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minnimowse
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I don't know if any one here has seen or posted, I am new here.
So this is a different form of a 419 scam, they don't solicite you in the usual way, instead they post an add in the local classified offering a free puppy, you reply and this is what you get:

Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 08:28:57 -0700 (PDT)

>Subject: Re: full of love chihuahua puppies for free adoption
>
>Im happy you are very interested. I also hope that you are a very
>serious person because when one wants to give a puppy out one must
>make sure the puppy is going into the right hands.You will see
>thier pics in the attach file.They are very good with kids and any
>other pets that comes around them.They love to play with kids and
>love to give them kiss and they are very healthy puppies as you
>can
>see in the attach file.
>I'm really wanting to give this puppies away because of the nature
>of my work.I am a canadian by origin and a student zoologist, I'm
>working on an academic field work in africa and the nature of this
>work is so heavy that I regret haven come along with this birds.
>Their mum is doing find and they too as well, but I am afraid that
>in the long run I would have to give them away and there is no one
>here whom i trust to give them the type of treatment that I want.
> I have made all possible arrangements for these puppies to be
>carried out of Africa. I have all authorisations to ship these
>birds out of Africa which was drawn up by the ministry of
>Livestock
>and animal husbandray.
>Already,I have been able to send one other puppy to a kind lady
>in
>the Uk and these two are left.I don't expect you to pay for the
>puppies, I rather want you to pay for their shipping only, in the
>case where you chose to adopt them and take them over to where
>you
>are. From every indication, you are in the US and my findings show
>that it will cost $300 for the shipping of both puppies.If you
>think this is fair enough and you are ok by it, come back to me
>asap with your home address,your phone number, your state,postal
>code and your full names.
> I will use these informations to build a shipping profile at the
>delivery agency for both puppies and you will get the puppies
>within 36 hours.
> I am expecting to read from you soon.

You send the shipping fee, by WU of course, go to the airport only to get no puppy!
Sickening!
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Dorothy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Welcome minnimowse,

We do see these quite frequently (sometimes it is other exotic animals), and there are a few baiters who love to make the lives of the pet scammers a bit harder. Why not pick up a bait yourself? If you'd like to try your hand at baiting a pet scammer, I would suggest you request a mentor, and in the meantime, search for "bulldog", "yorkie", "unicorn", or "spunky monkey" on this forum and you should be able to find some good baits to learn from.

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minnimowse
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You can see in the email I received in some parts it said birds, then in others puppies...lol
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staffpuppyowner
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The fake pet scam is being used alot here (the UK) .

Done by Cameroon and Nigerians offering to "ship" pets . The usey free sites such as gumtree , offering puppies , horses , monkeys , cats , tigers , golden eagles !! to name but a few pets .

I report and get deleted the adds they post on Norwich gumtree but lack the time to report ever add .

The flood the site with so many adds they often make "amusing" mistakes , a beagle puppy for sale with a pic of a husky in the add . KC (kennel club) registered cats , horses and monkeys Laughing .

If im bored i email them for a bit of fun Very Happy

All seem to use a company called Western Union , which does not refund and seems to be a company only used by con artists in africa . The company deserves to be in court for the amount of fraud that has happened via it .
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SmokinKrabbs
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Some of these scams are getting to be rather real looking. At the beginning of the year, there was an advertisement in our local paper for free bulldog. The add didn't seem out of the ordinary. I replied to the email provided (luckily not from my home email) and it was one of these puppy scams.. you know.. the usual... I'm a reverend.. can't keep my loving puppy.. you just pay the s&h.. blah..blah..blah.

I was really surprised as where I live is in a farming community, so when I say it's a local paper.. I mean.. very local. So I've been keeping my eyes open for ads in papers as well to do some baiting.

Anyone else come across this unusual media instead of the typical email?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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All seem to use a company called Western Union , which does not refund and seems to be a company only used by con artists in africa . The company deserves to be in court for the amount of fraud that has happened via it .


Western Union and Moneygram are legitimate companies that allow millions of people to send money to friends and relatives in need in emergency situations. They are commonly used by people from impoverished countries who are working abroad and supporting a family at home. They are also a resource for people who legitimately do end up stranded away from home who cannot get access to their money because they do not have ID.


It is a sad fact that the same features that make them a tremendous help to people in need also make them of help to scammers. Ultimately, they are no more responsible for scammers than the relay telephone services intended to assist the hearing impaired, but routinely abused by scammers to hide their African accents.

WU and Moneygram do have lots of posted warnings about scammers. They make it very clear that you should never send money to someone you don't know. In the end, they cannot tell individuals what to do with their own money, and as long as they followed their own posted policies in distributing the money, they (rightly) are not responsible when an individual makes the mistake of sending money to a scammer.

I generally like to compare scammers to bacteria--when we create one drug to fight them, they don't all die--some will survive and mutate into resistant strains, and the new strains are often stronger and resistant to even more drugs. The same would happen if we eliminated companies like WU and MG--some scammers would fail to adapt, but those who did adapt would become even stronger.

SK--there are more ads popping up in papers, because at this point, many local papers allow ads to be created online--making them an easy avenue for scammers.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

minnimowse wrote:
I don't know if any one here has seen or posted, I am new here.
So this is a different form of a 419 scam, they don't solicite you in the usual way, instead they post an add in the local classified offering a free puppy, you reply and this is what you get:

Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 08:28:57 -0700 (PDT)

>Subject: Re: full of love chihuahua puppies for free adoption
>
>Im happy you are very interested. I also hope that you are a very
>serious person because when one wants to give a puppy out one must
>make sure the puppy is going into the right hands.You will see
>thier pics in the attach file.They are very good with kids and any
>other pets that comes around them.They love to play with kids and
>love to give them kiss and they are very healthy puppies as you
>can
>see in the attach file.
>I'm really wanting to give this puppies away because of the nature
>of my work.I am a canadian by origin and a student zoologist, I'm
>working on an academic field work in africa and the nature of this
>work is so heavy that I regret haven come along with this birds.
>Their mum is doing find and they too as well, but I am afraid that
>in the long run I would have to give them away and there is no one
>here whom i trust to give them the type of treatment that I want.
> I have made all possible arrangements for these puppies to be
>carried out of Africa. I have all authorisations to ship these
>birds out of Africa which was drawn up by the ministry of
>Livestock
>and animal husbandray.
>Already,I have been able to send one other puppy to a kind lady
>in
>the Uk and these two are left.I don't expect you to pay for the
>puppies, I rather want you to pay for their shipping only, in the
>case where you chose to adopt them and take them over to where
>you
>are. From every indication, you are in the US and my findings show
>that it will cost $300 for the shipping of both puppies.If you
>think this is fair enough and you are ok by it, come back to me
>asap with your home address,your phone number, your state,postal
>code and your full names.
> I will use these informations to build a shipping profile at the
>delivery agency for both puppies and you will get the puppies
>within 36 hours.
> I am expecting to read from you soon.

You send the shipping fee, by WU of course, go to the airport only to get no puppy!
Sickening!


I got one similar to this. It was a variation where they wanted to charge an additional $100 for two dog beds. Laughing
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