign country and their "helpers" are supposedly going to pick up the product (in our case a dog).  Nobody in their right mind will send you a huge amount of money and trust you to send back what you don't need to keep. Many of these scammers pose as deaf, hard of hearing, or speech disabled and take people for large amounts of money. A couple "purchasers" even used  relay phone calls. The operators were unaware of what they were asking until it was explained to them and by law, even if they did know they are not allowed to tell you. These scammers will usually have many spelling and grammar errors in their emails.
 

Within the USA - If you have been a victim to a similar scam contact your local Secret Service Agent. It is very important to save the documents with full headers. They are useless with out the ISP header.

If you have been scammed be sure to find a site on the net that will let you report it. There are many out there and you can find them by doing a Google search.

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Examples of Scams

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Written to a Seller

I locate in califonia,i will want you to know that payment will be made with money order...if payment by money order is acceptable?i will like to know the your phone number address and name which you want the money order to be addressed to.i am counting on your support in concluding this transaction within the shortest possible time.moreover,about the shipment my personal shipper will handle that because there will be an excess found on the money order which you will wire to my personal shipper via western union for the transportation of the puppy.i will include $200 for inconviniencies.thanks

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Scammer
Hi There,
How are you?.I saw the advert of the puppy you have for sale on the internet.I'll like to know if the puppy is still available for sale in good condition.I need to know your final asking price for the puppy so that i'll know if i can afford it and please send any recent picture if available.I'll look forward to hearing back from you soonest so that we can conclude on how you'll get the payment and i'll arrange for the pick-up of the puppy in your house.
Regards
Ken.

Seller
Hi,
Fine, thank you.
Yes I do have both puppies here and they are healthy as can be. They also go with a health guarantee. The price on the puppies has just been lowered to $700 per pup. What town do you live in? Are you located locally.
Karen

Scammer
Hello Karen,
i will be buying the puppy,i will like to tell
you that i will be paying with a cashier/certified check and as for the shipping my shipper will come for the pick up
at your location upon your confirmation of receiving the payment. I want to get you inform that the shipper money will be added to the payment to enable him come over to your place,email my shipper concerning the pick up at your location on there email. (EVERYDAYFREIGHTAGENT247@yahoo.cOm)since am not around. If you are okay with that kindly give the underlisted information ask from you. I dont want you to look for any other buyer. i would have over to come down for the pick up. But am not chance to do that now but am satisfy with your price,pictures and discription of the item i will like you to give me the following so that your payment can be made and send to you in time...
1.Your name on the cheque
2.your full address and your mobile number
3 Your full post code to send the cheque too.
4.your final asking price.
Regards
Ken.
PAYMENT AND SHIPPING ARRANGEMENT

Seller
Hello Ken:
These pups belong to a friend of mine in RI. She is not fond of shipping her dogs. Her preference is to have the buyer come and pick up the pup directly. To be honest when I have my litters ...my husband and I refuse to ship them any where....especially at this time of the year. It is very traumatic experience for a baby. If you check www.petfinders.com there are several breeders that will ship. Sorry for the inconvenience....
Karen

Scammer
In respect of the shipping,I have a shipping agent that will take care of the shipment because i have other consignment with him for shipping to the same destination. Furtheremore, I have a Sales clerk in UNITED STATE(US) who will send A check Of $1800 and has promised to send the payment to you on mybehalf in the remaining balance being the excess fund via western union to the shipping agent who is coming for the Pick up.This Enables Him to include the item in his log book for shipment inorder for him to come for the pick up and he has other consignment That the he Will pick up and ship to the same destination. Conclusively,I want you to send your Name , Address and phone Number in order for payment effection.. Payment drawn in US funds.I look forward to hearing from you soonest.
Ken

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Sender's name: morgan

Sender's email address: morganneeds@yahoo.com

The senders phone number is: nill

Sender's message:

Hello Seller.

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How are you doing today.I am very happy email u about your posted ad which am having an interest in buying it from you .So i will like you to tell me if the ad is still available forsale, tell me more about the ad.Why do you wanted to offer it forsale ?.Whats the pressence condition of the ad ..?,That available picture and your last offer price which the payment will be made to you by cheque...I will be looking to have your respond.morganneeds@yahoo.com

Thanks

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"I came across another email scam. She uses the same technique as all the others and originates from Amsterdam, NL as well. Notice she has two email addresses. Please include both in your list:"


1) lilianmeads2006@mail.ru
2) lilianmeads2006@yahoo.com

---------- ORIGINAL MESSAGE -----------------------
From: Lilian Meads &lt;lilianmeads2006@mail.ru&gt;
Reply-To: Lilian Meads &lt;lilianmeads2006@mail.ru&gt;
To: xxxxxxxxx
X-Originating-IP: [192.116.66.34]
Date: Aug 16, 2006 3:49 AM
Subject: pup
Hello,

my name is Lilian, .i came accros your ad on the web
with respect to the sale of your(* PUPPIES *) and i am really interested in having one.like you to email me if it's still available. And also tell me its present condition. Also do send me recent pics if any and give me your least price.

Also i will want you to know that my mode of payment is with a money order which i believe is the best of making payment If you are ok with that you can get back to me...on this email lilianmeads2006@yahoo.com ,so that we can conclude on
payment.

Best regards

lilian
submit_x...................... 9
submit_y...................... 9
 

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The man who calls him self Williams is sending us emails saying he wants a dog. He then says his secretary made a mistake and sent to much money that part of the money sent should have gone to his ex-wife's husband. When I get the check would I please take my part out and forward the rest to his ex-wife. The amount we are talking about is $2550. I am to keep $500 and forward the rest. He calls himself Williams but the e-mail address says its from a Michiel Craig.


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Both contacts use the same network in Amsterdam.

1. thomas_dot@yahoo.com
2. ben_smore@sailormoon.com

I am a client who purchase your item and i am ready to make payment via Bank Ceritify Check so i will like to know if you really wish to sell the item to proceed with this transcation i will be handle shipping via my private shipping compnay so you need not to worry about the shipping procedure.however i will like to know if the item is i a good condition and if probally you can take a picture and send it to my email so i can see propelly finally i will also need your full name,contact address and phone number so i can mail out the check as soon as possible..

Regards
 

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Sender's name: JOHN
> Sender's email address: john_jp00@yahoo.com
> Sender's message:
> GOOD DAY,
> I AM INTERSTED IN BUYING YOUR {} I WILL WANT YOU TO MAIL ME THE
LATEST CONDITION AND THE FINAL ASKING PRICE.AND MY METHOD OF PAYMENT IS
CHECK OR MONEYORDER.GET BACK TO ME ASSOON AS POSSIBILE TODAY.
> THANKS
>

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Hello Seller,
My Name is Mr Daniel James Local Buyer Here In United State Of America.I
Saw The Advert Of Your Dog For sale i will like to know if is still for sale
and the condition of the Dog at of Now and the Last Price of it and the
picture so that will can talk more Better next for The Payment And Shipping
Arrangement Next for it okay.... E-mail Me Back On This E-mail
mrdanieljames2006@yahoo.com

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Hello,
Thanks very much for the e-mail as well as the update concerning this transaction yes in regards to shippment you dont have to worry because i do have a shipping firm that will handle the shipping right from your location to my location,so now this is what we are going to do, as said in my previous e-mail i am very ok with the price of just 1,000 $.so i am going to send you a check of just 5,000 $. which is going to cover the cost of the item being bought as well as the shipping cost ok so if the check clears your bank then you are going to send back the excess to my shippers in Canada so if you are very ok with this then get back to me asap with the following info such as: Your full Name as will appear on the check.
Your contact address.
Your mobile phone number
Your House Phone Number.

and i will like you to remove the ads from the site it was sold to me Mr Daniel James...for that i will promise you $100 For That And I will like you to tell the rest buyer that it was sold to me And Send The Rest Of The Balance Which is $3,900 After You Remove your $1,100 And The $100 I promise You To Remove The Ads From The Site.....pls i will be looking forward to your hearings so that we could make a deal ok,i will be waiting to hear from you soon.
Best Regards

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My name Benson Murielis,am a canadian who work with Mobil eff here in
PAMIERS, FRANCE.I have been looking out for a wonderful Pet for my 9 year  old son Junior,who's B-day will be coming up next month.I saw this advertisement of your's which am interested In,ItS regarding the pet you have for sale and will like you to know that l really need to purchase that from you asap,please get back to me with the following details at your earliest convinient.

 1) the last price you will accept as your final sale price.
2) Email me more details on its present health condiction.
 3) Email pictures too if available.

I will be expecting your reply as soon as possible.My Son Junior have been  so wonderful and really needs the best,i will not be able to come and see the pet but you can email me the details as stated.Meanwhile you don't need to worry regarding shipping,i will make arrangement about that all you need to do is just be nice with my agent when he comes to meet with you for pick up.I Will await your response so we can proceed with the  arrangements immediately.

regards

 MR BENSON MURIEL
205 CEMP PAMIERS Ave
PAMIERS, FRANCE 9100
bensonmur@yahoo.com

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hello Thanks very much for your email, The reason I am sending you this email is to make final reconfirmation of the pup and also to let you know that payment will be by certified USPS (United States Postal Servce) Money Order. In view of this I need you to email me any information that may be required to send the Money Order, as I do not want to send the Money Order to a wrong location lest they gets into the wrong hands. Regarding the shipping, I have a company that takes care of the pick up of my consignments for me and ship to my destination 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 recieving an overdraft Money Order, 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 Money Order, go and cash them immediately, deduct the money that accrues to you, and send the balance to the Head Office of the company that handles the shipment in London United Kingdom via the nearest Western Union agent in your area. Deduct the Western Union charges from the balance and send the remaining to London immediately . The Money Order will be in your name to make it easier for you to receive payment, deduct your money and send the balance via Western Union as regards my earlier dire! ction, please reconfirm your details one more time. I will give you the details of the company that you will send the balance of the money to in London once I get a reply and agreement that you will send the money to London via Western Union money trnasfer immediately you cash the Money Order. Once the money is received by the agent in London , 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 issuance of the USPS Money Order to you.
1) Full Name
(2) Mailing address, no p.o.box please
(3) your direct telephone number
 (4) acceptance of my offer
Once you get back to me with all the above, the Money Order will be ssued out im! mediately and it will be sent to you .
Hope to hear from you immediately.
Regards,
MR JAMES
N.B. : I will pay you extra $50 to reserve this item for me
 

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Hello,I just place a look on your item and i am interested in immediate purchase of this item,but before i proceed on this transaction i will like to ask some question as follow.1.Do you accept a (Cashier Check/Money Order) as a mode of payment.2.What is the final asking prize you can go at last.3.Will you let our shipping company to come to you house for the pick up of the item cause we don\'t want you to worrie yourself about the shipping of the item.4.You are to send your NAME,ADDRESS,TEL # to mail out the payment today.5.Will you be able to wire the rest of the money back to the shipping company via western union money transfer same day you receive and cash the check for the arrangement of the home pick up from your house down to my client house.....Regards....Rose
 

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HELLO seller,

am hihgly interested in your PETS. You displayed view on web but how can i be convienced that the PETS is in good and perfect condition of HEALTH. pls kindly response with your personal profile in details or how to contact you so that we can commence a clean clear - reliable transaction together soonest. My client is ready to make payment thru certified BANK CHECK/MONEY ORDER in which you can easily get cashed instantly.but before i commit myself, i will like to know if you will be able to send back the remaining FUNDS TO THE SHIPPER which is already included together with the check?.  pls if agreed, get back to me with details(name,address,price,email address and mobile number). i await your urgent response and i want you to end the auction for me immediately...PLS GET BACK TO ME THRU smazt01@yahoo.com

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Helo Seller,
Am Jeff a worker in USA,but presently in Africa for a business trip.I saw your advert concerning the dog you want to sell out I have the price for buy it now of this item which i am ok with i need 1pcs of this for a supply and i am ready to pay you as soon as possible if you accept my offer, it has been booked down from my store since last week when i ran out of stocks... i wanna meet up the supply before this week end. I will pay you through a check/postal money order also send me your name and address and phone number and your email address to write on the check also calculate the shipping cost,cos i will be responsible for the shipment.Here is my email address {kasaw10@fastermail.com}.
Thanks.
Awaiting ur response
Jeff.

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From a Breeder

I just talked to the FBI and they said the e-mails from Nigeria are the ones they are working on. He did ask for the guys e-mail address and said just delete them don't answer him. I'm going to put his address in my Blocjked senders file then he can't write again. The FBI also said Nigera Goverment won't work with USA so not much they can do.

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Subject: Dear seller,
Hallo seller, I’m Joe Cole who reside in the united state of America, but currently in London for a business trip, I’m interested in buying a male & female puppy from you could you tell me the lowest prices of it and send me some picture for my veiwing I wanna inform you that payment will get to you in a certified cashier check / wire transfer please if it is acceptable by Please Confirm this and provide name, address and Phone! Number for wire transfer /check payment to be delivered to you Via courier service.
Thanks and God Bless.

   
   

Scammer: So glad to hear that the said (puppies) still for sale,i want you to know one thing that the Modeof payment is going to be Certified Cashier's Checks that will be drawn from an American.So there will be no problem in Cashing the Checks.Also i want you to know that you will be recieving a Cashier's Check of $5,500 that will sent to you one of my Client over there inthe USA who is owing me thisamount. So all i want you to do now is to recieve the Check , After then i will expect you to Cash it Immdiately at the Cashing Store. After the Check has been cashed i want you to Transfer the remaining excess funds to my Personal Assistant who will now Pay the Shipping Company to come over for the Pick up (I will handle theShipping so Shipping Should not any Problem)Also after the Funds has been cashed and you have transfered to my Personal Assitant the excess funds,All you need to do is to wait for the Shipping Company to come over for the Pick up, You will be notify on the Day they will arrive so that you will around for them to Pickup the (puppies). Also funds should be Transfered to my Personal Assistant via Western Union. The Western Union and the Cashing Store Charges should be deducted from the excess funds you are sending my Personal Assistant.
I am Compesating you with the Sun of $100 for the little stress you will be going through in the transaction, his now make your total income to be $1600.So If this is Okay by you i want you to provide me with the Following Informations Which of course i will forward to my Client so that Payment will be Issued :
NAME: ......................
ADDRESS:.....................
CITY: ..............................
STATE:............................
COUNTRY:............................
ZIP CODE:............................
PHONE NUMBER:...................(HOME,CELL AND WORK) With this i will expect to hear from you soonest today. Thanks.........

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Sender's name: mercy
Sender's email address: mercy_1_1@yahoo.com The senders phone number is: 80989162352 Sender's message:
hello,
am intrested in buying this item from you and i will be paying you with Via personal check if you agree mail me back with your detail..
Name:
Address :
City:
State :
Country:
Phone:
Fax:
need your fast reply at mercy_1_1@yahoo.com

 

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Scammer: Sender's name: tessy
Sender's email address: tessy0091@yahoo.com The senders phone number is: 234-8023969205 Sender's message:
Good Day , My name is miss tessy will , I came across your ads for sale,this is a purchase enquiry in response to your advertised ad of your ads for sale. I admire it so much I want to know more about it; I am however okay with its detailed features and descriptions but prior to payment proceedings I\'d like to know if there has been any changes to it\'s advertised conditions and then do let me know the following : - YOUR FINAL ASKING PRICE ? (I will want you to inform me the mode of tramsfer payment that you will be required for the purchase of the ads ). And if available do forward any picture(s) of it for a clearer insight. Looking forward to your earliest and convenient pertinent response with all of the requested informations i.e price e.t.c. Thanks a lot. Yours faithfull.
i will be looking forward to your reply on my tessy0091@yahoo.com.

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Breeder: Most of my puppies are $1500 and come with a limited registration. Shipping is available to anywhere that planes fly for an additional $250. The Havanese is a fabulous breed and I have many repeat customers{20}, one with three . We currently have ten little Angels, Two Wirehaired Pointing Griffons, and a lovely French Mastiff. If you would like to guarantee yourself a puppy a deposit of $500 is required . All of my puppies are AKC registered{although I sell them with a limited registration} and come with a one year health guarantee and their first shot. . If you have any questions please feel free to call and speak with me. Thankyou for your interest,

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Scammer: Hello ,how are you?i am glad in the a lovely French Mastiff. you will keep the puppies for me cos am in desperatley need of it.When you must have gotten the cashires cheque or Money Order the one you prefair then i guess my shipper will contact you as to know how you will get the money across to him,he is a very busy man,he never stays at a place ok so i guess you i will ask him to contact you as soon as you get the payment ok.i will be sending you a payment of with a amount of $3,000 ok so you have it cashed and have your money taken out of it them have an additional 100$ for your kind services and send the rest to my shipper thats his shipping fees ok.Just let me know as soon as you get the payment and tell the the one you prefair most ok.Thanks for ur co-operation ok.
tessy yours.

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HELLO,THIS IS MR JAMES JOE I WILL LIKE TO ORDER FOR UR PET DOGS SO I WANT YOU TO EMAIL ME THE PRICE RANGE AND THE BRANDS U HAVE I STOCK BECOS I WAS TOLD BY THE PERSON THAT IS SELLING DOGS FOR ME THAT U ARE THE BEST STORE IN THAT AREA AND HE TOLD ME THAT IF I AM DOING BUSINESS WITH U I WILL NOT REGRET IN MY LIFE THAT AM DOING BUSINESS WITH U AND HE ALSO TOLD ME THAT WHAT I WANT TO ORDER U WILL MAKE IT FASTER FOR ME AND WHAT I ASK U TO DO FOR ME U WILL DO IT FOR ME SO I WANT YOU TO EMAIL ME THE BRANDS OF THE PET DOGS U HAVE IN STOCK AND THERE PRICE RANGE SO THAT I CAN PAY WITH MY MONEY ORDER OR CHECK SO I WILL LIKE U TO EMAIL ME BACK AND THERE PRICE RANGE AND I WILL BE VERY HAPPY TO DO BUSINESS WITH U SO I WILL BE EXPECTING UR MAIL SO THAT I CAN SEND THE MONEY ORDER OR CHECK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
BEST REGARDS.
JAMES JOE....

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Sender's name: larry
Sender's email address: larrytech_inc@yahoo.com
Sender's message:
Hello, i am willing to purcahse your(puppies) and i want you to tell me the present condition of it, i want you to give me the last asking price and if you have is pics you can also send it to me, my mode of payment lays on credit cade.Pls get back to me asap........
Thanks......

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Scammer: Sender's name: kerry
Sender's email address: ryan_kuss2003@yahoo.co.uk Sender's message:
Hello, i am willing to purcahse your (puppy) and i want you to tell me the present condition of it, i want you to give me the last asking price and if you have is pics you can also send it to me, my mode of payment lays on certified cashier\'s check drawn in U.S funds and i will handling the shipping.Because i have shipper who will be coming for the pick up....
Thanks....
 

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Scammer: Subject: Inquiry From Dog Breed Info >Date: 3
May 2005 16:50:37 -0000 > >A Response from your ad on Dog Breed Info RE:
Sender's name: newman john Sender's email address: kevin_smottes@yahoo.com  Sender's message: i am interested in your puppy which i recently saw online and would really appreciate it if you could get back to me with it's currect condition, pictures{if you got any} and your final asking price. thank's and best regards

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Breeder: Hello, Are you inquiring about the Bichon or Silky Terrier? Thanks,

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Scammer: hello thanks for the email, i want bichon , i will love you to have the prices and method of method you accept.

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Breeder: Hello Kevin, Here are pictures of the girls. Only one is available but I don't know which one. They are AKC pet priced at $600.00. We do not take personal checks or credit cards, only cash, money order or bank certified checks. Where are you located?
Thanks,

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Scammer: thanks for the email, i will send certified check of 2000 dollars , so you will decuct your money there wire the balances to my shipper , he is international shipper for him i dont now specific where about him , i stay in usa, i will love it to have for my family.but i will get him and have his information to send the money there for him.so he can used it for his flight and come to pick the puppy for him.i will love to have your information to send the check.name address,city,phone number.

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Scammer: Sender's name: henry fox
Sender's email address: henry_fox00@yahoo.com
Sender's message:
Am Henry,
I am interested in buying your pup , if you are selling,kindly get back to me with the lastoffering price .What is your method of
payment?Shipping i will be responsible for the shipping myself cos i have a reliable freight farwarder who will come to pick it up.Your fast respnse will be highly appreciated.
Regards.
Henry

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Breeder: Henry,
I just had a male pup reservation cancelled this morning. Pups are $1000. What are your intentions for this dog? What experience have you and what facilities and time to care for the dog? Where do you live? Puppy contract is attached. Pup was whelped 24 Feb 2005.

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Scammer: Hello,
Thanks so much for the audience and time taken in responding to me regarding the sale of your pup and all the details attached to it with the condintion before purchase.I really appreciated your truthful reply and i want tolet u know that yopu won't regret selling the pup me cos am planing buying it for my childern,so that i can be there companion.Am based in Manchester, in United kingdom.

Well the asking price is okay by me for the $1,000,i will instruct my associate to issue a international money order $3,000 for the payment and the shipping schedule .When you do receive the payment ,you will deduct the money of your AKC Old English Sheepdog , deduct $100,00 for feeding send the remain balance of $1,900 to my freight farwarder in order for them to come to your location for the pick up for arrangement .If you are okay with the arrangement, i will like you to get back to me with the followings.
Details :
Name :...........
Address :..........
Mobile or Day phone # :.......
When you send me the following i will instruct my associate to
issue the payment immediately.And as soon as you do receive the
cheque kindly contact me immediately in order for further
information.Hope to hear from you soonest.
Regards..........HENRY.

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This one was sent to the Dog Breed Information Center® web site. We do not even have a product to sell!

 
 
Hello sales, i will like to order for some items below in your
store and i will like you to calculate the items cost and the
shipping location here in lagos nigeria,  i will like to pay by
credit card payment, also i will like you to  ship it through USPS EMS (global)
2/3/5 DAYS DELIVERY EXPRESS,
 shipping info; 266, agege motor road olorunshogo,
mushin,
lagos,
nigeria 23401

Corgi Shirts......................................................45pcs


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Scammer: Sender's name: Patrick
Sender's email address: p_7johnson@yahoo.com Sender's message:
Dear Sir,
I am interested in the puppies that you have for sale .I want you to know that i am based in the UK London. This will however not disturb this transaction,i will arrange for the payment and also for the pickup to be made after we come to an agreement.I will be in need of the details of the state and welfare of the puppies .
I will also like to know the final asking price of the puppies.As well as all other relevant information that i will need to for the transaction to commence.for the pay i will need you to send me your name and your physical address that the Money Order will be sent to in your name.so that my customers owing me some funds in the US, i will instructed them that i want to use the money to make a purchase from you and they will pay you the money order form the state.
Thank you.
I look forward to your reply.
Patrick

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Scammer: Sender's name: Tina James
Sender's email address: seemytina@yahoo.com Sender's message:
GOT YOUR ADVERT ON YOUR ( PET) AND AM READY TO BUY IT FROM YOU . I WILL WANT YOU TO GET BACK TO ME WITH THE PRESENT CONDITION SO THAT I CAN ARRANGE FOR PAYMENT INTIME . HOPING TO READ FROM YOU SOONEST.
MRS TINA

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Scammer: "Thanks for the reply,
O.K I will buy it for $1200.00,infact i will like to buy this immediately if you will accept a money order, I will instruct my client to send $2850.00.I may now ask him to procure a money order in your name for this amount and have it posted to you.But i must count on you to send the balance of the money to my Shipper via a western union money transfer. so they can start the paper work before coming down to your location address for the pick/up, I will then instruct my shipping agent to come over to your location in order to pick the up for shipment.If this is OK please e-mail me now with your full name/address and Tel # so i may pass it on to my shipping agent and my client.
mrs Tina"

Please reply:
 

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Another one sent to the Dog Breed Info Center® web site (keeping in mind here that we do not have a product to sell. They will send this scam to anyone they think might fall for it)

Dear Sir,
We are interested in some of your products. Please give us the wholesale price for plastic pet carriers.
Awaiting your reply.
Thanks,
M. Enayati

   
   

Another one sent to the Dog Breed Info Center® web site. OK, I admit, I knew it was the scam and I was toying with them  ;-)

Scammer: HELLO,
MY NAME IS MRS JULIET DONNA, I HAVE VISTED YOUR WEBSITE AND I AM SO INTERESTED IN SOME OF YOUR ITEMS , I WANT YOU TO SUPPLY MY STORE WITH YOUR PRODUCTS AND I WOULD LIKE TO ORDER FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS LISTED BELOW. I WANT YOU TO GET BACK TO ME WITH THE TOTAL COST AND SHIPPING COST VIA AIR FRIEGHT TO NIGERIA SO THAT I CAN PLACE MY PAYMENT AND ALSO I WANT YOU TO ADVICE ME ON YOUR MODE OF PAYMENT.
ITEMS DISCRIPTIONS.
Adult Sweatshirt*.........................qty24
Adult T-Shirt ..........................qty24
Long Sleeve T-Shirt...................... qty24
I WANT YOU TO PACKAGE ALL THIS ITEMS IN NOT MORE THAN A CARTOON.
AWAITING TO READ FROM YOU.
MY REGARDS.
MRS JULIET DONNA.

Dog Breed Info Center®: Hi,
You will need to contact this web site to order your items http://www.choiceshirts.com
Sharon Maguire

Scammer: HELLO,
THANKS FOR THE MAIL AND I HAVE VISITED THAT AND I HAVE CHOOSEN WHAT I WANT FROM THE STORE AND WHAT I JUST NEED FROM YOU NOW IS FOR YOU TO GET BACK TO ME WITH THE TOTAL COST OF THE ITEMS.SO THAT I CAN PLACE MY PAYMENT.
MY REGARDS.
MRS JULIET.

Dog Breed Info Center®: Hi,
They are one of our sponsors. We are not the same company as they are. We do not sell shirts, they sell shirts. You will have to contact them for a total cost. I do not know the cost of what you have chosen. You can find their contact form at the bottom of this page http://www.choiceshirts.com.
Sharon Maguire

Scammer: hello,
thanks for the information and if i may ask what do you deal with may be i may be interested to buy from you.
my regards.
mrs juliet

Dog Breed Info Center®: We do not have a product. We have a high traffic site and offer classified listings. So if you would like to run an ad you can do so by going to this page http://www.breederinfocenter.com/register.php
Sharon Maguire

Scammer: hello,
thanks for the mail and it would be very better if you can only help me with some items which i will pay for.
thanks.

Dog Breed Info Center®: You know the shirt site http://www.choiceshirts.com has a shopping cart you can buy items from. Click on the item, choose the size and click “Ad to Cart”

Scammer: hello,
i want you to do that favour for me actually my daughter is getting married this week and i am some how confused and i think you can help me with a present and i will forward my cc account number information to you to charge , i will also compensate you if you wouldn't mind.
my regards.
mrs juliet.

Dog Breed Info Center®: I am sorry but I would not be able to do that, you will have to call the company at their toll free number
Toll Free: 1-800-xxx-xxxx

Scammer: hello,
thanks very much , i am not reffering to the shirts any more , i want something valuable to present like cellphones.
thanks.

Dog Breed Info Center®: I don’t sell cell phones.

Scammer: i understand i just want to know if you can only help me to buy that.
thanks.

Dog Breed Info Center®: How am I to help you buy something?

Scammer: hello,
thanks very much, i am very happy to hear this from you.
i will want you to help to price two SONNY ERRICSON P800 MOBILE PHONE and get back to me with the cost and you help to buy that and i will send you my cc account number to charge which i will also compesate you on your effort .
thanks.

Dog Breed Info Center®: Go here http://www.cellularconcepts.com/phone_details.php?link_id=29&product_id=2587 click the orange “Ad to Cart” link and put in your credit card number.

Scammer: hello,
i am doing all this just base on trust and i belive when i forward this to you it will be save .
thanks.

Dog Breed Info Center®: Yes, but I will not be the one misusing your number. Someone else can intercept it before it gets to me through the lines.

Scammer: hello,
why are you keeping me waiting.
i am still waiting for the cost of the phones.
thanks.
my regards.
mrs juliet.

Dog Breed Info Center®: Hi, I am sorry. I am having trouble finding what you want. I will not be able to help you.

Scammer: hello,
thanks for the reply and for that you can advise meon any other things you know i can hove and you can help with. awaiting to read from you.
mrs juliet.

Dog Breed Info Center®: I am sorry, I do not know. I will not be able to help

Scammer: hello,
 thanks very much for the mail, but i just need this help from you and if you can do tht atleast you can help me with wristwatch.
awaiting to read from you.
my regards.
mrs juliet.
 

Scammer: hello,
thaks very much , i can understand you better and i know you wanted to help but now that the wedding is over , i would like to just make you as a friend and i know and sure that i am well come.
thanks.

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From a Breeder

 I have been contacted by 3 different individuals, all attempting to buy ALL of my remaining pups. They want to send a cashiers check for more than the cost of the pups. They then expect me to wire the difference in money to their "shipper", who will then pick-up the pups. These characters don't give any information about themselves, where the dogs are going, or even the method of shipping. One went so far as to call me on a relay call (normally for the deaf). When I found out this is a scam I emailed him and said I would only accept a wire transfer directly to my bank for the amount of the pups. His email indicated he was very upset about it. My dogs are $2000 and $2500 each. I'm sure they are picking people with high priced dogs. Dogs are not the only target in this scam. I learned about it through my brother. It seems they are also targeting motorcycles, boats etc, anything of higher value advertised on the net. I will be contacting the authorities about this. I just want to be sure you are also aware of it since they are targeting people advertising on your site.

Respectfully,

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Scammer: james rick wrote: am interested in
buying your healthy, purebred Lhasa Apso puppies
 - i believe
is still in good condition email me with the last price for sale and
the pic. till i hear from you soon. Thanks,

Breeder: Let us know if you are interested in any of them. :-) Our prices are
as follows: all colored babies ar $495 and our powder whites, which we have none at this time, are $650. We do ship and deliver within the US. If you want an adoption form let us know as all our familes must be approved before purchasing a baby from us. :-)
Thanks~

Scammer: Hi,
i think i will like to buy the colored babies ar $495

Breeder: Hello
Rick~
We do currently have a few babies available. They are pictured on the site-


Scammer: Thanks for your response,well i will like you to know am a serious buyer ,and i will not like you to sell it to anyother person,am in ireland and i will like it to be shipped to ireland to a friend who who asked me to buy one for him,i should be traveling on monday ,so all i will do is to instruct my BUSINESS PARTNER who is paying me the sum of $4,000 to send the cheque to you ,i will also make an arrangement with my shipper on how to ship it,and for the cheque to you i will need the following information ,your name,your contact address and your phone number ,as soon as i get all this information i will forward them to my BUSINESS PARTNER WILL SEND THE CHECK TO YOU ,and immediately we are through with the payment my shipper will come and pick it up,THAT WILL BE WHEN YOU HAVE SEND THE BALANCE TO HIM FOR THE SHIPPMENTI will like you to please give me your phone number so i can call you before i travel so we can discuss, YOU WILL HAVE TO SEND THE BALANCE TO MY SHIPPER IN IRELAND i will be in ireland for three weeks,so i will like you to please reply this mail as soon as possible so we can get started.
 

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Scammer: hello
my best regards to you,am tim jimmy am an international business dealer of any kind goods i live here in uk with my family but right now am in a business tripe to west africa. am interested in purchasing and i be paying with cashiers cheque?and you can send me ur quotation of this items i hope i can trust you,as for the`payment my client who is in the uk is owning me and he will send you the cashiers check of payment to you . then you take out ur own charges, in and then send me the remaning balance of check my will sendto you.and you send the balance to me through via moneygram to west africa nigeria so that i can make booking with my shipping angent and as from ur place once you send the balance to me.if this is ok,with you pls reply me with full contact info(name,address and phone)to enable the check to be issued in ur name and mailed to reply Please advice as soon as possible
Regards
tim jimmy

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Scammer: i am truly glad to hear from you again,thanks for the mail.i have accepted ur price and i will like to take two of any nice colour's.can you believe that as i'm send you this mail,i'm flanked by my kids, who just cant wait to have these kittens.like me,they love pets alot so you can imagine what it'l be like if i dontget them these pets. i have a little problem,which i'm hoping you'l help me solve.i really want the kittens,and i've discussed with my wife and she's really eager too,so please assist me by doing me this favour. i spoke with my client in maryland who is owing me to the sum of $5500.i wanted him to write two cheques,one in your name for$1000,and another in the name of one guy who works for me in my computer care shop in nigeria.he said that he cannot issue two cheque's,so i instructed him to issue a check on my behalf for $5500 and send to u.as soon as the chequeis cleared,u collect ur $1000 and kindly send me the balance to the guy(computer care shop) through the money gram funds transfer which i will tell you how to do,after you have collected the money.i will want to come pick them up myself,since its for my family after you've collected your money.kindly send me the name to be written on the check and the address is to be send to.i'm hoping you'l assist me by doing this favour,so that they can have the kittens at home soon.i'l tell you were to send it to when its time.please,it will take a day or two days for the cheque to get to you from maryland,once i have your address.please i'm gonna trust you with this money,believing that youwont let me down. I await your responseRegards.frank

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From a Breeder

I was recently contacted by a person using the name John Woods, claiming to be from West Africa to purchase puppies from my kennel.

He claimed to have a client in the US that owed him money and he would instruct this client to send me a check for the amount owed. I was to cash the check and forward the balance to an international shipper that he had already set up with pickup/delivery instructions. He would handle all medical certificates, quarantine, etc.


I told him that I would not accept a personal check and he agreed to send a money order. Thinking that a money order was the same as cash (at least anytime I have used one I paid for it up front, right?) I took it to the bank. The bank told me since I didn't have enough money in the account to cover it, I could not withdraw any funds till it cleared. They told me the funds would be available in the morning. The follow morning, I withdrew the funds and transferred it Western Union as instructed to an address in Nigeria.



It wasn't till two weeks later that my bank account showed a large negative balance. The money order was counterfeit! I immediately contacted the bank. They told me that it was the best counterfeit they had ever seen. These guys are professionals. Even the tracking numbers printed on the bottom of the money order (same as a personal check) were printed in magnetic ink and it was drawn on a legitimate bank in the US. So it slipped through my bank unnoticed.



Since then I have found out that several fellow breeders have been contacted in the same manner. I have been in touch with the police. I found out that the Secret Service has a special task force set up for this because it started with cars, then horses and now puppies. We are currently working with the Secret Service to catch these guys. If you have been a victim to a similar scam call the Secret Service Agent in charge of the Nigerian internet scams Jason Henslee at (515) 284-4565, if you have received any correspondence of this kind please fax all correspondence, with full header to Jason Henslee at (515) 284-4566 or mail to Attn. Jason Henslee, US Secret Service, 210 Walnut St, Suite 637, Des Moines IA 50309. It is very important to save the documents with full headers. They are useless with out the ISP header. If you do not know how to display the full header contact your Internet Provider for instructions.

DO NOT TIP THESE PEOPLE OFF. KEEP THEM BELIEVING YOU ARE INTERESTED OR STOP CORRESPONDING ALL TOGETHER, BUT DO NOT INFORM THEM THAT THE SECRET SERVICE IS INVESTIGATING.

DO NOT SEND THEM ANY MONEY. IF YOU RECEIVE A MONEY ORDER OR CASHIERS CHECK NOTIFY THE SECRET SERVICE IMMEDIATELY.

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Scammer: Am Francis and i deal with dogs,located in west africa.Am interested in buying your AKC Yorkie Puppies please let me know if you can ship to west africa and also the exact condition of the dog,if  not i will arrange for the shipment myself.pls let me know the exact cost.To let you know my mode of payment will be by a cashier's check.Please let me hear from you if  this is ok with you,Reply asap.
Thanks
Francis

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Scammer: Hello,
i'm a secuirity agent in west africa i'm interesred in buying two of your Purebred Husky pups of color white and black both female and male consecutively, e-mail me for the knockdown price of both pups and tell me their ages ,i will be expecting to hear from you soon.
Regards,
olawale.

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Scammer: Wes davies,
Thanks for your response to my request.
I will need the one of $4.00 as you say, so that will be $200.00. kindly do a favour for me. one of my client that owes me the sum amount of $2500.00 will send the cheque to you and as soon as you received the cheque you send me the remaining balance of the money via western union money transfer or money gram. if this is okey by you kindly send your contact address to enable my client to send the cheque to you.
Austin.

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Scammer:  Hi, my name is Dr. Shalley, i'm an Vetrinary Dr in Africa. I'm interested in the "male pup, please mail me ASAP with the last price. Once more do you accept check for the payment?, looking forward for your reply. thanks. Dr. Shalley.

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From a Breeder

I was contacted by a detective from the local law enforcement yesterday and he as been in contact with the Secret Service. He is of the opinion that there is no hope to trace this fraud even with the email correspondence. I sincerely hope he is wrong. I realize my money is unrecoverable, but to stop this before it hurts anyone else is my main concern. It is going to be a real struggle to maintain my kennels with this kind of monetary loss. My operation is very small in comparison. I have about thirty dogs but only 6 females are of breeding age. I have had nine litters in three years. I am heart sick over the thought of losing ANY of my dogs. They are more than "kennel dogs" they are family. I hope this helps so no one else is faced with that choice. Thank you for the great
service you provide. Sincerely,

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Scammer: Sender's name: John Woods
Sender's email address: johninthewoods@yahoo.com Sender's message:
Hi, I am an American based in West Africa and I breed foriegn dogs for resale.I saw your ad and would like to buy your dog. Please contact me ASAP to let me know if you are still intrested in selling ,payment would be made by chasiers check drawn on a US bank.I look foward to your reply .
Regards John Woods

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From a Breeder

This scamster is old news. I've received telephone calls and emails for years on this same sort of thing and I have always ignored it. There is no free lunch! I guess not everyone is smart like I am so I'm glad you are passing this info around. Thanks! I think I got an email from this scamster a week ago too...

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From a Breeder

The account didn't exist! Then it was turned over to the FBI and I was told it was then turned over to the Secret Service. The Scammer even called me 3 times! I was disappointed that I never heard from the secret service! I offered to have the phone tabbed and postponed the "deal" for a full week. I did my part to try and catch him, The secret service did nothing. I finally told the scammer that when the check was taken to the bank it was bad. He quickly said "What?,I'll call you back" and quickly hung up. I have all the emails from this scammer if anyone would like to see it. O, I would like to tell you that a Doctor was arrested in a Perry Georgia. He was scammed for over 200 thousand! He is being held responsible for the balance to the bank and is held in jail for cashing a counterfeit check. It's people like this dog breeder who gives them the idea that doing this works. People use your common sense!

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For immediate release – Tuesday, February 11, 2003.

Contact Bob Brammer – 515-281-6699.


Miller Issues Warning:
Nigeria Counterfeit Check Scam

“Counterfeit cashier’s checks are deceiving Iowans who sell items on-line. This con-scheme has new elements that make it an alarming new threat.”


Des Moines. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller warned Iowans to avoid a scheme that costs victims thousands of dollars when they are duped into wiring money to con-artists in Nigeria. People selling merchandise on the Internet receive and deposit a U.S. bank cashier’s check, but days later it turns out to be a very impressive counterfeit, Miller said.

“This is a new twist, and it’s ripping-off Iowans,” Miller said. “We are concerned that it’s much more likely to deceive people than the other Nigeria scams that have been around for decades.”

Miller listed the hallmarks of the new scheme:


 The victim is selling a used car or some other item via the Internet.
A buyer based in Africa sends an e-mail message that he wants to buy the item.
 The buyer says he will pay with a cashier’s check from a bank in the U.S.
 At the last minute the buyer has some story why the cashier’s check will be much more than the asking price – thousands of dollars more. “Just wire the difference back to me,” he explains, “-- after the cashier’s check clears, of course.”
 The victim thinks the cashier’s check must be good when it’s accepted by his or her bank and the funds are provided – but in a week or so the check turns out to be counterfeit.
 Unfortunately, the victim has wired thousands of dollars to Africa, never to be seen again.
The bank requires the victim to pay back all the funds provided for the phony check.


“I want to state in no uncertain terms that victims of this new scheme are not naive and they are not greedy,” Miller said. “They typically are skeptical and careful. But this is a more perilous scam than the Nigerian e-mails we’ve all received for years that promise a one-third cut of $60 million if we will only provide a U.S. bank account for them to place the money. Yes, it’s the same huge gang of perpetrators, but they’re using new tricks,” he said.

“Even the most skeptical consumer can be deceived, and it all comes back to the cashier’s check supposedly from a U.S. bank,” Miller said. “First, the checks are superb facsimiles -- counterfeit, but so authentic that they often fool bank personnel who study them. Second, people think the cashier’s check must be good when the bank gives them the money – especially if they insist they are skeptical, as many victims do.”

Miller issued the warning at a news conference at his office in Des Moines. He was joined by victims of the scheme: Larry Pegg of Des Moines, who lost thousands of dollars, and Shawn and Jeff Mosch of Bloomington MN, who lost $7200 to the scam – but who are fighting back by warning others and supporting victims through their own web site, “ScamVictimsUnited.” (On the Web, go to http://www.geocities.com/scamvictimsunited/scam.html .)

Paul Johnson, Resident Agent-in-Charge for the U.S. Secret Service Iowa/Nebraska office in Omaha, also participated. The U.S. Secret Service is the lead U.S. agency battling Nigeria scams. (See their Web site for background: http://www.secretservice.gov/alert419.shtml .) Johnson led the Secret Service’s Nigerian Organized Crime Unit from 1997-99 – and helped open the unit’s office in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1998. Johnson has traveled several times to Nigeria.

Tips for Consumers:

“We just pieced this together, and we consider it an urgent priority to warn consumers,” Miller said. He advised consumers:


 If you are selling on-line, be extremely skeptical of any e-mail offers from Nigeria or Africa offering to pay by cashier’s check. Reject it -- it’s almost certainly a scam. Don’t swallow any story that asks you to wire money abroad. Remember, a bank may make money “available” to you almost at once if you deposit a purported bank cashier’s check, but that’s NOT a guarantee the check is authentic. It still could be counterfeit, and the bank will hold you responsible for the money.

 If you are a VICTIM already of the Nigeria Counterfeit Cashier’s Check Scam, contact the US Secret Service, the lead agency fighting this fraud. Call 202-406-5850, or write to: US Secret Service, Financial Crimes Division, 950 H Street, Washington, DC 20001. Send e-mail complaints to the Secret Service at 419.fcd@usss.treas.gov. Also notify the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division (515-281-5926, or www.IowaAttorneyGeneral.org.)

 Spread the alert. Tell friends and associates. Ask buy-and-sell web sites to post warnings about the danger posed by the Nigeria Counterfeit Check Scam.

Fighting Back – Shawn and Jeff Mosch

“We are extremely grateful to Shawn and Jeff Mosch for helping spread the alert to Iowans and people all over the nation,” Miller said. Late last year the Mosch’s placed an Internet ad to sell a 1961 Buick. They were contacted by “an African car dealer” who wanted to buy. He said that someone in the U.S. owed him $8,800 and he would just have the person send a cashier’s check to expedite the purchase. The Mosch’s would deduct the $1600 price of the vehicle and send him the remainder of $7200 via Western Union -- once the check cleared – so that he could arrange and pay for transporting the vehicle.

The Mosch’s thought it sounded “fishy,” thought they’d never see a check anyway, thought a check would never clear if it did arrive. But the cashier’s check did arrive soon by express mail, and their local bank accepted it and said it would clear within 24 hours – despite the Mosch’s insistent questions. “I need to know when we can be sure that it is a good check, that it has cleared, and that it is real money that we can touch and use. I don’t want to get a charge or have this come back and bite us in the butt,” Shawn said. “They told me, ‘Tomorrow afternoon, ma’am. No problems,’ Shawn explains.

The Mosch’s waited not one day but two, and then wired the $7200 to a Ben Olawale of Magrove Transportation in Lagos, Nigeria. Later, when the cashier’s check turned out to be counterfeit, the bank called the Mosch’s and told them the check was counterfeit – and that they owed the bank $8,800. Ultimately, after much wrangling and the Mosch’s insisting that the bank bore much responsibility for assuring them strongly that the check would clear, the Mosch’s and the bank came to a mutual agreement for an out-of-court settlement to the situation. (Most other victims tell the Mosch’s that banks insist on consumers replacing the funds deposited to them from Nigerian counterfeit checks.)

Miller said: “We are very impressed and appreciative of what Shawn and Jeff did next: they set up their very own web site called ScamVictimsUnited to warn others and support victims. (http://www.geocities.com/scamvictimsunited/scam.html ) They’ve had 12,000 hits in just three months. They’ve contacted authorities, urged on-line sales sites to post warnings, consoled and consulted with victims. And they’ve done all this just to help others avoid the shock and harm of big losses, humiliation, isolation, and even suspicion that they are part of a criminal enterprise. We tip our hats to Shawn and Jeff and thank them for driving down to Iowa to tell their story.”

Fighting Back – How we can all help:

Miller said his office learned about the new elements of this scam – on-line sellers being victimized by sophisticated counterfeit cashier’s checks – a few days ago, and learned of the Mosch’s after that. “We’re going to join them in sounding the warning to Iowans and others,” Miller said.
Miller said many forces already are spreading the word -- including on-line web sites for selling cars, pure-bred animals, and other items. He said his office will be asking others to be sure they consider steps to help, if they haven’t already, such as Internet warnings being posted by the Secret Service, Postal Inspection Service, and Internet Fraud Complaint Center operated in part by the FBI.

The Iowa Bankers Association said it is supporting efforts to prevent the scam. Miller said his office will share warning information and encourage financial institutions and associations to alert front-line staff to recognize the situation and take preventive measures – such as explaining that money being quickly “available” does not mean a check is valid until it has gone back to the originating bank and been cleared, which can take five days or sometimes much longer.

Miller said his office will spread the word to others, including livestock and dog breeders and associations, online car sales sites and other online sites, local law enforcement agencies, and other State Attorney General offices.

“We have to stop the scam on our end, here in Iowa and the U.S.,” Miller said. “It’s probably impossible to stop it at the source, in Nigeria and few other countries where it’s spread, so we have to just spread the word and choke it off here.”

Iowa Victims:

Miller said his office has issued warnings for years about the “Nigeria Letter Scam,” but only discerned the new dynamics of the Counterfeit Check Scam a few days ago. “We already are putting the pieces together that this is harming Iowans. Larry Pegg of Des Moines joined Miller at the news conference. Miller said Pegg probably was one of the earliest victims of the scam – last summer. Pegg says he took the U.S. bank’s cashier’s check to a local branch of the bank and had several officials study it, who said it was good. He deposited the check at his own bank and then sent thousands off to Nigeria.

An Eastern Iowa dog breeder narrowly averted losing $4100 recently when she was to receive a check for $5000 for three bred puppies and wire the remainder to Africa. Another Iowa dog breeder is said to have lost thousands when a cashier’s check for Great Danes “cleared” and she wired $4100 to Nigeria.

A Des Moines woman lost over $3,000 in a car-sale situation last month – and almost lost $3,000 more when the buyer asked to cancel the car purchase “since he needed the money because a friend’s father died.”

The Secret Service Des Moines office said it had 15-18 calls from Iowans over the last few weeks to report they had been cheated in the scam.

“We tend to think the Nigeria Letter Scam, which offers millions of dollars and still operates through a blizzard of e-mails, only snags one in a thousand or one in 10,000 victims,” Miller said. “We are worried that this Counterfeit Check Scam may snag one in fifty or one in five – who knows? We think they pose a real threat and we all need to spread the alert.”
 

   
   

HELLO DEAR,


YOU MAY BE SURPRISE BUT IT WAS OUT OF MY DESIRE TO SHARE THIS MUTUAL PROPOSAL WITHYOU, I GOT YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS THROUGH MY RANDOM INTERNET SEARCH.

MY NAME IS MR.ABINART RHODES A GENERAL SECRETARY IN INTER CAPITAL SECURITIES COMPANY HERE IN NIGERIA THERE IS A CONSIGNMENT CONTAINING A SUM OF (12,000,000.00USD)TWELVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS DEPOSITED IN OUR COMPANY FOR SAFE KEEPING BY ONE MR. GUEI WALTER BEFORE HIS DEATH, NO ONE HAS COME TO CLAIM THIS CONSIGNMENT AS A BENEFICIARY TILL DATE.
I AM HONORABLY SEEKING FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AS
FOLLOWS:

(1) I WANT YOU TO ACT AS A BENEFICIARY
(2) I WANT YOU TO PROVIDE A BANK ACCOUNT WHERE THIS
MONEY WILL BE TRANSFERRED
I WILL PROVIDE YOU THE ENTIRE NECESSARY DOCUMENT FOR THIS CONSIGNMENT TO PROVE THE CONSIGNEE AS A BENEFICIARY TO THE COMPANY, 40% OF TOTAL AMAOUNT MAPPED OUT FOR YOU WHILE THE 60% MAPPED OUT FOR ME.
IF YOU ARE OKAY WITH MY CONDITION DO NOT HESITATE TO SEND ME -MAIL (rhodes247_abinart247@yahoo.fr) SO THAT I CAN FURNISH YOU UP WITH ALL THE INFORMATION NEEDED, I WISH TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.

THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION

ABINART RHODES.
 

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Scammer: FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION.

It is my great pleasure to write you this letter on behalf of my colleagues.
I got your information from a personal search in the internet business index.
I have decided to seek a confidential co-operation with you in execution of a deal hereunder for the benefit of all parties, and hope you will keep it confidential because of the nature of this business.

I am the Secretary of the Contract Review Panel instituted by H. E. President Olusegun Obasanjo to probe/review all Contracts executed and payments made during the regime of late General Sani Abacha. I have been mandated by my colleagues on the Panel to seek your assistance in the transfer of the sum of US$31.0 Million into your Bank Account.

As you may know, the late General Abacha and members of his government embezzled billions of dollars through spurious contracts and payments to foreigners between 1993 - 1998 and this is now the subject of probe by my Panel. In the course of our review, we have discovered this sum of $31.0 Million, which the former dictator could not transfer from the dedicated account of the Central Bank of Nigeria before his sudden death in June 1998. It is this amount that my Colleagues and I have decided to acquire for ourselves through your assistance.

This assistance becomes crucial because we cannot acquire the funds in our names and as government officials we are not allowed to own or operate foreign bank accounts. We have thus developed a, fool proof, legal and totally risk free scheme through which the fund can be transferred to your nominated bank account within a very short time.

The scheme is to use our position and influence on the Panel to represent you as a foreign Contractor beneficiary of the funds. We shall arrange all documentation to support this claim and get Approval for the transfer of the funds for your benefit on our behalf. The scheme is perfected to be 100% risk free and we are sure the funds can arrive your Account within
7 - 10 working days from when you agree to assist us.

You should acknowledge the receipt of my letter through my email address so we can further discuss the modalities of your cooperation and negotiate the charge for the usage of your Account. You definitely have a lot to benefit from this transaction as we are prepared to give you 25% of the total funds as soon as you secure it in your account.

Please, endeavor to give me a telephone/fax number through which we can communicate with you in confidence (in your response) as the need for secrecy is great to this transaction.

We expect your urgent response.

Yours faithfully,

'Niran Frederick
 

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Scammer: Calvary greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

I am Mrs. Juliet Andreas, named person from Switzerland. I am married to Late Dr. Andreas Dominic of blessed memory who worked with Switzerland embassy for nine years before he died in the year 2000. We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both very devoted Christians.

Since his death I too have been battling with both cancer and fibroid problems. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $17.5 Million (Seventeen Million Five hundred thousand U.S. Dollars) with Barclays Bank of Ghana vault with a special arrangement in their vault.

Endeavour to contact me, so that I can link you up with the Barrister involve. The barrister and my late husband has been able to use their contact to make this fund to Barclays Bank on a special arrangement.

So feel free to contact him on maysfield@zipido.com . The barrister's name is Barrister Adegbesan Tunde Melvin. He will furnish you more details on how to receive this fund smoothly.

Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next three months due to cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke sickness.

Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to either a Christian organization or devoted Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here-in. I want this Christian organization or individual to use this money in all sincererity to fund churches, orphanages, widows and also propagating the word of GOD and to ensure that the society upholds the views and beliefs of the holy inspired and infallable word of God which is the Bible.

The holy Bible emphasized so much on GOD's benevolence and this has encouraged me to take this bold step. I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband's relatives are new Muslim convert and I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by people I call unbelievers. I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an unholy manner. Hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I know that after death I will be with GOD the omnipotent, the omniscience and the omnipresent. I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health and also the presence of my husband's relatives around me always.

I don't want them to know about this evelopment. With GOD, all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank i.e. Barclay's Bank of Ghana. I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the original - beneficiary of this fund.

I want you and the Christian community where you reside to always pray for me.

My happiness is that I lived a life of a true devoted Christian worthy of emulation. Whoever that wants to serve GOD, must serve him in truth and in fairness. Please always be prayerful all through your life.

Until I hear from you, my dreams will rest squarely on your shoulders.

May the almighty GOD continue to guide and protect you.

Regards,
Mrs. Juliet Andreas
 

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Scammer: goodday,
i am michel Mobutu Sese-Seko, wife of the late President Mobutu Sese-Seko of former Zaire, now Congo Democratic Republic. My family and I now live in exile, in Morocco. I believe you are aware through the International press how the European Government froze my late husband bank accounts. Recently the French Government confiscated my father's Chateaux in South of France. In view of this, my family and I are afraid to make any investment without a front. In this line, therefore, it is the wish of my family to solicit for a trustworthy and sincere person who will invest these fund under trusteeship. I am interested in making an enormous investment worth US$12Million in some parts of the world of which will be beneficiary to both parties SOURCE OF FUND. Before the death of my late husband, he deposited the above stated funds with a security Firm here in Amsterdam. Hence I am in asylum here in lome. Therefore, I intend to have a front who will manage this funds and invest it into property development, buying of sharesstock in Multinational Companies and engage in non speculative investments and other related ventures.As soon as I hear from you I will then aarrange a face-to-face meeting for us to deliberate on this investment. It will also give me the opportunity to assess your capability of handling this investment. Please, I will like you to send me your private telephone/fax numbers to allow me discuss privately.Meanwhile, reach me on the above email address. Kindly treat this matter with utmost confidentiality.
Best Regards,
michel Mobutu Sese-Seko
 

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Scammer: Dear Sir/ma,
I am Dr. Henry Dickson, a veterinary doctor. I am an American based in Africa. I am interested in buying puppies from the US to Africa.
I want to know if you can be of assistance for me in this area. If you have puppies you can reply to my mail so that we can discuss on the possibility of bringing them down to Africa, to people who need them over here.
Looking forward to your prompt response.
Thank you
Regards,
Dickson

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From a Breeder

Thisa already happened to me . . . Same person from Nigeria . . . ! I lost $4000, and my bank won't do anything about it. I had to borrow money from my mother. They closed my account.

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From a Breeder

Thank You for sending the warning. I have been contacted three times now, but every time I thought it sounded funny. So I would tell them I require personal info before we could proceed and the first two times they stopped responding and the last time they got a little hateful with me. They wanted to know what more I needed to know -proceeded to tell me he was a engineer in Nigeria and he was married. I wrote him back and told him I need his phone number, full name, address and the closest to airports to him so I could make reservations for the puppies, but of course he stopped corresponding. I had no ideal till last night that other people where getting the same kind of emails. Again thank You.

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From a Breeder

 With having Boerboels, we get sent lots of these scam things almost constantly. I have gotten quite a few of them, I always tell them that I only accept payment via western union or moneygram and then I don't hear from them again.

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From a Breeder

I have received one simalar to this but they will not say where they are from and it is from a women. I have not received any money from them yet but the senario is so much the same.

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From a Breeder

I had been contacted several times by this same type of scam for the past 2 years so it is not new.....they also have another one where they are students or something I usually just delete them...but so might be in my filing cabinet

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From a Breeder
 

thank you very much for the warning as i have already had several contacts been emailed to me like this . it seems that allyou have to do is place an ad somewhere and they will send you mail within days if not hours . they are very quick . i already had heard about this scam ,so i did not get sucked in . but i am so sad to hear that some have . it seems that i get alot with yahoo adresses . again thanks for the warning and glad to see someone is trying to do something about it

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From a Breeder

i am in contact with a guy from nigeria right at this moment. he is supposedly coming to the states monday night and will contact me tuesday morning. he will be coming to the state of florida. it was the same story.
he was owed money and i was to accept it and send the rest to the shipper. if this sounds like the same guy let me know and i will go through with the deal. i also thought something was funny and told him i would accept nothing but a money order and he said fine.

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Scammer:  Hello, i am willing to purcahse your (puppy) and i want you to tell me the present condition of it, i want you to give me the last asking price and if you have is pics you can also send it to me, my mode of payment lays on certified cashier\'s check drawn in U.S funds and i will handling the shipping.Because i have shipper who will be coming for the pick up....
Thanks....
 

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