In The News: Warning on Pet Adoption Scams

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a warning regarding online frauds targeting people interested in adopting companion animals from locations outside of the U.S. Many of these internet scams offer the purebred animals at no cost, as long as the prospective pet parents agree to pay for the shipping expenses.

Typically, once the prospect pays the freight costs, an extra charge will be claimed for additional vaccinations, necessary for the companion animal to enter the U.S. legally. In some cases, not only is the pet never delivered, he or she never existed in the first place! The CDC urges caution when dealing with overseas pet adoptions. It is always best to deal with recommended sources for purebred animals. If you don’t know who to ask, check with your veterinarian, groomer or pet sitter for reliable breeders.

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  1. Daniel says:

    Beware of lorrapetlovers@yahoo.com

    also qualitypuppiez
    sugarspice360
    rowlander
    sylviasamson (also known as nelson apene)
    jennyspetlover
    j.morgan_200@yahoo.com
    lino_versache
    jessipets1990
    petsgroomingshop

    They all ask upfront about your address and payment. Two have already scammed me and the others have tired! Please beware that any email that may look similiar to theses could be a scam….many say they live in the states but want you to send the money to another country! I don’t want you to get your hopes up just like I have! I suggest you get a pup from a breeder that will use paypal or that is local!

    Don’t fall for them as I did!

  2. Donna says:

    I also was scammed out of $850. by qualitypuppiez along with Riva@maximplus.net who worked their scam on me together. This scam took place in January. shortly thereafter, my e-mail and ebay identities were stolen and took me over 3 weeks to recover. I can’t prove it but I do believe they were connected. So please beware and change passwords frequently.

    Good luck to all.
    Donna
    PS. Last Thursday I obtained a puppy from a local breeder.

  3. Michelle says:

    I was contacted by someone this morning. This is the email they used. dora_rifferty@yahoo.com Email copied below.

    Thanks for your interest in my pet. The yorkie is still very much available for adoption. she is 10 weeks old, weigh 1.6 lbs and will weight big when full grown. she is AKC registered and shots are given up to date. All the papers will accompany the puppy, the puppy is free as all you could pay me if you take very good care of the baby. she is vet checked,but right now i am in Africa on a Christain mission with my husband, we have the puppy right here with us.

    We are going to ship to you via express delivery on next day delivery after payment to a shipping agent at the airport, so if you are interested in having the puppy, i want you to get back to me with your fullname,address including the nearest airport to you.

    Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby, do not reply me becuase i am not giving because of bad condition or anything i am only giving this pupppy out because we don’t have time to take care of the puppy again due to the mission work before us here. she is priceless therfore she will be going for free, so i will like you to get back to me with your full name and full address including your nearest airport so that i can find out shipping.
    Kind Regards,

    Mrs.Dorathy R.

  4. Kaylee H. says:

    I got an email just like this one above—is there any way you can tell if they are legit?

  5. Tina F. says:

    Ever since I listed my Shih Tzu on petfinder.com, I have been receiving numerous emails from the UK and beyond requesting the same thing: my address etc….I have replied to all of these emails, stating that I will only sell her locally.
    http://www.petfinder.com is the site she is listed under. This site seems legit, as, it is frequently used here in Canada. Good luck everyone, and thank-you so much for sharing your stories.

  6. jane Rasmussen says:

    I found my cocker spaniel rescue dog on petfinders. the rescue agency used them to advertise the doggies available. From the time I clicked on to the site, the rescue agency took over and there were no more dealings with petfinder.

  7. petra says:

    in my search for a yorkie – and i did a very thorough search on various websites throughnout the U.S. Probably half of responses i got back where from scammers, so my advice to anyone searching for a dog is:
    1) do not trust anyone trying to sell you a puppy from overseas or someone who pretends he knows of someone who cannot take a care of a puppy due to relocation abroad
    2) trust only those breeders that have their own legitimate websites and offer various ways of payments, paypal or other electronic way! Never send a cash or money order unless you are 100 % sure it goes to a true breeder.
    3) if it is a breeder from your area, always go and see him/her and demand various answers regarding the puppies, their mother, condition etc.. (do a research online about what to ask for prior purchasing your puppy – i found many helpful things)
    4) be careful when purchasing from unknowledgable breeders, such as amish communities, as they breed them solely for the money (puppy mills) and “maybe” so they claim – vaccinate the puppies by themselves and do not have the puppies checked by a vet – your risk of getting unhealthy, maybe genetically sick puppy is high.

  8. Laurie says:

    My husband and I were about to pay $150 up front for an english bulldog puppy to be shipped from Africa to us in Texas. The man claimed to be a Christian – a man of God. I got this feeling in my stomach to do some research on scams of this sort. As I was reading statments from a above it trigged something that said not fall for it and save our money. The man called while I was reading the comments of victims of puppies for adoption scams. I told him that I did not feel comfortable about and that I could not do it. He asked me to trust him as a person who believes in GOD. I couldn’t – too much money at stake. The emails below are of our conversations.

    troyben ben wrote:
    OK thanks very the mail i will want you to know that i am very happy to hear from you and i am happy daughter too so i want you to know that money is not the matter all i want was for my baby to get a new home and i know that you can take very good care of her and your daughter too will take good care of her so i will want you to go and make the payment of $150 so if the puppy get to you so by last two weeks you will send me the balance i want my baby to be shipp immedailty by tomorrow so pls get back to me so that i can send you the information on how to make the payment

    troyben ben wrote:
    Thank you very much i will want you to know that i am the one that is try to help you with my money so get the puppy shipp to you because you promise to take very good care of my baby so that is why i am helping you with my money so i will want you to get back to me with the amout you can afford to pay for the shipping and i will help you with the balance

    wrote:

    Thank you very much i want you to know that i am more than happy to har from you and i want you to know that money is not the matter all i want was to get my baby a new home and i no that you can take very good care of herand the puppy is 9 week old and she is female.And i want you to know that i am a man of god all i want was for my puppy to get a new home and i want you to know that you donot need to worre about the shipping if the puppy to canada so immedailty you makeThe payments via Western Union, if it is okay by you let me know so that i can send you the information on how to pay for her shipping charge and the puppy will cost you $200 including shipping via Delta First pet Airline on Next DayDelivery and i want you to know that your money is safe, all i need is a lovely home for my baby, as soon as the payments is confirmed the puppy will be shipped immediately, and i willsend all the shipping
    details to you including the puppy crate#, so you have nothing to worry aboutand this is my number
    0112348020902580. please let me

    Again, there is still confusion on whether the puppy is a male or female. Also, how old is the puppy? We are looking to get the puppy for our entire family, but mainly our daughter. To be honest, I do not feel comfortable with just sending the money and not having a guarentee that this is a ligamate transaction and we will indeed receive the puppy. It is alot of money to us and we have been burned in the past by trusting others and relying on their word.

    My husband and I tried calling the number on the ad and received an invalid number message. Also, we still need clarification on if the price is $200 total for everything; for the puppy and the puppy being shipped to us.

    It almost sounds too good to be true?

    God Bless,
    Laurie Blake

    troyben ben wrote:
    Thanks for the email, Well the puppy is Current in shots and
    wormings,Health exam, ,Home-raised.Perfect with children and other
    home pets.she is a full bloodbreed from a standard AKC parents, lovely to have around your home and with family because she has a Current
    vaccinations, veterinarian exams, health certificate, health guarantee( 1yr), Pedigree with champion bloodlines galore. Home raised and she have been socialized for tremendous attitude, excellent temperaments with a super trainability.they have an incredible high rate of learning with a delightful elegance of structure and a beautiful american breed type and with CKC,AKC,FCI,UKC Registries,i will be morethan happy to ship her to you if you really care for the puppy. The payments will be via Western Union, if it is okay by you let me know so that i can send you the information on how to pay for her shipping charge and the puppy will cost you $200 including shipping via Delta First pet Airline on Next DayDelivery and i want you to know that your money is safe, all i need is a lovely home for my baby, as soon as the payments is confirmed the puppy will be shipped immediately, and i willsend all the shipping details to you including the puppy crate#, so you have nothing to worry about. please let me know Asap.

    Laurie wrote: I just have a couple of question. Is the puppy a male ar female? How old is the puppy and the cost is 200 Plus the cost to ship the puppy here.

    troyben ben wrote: Thanks for your interest in my lovely baby. He is still very much
    available for new home,He is AKC registered and is shots are given up to
    date.All is papers will accompany her when she will be comming to the
    airport,we are going to ship Him to you via Express pets delivery on next
    day delivery after shippment through a shipping company ,We just got
    posted to (Africa) nigeria due to the contract that was awarded to us as
    A bridge contractor and we have our pup with us which we can take very
    good care of her,I have been Fasting and Praying to God to get a good
    looking and God fearing one to take my baby,He is almost our life and
    He loves been with children and other animals ,I can only give her out if you cabn promise me that you will help
    me take very good care of her, He will cost you $200 including the
    shippment,so if you are interested in having Him, i want you to get
    back to me with your full name,address, phone number including the
    nearest airport to you.Please if you know that you are not going to take
    very good care of my baby do not reply me because i am only giving her
    out because we dont have time to take care of her again due to the
    mission work before us here. Await your response.
    May the God reward you for having my baby,
    Amen…..:

    ldb95@sbcglobal.net wrote:

  9. marlene wolfe says:

    I was scammed out of almost $3000.00 but it was a bunch in the end, aata,usda, petrescue africaairlines, swiss airlines, portugal airlines, i am sure i have forgot some othes, they even called and threatened to put me in jail if i didn’t send the money. to make a long story short they got me good am tring to get the law involved to stop them i hope.

  10. Paola Lopez says:

    I found something very similiar.
    I responded to his AD-
    zpg.ziply.com/zpg/us/ViewCA.php?idno=90829
    and got a very similiar story. I knew it was a scam because the AD was posted June 29, with a location of Columbia SC, but when I responded they said that the puppies had been sold, but that the purchasers didn’t want them because of be in missionary service in West Africa there was no way that they could have been sold, moved to africa, and then decided that they didnt’ want them in 2 days. Here’s the text of the letter they wrote:
    Hello Dear,

    Thanks for your interest. First of all, I must thank my living Lord that I found an intending parent for my babies, I also give thanks to the breeder that directed you to me. I`m giving out these lovely babies for adoption. They are 2 months 3 weeks currently and akc registered all their shots are up to date.They are free for adoption and you will only take care of the shipping cost to your location . shipping cost $300 each and $600 for both .I got relocated to west africa recently and could not take care of the babies anymore. I want a great home for them because they are my real babies.

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

    Your name……………………………………..
    Address:……………………………………….
    Phone number……………………………….
    Nearest airport:………………………………
    Marital status:………………………………..
    Number of Children:…………………………
    Other Pets?……………………………………

    Also tell me a little about yourself and how conducive your environment is for these babies.
    I am attaching their picture.I will always remember you in my daily prayers.I will need your telephone number to enable me call you for shipment arrangement.

    Thanks and God bless you .

    Rev.Vicky Duron.

  11. Sherry Swanson says:

    Was looking for teacup yorkie. Thw woman who had her is suddenly in the British Cameroons. She wanted to ship her and wouldn’t give exact details about it. I had reservations anyway when she gave me her location. I mean would you ship a child? No way. and shipping a little fragile animal seems unethical unless it was done with extreme care. Furthermore, not needing detailed information about the puppy’s destination seemed questionable too. Be careful. If there actually was a puppy, I feel sorry about it’s fate.

  12. Sherry Swanson says:

    Beware. Scammer from British Cameroon. Seller on estia.com going under van.douglas @ yahoo.com suddenly had to go to Nigeria. Wanted to ship a teacup yorkie to unknown destination. Would not disclose details about shipping, quarantine procedures, etc. She did ask for my info and payment of $111. to cover “shipping”. Very sad.

  13. Gabrielle says:

    OMG. I’m so happy that I found this blog and read the comments left on this posting! I was interested to respond to someone in Cameroon yesterday and this is what he wrote to me:

    Hi there,
    thanks for the mail. Mark and Lexia are the three available puppies out of four (1males and a female), they are hand raised and home trained with all papers,has been fully checked, AKC tested and have a good relationship with other pets and well trained too..they are close ringed..closed bonded and vet checked with up to date vet records.they are ready to go for adoption with free puppy crate and toys.i am looking for a good home and will meet up any requirements if need to be shipped.They are microchipped, will come with a pedigree and 12weeks old. They are AKC registered. .They will be going out for free adoption and a free crate and other accessories and all you need to pay is the shipping fee of $150 each.. I am giving them for adoption because i am here for an assignment and my job requires a lot of time so i immediately realized that they are going to be lonely and as you know they are delicate creatures and need a lot of care and devotion and that is why i have decided to give them out to a loving and caring home where they will be loved and will be given all the time they need so if you are interested.get back lets see how they get home..where are you located and How soon do you want the puppies?, how many? and if needs to be shipped, then get back to me with your full address and the address of the closest airport to your location so that i should contact the shipping agency right away for flight reservation as i will be shipping them from the Republic of Cameroon . get back asap.
    awaiting your reply.

    The mail sounds sincere and real, but now I know that I have to be careful. Once again, thanks for sharing here!

  14. Jillian says:

    Well I have not fallen into this trap, thankfully after reading the above…this is the e-mail i received when replying to the add on toronto.livedeal.ca :

    Thanks for your interest in my pet, Still very much available for new home.She is 13 weeks old She weight 2.3lb and she will be weigh 2.3lb at full grown,incredible high rate of learning with a delightful elegance of structure and a very good breed type and with AKC,NKC,and FCI Registries. with a Current vaccinations, vet exam,health certificate from a licensed vet and a written guarantee of health( 1yr). resently checked by a licensed Vet Doctor for heart, knees, skin, correct bite, and eyes.All her papers will accompany her,

    I am currently in west africa on a Christian mission with my wife and we have her right here with us.we are going to ship her to you via Express pets delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent ,puppy fee is free shipping cost is $150.If you are interested in having her,i want you to get back to me with your full name,address, phone number including the nearest airport to you.Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby do not reply me because i am only giving her out because we dont have time to take care of her again due to the mission work before us here. Await your response.

    So i will like you to get back to me with your :

    Full name ?…………………
    Full address?………………….
    Nearest airport ?……………………

    Awaiting to hearing back from you with the info requested.
    I hope you have a wonderful day ahead!!!.

    Thanks and God Bless
    James

    Thanks to this warning I now have avoided any future problems…

    if anyone sees an add from James Kay; his e-mail is collins_puppy_pets@yahoo.com – AVOID! Also, he continues to e-mail me to see if I am still interested…

  15. jessica says:

    how stupid could i have been its so sad you want to trust someone i have fallen for the scam. I have never got anything on line before and i trusted him well i have sent him the 90$ he was asking thinking to myself its only 90 bucks well i should have known better i have called him and have his number if anybody wants it you would think he would get in trouble for this. Well all head to my warning! get your pets locally where you can come face to face with the person and actully see the pet Its real sad iam such a trusting person and the thing is there is more dishonest people in the world then there are honest people. wow thats sick. well i wish i would have found this website before i did what i did. i sure hope he needed the money as bad as he did . Iam not the one who has to go to sleep at night knowing i have been dishonest with people and took thier money. There is such thing as karma. so be carefull please
    thanks jesse

  16. dianne king says:

    I was taken by an AmandaGillson70@yahoo.com;airportshiperdesk@rocketship.com. BEWARE… They cashed my money order and say there are problems w/customs and the puppy(teacup yorkie) that I need to send more money. They keep emailing me asking for another $540.00.
    Kelvin Lane is another name also.
    comment by dianne/July 30, 2007

  17. dianneking says:

    I was scammed out of $175.00 from a local classified ad for a teacup yorkie. When I responded turns out Amanda lives in Nigeria but would have the puppy shipped to me via AirportShiper@rocketship.com. She wanted all the $$ upfront but I talked her into half via money order and the balance would be paid when the pet arrived. It seems my money order was sent and cashed per an e-mail from Lucas at AirportShiper but says Customs was now charging additional fees of $540.00. Could I please pay or send another money order. At that point, finally, something dinged w/me and I said no. Beware of the following names: Amanda Gillson, Lucas Adeyemo, Kelvin Lane. Amanda supposedly in Nigeria on some health mission in the name of God. My daughter also responded to this ad and same thing, trying to sell the puppy now and have shipped to her. Identical letter as mine.
    Posted 7/31/07 Dianne King

  18. Christa says:

    I have just read these postings and now I’m scared because tomorrow I’m supposed to be adopting a puppy from a Christian family. Also doing mission work in Nigeria the weather is bad and the married couple can’t take care of the puppy. They gave me a phone number and I’m going to call before I sent $250 western union. They told us that they will ship the puppy out after the payment as well. The very first story sounded like the email I recieved as well.

  19. Jennifer Spiers says:

    I saw an add in the paper about free english bulldogs. No # was their for you to call only an email address. We emailed the lady back and forth and she said she had moved to africa on a mission trip and it was to hot for the dog so she was looking to now get rid of him. We only would have to pay for the dog to be shipped here and it would cost $350.00. When we looked into the airport shipping cost this is how we found yalls website and when reading the comments we realized we are also being scammed. The lady doesnt know we are aware of the scamm and thinks we are still interested in shipping the dog. Do you know of anyone who we would contact to let them know that their is a scam being done in our area? We saw the ad in the newspaper, they didnt list a website to go through.

  20. Sami says:

    I responded to an e-mail from terryamy47@yahoo.com. It was the same thing …..a tiny 10 week old female yorkie. I pay nothing but the shipping fee from Africa. I was to send the money via Western Union. I decided to research before I wired money and found what a big scam it was. I turned over ALL e-mails to the authorities in the U.K. Please be aware of this terryamy47, he/she is posing as a missionary in Nigeria. It’s the same story just a different address.

  21. Sami says:

    Thanks for your interest in my pet. she is still very much available for Adoption .She is 10weeks old.She is AKC registered and her shots are given up to date.All her papers will accompany her, But right now i am in africa on a Christain mission with my wife and we have her right here with us.we are going to ship her to you via Express Pets Delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent , I am leaving her for $300 for shipping and handling fee.If you are interested in having her, I want you to get back to me with your full name,address and phone number including the nearest airport to you.Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby do not reply me becuase i am only giving her out becuase we dont have time to take care of her again due to the mission work before us here.call me on 0112348029096883.view attached pics in the file.

    Jerry Singleton wrote:
    Hi:
    My husband and I are inquiring about the Yorkie you have up for adoption. Could you please send us the info on her. We are very interested. We lost our Yorkie of 16 years and would love to have another one. Thank You!

  22. Sami says:

    As you may notice these people can not keep it straight whether this puppy is a female or a male. Here’s another to be made aware of.

    ——————————————————————————–

    Breed: Pure Breed Yorkshire Terrier
    Sex: Female
    Birthdate: (8 weeks)
    Champion bloodlines: Yes
    Champion sired: No
    Show potential: Yes

    What’s included: Registered/registerable (AKC, NKC, etc.), Current vaccinations,Veterinarian examination, Health certificate, Health guarantee, Pedigree, Travel crate Additional information: Kelly is AKC, her parents are champion sired with 73% champions in their pedigree.She is a nice size with lots of color, her conformation is great, she has a nice straight walk. She is paper trained She loves nothing more than to lay at your feet or on your lap for cuddles.

    From the day her arrived at my home she immediately settled in to our home along with my other three little dogs. Kelly would definitely suit a family looking for a gentle little fellow as she loves nothing more than to lay at your feet or on your lap for cuddles. From the day her arrived at my home he immediately settled in to our home along with my other three little dogs. Kelly would definitely suit a family looking for a gentle little fellow as an extension of their family.

    Am glad to hear the puppy will have a lovely home as well and will be love by the everyone. Asking price is $450 and shipping is included. Concerning the shipping, there’re special Cargo’s for Puppies that take off everyday over here ,Let me have your address and the puppy will be shipped with starter kits,toys,documents and other stuffs has been package
    ready and (lovely cute puppy ) also ready to go.

    Get back to me with your shipping detail such as your name and full address and also the name and address of the nearest airport to you.I will be handling her over to the Puppy Cargo’s Office as soon as payment is confirm.

    God Bless you
    Thanks.

  23. Tania Bishop says:

    I too was about to send off money for a puppy I found online. Then I found this web site, tahnkfully. Once I read some of the stories, I realized that They were trying to scam me. Considering a couple of the situations on here had the same wording as the e-mail I recieved. The only difference was the type of puppy. Mine was a Maltese.So thankfully I didn’t send any money, but I wanted to report my story for others to beware. This is what my e-mail read.

    THANKS FOR SHOWING INTEREST IN MY LOVELY BABY. SHE IS STILL VERY MUCH AVAILABLE FO RA NEW HOME. SHE IS 11 WEEKS OLD, SHE WILL BE 5LBS FULL GROWN, HER PARENTS WEIGHED 4-5 LBS FULL GROWN, SHE IS AKC REGISTERED AND HAVE ALL SHOTS GIVEN UP TO DATE, SHE IS VET CHECKED AND HEALTHY. ALL HER PAPER WORL WILL ACCOMPANY HER. BUT RIGHT NOW I AM IN AFRICIA ON A CHRISTIAN MISSION WITH MY WIFE AND WE HAVE HER RIGHT HERE WITH US, WE ARE GOING TO SHIP HER TO YOU VIA EXPRESS PETS DELIVERY, ON NEXT DAY DELIVERY AFTER SHIPPMENT THROUGH A SHIPPING AGENT.I AM LEAVING HER FOR $200 INCLUDING SHIPPING. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING HER, I WANT YOU TO GET BACK TO ME WITH YOUR FULL NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER INCLUDING THE NEAREST AIRPORT TO YOU. PLEASE IN YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY DO NOT REPLY ME BECAUSE I AM ONLY GIVING HER OUT BECAUSE WE DONT HAVE TIME TO CARE OF HER AGAIN DUE TO THE MISSION WORK BEFORE US HER. AWAITING YOUR RESPONSE. THANKS AND GOD BLESS

    That is what they wrote to me and if you read a story above you will find that its the same but different puppies. After I discovered what they were doing I sent a reply to their ad from another name and address to see if they would respond. Sure enought they did, with the same e-mail as this. I really don’t understand how some people can be so heartless and cruel.What really mad me upset was the face that my 2 & 5 year old children got hurt out of all this too. So please beware of the ad its on LIVEDEAL.CA, and it is ADOPTION FOR A MALTESE PUPPY FREE!!!!!.
    The two e-mail address to watch for are as follows:
    richard_knisely@yahoo.ca and kayla.reynolds01@yahoo.ca

    I would really hate for this to happen to someone else.Please beware of this ad don’t let them scam you.

  24. Sami says:

    The above is another scam by irreplaceablepup@yahoo.com. if you see this name or Jack Lampard or Linda Lampard, it is a scam. I turned them into the U.K. fraud alert and their website and addresses have been shut down. The authorities told me that this is another one based out of Nigeria.

  25. amber says:

    Both had identical letters to me about a teacup yorkie…steer clear of these people.

  26. amber says:

    ifatlast444@yahoo.com —Linda Lampard
    baseinthenorth@yahoo.com — Name:Benedict Taben
    Address:8150 Park Place Blvd
    Tel:0023799192420
    City:San Monia Beach
    State:Montreal
    Destination/Country:Cameroon
    Test Question:Who Is Our Saviour?
    Test Answer:Jesus Christ.

    Both tried to scam me when i call, they hang up now…I have reported both…I kept emailing them until i got pretty good info from them and reported then to an online scam prevention service…just beware of these two…I am now just going to go to the pet store even if it is more money, at least i know ill get the dog…good luck y’all

  27. jim says:

    clement_krol@yahoo.com

    this is the 3rd email.

    I sent kayla.reynolds01 first time, they replied me the email as mentioned above.

    then I am curious why his is in africa at this moment. the searched “kayla.reynolds01” in google and it leads me to the yahoo classified. There I found the same puppy picture, email are the same, however, it was then locates in USA instead of Canada.

    Then I replied telling what I found, they did not reply me again.

    To play with them, I sent another email to them using alternated email address, soon they replied – the same email, no doubt, they are still in a church mission in Africa. but this time they are trying to charge $200 instead of $150.

    Also they registered a new email address: clement_krol@yahoo.com
    searching in google will get nothing.

  28. jennajen says:

    I have some puppies that needed to be adopted (I have one, but the brothers and sisters need adopted too) so I posted them on the Petco website. Now all I’m getting in my email is a bunch of scam artists who completely infuriate me. It seems as though I’ve gotten 2-3 per day who tell me that they are arranging their shipping company to come and pick up the puppy and that I can just give them my name and address. Are they serious? I want to know if anyone out there knows how or where I can submit thier emails to have them hunted down and put away! I think Dateline NBC needs to do an episode on these preditors too!

  29. doodads_mum says:

    I have a cat that needs to be adopted, and posted her on the petfinder website. I have also received numerous emails from people saying they are arranging with their shipping company, and they want my name and address. Some even say they will pay more than what I’m asking. Or that they are Christians, or the size of their fenced backyard and how tall the fences are. Or that they are doctors, or have recently lost a pet. They only say “pet” and not “cat”! As if I’d ever contact these people back. I’d report them, but I don’t know who to report to either.

    It’s hard enough having to adopt out our cat, but now I’ve got these fake people and potential identity thieves to deal with. Can anyone help?

    A tip to anyone who has received these emails… Check the email address they are sending too. Many of them aren’t mine! So I know it’s a cut and paste job, mass email. Also, they are all free accounts.

  30. CH says:

    WE INQUIRED ABOUT AN ADD YORKIE FOR ADOPTION. E-MAIL ADDRESS WAS ANGELABEGGS11@YAHOO.COM . E-MAIL ONLY. THEY TALKED ABOUT THEIR JOBS BEING DEMANDING AND COULDN’T TAKE PROPER CARE OF THE DOGS . NOT JUST ONE BUT THREE. AHE OFFERED THE DOGS TO US FOR ONLY THE COST OF THE SHIPPING TO FLY THEM IN. THEN WE PLAYED ALONE WE KNEW IT WAS NOT RIGHT. WE EVEN GOT AN E-MAIL FROM AIR FRANCE CARGO SAYING THEY WERE ABOUT TO BE SHIPPED EVERY THING WAS IN ORDER BUT WE MUST SEND PAYMENT TO THE HEADQUARTERS IN CAMEROON. WHAT ? ANOTHER COUNTRY . AND THEN IT COULD ONLY BE SENT THROUGH WESTERN UNION OR WALMART MONEY TRANSFER.FAKE “INTERNATIONAL SATILITE PHONE NUMBERS AND ALL THAT NEVER WILL GO THROUGH. WE WERE NOT BORN YESTERDAY! THEY CLAIMED THEY WERE CHRISTIANS AND WERE GOING ON A MISSION TRIP TO CANADA FOR A MONTH AND THATS WHY THEY WERE “GIVING ” THE PUPS AWAY. SCAM SCAM WRITTEN ALL OVER IT. SO DON’T FALL FOR THESE HORRIBLE GAMES .ALOT OF THERE E-MAILS SAY THE SAME THING. THEY USE RELIGION TO TRY TO GAIN YOUR TRUST. THIS IS A SAD WORLD WE LIVE IN.

  31. Ashley says:

    I am glad i found this site, i was searching for an english bulldog and found many ads at mercattel.com i think it was, i responded to all and coincidentally all of them were from Cameroon, immediately i knew this had to be a scam, what are the odds all those people would have bulldogs and be giving them up for adoption.

  32. AMC says:

    I put my pet on petfinder.com and had a flood of emails wanting to “ship” my pet. Thats when I started looking for some type of scam. My pet was not “for sale” and I got emails saying they’d accept my selling price. Don’t put a sale price and it will help weed out the fakes.

  33. sss says:

    I recieved an email from a Lisa Blickem in Minnesota saying she had yorkies that had been rescued and needed to be adopted. The cost to fly them was $250. The email was animalrescuetms@aol.com. Has anyone seen this before?

  34. g flynn says:

    I was checking out my news paper on line and there was a ad there that stated a yorkie available so i sent a email to them and she said that they didnt have any left but one was being returned and the only thing that had to be paid was shipping back from nigeria , the picutre they sent was a fake you could tell they claimed the puppy was 7 weeks old and they were going to send me the information for where i was to pay for the hsipping at . i checked the nigeria govememnt and they do have pet scammers with the same exact message e amils i got from them so if any one gets a e amil from a leo doanld ya hoo about a yoprkie its a scam

  35. Wendy says:

    my friend passed along an email from Lisa Blickem about a Yorkie puppy. She had been looking at Yorkies on petfinder and got the email from animalrescuetms@aol.com So I continued emailing her and Sent payment through Western Union for the puppy was told she was in an accident and people she worked with in Indiana were helping her, they confirmed payment told me there were no flights to my state on Fri. Oct 19th and they would ship her on Sunday morning and I have heard nothing further. Looks like I got scammed. However I have the email thread were they admit payment and I am seeking legal action to get my money back

  36. Kathleen says:

    Lisa Blickhem is a rip-off artist…..stay away from her. She just scammed a member of my family.

    Blickehm claimed she had a Yorkie she could ship to the East Coast…..payment was sent to her via Western Union. She picked-up the money, then she disappeared. Her phone is disconnected, etc. Emails aren’t being answered, so she’s been reported to the Minnesota authorities and, hopefully, she will be caught and prosecuted.

    Hey Lisa Blickehm…….did you know that Western Union has CAMERAS AT THEIR PICK-UP LOCATIONS? Hope we get your photo so it can be given to the Minnesota State Police. What you are doing is FEDERAL CRIME.

  37. John michael says:

    Kathleen..
    I am a news producer from Minnesota I would be very interested in hearing more about this Lisa Blickem, if that’s really her name! I also am interested in knowing how you reported the crime in Minnesota.. Call me at 952-946-5755.

  38. Estela says:

    Just like others in this website, I am currently dealing with this website (//tokyoanders) on line. Unfortunely he already scamed me for $200.00, and the reson I came across this website was searching for information on the airlines he was shipping the puppy on, asking for an additional 300.00 for shipping. He also is in Africa, this is what his e-mail response said: Hello thanks for your contact my yorkie puppy is akc registered vet
    checked home trained,potty trained is 12weeks old and has all
    shots,will be coming with the necessary health papers and a 12months
    written strong health guarantee i am giving her out at an adoption
    fees of $200.This puppy loves to play with kids,adults and other pets
    and will be the perfect match for you.Giving this puppy out for
    adoption is a very big sacrifice and a very serious decision i have
    made and the reason for that is due to the death of my wife and the
    nature of my new job,since she died i am hardly at home which
    therefore cause me to give her out for adoption so all want for this
    puppy is a good and caring home,so if you really want to adopt this
    puppy i will need some assurance from you.
    thanks
    I replied to this ad on Petfinder. com…….
    So if there is anyone out looking to give a loving home to a pet please be very careful!!!!!
    If there is anyone that knows what can be done to stop this, please e-mail me….I am still getting emails from this scammer!!!!

  39. Omar Steve says:

    THIS IS HOW SHE TRIED TO SCAM US, WE ARE FOREIGNERS TRYING TO BUY A DOG, WATCH OUT !!!

    Hello,
    below is my Western Union information.
    Receivers:……………………………Benedict taben
    City/State:………………………………….San Monia
    ZipCode:…………………………………….00237
    Destination:……………………………….San Monia Beach cameroon
    Test Question:……………………………To Who
    Test Answer:……………………………..benedict
    As soon as you send the money get back to me with MTCN and your full senders name in order so i can pick up the money then get every thing done and email you the flight Details when she will be arriving And also the full name of the person who is going to picking up the puppy at the airport.Waiting to read from you soon.

  40. Larr says:

    i’m in texas. there was an ad on the Houston Chronicle website for a free puppy. i responded to the ad through the chron.com website and i got a response from a “christian missionary” worker too busy with his “christian missionary work at hand” to take care of this puppy. when the guy emailed me back the second time, he seemed very pushy, in his broken lines of english and run-on sentences, for me to send him my address and telephone number so he could make arrangements so he could send “his baby” to a good home.

    I had my girlfriend respong to the same ad and she got back, word for word, the same email that I initially received. the difference being, the guy actually called my girlfriend back and not me. the phone call mysteriously dropped of and needless to say, he did not sound of american decent.

    Read for yourself and watch out for these guys advertising in your local papers as well.

    Email 1:

    From: kayla reynolds
    Date: 11/01/2007 01:24PM
    Subject: chihuahua puppy

    Thanks for your interest in my lovely baby.She is still very much available for a new home.She is 11 weeks old,she will be 4lbs at full grown,her parents weighed 3-4lbs at full grown, She is AKC registered and have all shots given up to date,she is vet checked and healthy.All her papers will accompany her, But right now i am in africa on a Christian mission with my wife and we have her right here with us.We are going to ship her to you via Express pets delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent , i am leaving her for $150 Including shipping.If you are interested in having her, i want you to get back to me with your full name,address,phone number including the nearest airport to you.Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby do not reply me because i am only giving her out because we dont have time to take care of her again due to the mission work before us here.Await your response.

    Thanks and God Bless.

    Resoponse 1:

    Good to hear from you. I hope your work is going well.

    Your email mentioned $150.00 plus shipping, yet your ad said free. I am a little confused as to my cost. Could you please clarify.

    Regarding your baby, trust me she will be in great hands. My girlfriend and I love dogs.

    Please clarify my cost.

    Rebutal 1:

    From: kayla reynolds
    Date: 11/01/2007 02:19PM
    Subject: Re: chihuahua puppy

    Yes the Shipping is $150 Ok? the puppy is Free OK? You will have to make the payment for the shipping to the shipping agent before the puppy can be shipped to you ….Get back to me with your Full Name,Address,Phone Number and Nearest Airport to you so that we can complete the shipping arrangements.

    Thanks God Bless.

    And here is his instructions:

    Thanks for getting back to Me So Quickly,I am Soooo Happy that you are Taking my little baby,her name is Annie and I can’t wait to Ship her to you.I Just Got your your Full Contact and Delivery Informations and the Shipping agent will be done with the Arrangements for the puppy to be shipped to you in 2hrs time,So the puppy will be ready to move in the next Flight,But you have to make the payment for shipping to the Agent As soon as possible so that shipping can Proceed as soon as payment is made the baby will be shipped out and delivered at (Hobby Airport) Tomorrow morning by 11:45Am.To make payment you should look for the nearest western union local agent or grocery store near you and make payment to the informations of the shipping agent below and Once your payment is confirmed by the agent the puppy will be shipped out to you Ok.

    Payment Informations For the Shipping Agent:

    Receivers Name:Gabriel Owolabi

    Address: 543 Whesu Cresent Ave.

    State:Lagos

    City:Ikeja

    Zip Code:23401

    Country:Nigeria

    Text Question:Love

    Text Answer:God

    Amount Sending:$150

    So as soon as you make payment at the western union local store you would be given some informations,You would have to get back to me with the informations below.

    Full Senders Name

    Mtcn #

    Amount Sent

    Text Question

    Text Answer

    So go ahead and make payment and get back with the informations above and When the shipping Agent confirms this the puppy will be shipped to you.i hope to hear from you soon
    Thanks God Bless.

    The funny thing is that the instructions he sent my girlfriend were to a different airport and a different time. My dog was due to leave at 745 (within 2 hrs of my email), and her’s was due to leave at 945 (within 2 hrs of her email) both arriving at the same time of 1100am at two different airports…go figure!

  41. Larr says:

    here is the email address of the guy

    http://kayla.reynolds01yahoo.com

  42. Matt Calligan says:

    “David Butts”

    Hello Amy, i am so happy to hear back from you and i will be very glad to make annie your new family member due to your interest in her and if you promise to be updating me with her pictures every months, see attach files for annie pictures, regarding the shippment and arrival of annie, i want you to know that you will be making payment directly
    to the shipping company agent through western union so that they can proceed to shippment immediately they confirmed your payment, if you make payment today, annie will be sent out as soon as possible and you will be picking her up tomorrow by 4 O clock in the pm time. So let me
    know if this is okay by you and if i can send you the shipping company agent information on how to make payment, i hope to hear from you soon. Thanks and God bless you.

    Rev David Butts

    >Do you have any pictures available? Please get back to me soon.
    >
    >Thanks,
    >Amy
    >
    > >From: “David Butts”
    > >Subject: Re: bully pup!!!
    > >Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 17:38:46 +0000
    >
    I am glad that you are interested in my lovely pup. Annie is still very much available . She is 11 weeks old, she weigh 9 lbs and she will be around 48 to 52 lbs at full grown, she is AKC registered and her shots are given up to date. All her papers will accompany her. But right now i am in Africa with my wife on a christian mission and we have her right here with us. we are going to ship her to you via
    Express Pets Airline on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent and she will cost you $400 inluding shipping and handling fee, and you will be making ayment to the shipping agent through western union, if you are interested in having her, i want you to get back to me with your full name, address, phone number including the nearest airport to you. Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby do not reply me becuase i am only selling her out becuase we do not have time to take care of her again due to the work before us here. I am so excited !!! Thanks so much.

    Kindest Regard
    Rev David Butts

  43. Gail Scott says:

    Here is an address of the E-mail I received that is similar to the one above about folks on a Mission and they want you to adopt their Yorkie… Scam right?

    revsisdora1@gmail.com

  44. Krystal says:

    These are active emails That I have gotten pretty much the same emails. On a christain mission. I also found another website of a man that tricked these scammers he would ask them if he could breed a maltese with a farret and they said yes so of course this is not leigit.
    The fisrt email address I got emails from “amanda” then her room mate “tony” started emailing me and there was no more amanda and he actually called me a picture he sent to me there was no face but I know it wasnt him, You see that the man is not african like he sounds on the phone.
    Then the next to are similar to other emails of people on here that these people are on a christain mission. Well I think that everyone should mess with them. cause that is what I am doing get them to say what you want. Just so EVERYONE KNOWS ANYTHING FROM AFRICA OR ACROSS THE US IS SCAMS!!!! THEY ARE FAKE EVENTHOUGH THEY SEEM SO REAL THEY WANT YOUR MONEY THE SHIPPING MONEY CAUSE THE DOG IS “FREE” DONT EVER BELIEVE IN THESE EMAILS!!! FIND REAL BREEDERS YOU DONT LOSE MONEY AND YOU ACTUALLY GET A REAL DOG!

    ndkimbely@hotmail.com
    chrystal_jones101@yahoo.com
    paulmakson2007@hotmail.com

  45. adriana says:

    IM VERY ANGRY !!!

    From: jonespuppies101@gmail.com
    Subject: AKC Shih Tzu For Adoption 2 A Good Home

    Thanks for your interest in my Puppy , She is still very much available for her new home.She is 10 weeks old ,She is AKC/NKC/CKC registered and her shots are given up to date,She love playing with kids and other animas around her.All her papers will accompany her with one year health guarantee,But right now i am in West Africa on a Christain mission trip to West Africa States with my wife and we have her right here with us,We are not initially geting rid of her but due to the harsh weather and my mission over here so we need to get a good loving and caring home for this puppy,And i hope you are also a good christian that will take very good care of our baby.we are going to ship her to you via Express pets delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent,she does not have any health issues or problems as she is %100 healthy, I am leaving her for free Adoption as a good christian and not being able to take care of he again,all you need to do is just to pay $250 + $200 for her shipping and Handling fee to your nearest airport. so if you are interested in having her,i want you to get back to me with your Full Name,Home Address,Mobile & Phone Number,including the nearest airport to your House.payment would be made via Western Union at any local local Store.Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby do not reply me becuase i am only giving her out becuase i dont have time to take care of her again due to the mission work before me here. Await your response,call me on my mobile number for more info at 0112348062620148.

    Thanks and God Bless you

    Jones Jeff

    NOTE : Pls Note That Shipping To Your Door Step Wil Cost You Extra $50

  46. JK says:

    Beware: These “Christians” are going straight to hell!!!!

    Thank for your response the shipping company s adderess is 102 muritala muhammed international airport road,Mr nilson Kelvin,+2347031698174,the shipping company will accept western union or money gramm international.hope to hear back from you with your full information like your full name,address and the nearest airport close to you.Destiny Galvan wrote: Thanks for your great intrest….i want you to go through my previouse email i have already state it that right now am presently in West African on a A bridge contract, my Full name is Destiny Galvan and my address is 102 ways road, ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria 23401, my phone number is 2348083963382 , i want you to know that i don’t really know anything about the vet because the baby was brought for my birthday present from my mother, and for the payment you will be making the payment direct to the shipping company that will proceed on getting the baby to you….so i want you to get back to me with your fullname, address, phone number, including your nearest airport to your location…all this information will be use for shipping processing…Thanks and hope to read from you soon….

    Destiny.

    wrote:
    OK, I will need your full name, telephone number and address as well as that of the Vet that has given the dog a clean bill of health.
    I also need to know where the puppy will be shipped from and the name address & phone number of the shipping agency.
    What is the method of payment?

    Destiny Galvan wrote:
    Hello,
    Thanks for your interest in my lovely baby am sorry for the late respond i went to crusade in the church that is the reason i respond late,all i want you to know is this puppy she still very much available for new home,she is AKC registered and is shots are given up to ate.All are papers will accompany her when she will be comming to the airport,we are going to ship Him to you via Express pets delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping company ,We just got posted to (Africa) nigeria due to the contract that was awarded to us as.
    A bridge contractor and we have our pup with us which we can take very.
    good care of her,I have been Fasting and Praying to God to get a good
    looking and God fearing one to take my baby,she is almost our life and
    she loves been with children and other animals ,I can only give her out if you can promise me that you will help me take very good care of her, she will cost you $300 including the
    shippment.
    So if you are interested in having her, i want you to getback to me with your full name,address, phone number including the nearest airport to you.Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby do not reply me because i am only giving her
    out because we dont have time to take care of her again due to the mission work before us here. Await your response.
    May the God reward you for having my baby,
    Amen…..:

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  47. JK says:

    Another phony
    Thu, 14 Feb 2008 00:14:21 -0800 (PST)
    From: “Kim John” Add Mobile Alert
    Subject: Re
    Hello
    The puppy is with a Current vaccinations, vet exam,health certificate from a licensed vet and a written guarantee of health( 1yr). resently checked by a licensed Vet Doctor for heart, knees, skin, correct bite, and eyes,see attachment for resent pics .she is AKC registered, well socialized with many hours of play time and lots of love..She love playing with children and other pets and have their proper veterinary check ups.worming and dewormings. Well trained HEALTH WISE their health is guarantee as she took the following vitaments.3V-Caps for development of Skin and Coat,NEW Glycol-Flex Stage 1 for Development of Joints.Also lt’s good if someone can always be on the look out for the puppy since it’s still young and tender.She will be shipped with the following: 1. A 200 series travel kennel (29″ L x 19″ W x 18″ H), Airline approved. 2. Health certificate and avid mic ro-chip form. 3. Updated and current shot and worming records. 4. 32 oz. Water bottle she will be accompanied with a Health Guarantee as well as one Hereditary Congenital Defect Guarantee,A USDA shipping permit, health license are available,a bath and a brand new crate, toys, carebooks, food sample, dog kits and pedigree certificate.
    We are giving her out for adoption due to the reason that we are too busy with our scheduled programm to take a very good care of her,So we decided to give her to a caring family that loves pets,to adopt her for a happy family care.She will be shipped directly from New York.We are going to ship her to you via Express pets delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent.The Adoption fee is $500 including shipping and you will be making the payment to the shipping agent through western union.
    if you are interested in having her,I want you to get back to me with your full name,address,phone number including the Nearest Airport to you so that i can registered with your full information as the new ownership of the puppy.

    Await your response asap.
    Thanks and God bless

  48. JK says:

    And another!
    Hello ,
    The puppy is still very much available.she is 10weeks old weighs 50lbs and she is AKC registered an shots are given up to date House and Potty Trained, loves toys and perfect with kids Well socialized, affectionate & smart.
    All papers will accompany the puppy,but right now i am in Africa on a Christain mission with my wife and we have the puppy right here with us.we are going to ship to you via express delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent,so if you are interested in having the puppy, i want you to get back to me with your fullname, address including the nearest airport to you. Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby, do not reply me becuase i am not giving because of the bad condition or anything i am only giving this pupppy out because we dont have time to take care of the puppy again due to the mission work before us here. so i
    will like you to get back to me with your:
    FullName
    Full Address
    Contact phone#
    Nearest Airport to you..so that i can send the puppy down to the shipping agent i contacted so that they can be documented and proccessed for shipping.
    And i want you to promise me that you will take Good care of her and you will be updating me with pictures every month..if that is okay by you?.
    ***Pup Info***
    Breed..English Bulldog
    Price: $0.00
    Shipping:$150.00
    Total…$150.00
    Thanks and God Bless.

  49. JK says:

    These thieves are everwhere. They are on nj.com.
    How can we stop them?
    Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 20:41:46 -0800 (PST)
    From: “Don Marcos” Add Mobile Alert
    Subject: my pup info
    To:
    Hello,Thanks for your interest in my pet. The little puppy is still very much available for adoption. This little girl is 2.4lbs at 9 weeks old she should be to 4 to 5lb range
    full grown only she is potty trained and very friendly with children she fit in the palm of your hand.she AKC registered puppy .Adorable and sociable with great Personalities
    and very good bloodlines.she vet-checked, up to date on shots and deforming, and are health guaranteed.. All the papers will accompany the puppy,But right now i am in Alberta, Canada. on
    a Christian mission with my wife and we have the puppy right here with us.we are going to ship to you via express delivery on next day delivery after shipment through a shipping
    agent,so if you are interested in having the puppy, i want you to get back to me with your full name,address including the nearest airport to you. Please if you know that you
    are not going to take very good care of my baby, do not reply me because i am giving her on adoption because of bad condition or anything i am only giving this puppy out because
    we don’t have time to take care of the puppy again due to the mission work before us here. she will be going for free so i will like you to get back to me with your full name
    and full address including your nearest airport and your contact phone number so that i can carry out shipping.The lovely puppy will come along with all sher necessary health
    paper work like……
    Akc/Nkc/Fci Registered Paper
    One Year health Guarantee
    health Insurance Paper
    Vet Record
    Birth Certificate
    Shot Book
    Tavel Crate
    Toys And Foods
    Price: $0.00
    Shipping Fees:$140
    Total cost:$140
    I will accept Western union or Money gram.If you are really interested in having my puppy as part of your family,I want you to get back to me with the below following……
    Full name…?
    Address..?
    Phone number…?
    City…………?
    State………..?
    Zip code……….?
    And the nearest airport close to you.

    Thanks

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  50. Leslie says:

    OK SO I WAS LOOKING FOR A YORKIE. AND I CAME ACROSS THIS PERSON WHO SAID SHE WOULD ADOPT THE DOG TO ME FOR FREE BUT I WOULD JUST HAVE TO PAY FOR THE FLIGHT WHICH WAS $140.00 AND THAT THE DOG WOULD BE DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO MY HOME.THE DOG IS SUPPOSELY 2.5 PNDS AND WILL GROW TO BE 5PNDS.AND THAT HER NAME IS NINA. OK SO I WAS EXCITED ABOUT IT AND I CALLED MY SISTER WITH THE GOOD NEWS. WELL COME TO FIND OUT SHE SAID IT WAS A SCAM…I THOUGHT ABOUT IT FOR A WHILE AND DECIDED TO DO SOME RESEARCH. THANK GOD I FOUND THIS WEBSITE. ALL THE STORIES IVE READ ARE SIMILAR TO WHAT I WAS EMAILED. DOG WAS IN CAMEROON AND THAT SHE WORKED TOO MUCH AND THAT THE WEATHER WAS NOT RIGHT FOR HER AND YOU KNOW ALL MY INFO. WELL I WROTE TO HER AND TOLD HER “NO OFFENSE BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE THIS IS NO SCAM” AND SHE NEVER REPLIED. SHE NEVER GAME ME HER NAME BUT HER EMAIL ADDRESS IS fbipets@yahoo.com. I FOUND HER ON OODLE.COM…. 

  51. Dorothy says:

    An ad was put in the pet section of a local paper for the past few weeks advertising a free yorkie. I was immediately suspicious as you never find a yorkie who is free! Contact info was an email address to Sis Dora Williams at revsisdora1@gmail.com. So I emailed asking why they were looking for a new home for her. The response was also identical to that listed in item 4 above:

    Hello, Thanks for your interest in my lovely pet, yes the puppy is still available for adoption, she is just 8 weeks old and her health is %100 OK! which includes
    (+1 year health Guarantee), AKC registered, De-wormed, weight: 1.6 lb, Vaccination and worming record, Copy of USDA paper , AKC registration application for the puppy
    Babies Name: Timi

    My Baby is so animated and can keep you entertained for hours,she really has her own distinctated personality, loving and very affectionate and standard with other animals,she’s very affectionate and like to give kisses all the time, she presently weighs about 1.6lb and will estimated to weigh between 3lb to 4lbs at maturity.
    I will have the puppy ship along with her certified health
    certificate, its pedigree and your puppy’s guarantee.also the airline ticket, an approved carrier with a soft comfortable bed, health certificate from my vet doctor, also i can give you a puppy pack including a sample of food my baby has been eating, a tube of nutri-cal.
    Everything you will need will be taped to the top of your puppy’s cage, the puppy is free as all you could pay me is if you take very good care of the baby,she’s right now with us because we are here on a Christian mission presently with my husband we have the puppy right here with us.
    We are going to ship to you via express delivery on next day delivery if you can afford to pay her shipping fees, so if you are interested in having the puppy, i want you to get back to me with this information so that i can figure out what shipping would cost.

    Full name:
    Address :
    Nearest airport:
    Phone#:

    Please if you know you are willing to take care of her let me know,because we have to give out the puppy because of our present condition and cannot afford to let her get into wrongs hands. She is priceless therefore she will be going for free, so i will like you to get back to me with your full name and full address including your nearest airport so that i can find out shipping, so attached is her pictures.

    Thanks and God Bless

    Sis Dora Williams

    Still suspicious, I asked where she was as we could possibly drive to get her. This was their response: We are presently in West Africa for a missionary work,we are giving 0ut the baby for free adoption because of the weather condition here in africa is too hot,and my baby cannot adapt to it,so that is why we are ging her out for adoption,let me know if you want her and can take good care of her.

    If it sounds too good to be true, chances are…!! Beware!

  52. Betty Alexander says:

    Just wanted to say thanks to all those that published their scam issues with overseas pet adoption persons. I almost fell for it. I answered an ad in the Houston, TX newspaper and my answer came from Africa who wanted me to send money be western union to pay and they would ship puppy. I got sort of sceptical and did some research on the receiptient’s name of the money and what came up but this website and the emails sounded so familar to the one I received about adopting a puppy. I emailed this person back to let him know he needed to visit this website about the scam. They even called me several times and I told them I was not interested and they would call back.

    Again thanks to your website and comments I was not taken in by this scam. Betty

  53. Alan says:

    Here is another version of the same scam that I fell for. I paid them through moneygram and then they got back to me and wanted $420 dollars “insurance” money to cover the puppy. This was too much to belive and I did not follow through. Here is a copy of the ad:

    Adorable female Yorkie puppy
    Price: US $200.00
    Ad ID: 44952581
    Views: 1663

    Location: Los Angeles East LA
    Date Listed: Apr-07-08

    I have come to realize that I don’t have the time to take proper care of my little Yorkie baby. Presently, I need a loving home for adoption. She’s AKC Registered and very healthy with all shots.

    Lavia is my little babydoll. She is one you will not want to put down, as her personality is very strong. Her coat is a bit wet in the picture, but is gold when you see and carry her. She’s an eye catcher and a heart catcher, a healthy dollface that longs to cuddle and protect. She seems to be very calm and placid considering she’s a Yorkie (which are naturally high-energy puppies).

    N:B I will not want to be contacted by pets stores or breeders, just a loving home for the baby.

  54. PET FLIGHT says:

    Its a pity many people do rip off many inocent people .I wish to let you know that there is just one legitimate pet carrier agency that is shipping from Cameroon.So if you are to get any pet from Cameroon we advise you get in contact with the above agency as we shall ensure the pet really exist.We are doing all within our reach to track down this corm men.If you have been ripped off and would like it to be investigated then get to us as we shall ensure invertiagtions carried out. dodi.getme@yahoo.com

  55. cher says:

    I’ve got the same e-mail while I was looking for rental apartments on craigslist. I know, it is not related but i just wanted to warn everybody that, this is a SCAM ! He said he’s in Africa,and his wife’s in London and they called me from +2348029096883 !!! But, due to the time difference it was supposed to be very late in London !! That’s how I understand. Then, they’ve asked for $1500 via Western Union.(which is the easiest way of getting money with an international ID) Plus, their e-mails are long and poetic! the man called could not speak English at all !!! Please be careful

  56. Kristel Kelsay says:

    i just recieved the same thing, i did respond to the first email from phil.applewhite@yahoo.com to see what they would say. then i looked up this sight and figured it was probably a scam because it sounds exactly the same. here is a copy of the email.

    Hello,Thanks for your interest in my pet. The little puppy is still very much available for adoption. This little girl is potty trained and very friendly with children she fit in the palm of your hand.she AKC registered puppy Adorable and sociable with great Personalities and very good bloodlines.she vet-checked, up to date on shots and deforming, and are health guaranteed.. All the papers will accompany the puppy,But right now i am in Africa on a Christian mission with my wife and we have the puppy right here with us.we are going to ship to you via express delivery on next day delivery after shipment through a shipping agent,so if you are interested in having the puppy, i want you to get back to me with your Full name,Address including the nearest airport to you. Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby, do not reply me because i am giving her on adoption because of bad Weather condition and because we don’t have time to take care of the puppy again due to the mission work before us here. she will be going for free so i will like you to get back to me with your full name and full address including your nearest airport and your contact phone number so that i can carry out shipping.
    The lovely puppy will come along with all her necessary health paper work like……
    Akc/Nkc/Fci Registered Paper
    One Year health Guarantee
    health Insurance Paper
    Vet Record
    Birth Certificate
    Shot Book
    Toys And Foods
    Price: Free
    Shipping Fees:$200.00 Usd
    I will accept Western union money transfer.If you are really interested in having my puppy as part of your family,I want you to get back to me with the below following……
    Full name…?
    Address..?
    Phone number…?
    City…………?
    State………..?
    Zip code……….?
    And the nearest airport close to you.

    Thanks
    phil

  57. Lisa Clough says:

    I recently received an ad noting two very expensive, rare, macaws for sale to a good home. My husband and I were thrilled as they were asking only $365 for the two birds as well as their cage and even offered to pay for the shipping. Red flags went up when she (Victoria Taben) told me that she was on mission in Santa Monia Scotland and would have to send the birds overseas. Why would anyone bring their pets overseas with them rather than have a trusted friend or family member watch over them? Also, when I tried to look up Santa Monia Scotland, no such place even existed. Also, to offer these birds for sale for such a low price AND offer to pay for shipping…it’s too good to be true. Then I found this site!!! I’m almost positive I was ALMOST scammed as well.

  58. Lisa Clough says:

    This was her original email sent to my friend when she inquired about them:

    Hello:
    Rosie and Nina are still avail.They are a pair of hyacinth macaws with a wonderful personality.They are 18months old and were purchased from a local breeder.They are sweet, talkatives, love a warm shower,friendly to kids and dogs,and LOTS of love and attention!They have full beautiful feathers,their beaks and feathers are nicely groomed and their nails are trimmed.Their wings are clipped to make their tamer.They are well mannered and none stressed.They are not feather pickers.They were raised from birth away from their mother so they does not know how to fly.The female is a fertile egg laying female.They have been vet checked,DNA sexed and proven.We are away from home all day and would like to see them go to a secure and loving home.They will be adopted out for $360 which included their cages, their freestanding Tanzanian wood perch and all of their medical records.I would prefer to adopt them to a bird lover, not a bird broker.Someone who know that these are large birds and requires some space.Their cage dimensions are 3′ X 3’1/2′ X 2′ and they sit on a wheeled platform about 1 foot high.Its easy to clean and good for a birds of their size.But the Lovely birds will even love to spend most of their time out of the cage if you will let them. Rosie and Nina have been loved and cared for all their life,so we are looking for a special new home for them.How soon will you need them and are you a bird lover?Waiting to read from you soon.

  59. Lisa Clough says:

    When I emailed her myself, this was her response:

    Hello:
    I am currently on a Catholic Missionary Program in San Monia Beach Scotland and will have to fly then back to you which is approx 7 hours flight time from San Monia Beach Scotland to your location and so all i need from you is the fee which $360.I am going to take care of the shipping and so as soon as i get the fee,i will book a flight for the macaws through IPATA ANIMALS TRANSPORT SERVICES and get back to you with all the flight information(When they are leaving here and when they will be arriving your location) so that you should know when the birds will be arriving your nearest airport and from there you will go and pick them up.I will need your full shipping information which i am going to use to ship them to you so that i can start arranging for the shipping so as soon as i get the fee($360),i will proceed with shipping the birds to you.I will need information such as:

    Your full name…

    Your full address(House,street #,city and state)…

    Your phone number(Cell,Work,home etc)…

    And lastly the name of the nearest airport to your location where the birds will have to be shipped to.With all the above information provided,as soon as i get the money,i will be shipping the birds to you using the information.The scarlet macaws have already been given out even before o traveled over here.I have the pics attached below once more and hope you love them.Waiting to read from you soon.

  60. Patti says:

    This is what is upsetting is that everyone of you are being so selfish and maybe deserve a wake up call like this.There are so many purebred and mixed breeds available for adoption.Beautiful dogs that their previous owners just did’nt have time for.What ever happened to going and seeing the pet that you were going to make a home for.Instead you go online to purchase a pet from another country???This is why a lot of you really don’;t deserve to have a pet, do you send for your desighner children in other countries.Maybe you should watch a video on the sad state of these poor animals in shelters that have no choice but to be put to death because of your selfish ways..

  61. Evonne says:

    Holy cow, I was trying to beleive this couldnt be true but it looks like it is. They put an add in the hamilton specator and I questioned everything and he kept countering it and even saying there are alot of scams out there but he wouldnt do that. Heres the last email
    Hello Evon,
    Dont be offended as well, but you sound distrusting in your last email.
    here is the answer to your questions below:
    Shipping Company is Express pet Delivery
    Milly will be Shipped to Toronto International Airport.

    My Chuch is Christ the king Cathoilic church, and on a missionary trip which will take me to various african countries. I should be in south africa by now, but presently i am in West Africa, Nigeria. due to the fact that when we got here my wife developed mild stroke and she was admited to one university teaching hospital in one of the most well known city in Nigeria and that is (Lagos) and the universty hospital name is: Lagos State University Teaching Hopital Abbreviation (Luth)
    Our Mission house address where we reside is:
    57 Idowu Martins street Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.
    Our Mission house Phone number is 2341-2241-115.
    Thanks& God Bless You,
    Pastor James Bradshaw.

    So i tryed to find pet expres…and founf these website thank goodnes. At first Iwas just going to send half them money thinking if it is a scam, then they must need the money really bad. But i decieded against it.

  62. Tee says:

    I have been looking to adopt a puppy as well. All the email response I got from outside the US were scams. Saying they need to know shipping address to determine freight cost. Anything especially from Africa, which is where Cameroon is a SCAM. The city is going through huge turmoil and these people are desperate, and they have decided to target Americans for money. Hope this helps. Good luck to you all in finding a pet.

  63. JCMB says:

    FYI-I was interested in adopting an English Bulldog when I found one on craigslist. I emailed the person with interest and received a response of many that I have read on this scam website. The email is below. I am glad that I found this before we went any further. We were just checking around because it all sounded a little too easy! BEWARE of kenpollack25@yahoo.com.

    “Calvary greetings to you, Thanks for your interest in my lovely baby and .
    She is still very much available for new home.She is 12 weeks old,she will be
    55lbs at full grown and she weigh 15lbs presently and She is AKC registered and
    her shots are given up to date,she is vet checked and potty trained.All her
    papers will accompany her, But right now i am in africa on a Christain mission
    with my wife and we have her right here with us.We are going to ship her to you
    via Express pets delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a
    shipping agent , i am leaving her for $200 Including shipping.If you are
    interested in having her, i want you to get back to me with your full
    name,address including the nearest airport to you.Please if you know that you
    are not going to take very good care of my baby do not reply me
    because i am only giving her out becuase we dont have time to take care of her
    again due to the mission work before us here.Await your
    response.
    Thanks”

  64. Nina says:

    Hi,
    I think i might have fallen into this scam. I’ve paid 277USD to this guy in cameroon claiming that he will send the puppies.and now the puppies need to be insured of 640USD in order for them to take the next flight to Malaysia. Im starting to feel weird about this.After reading this forum, I think im a fool. Im a student, and i used my savings to pay that amount of 277USD,i did not pay 640USD because it is too much..this is the email sent to me

    Hi there and thanks for the mail of interest, well I have 2 really
    cute and adorable yorkie puppies which I am willing to give out on
    adoption to any loving and caring family, they are vet checked,
    potty/house trained, deformed, recent in all shots, AKC registered,
    currently 16 weeks 4 days old and from a champion bloodline, I
    American, currently Volunteering with and N.G.O. in Victoria Cameroon.
    I am training a 4month vacation bible school were we do train
    Champions for God. and the main reason I am giving them out on
    adoption the climate is too hot for them and because my job right now
    is very demanding and gives me very little time to take care of the
    puppies, and I am looking for any loving and caring home in the USA
    where I can give the puppies out to for free adoption so that I can
    even have the chance to come take a look at them when I get back to
    the US, well I will like to know if you have any kids????? Because
    these puppies are very sociable with kids and other household pets
    secondly I will like to know if you have ever had this breed
    before???? Because if you haven’t then know they are a very loving
    breed to own, will be waiting to read from you soonest. Thanks and God
    bless you
    Best regards,
    ************

    this is the email claimed to be frm the airport,
    CHARLES DE GAULLE PETS CONTROL DEPARTMENT PARIS

    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

    The Pets Control Department of CDG are in custody this afternoon of your Yorkshire Terrier Puppy(ies) at the final paris check Point Terminal 1 wishes to bring the following to your attention:

    1. Following the EU Aviations Commission’ Rules and Regulations on Pets Transportation and section 12 sub paragraph 2, “… the life of all animals being transported from One City/Country to another through out UK and Europe must be fully Insured by an Insurance Cooperation at the City of Origin against any eventuality.

    2. Following a compromise between the US Aviations Complaint Commission and the EU Financial Commission, it was concluded that “..the life of all pets being transported through the EU from one City/Country to another will be insured and this insurance fee should vary from one pet to another depending on Financial Value of the Animal.

    3. We also wish to let you know, according to the EU Price Determination Commission, the price of any Yorkshire Terrier Breed is £1500 (£1500).

    From the above, the Life Insurance fee you are supposed to pay for your puppy(ies) and your puppy(ies) can travel through its life time through all EU Countries without any problems.

    Due to a good number of complaints by clients to CDG Pet Control Department about this Insurance Scheme, the Management in collaboration with the EU aviation Commission came out with a Partial Refundable Animal Life Insurance Scheme,which provides for the following:

    * You could use our Partial Insurance Scheme to Insure your puppy(ies) Life for 1/7 the cost of the full Insurance fund for the puppy(ies) which will be refunded to you once your puppy(ies) are delivered to you later today and you will have to pay an extra $20 for pet feeding and pet care .
    * This means you will have to pay the sum of $620 which is 1/7 the initial Insurance fee for your puppy(ies) and $20 for our services, which gives you a total of $640 of which 620 will be refunded to you when your puppy(ies) is delivered to you at your home by our pet carrier.

    So we are expecting the sum of $640 from you in which $620 will be refunded to you in cash when the puppy(ies) are delivered to you at your home by the delivery agents of CDG PET CONTROL DEPARTMENT.As soon as you go through this we do expect you to get back to us as soon as possible with the full payment confirmation.

    REASONS WHY YOUR PET NEEDS INSURANCE AND WHY WE IMPOSED A RESTRICTION TO SHIPPING PUPPIES WITHOUT A LIFE INSURANCE

    1.) WE RECENTLY PAID CHARGES OF £4500 TO ONE MRS. ANNE MARIE CASTELLANOS BECAUSE HER kitten CONTRACTED AN ILLNESS WHILE IN OUR CARE , WE WERE TAKEN TO COURT AND WE HAD TO PAY HER FOR THE CHARGES AND WE LOST ALL THIS MONEY BECAUSE HER PUPPY NEVER HAD INSURANCE AND THATS WHY ADOPTED THE NON-SHIPPING POLICY FOR PUPPIES/PETS WITHOUT INSURANCE .

    2.)ORANGE PET INSURANCE DEPARTMENT -INSURANCE SECTOR WILL COMPENSATE YOU FOR ALL YOUR SPENDINGS INCASE OF ANY ILLNESS YOUR PUPPY CONTRACTS WHILE IN OUR CUSTODY .

    3.)INCASE OF ABANDONEMENT OF PUPPIES/PETS AT OUR CUSTODAY, OUR PET DEPARTMENT -INSURANCE SECTOR WILL CARE FOR THE KITTEN INTERMS OF FEEDINGS AND HOUSING AND WILL CHARGE THE OWNER OF THIS KITTEN FOR THE ABANDONEMENTS OF PETS-LIVESTOCK IN GENERAL.

    We expect the owner of these puppy(ies) to contact our branch in CMR who are incharge of this delivery to forward to us the neccessary papers to show that the insurance has been paid.

    NB’ This is what was forwarded to us from Our Pet Control Department of Paris.

    You are expected to make the full payment via WAL MART MONEYGRAM or WESTERN UNION

    Name………………………………………….Ndi franklin

    City……………………………………………Douala

    Country……………………………………..Cameroon (CMR)

    Zip code…………………………………….0237

    test question………………………How Soon

    answer………………………………Now

    We expect you to get back to us as soon as possible with the payment confirmation for approval.

    Pet Control Director,
    CDG PARIS,
    General Manager,
    Sec,Nathalie Elena.

    can someone email me a reply about your thoughts? ninasalleh@gmail.com Im so nervous and panicked right now. Im just a student,n foolishly believing ppl.I cant believe this ppl take granted on trust given.Thats just sick!!!!!

  65. Carly says:

    http://www.petfriendlytravel.com/?page=purchasing_a_pet

    I hate to say it, but I think you just learned a very important lesson and thank goodness it was a small price to pay. At least you didn’t except one of those phoney cashiers checks and dig yourself into a HUGE hole.

    Remember if it’s too good to be true. It’s usually a scam.

  66. Fran says:

    I received the following email when I inquired about a puppy posted on edmonton.kijiji.ca :

    Hello,

    Thanks for your interest in my lovely baby.She is still very much available for a new home.She is 10 weeks old,she will be 5 pounds at full grown,her parents weighed 4-5 pounds, She is AKC registered and have all shots given up to date,she is vet checked and healthy.All her nkc registered papers will accompany her, But right now i am in africa on a Christian mission with my wife and we have her right here with us.We are going to ship her to you via Express pets delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent , i am leaving her for $150 Including shipping.If you are interested in having her, i want you to get back to me with your full name,address,phone number including the nearest airport to you.Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby do not reply me because i am only giving her out because we dont have time to take care of her again due to the mission work before us here.Await your response.

    Thanks and God Bless

    It right away felt like a spam so I researched about what he typed and found this website. Please be careful about these scammers.

  67. Connie says:

    Hello
    Hmm..I did the same thing…However, the person I talked to never asked for my home address. Nor did she need me to pay her first. She said she was having them shipped, then once I recieved the puppies (I am supposed to be picking them up from my local airport), then I would pay her the cost for the shipping (that she says she’s already paid). I Havn’t given her any information, besides..My first and last name, the state of which I live, and the name of the nearest airport. I did recieve a conformation letter from the Douala Airport, (which is truely located in Cameroon), however I supposed it could have been made up.

    I don’t get though..if it isn’t true, why she would tell me that they are being shipped and that I don’t have to pay her until I actually have them at my house.

    Sounds way to good to be true. Confusing, I guess I’ll find out if my puppies are at the airport or not. Thank goodness I didn’t have to send any money for them….And if they ARE at the airport, I wonder what type of condition they’ll be in…guess it’s a waiting game :S

  68. Debbie says:

    I sent a reply for an ad for an 11 week old pug for a couple on a Christian Mission in Africa. After a couple of emails decided to send the money for shipping and after 2 days was called and told to send more. I agreed to send half thinking I was getting a puppy but just found out that I had been scammed. deemar4u@gmail.com
    I found a different free pug and when I received the reply for it it was the same wording about the pug but a different email. carrington.dominick@yahoo.com
    Beware. I really didn’t know that stuff like this happened.

  69. Robyn says:

    I was scammed by a man named Micheal Treva. He contacted me under the identy of Jim Gress. He told me he had a puppy but he was in africa on a christain mission trip but he would send it if i paid the shipping. i said i couldnt afford it so he said he would pay half. i couldnt beleive how nice he was. but i felt leary about it. but i really wanted the puppy so went through with it and after i sent my hard earned $100.00 he emailed said thanks and gave me the wrong information about the puppy. so i knew right then that just got scammed.

    here is the emails that tricked me. i feel so dumb.

    Hello ,
    The puppy is still very much available.she is 11weeks old she is AKC registered an shots are given up to date House and Potty Trained, loves toys and perfect with kids Well socialized, affectionate & smart.All papers will accompany the puppy,but right now i am in Africa on a Christain mission with my wife and we have the puppy right here with us.we are going to ship to you via express delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent,so if you are interested in having the puppy, i want you to get back to me with your fullname, address including the nearest airport to you. Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby, do not reply me becuase i am not giving because of the bad condition or anything i am only giving this pupppy out because we dont have time to take care of the puppy again due to the mission work before us here. so i will like you to get back to me with your:
    FullName
    Full Address
    Contact phone#
    Nearest Airport to you..so that i can send the puppy down to the shipping agent i contacted so that they can be documented and proccessed for shipping.
    And i want you to promise me that you will take Good care of her and you will be updating me with pictures every month..if that is okay by you?.
    ***Pup Info***
    Price: $0.00
    Shipping:$200.00
    Total…$200.00

    WATCH OUT FOR:jim gress (deemar4u@gmail.com)
    MICHEAL TREVA

  70. Taty says:

    I´m Portuguese and i have to alert you of this:

    IPATA Pet Delivery Services
    420 Tower Bridge Rd ,
    London , SE1 2UP
    Tel: +447024047297
    Email: animal.delivery@deliveryman.com
    Web: http://WWW.IPATA.COM

    I payed 232,50€ and they don´t sended me the puppy because they want I payed more 480€ after I sended 232,50 for the pet shipment insurance.

    Alert: They don´t send me the puppy and I don´t know how to do to they give back the money.

  71. Jessica says:

    Well, Krest Devine, Man of God,
    I have some bad news for you. Good news for me, but bad news for you.
    THE JIG IS UP.
    I, of course, did some research before I would foolishly send money halfway across the world. When I researched some key phrases, and addresses from your e-mails I came across a website dedicated to you. (Doesn’t that make you feel fantastic!?) Only, contrary to what you may think, it was not positive feedback.
    You have tried to do this at least 25 other times, to several different people. I know that as soon as you read this, you will change your name, and try to do this to another unsuspecting honest, hard working person. Because you have no heart.
    People like you make me sick. You prey on innocent victims, who want nothing more than a pet to adopt into their family.
    You use GOD as a bargaining chip. Shame on you. You are not a christian man with strong morals. You are a vile human being with no morals, and no concern for others.
    I can only hope that you are ripped off by somebody like yourself one day, and your dreams are taken away.
    You have crushed my family’s hopes at a new pet.
    SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope that the wrath of whatever God you serve, or pretend to serve, is cast upon you.

    Signed,
    Somebody not stupid enough to fall for your scam.

    In addition to the above JERK
    I received email from a lady with the following address, and message:

    ****** ju_leah@rocketmail.com ******
    Well i understand how you feel about this deal.But please you have to trust and believe me from my words.I’m a woman of my words.I promise i will get Daisy over to you.More to that, I’m a Christine, i will do on to people what i want them to do on to me,so i will not take your money and fail to get Daisy to you.It’s against our religion to take what doesn’t rightfully belong to you.so i will not take you money and fail to get Daisy over to you.

    Above all this is our full details address.Names……..Judith Leah My husband Tijani Che .Adress…………765B Post central,U765,Tell Number…….00237 9672 6997.If any goes wrong you can forward this details to the authority.

    If this is ok by you will need this information from you to prepare her for shipment to your location.Your full names…..House and street address………….A contact number………The closest Airport to your location………..The shippers will use this information to trace you and deliver the dog to you at your door step as they offer door step delivery.As soon as i receive this information from you i will forward my western union payment details to you.

    Thanks

  72. Jessica says:

    Thanks for your interest in my lovely baby.She is still very much available for a new home.She is 11 weeks old,she will be 60lbs at full grown,her parents weighed 55-60lbs at full grown, She is AKC registered and have all shots given up to date,she is vet checked and healthy.All her papers will accompany her, But right now i am in africa on a Christian mission with my wife and we have her right here with us.We are going to ship her to you via Express pets delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent , i am leaving her for $200 Including shipping.If you are interested in having her, i want you to get back to me with your full name,address,phone number including the nearest airport to you.Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby do not reply me because i am only giving her out because we dont have time to take care of her again due to the mission work before us here.Await your response.

    Thanks and God Bless.

    Hello,

    Thnaks for your intrest in my lovely little girl, i am so happy to hear from you. i want you to know that the money is not really the problem, But i just want someone that can promise me she will be at safe hand. So i want you to get back to me with your full delivery information so i can forward it to the shipping agent at the airport to start with shipping process as soon as possible.

    Your Fullname:
    Home Address:
    Nearest Airport To Your House:
    Your Telephone Number:

    So i will be awaiiting to hear from you so the puppy can be shipout with the available flight on monday.

    Thanks and God Bless You

    Hello,
    Many thanks for all the question regarding this little girl. and i am more than happy to answer all your question with full joy, you are just like GOD SENT to this puppy because this is the kind of family i was looking for to adopt her. so below is all your answered.

    Where will she be shipped to me from, via what airline, and what airport? She will me ship from west african, Independent Airline, M.M. International Airport

    Will she be shipped in a crate, or will she be shipped in a pet taxi? She will be shipped in a crate and she will be covered with her Blanket

    When I pick her up, will she be in the pet taxi, with her toys? Will her paperwork be attached? Yes she will be in her crate with her toys including with all her registered papers

    How recent was her last vet check? vetexam,health certificate from a licensed vet and a written guarantee of health (1yr). resently checked by a licensed Vet Doctor for heart, knees, skin, correct bite, and eyes

    Where did you purchase her from? Canada

    Is she registered? Tattooed? Du-claws removed? Nope

    Do you offer a guarantee in the case that she does not arrive here safely? I want to know that she will arrived safety because she will only be staying for 12 hours in her flight coming with express pets delivery

    What is her demeanor like at this point? How long have you owned her? i have own hr for 7 weeks

    So i want you to know that i have attached you the pictures of her once again.

    Thanks and God Bless You

    Hello Jessica,

    I am so happy to tell you that the agent just called me now that everything is in other at the airport here. so here is all the agent information you will need making the payment first thing in the morning .To make payment you should lok for the nearest western union local agent or grocery store near you and make payment to the informations of the shipping agent below and Once your payment is confirmed by the agent the puppy will be shipped out to you Ok.

    Payment Informations For the Shipping Agent:

    Receivers Name:Gabriel Owolabi

    Address: 144 Airport Road

    State:Lagos

    City:Ikeja

    Zip Code:23401

    Country:Nigeria

    Text Question:God

    Text Answer:Don’t Fail

    Amount Sending:$200

    So as soon as you make payment at the western union local store you would be given some informations,You would have to get back to me with the informations below.

    Full Senders Name

    Mtcn #

    Amount Sent

    Text Question

    Text Answer

    So go ahead and make payment and get back with the informations above and When the shipping Agent confirms this the puppy will be shipped to you.i hope to hear from you soon

    Thanks and God Bless

    ****** KREST DEVINE krestdevine@yahoo.com ******

  73. Stephanie says:

    I recently saw an add for a free adoption of a bull dog puppy named Lucky. Jenni Hubson was the owner. The dog was potty trained and had all its vaccines. Their were missionaries in Barcelona Spain. She sent pics of the puppy and everything. I went along with her and her requests until she wanted $150 for change of ownership papers on the puppy. I told her I was weary about sending the money due to scams. She assured me she would not sell her soul to the devil for money but instead needed a God fearing family to take the puppy. I have not hear from her again since I confronted her about the scam. I called the website that had her ad placed and they agreed to pull her ad from their website.

  74. ASHLEY says:

    This happened to me as well! I just wish I had the brains to sit down for two seconds and google the topic before I lost 100 dollars. Here is his letter

    Thanks for your mail regarding my Yorkie puppies.I am a missionary and have been posted in Cameroon to teach the word of God.Some body have already propose to me but it seems as if he is not prepared at the moment.I hope you will not act like him.My Yorkie puppies are still available for new homes.They are of good temperament and spoil with kids and other house pets.They are 9 weeks old and well train both indoors and outdoors.They love playing a lot and they are up to date of all their shots.Their names are Nelly and Kelly meaning they will bring joy to you and your family.They are vet checked health guaranteed and registered.They are well trained and they will be shipped from Cameroon to your house address with their health certificates , vet papers toys and some playing instruments and food.Due to work and climatic condition here i have to give them out.It will cost you $100.00 to be shipped to your nearest airport.And it will also cost
    you and extra $15 if you want them to be shipped to your house address.get back to me for the shipping process. let me ask you a few question.

    For the payment of this money you will send it through Western Union OR Money Gram international transfer which is faster and more reliable to pick up the money and pay for the shipping.
    If you accept with that get back with your full contact address as below .

    NAMES……………………………?
    STATE/CITY…………………………….?
    HOUSE/STREET ADDRESS…………….?
    ZIP CODE……………………………………………?
    PROFFESSION…………………………………………..?
    PHONE NUMBER………………………………………………?
    NEAREST AIRPORT TO YOUR LOCATION…………………….?

    So if you are ready to do the payment get back to me for my payment details.. Immediately you make the payment i will go directly to the MINISTRY OF LIVESTOCK FISHERIES AND ANIMALS HUSBANDRY to register the puppies for immediate shipment after i will go to Delta Airline to book for their flight which will be delivered to your door steps or if you want you can receive them at the airport and it will take just 7hours or less for the delivery. It will cost $115 for the door step delivering but if you want to receive them at the airport, it will only cost you $100 ok.This is just for the shipping fee.You will only pay for the adoption fee when you must have gotten them.The adoption fee is free offer,that is from the bottom of your heart you will send to me any amount you wish for me to give to the orphanage center here in Cameroon to help pregnant women and children.I am located in Cameroon.Below is the attachment of their pictures.
    You can use a long distance calling card to call me at my cell phone number at
    ( 011237-966-99613 ) Please call the number as it is ok.

    Waiting to read from you.

    Thanks

    Mr Jing .

    This guy knew what he was doing, he knew his best luck was with someone who really really wanted the puppy. He told me the airport called him and said the puppies were crying to get out of their cages and would i please send more money to pay for the “insurance”. He made a fake email address supposedly from the airport..even made a fake airplane agenda/ticket and scanned it and emailed it to me..

    his alias are
    mrjing@ymail.com
    mrjing@gmail.com
    camairco@ymail.com

    PLEASE BE AWARE DO YOUR HOMEWORK

  75. Shakayla says:

    Hello Shakayla,
    Good day and thanks for your respond, well the puppy it still available
    and ready to move into a new home, she is a female puppy yorkie of
    11weeks old and she is indeed a great companion and have taken all her
    vaccinations.
    She also have a 100% health vaccination guarantee and she will weight
    less than 3 pounds as adult.I am giving her out for an adoption fees of
    $210.
    She has completed her home training and she is perfect with that which
    guarantee that she will never mess up your home in anyway,
    she is smart and intelligent just as a show dog but she is main to be at
    home.
    I call her cuby and the names means melt my heart. Cuby has bean my
    greatest source of comfort and i know cuby will definitely melt your
    heart with the way she take her routine, i have a routine i always do
    with her mostly in the morning and if you want to take her i hope you
    will find time to help her with that.
    She will come with a ring for that, the moment you place the ring at
    your
    knee level and then call her name say come on cuby she will run and jump
    through the ring.
    The reason i am giving out cuby is because she has been my greatest
    source of comfort and now i found my self in a situation where i work so
    hard and hardly find time for my own private affairs and it really hurt
    me to see her lonely and surfer after all the comfort she has given to
    me.
    I just relocated out of Massachusetts to cameroon, it’s just been 1week
    and some days that i relocated and i came along side cuby because i
    thought it was going to be easy but i work all day and only have a
    20minutes brake each day apart from Sundays after church hours,
    I am ready to take care of the shipping and delivery fees of cuby to you
    in your home if only you can promise me that you will take good care of
    her, So if you really want to adopt her then get back to me with your
    full home address where you will want her to be deliver, your full names
    which will be used in identifying you when making delivery,
    your telephone numbers which will be used in calling you 2hours before
    making delivery to you in your home, when i have all that i will then
    call you on phone so we can discus better but before anything you will
    have to promise me that you will take very good care of her for me
    because i will not like her to surfer in any home, Get back to me with
    your details if you are ready to adopt her,waiting to read from you,
    Thanks,
    Cheny,

  76. Kiki says:

    I hope everyone here realizes that most scammers are from West Africa. A large percentage of scammers claiming all this crap are pretend God-worshippers from Nigeria.
    Especially this Gabriel Owolabi guy who is the supposed receiver for the Western Union transactions. Not only is this guy scamming selling puppies, he’s doing this on craigslist with apartment listings.
    I ALMOST got scammed with an apartment this week, however, was smart enough to not go along with anything until I had some actual person meeting me and discussing the situation in person. He made some unbelievable offer for a 3bdrm, 2 bath, huge apartment in Riverdale for $1500 a month. Which in NYC is almost unheard of. However, claimed he could not meet in person because he had moved with his family to West Africa and all these claims about his lawyer approving me. Everything was lawyer this and lawyer that. He wanted the money sent western union to pretty much a similar address as I saw above in Lagos, Nigeria. And he also gave 2 numbers to contact him at, which were 234 and 011 area codes. However, I refused and simply persisted I meet with someone. So out of pure curiosity and total skepticism I went, along with family members, to the apartment which takes about 10 minutes for me to get to by car from my current residence. And voila! Total scam. I felt horrible too since 2 young girls who attend a local college had just moved in there together about a month ago have had about 6 families come visit them, and most of them had already sent money. Unfortunately many of them were foreigners and had no idea what they were getting themselves into and lost $1500…some even lost $3,000.
    This guy also likes to claim that the money is refundable, which I hope everyone here knows you should definitely be skeptical of any western union transactions that are requested from someone you do not know online. Also it is not refundable without a signed contract.
    We all decided to go to the local precint, myself and my family members, the 2 college students who reside in that apartment, and the couple who own that apartment.
    Basically it’s something difficult to control since theres such a vast variety of scamming that occurs online and would be “too difficult to control”. And basically if they tried to involve themselves with online sites like craigslists or any of these websites selling puppies, cars or any place where people tend to be scammed quite often they’d have to shut down the whole site, which they obviously won’t do. They can’t catch these people or this one guy that seems to be doing a large quantity of this scamming (he used very poor english and used similar terms in most of the e-mails shown along with the ones I received) unless he physically showed up and was in your presence.
    Also, I know most of you are already aware of this, but please avoid giving out any credit information, I know that seems obvious but people unfortunately make that mistake.
    One thing that was noted to me by the detective at the station was that sometimes these people are quite slick and once they have your name they can just use your name and use anyone’s address and try to use it to open up any credit, mortgage, etc. So I was given a number to call just to protect my identity. It’s 1800-680-7289. This is the number to TransUnion. Basically, for any of you that gave him or them, your name, number, or address this may be good for you to call to be on the safe side. Basically they protect you against credit and identity theft. Anytime anything is tried to be opened under your name (like a new credit card or anything of that matter or even the leasing of a new vehicle) nothing is processed at that moment or quickly. They have papers sent to you and contact you to make sure that you have approved of this transaction yourself. If you call TransUnion this information will be passed onto Equifax(800-525-6285) and Experian (888-397-3742). It really doesn’t matter which one you decide to call since they will each have your info, once you call one of them. If you don’t take matters into your own hands and try to protect yourself in anyway you can after giving out certain information about yourself, you can definitely be taken for an idiot in the long run and won’t know about any financial crimes committed against you until maybe 3,5, or even 6 years later when a debt collection agency is contacting you about some $7,000 you owe.
    Also, these foreign numbers they claim to have and give you to contact them, almost always tend to be false. There’s this high-tech thing the detective explained to me which I cannot adequately describe since he was pretty elaborate at explaining it to me but basically they could be located right next door or in the same state as you. It’s as if someone who, for example, lived in the UK wanted to claim that he/she owned a business in Chicago and did not have an actual business there, would be able to give you a number that seemed to be a legit number from the US, with a Chicago zip code. That person would then be able to receive any phone calls made to that number on his phone in the UK and make it seem as though he is actually located in Chicago.
    I know that wasn’t the best explanation at all lol, but it was just a basic example. Many times if you try searching again for the same listing you found it will normally be deleted or expired in just a few days or hours after you have found it online. So simply just be cautious with people that hand out these numbers from West Africa or any foreign country that is trying to do some business online.
    It’s just ridiculous what people can do with computers these days. It’s great in many ways but definitely has it’s very negative sides. I hope people just be a lot more careful with anything that is done online, especially any purchases. It’s your money, so you deserve to demand as much information as you want not them. Don’t fall into these false claims of these people that try to make themselves seem so trustworthy and religious. Many of them are just taking you on a ride for your money and you end up losing hard earned money while they end up happy and with fuller pockets, spending their days finding new ways to scam and having no actual job.
    It’s pathetic.

  77. anonymous says:

    Its not just pets it looks like they are scamming people now with apartments

    Its a good thing I stumbled on this website before I went ahead with the deal.

    The phone number they gave me was the exact same phone number as the one posted above. They also claimed to be on a mission in Africa, Nigeria. They were saying how they were husband and wife. The email seemed to good to be true. They wanted the money upfront but I was insistent seeing the place first. They even sent me photos and passport photos of themselves.. I was almost fooled…

    THANK YOU FOR POSTING!

    Phone number was 0112348029096883 and 2348029096883 the email they used was

    fernadezdiazsilva@gmail.com and juan.juanjose.jose71@gmail.com

    Heres is the link for the apartment: http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/mss/apa/826713833.html

  78. Reuben Paice says:

    I was suspicious from the start with what seemed to be too good to be true opportunity on an apartment in Manchester, England. But i thought i would carefully enquire. Looking at all the above comments it seems that the same people are involved. When they gave me their contact number, i decided to do a google search to see if any negative comments came back….and i’m glad i did! Below are the details that are being used: Ben Lampard is calling himself Rev Lampard, but getting his “wife” to deal with the enquiry.

    benlampard100@googlemail.com & faithlampard32@gmail.com

    0112348029096883 or +2348029096883

    I first came into contact with them on Gumtree, while loking for an apartment (http://www.gumtree.co.uk). By posting all these incidences, hopefully something can be done about it!!

    (My experience seems identical to post 79!!)

  79. steph says:

    Wow, all these scammers!!!

    My sister has been considering buying these talking pair of african parrots (at http://classifieds.khrido.com/used-ottawa-28816/talkable-pair-of-african-grey-parrots.aspx)

    Do you think these are legit, since there is no phone no. or street address?

  80. Amber says:

    My friend had forwarded this email to me. It seemed too good to be true…AND WAS!! Phone # used was 234802957678 and email address robertsmith4448@googlemail.com

    DON’T BE FOOLED!!

    Greetings to you from the house of the lord,

    How are you today, hope fine? thanks for your urgent response and interest in taking and creating a good home and care for our babies and i hope their save will be fine with you. My adorable Yorkshire Terrier (puppies) are still very much available for adoption. We are giving this puppies out for adoption and we owe you many thanks for caring and asking about them.Right now there are so many factor’s and the weather is too hot for them and we don’t want them to suffer in anyway. We have been praying to have someone who can take good care of them and give them all the love in the world. That’s all they want. We’re due for more travel to some remote part of west Africa and we cannot risk taking them along as we know it will have adverse effect on them, health wise. We have sent you pictures of them, please let us know when you receive it. Can you tell us a little bit more about you?.

    Terra is 1.9lbs and while the male Cached is weigh 2lbs,both are 10 weeks old they should be to 3 to 4lb range full grown,they are potty trained and very friendly with children they fit in the palm of your hand.They’re lovely puppies will come along with all necessary health paper work and Vet Record,Birth Certificate,Shot Book,Travel Crate,Toys And Foods.

    All papers will accompany the puppies when shipped to you, Due to our long staying over here in africa, and the bad weather my Wife and I have concluded to get good home and care for our babies. We are not charging or selling them to you for money but to save thier lifes saved and care for them so this means that, you and i will be paying for the shipment of the puppies to you. they are VET checked, but right now we are in Africa on a Christian mission with my wife and 3 kids together with Terra and Cached, we have the puppies right here with us. We are going to ship to you via a Diplomatic Courier Service Company with Express Delivery on next day delivery, if you are really interested in having my little babies, i want you to get back to me with the below information of yours.

    Your Full Name :

    Your Mailing Address:

    Your Tel #:

    Your Cel Phone #:

    The Nearest Airport To You:

    Provide me with the above details of yours to proceed in the shipment of the puppies to you.Please if you know that you are not capable of taking very good care of my babies, do not reply me because i am giving them out because of bad condition and we’re spending months for the christain mission and i don’t Terra and Cached to die in this bad weather. And because we don’t have time to take care of them due to the missionary work before us here.

    They are priceless to me,therefore i am giving both for free, so i will like you to get back to me with your full name and full address including your nearest airport so that i can find out shipping cost, I want you to know that you and i are paying for the shipping cost. The shipping company is just 5-10mins drive. So i will want you to email me now to know if you are ready to take the babies from us and give them a good home and also i want you to know that you and i will be sharing the shipment fare of the puppies back to you in the state as soon as i find out the cost.

    I’ve attached two pics of Cached and two pics of Terra.

    Thanks and God bless you,

    Rev. Robert Smith.

    I then received a call from him and he said he was getting the price from the shipping company and would email me with the price.

    Hello,

    I am happy that my puppies finally got a new and save home with you. I’m back from the shipping company, it’s just few minutes drive and I have secured airway bill from the Diplomatic Courier Service Company for the shipment of the puppies to you, the cost is US$750.00 for the puppies. So, I’ve made a deposit payment of US$250 for the shipment.

    This is the amount I can afford right now for the shipment has I’ve spent a lot here for the puppies care and also I’ve spent a lot for our Christian missionary. So, you’re to comply with the balance of US$500.00 Balance or let me know how much you can for the pups shipment. I’ve spoken with the person in charge of the shipment and he provided his information’s for you to transfer the balance before the air-way bill number could be activated.

    Been an international payment from the USA, the shipping company can only accept payment by Money Gram or Western Union to their local Representative in KY – USA on the below info.

    RECEIVER’S FIRST NAME: BRIAN

    RECEIVER’S LAST NAME: KEYS

    City: Louisville

    State: KY

    Zip code: 40219

    As soon as you have the transfer done, You are to contact the shipping compny on thier contact informations below:

    Shipper in charge: Mr. James Gomez
    Email: Goworldpetdelivery@deliveryman.com
    Company Name: GOWORLD PET DELIVERY INC

    And provide them with the money transfer information’s and you can notify me as well. You’ll need to email them with below information as soon as you have the transfer done.

    SENDER’S FIRST NAME:

    SENDER’S LAST NAME:

    ADDRESS:

    TEL:

    City:

    State:

    Zip code:

    Country:

    Security question:

    Answer:

    MTCN or Reference Number:

    AMOUNT SENT:

    As soon as you email them with transfer details, they will have the shipment fee paid fully and shipment will be activated. The shipping company told me they can still ship out the puppies today as they work 24hrs, if they can receive the balance payment from you. And you’ll be receiving them in 2-3days delivery period. See the airway bill in the attached file.

    Regards.

  81. Holly says:

    I just found the puppy scam on:

    http://www.ziply.com/

    They’ve listed a Shih Tzu in Omaha, Miami, and Nashville all with the same pictures. They ask for money to pay the “adoption transfer fee”…. whatever. They’re total scammers. Is there any way to report them at the ziply website, like you can at Craiglist? They’re just evil. I hate people like that.

    Here’s their info:

    Valeria Rickson

    They sign with more than one name, etc., etc. BEWARE – they sound like Nigerians or something. What scuz balls.

    Greetings Holly,
    Good Morning and How are you today,I hope all is well with you
    ,I’m very sorry to hear you sounding skeptic Holy,it seems that you
    are thinking that I wanted to take your money for what is not real, or
    I’m trying to take an advantages over you and your money. When I know
    how people work very hard and make their money,so I will never think
    about taking their money for what is not real. Try to understand me
    better For you are closing your eyes not to see the bad things from
    happening while to good things pass you by.

    I don’t have the money to cover for the puppy’s adoption documents and
    have the puppy ready right now, if I had the money, I’m such a woman
    that can “truly give away her eyes to a complete stranger”, I’m a
    honest woman. And I truly know how hurt it will be for some to take
    away my money like that because truthfulness is the foundation of all
    human virtues.

    However,as soon as I confirm the payment from you today for the
    adoption documents,the puppy will be shipped tomorrow and I will get
    back to you with the shipment and delivery information’s of the
    puppy,Also let me know if you want the puppy grooming and feeding
    kits,so that I can pack them for shipment and also the papers should
    you decide to adopt the puppy and send the money.

    Thanks for understandding and I will wait to hear from you asap…..My
    regards to your Family,Please say to them that Leti is ready to move
    to a new home with them.

    God Bless You
    Ricky chaino tita

    On 10/20/08, Holly Cook wrote:
    > It seems you have advertised this pup with different weights and with
    > locations in Tennessee, Nebraska, and now you’ve mentioned she’s coming from
    > out of the country which would require quarantine. I would be happy to help
    > you, but this is beginning to sound suspicious.
    >
    > ________________________________
    > From: Valeria Rickson
    > To: Holly Cook
    > Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 11:52:44 AM
    > Subject: Re: Your darling Shih Tzu
    >
    >
    > Hello,
    > Thanks for the mail. I really appreciate your concern. I still have the
    > female Shih Tzu puppy. I am willing to give her out for free adoption if
    > you will promise me that you will take good care of her. I am out for a
    > good home for her. Her name is Leti .She is a spit ball of energy. She is so
    > full of energy and love that it just wiggles out of her.she’s only 1.5 lbs
    > at almost 13 weeks old she is a tea-cup, She’s so full of energy, She’d be a
    > great companion and friend for a family with older children and kids, or a
    > more mature household.Paper training has been started,so you can complete
    > her paper training and she’s doing a great job. and she also completed her
    > potty training She comes with her APR Registration, Current Vaccinations,
    > Wormed, Vet Examination, Health Guarantee.My reason for doing so is because
    > my Husband died in a gasly motor car accident and this puppy was his pet dog
    > and since He died, there has been no body here to take good care
    > of her,She will go for just $120 re homing fee .But before we proceed i
    > will like to know the following from you to ensure that your home will be
    > that great home for my little baby girl.i will really love that you promise
    > me that you are going to take good care of her for me,so in guiding me look
    > for
    > a lovely home for her,i will like to know the following from you:
    > Do you have kids?
    > If so,are they good with pets?
    > If Not then Do you have some one that will always play with her?
    > Have you ever raised (Owned) a Shih Tzu Puppy before or Do you Own Other
    > Pets?
    > How is your Working Schedule?
    > Are you getting her For your Self or for Some one Else?
    > Do you want to Breed Her?
    > How Soon Do you Want her?
    > She will be coming with her
    > AKC REGISTRATIONS DOCUMENTS
    > TOYS AND GROOMING PRODUCTS
    > PUPPY BLANKET and
    > HEALTH GUARANTEE.
    > Get back to me if interested, I will wish to know some more information
    > about you and if you will be willing to adopt this baby.I will love to
    > inform you that the puppy will be coming from Alaska Victoria Islands in
    > Cameroon where i and my late husband where serving at the limbe wild life
    > reservations Center. I am not looking for any kind of home but a family
    > where she will get the best of love ever I will also like to inform you that
    > the animal rescue team advised me that i should be careful because free
    > dogs are always used for dog fighting,illegal dog shows and also used in
    > laboratories to conduct experiments. I will not like this to happen to Leti.
    > So taking Leti to your home will be for a good home. Okay.I will be waiting
    > to read from you soon.
    > Best regards
    > Ricky

  82. Angie says:

    This is the response i got from an ad on kijiji.ca for two african grey birds…….. email is nchoti_e99@yahoo.com

    BEAWARE!!!!

    thanks for your mail regarding my African grey birds. do you have
    children? do they love birds? are you a breeder? do you have a VET
    around your locality ?Sorry for all the questions we just want to make
    sure our babies go to a lovely home .we worked with a US volunteer to
    fight HIV and other illness in in third world countries and we are now
    in a small country called Northern Cameroon which is one of our
    targeted region.they are so funny they talk and dance..they love life
    ok.they love being outside. Also they are very playful. they have a
    very extended vocabulary they say hello, what, cracker, Caesar, thank
    you, shut up and many more they are very eager to learn and play..they
    are very cute,their feathers are exquisite looking feathers and
    colors.they are not screamers,of courser they do have some loud
    moments, but that is normal and to be expected with a large bird they
    love their showers, I put them on a ladder in the shower with me and
    let the warm water run over them..their eyes just say it all, they
    love it! they love table scraps.Once you earn them trust you can
    hold them like a baby upside down and play with their feet,they’ll
    love neck rubs or for you to help scratch the casing off their new
    feathers.they are 10 months old with good temperament with kids and
    other pets ok. get back for more detail and their most recent picture
    and tell me if you are ready to have this little guys so i can start
    compiling all their legal document because they will be coming along
    with including some toys they enjoy playing with. hope to read from you soon.

  83. Jen says:

    I have just experienced the same thing and I have the following email’s from a person named Lisa Smith. We never purchased the animal as I was afraid that it was a scam and then i found this website and her email’s looked exactly the same. Here they are:

    Hello,
    May almighty God continue his good work in your life as i will be praying about this frequently. Now God answered my prayer. I am giving praise to God.
    The transaction could be arranged depending on how fast you want my baby to get to you. I would want him to leave as soon as possible. I am glad that my baby will be going to his dream home, please assure me once more that he will be spoilt with love and care. I have called the shipping agent and they will be coming pretty soon for the pick up, meanwhile they need your information below:
    Mailing address
    Phone number
    Nearest airport for delivery purpose
    He will be shipped with insurance from the shipping agent, also he will be coming with all his registration papers which includes his AKC reg, and 1year health guarantee certificate. I assure you that he will be alright as this is not their first time of being shipped. Shipment will commence immediately upon confirmation of payment via MONEY GRAM and i will email you all his shipping information once that is done.
    Thank you and God bless you.
    Best regards.

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

    Hello,
    May almighty God continue his good work in your life as i will be praying about this frequently. Now God answered my prayer. I am giving praise to God.
    The transaction could be arranged depending on how fast you want my baby to get to you. I would want him to leave as soon as possible. I am glad that my baby will be going to his dream home, please assure me once more that he will be spoilt with love and care. I have called the shipping agent and they will be coming pretty soon for the pick up, meanwhile they need your information below:
    Mailing address
    Phone number
    Nearest airport for delivery purpose
    He will be shipped with insurance from the shipping agent, also he will be coming with all his registration papers which includes his AKC reg, and 1year health guarantee certificate. I assure you that he will be alright as this is not their first time of being shipped. Shipment will commence immediately upon confirmation of payment via MONEY GRAM and i will email you all his shipping information once that is done.
    Thank you and God bless you.
    Best regards.

    Hello,
    Thanks for your interest. First of all, I must thank my living Lord for I found an intending parent for my babies, I also give thanks to the breeder that directed you to me. I`m giving them out for adoption. They are 2 months 2 weeks old and akc registered, all their shots are up to date, health guarantee and health certificate. I have a male and his name is Andy while the female name is Kate, they are both very good with kids and love to play a lot this is one of their many character and they are both potty trained. I will like you to know that i am giving them out for adoption. You will only pay for their shipping fee which will cost you $400 for one puppy or $800 for the two puppies. Me and my husband got relocated to west Africa recently and could not take care of the babies anymore. I want a great home for them because they are my real babies and the weather here is not conducive for them that is why I want to get them out as soon as possible and I will be very happy if you will be one to take them as your babies. I never wanted to sell them but the weather here in West Africa is not helping matter at all. The puppies are very healthy. If you are interested kindly get back to me asap. See their pictures on attachment
    I will always remember you in my daily prayers.
    Thanks and God bless you

    This is a scam and don’t do it!

  84. Tiffany says:

    I posted an ad to adopt my two animals and have been bombarded with people wanting to send me a check! I knew right off that this was a scam. I am answering the emails with “The pet is a lizard I found in my backyard and I am asking $10,000.00 for it”!!!!!

  85. Brandy says:

    I almost lost $250, but this time the scam is from a lady in Massachusetts who wants the money for the – yep, you guessed it, Yorkie and English Bulldog – to her “agent” in Alabama!

    Don’t just think it’s overseas that these people are operating…it’s here in the continental states too.

  86. Amanda Adkins says:

    Well I guess I am right there with all of you on being scammed from these bastards in Africa. There must be something we can do to stop this. These people are listing in cities all over the USA. I was promised a beautiful bulldog named Diamond, but luckily for this bail agent, my gut instincts are 98% right so I did some investigating and low and behold I was right. Thank god I didn’t send any money.

  87. Kris Wilson says:

    I am so glad I read your blogs. I called on a english bull dog puppy in the Dallas Morning News and was given the email address of a lady doing misson work in Nigeria They can’t keep the 10 week old puppies because of the weather. All I have to do is wire 850.00 for shipping. I can’t beleive we almost did it.

  88. Xandie says:

    ANOTHER SCAM TO ADD TO THE LIST!!

    I just received this email and thought that I would check to see if it was a scam. I am really glad that I found this site before I sent out any money for the puppy. I hope that no one really falls for this. It is really sad that there are such mean people out there. Some day they will get theirs when karma will come back to get them in the end.

    God bless,

    Xandie

    Here is the email that I received today:

    Tea Cup Female Yorkie Puppy For Adoption..

    Hello,
    My name is David James, i and my Wife are here in West Africa for an orphanage work and we came along with my puppy which my grandma left before her death because she was a breeder,but after a while i notice that the African
    weather is not good for the puppy and i have not been able to take very good care of her the way i always do,so i need someone i can trust that can adopt this baby and give her all the love and care i have ever given to her the way i
    do,so if you can take care of her and get her adopted email me back with a reply so i can send you her pictures hope to read from you

    P.S reply to : revsismary@gmail.com
    Thanks and God Bless.
    David James

  89. Tamara says:

    They even have a spanish version of it, of course ringed a bell when it had a lot of errors and nothing was making sense except when they ask for my info and evererything looked cut-n-paste. Her name is Linda Nelly from Limbe, Cameroon. Hope this helps somebody out there, thanks

    hola

    Gracias por su
    correo y el interés en mi cachorros yorkie KELLY Y TINA
    . Estoy sinceramente lo siento responder tarde para you.Indeed, estoy convirtiendo en un médico
    sin frontiers.due a una nueva asignación profesional en Corea a proseguir mi
    carrera, que se reduce a ayudar a los niños de las familias que necesitan médicos
    asistencia
    en todo el mundo, quiero dar mi kelly y los bebés
    tina, que me sirvió como una casa de campo durante mi estancia aquí. Actualmente estoy
    en misión en Limbe, Camerún, donde Kelly y tina estás conmigo. Soy de
    Estados Unidos de América (EE.UU.) y soy un Inglés y tiene una nacionalidad
    increíble pasión por la
    el trabajo que hago. Es esta pasión que me lleva a tomar esta decisión para dar
    mis cachorros a una familia honesta, que podría colgar meticulosamente y cuidadosamente
    y cuidado y uso para fines personales y no comerciales
    efectos

    kelly y Argentina no se
    bien para la venta, estoy buscando un hogar lleno de amor y cuidado y de kelly
    tina que son hermosas yorkie
    cachorros de 11 semanas, vacunados, casa y orinal
    trained.kelly tina y le gusta
    jugar con niños de otras mascotas que también gusta ver la televisión. kelly y
    Argentina no están en venta, me da kelly y Argentina para
    libre bien, usted pagará sólo los gastos de transporte de aquí, en
    Limbe, Camerún a su casa que le costará 110 $.

    Comen 2 veces
    diario y en la tarde que las bebidas de leche
    . Le doy a este cachorros con un buen corazón y espero que usted tomará
    buen cuidado de ellos. me hubiera gustado seguir, pero el profesional
    obligaciones no me permite hacerlo y también pasé mucho tiempo en la
    hospital porque son tantos enfermos pueblos aquí … gracias por responder
    dejando a mí de mí:

    sus nombres completos:

    País:

    casa / domicilio:

    ciudad y la calle:

    Código Postal:

    el aeropuerto más cercano a su casa:

    Su número de teléfono:
    estos son los detalles que se necesitan de usted para que pueda rebajar hasta el aeropuerto y el registro de los cachorros un vuelo …
    como la entrega de los cachorros se entregará a usted en su puerta pasos por el aeropuerto ..
    gracias y esperando a leer de usted
    mis saludos para usted y su familia

    KELLY

    TINA

  90. Janene says:

    I was taken for 200.00 on the 31st of Jan 09
    Here is the email Flag this messageRe: Your English Bull DogSaturday, January 31, 2009 1:41 PM
    From: This sender is DomainKeys verified “Jane Sandee” View contact details To: miapisces@yahoo.comHello

    Thanks for your interest in my pet. The little puppy is still very much available for adoption she is 12 weeks old. This little girl is potty trained and friendly with children.She is AKC registered puppy ..Adorable and sociable with great Personalities and very good bloodlines.She vet-checked, up to date on shots and deworming,and are health guaranteed.. All the papers will accompany the puppy,But right now I am in Africa on a Christian mission with my wife and we have the puppy right here with us.we are going to ship to you via express delivery on next day delivery after shipment through a shipping agent,so if you are interested in having the puppy, I want you to get back to me with your full name, address including the nearest airport to you. Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby, do not reply me because I am giving her on adoption because of bad condition or anything I am only giving this puppy out because we don’t have time to take care of the puppy again due to the mission work before us here. She will be going for free so I will like you to get back to me with your full name and full address including your nearest airport and your contact phone number so that I can carry out shipment as soon as possible.The lovely puppy will come along with all Her necessary like……

    Akc/Nkc/Fci Registered Paper
    Two Years health Guarantee
    health Insurance Paper
    Vet Record
    Birth Certificate
    Shot Book
    Toys And Foods

    Information About The Puppy:
    Name:Lizzy
    Adoption cost:Free
    Shipping Fees:$200…00 Usd
    Total cost:$200.00Usd And information About The Shipment.

    Shipping Details Information Speed and Fast:
    Airport Company::::::::FIRST Delta Pets Airline
    Delivery ::::::::: Next Day Delivery

    If you are really interested in having my puppy as part of your family,I want you to get back to me with the following.

    Delivery Information:

    Full name.
    House Address.
    Phone number.
    City.
    State.
    Zip code.

    And the nearest airport close to you

    Thanks And God Bless.

  91. Janene says:

    I just received this email beware of this person
    RE: i have attached her recent picturesWednesday, February

    4, 2009 11:46 PM
    From: “Dillard McMillan” Add sender to Contacts To: miapisces@yahoo.comCan you please email me back and let me know if you are still interested on Diamond or not, or why have i not heard from you?. i have been neglecting offers coming on her behalf just because of our tight conversation. so please do email me back and let me know what exactly is happening. thanks and have a blessed day.
    Dillard.

    ——————————————————————————–

    Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 04:51:02 -0800
    From: miapisces@yahoo.com
    Subject: Re: i have attached her recent pictures
    To: dillardmcmillan@live.com

    Good Morning
    Thank you so much, for getting back with us, but we adopted a puppy yesterday.She will arrived at 4:45 this afternoon. I’m sure you will find a good home for Diamond. Thank youJanene & Gregory

    — On Sun, 2/1/09, Dillard McMillan wrote:

    From: Dillard McMillan
    Subject: i have attached her recent pictures
    To: miapisces@yahoo.com
    Date: Sunday, February 1, 2009, 2:17 AM

    Hello Janene & Gregory,
    Thanks so much for your interest on my lovely baby Diamond, It is unfortunate that i am giving up my beautiful baby now because of the tight state of work and weather i am presently experiencing here in west Africa, the weather is so harsh and i can not keep her here, so that is why i decide that the best way to show her love is to adopt her back to the State . please i do want someone with love and open heart for pets and other animal to have my beautiful baby, she is very affectionate towards children and other pets with a Current vaccinations, vet exam, full breed, AKC registered, health certificate from a licensed vet and a written guarantee of health( 1yr). she is recently checked by a licensed Vet Doctor for heart, knees, skin, correct bite, and eyes.
    Diamond is 16lbs (13 and weeks and 2days), she should eat out of a pan which has a flat bottom and straight sides. use stainless steel because it lasts.. i am not giving her out for money reason but to a good home where she will be loved and well taking care of and i will be very happy if you can promise me this and also be updating me with her pictures every month.
    Do not use plastic either for her food or water. she likes Nylabone and Gummabone toys but Never ever give her a rawhide toy.
    So all i am asking for is $350 ( the shipping fee ) so once your payment is confirmed the puppy will be shipped to you on the next available flight to your location. so email me back for the details you will need for making the payment and also your full contact information, such as your name, address contact phone # and also the nearest airport in your location. thanks and hope to hear back from you as soon as possible, i have attached her recent pictures on this mail.
    Best Regard,
    Dillard.

    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 03:49:52 -0800
    From: miapisces@yahoo.com
    Subject: Your English Bull Dog
    To: dillardmcmillan@live.com

    Dear Mr. McMillan, I emailed Ms. Jennifer Darcus yesterday about adopting one of her English Bull Dog.She told me that you transfer out to the country. I am very interested in adopting her.We are animal lovers and she would have a loving home. I stay at home and Gregory has his own construction business, so she would be with me always. She would have a big back yard to play in but would be a inside dog. If you would send pictures and the shipping info. We live 10 miles west of New Orleans LA in a city call Kenner. Armstrong International Airport is only 5 minutes from our home. I would love to hear for you as soon as you can. Thank you,

  92. Janis says:

    I recently opened an email from a man claiming to be Dr. Dan Scott from Kansas City, Kansas.
    In his email he states that his mother passed away four months ago, and that she was a dog breeder, and that before she died her dogs had litters of pups.
    Said that he has Maltese and American Bull Dogs free to a good home because dute to his work he doesn’t have time to care for them. He sent me pictures of both maltese and bull dog pup’s.
    Said he will ship a puppy to me and of course the puppies are free.
    I will have to pay only the shipping fee to have the puppy shipped from Kansaa to Florida.
    I never got as far as finding out how much it would be because I knew right away that is was a scam.
    I sent him copies of some of the scams I found at snopes.com and told him I wouldn’t be interested.
    If it sounds to good to be true it probably is.

  93. Marie says:

    Add a name to your list frankkindom@yahoo.com. Same story about being in Africa with a 9 wk. old yorkie. Free to a loving home just pay shipping. Luckily, I only gave my email address and first name. Hopefully I have averted any danger by only providing this information. Don’t fall for this nonsense!

  94. Claudette says:

    I would like to also add a email address to the list of scammers! annlisa1234@rocketmail is a FRAUD!!!!!!! She asked that I send money to a shipping agency for a Macaw parrot. I called her on it and and said I would be willing to pick up, now I get no reply! I also did a Google search on the address and came up with TONS of other “pets” for adoption! BEWARE!!!!!!

  95. Terry says:

    Here is a note I received from ashleynelson753@gmail.com regarding a free Shih Tzu listed in Louisville, but now they have this story that the dog is in Mississippi. Also, since they can’t seem to speak English, but are researchers…I assume this is a scam!!! Also, a home visit?? No thanks!

    Lula and Rex are 12 weeks old respectively.they loves to be pampered ,they are very calm and adores playing with their toys .they are house trained and gets well with kids, adults ,and other house hold pets.they loves taking rides.Thus they will make a good companion when going for shopping.

    We are presently in the state of Mississippi we have been here for the past one month On a research on MEDICINAL PLANTS .it has been difficult for us handling them out here because of the increase in the time and the intensity of the research. This makes it difficult to offer them the full love and care.and being Religious persons it will prick our Conscience if we Deprive them of their happiness. they have not been happy all this while because
    most of the time they are left alone.It is as a result of this that we have to look for good an experience home for them were they will be spoiled and rotten.

    Given that our Coordinator have not made known to us a stipulated time that we will be over. We want some one back home to have them because we will love to pay visits some times to see how they are doing lol.

    To adopt them,i will like to know this from you.
    Are you a breeder.?
    have you had a puppy before?
    will you be willing to send me some regular pics of them so we can see their
    progress. .?
    will you permit us pay you a visit ?.
    and i will be glad if you can convince me that you will spoil and rotten them like your own kid. I will be grateful if you are able to provide me with answers to these questions.which sex will you like to have so that i can send you pictures As for your further training of them I will send you a puppy training booklet to help you . I will also be sending you some basic guidelines to you ,so that you follow as soon as they arrives you.I will send them along with some food stuff and direct you on how they takes their meals and how to follow their feeding schedule through out the day and subsequent weeks to come.If you have any more questions to ask, just let me know.will also like to know when you will like to have them. Do have a nice day and get back to me at your Convenience.which of them will you like to have so that i can send pictures?
    Stay blessed and have a nice day.

  96. Sandy Knight says:

    I wish I would have come to this site earlier. I was scammed out of 230$ on an engllish bulldog puppy for adoption. If you see these names don’t bother to reply to there ads,Liandy Carter or Nora Carter,or deal with a shipping company named ideal pet movers. If you are close to where they say they are at the time of the ad posting, when you reply to the ad they will conveniently be transfered to another location due to job or some other reason . They will ask you to send a money order and then will tell you you need to send additional money to cover insurance. asked me for an additional 650$ (I wasnt that gullible) Any reputable service will cary their own insurance. Never send a money order to anyone you dont know.Its to bad that there are so many people out there that prey on trusting peopl.
    Sandy K

  97. Laura Plunkett says:

    I responded to an add in a paper & got the same kind of response back. It didn’t sound right to me, so I did some checking around. Glad I figured out it was a scam before I lost any money. They even sent pictures of the dogs.This is the email I received.

    Hello,

    Thank you very much and i’m very very happy to read from you about your response on taking good care of the babies. they are 14weeks old and both home trained and outdoor trained also playful with other animals and kids. The male named (bobby) weigh 2lbs and the female named (lee) weigh 2.5lbs and will weigh big when fully grown. they are both A K C registered and shots are given up to date and both home trained. both of them are my darling sweetheart and super spoiled! They both have a sweet personality and loves to play and be carried around.But i’m very sorry to tell you that it is too late for you to get the babies now. What really happened was that i just left the state for africa in some few days ago after i posted the the ad the 2 Yorkshire Terrier Puppies on the newspspper and before i left, i did not get any response from anybody that could take very good care of them for me. So i got a missionary call from our missionary head quaters in africa, then i have to bring the babies along with me here in africa since i couldn’t find someone to adopt them before i left the state. I’m still willing to give the babies out to someone who can take very good care of them for me forever.
    All papers will accompany the puppies when shipped to you, Due to our long staying over here in africa , and the bad weather my Wife and I have concluded to get good home and care for our babies. We are not charging or selling them to you for money but to save thier lifes saved and care for them so this means that, you and i will be paying for the shipment of the puppies to you. they are VET checked, but right now we are in Africa on a Christian mission with my wife and 3 kids together with bobby and lee, we have the puppies right here with us.We are going to ship to you via a Diplomatic Courier Service Company with Express Delivery on next day delivery, if you are really interested in having my little babies, i will like you to get back to me with the Below information i can find out shipping to your Nearest Airport and we both responsible for the shipping

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

    I’ve attached pics of bobby and lee. Please if you know that you are not capable of taking very good care of my babies, do not reply me because i am giving them out because of bad condition and we’re spending months for the christain mission and i don’t want bobby and lee to die in this bad weather. And because we don’t have time to take care of them due to the missionary work before us here. They are priceless to me,therefore i am giving both for free . Please i want you to promise me that you will take very good care of them as soon as they get to you. Thank you and God bless you and your family.

    Regards,

    rev, jones
    jones.jerry94@yahoo.com

    Hopefully this will help anyone else from getting scammed

  98. PAULA SLAUTER says:

    I to was just about to become the victim of John Morgan.I saw an ad in my local newspaper wanting a home for two Yorkies, they were to be free..Ya well i received am email from John Morgan a couple days later telling me he would ship them, and pay for the shipping, from Africa where he is a missionary and that the puppies may not make it because of the weather there so he has to adopt them out very quickly.Next he was asking me to pay half the shipping chrarge($400.00).When I questioned him about it he told me he had spent all his money on his missionary work and the puppies and that the company he got to ship them was a new co,& thats why they were shipping so cheap.I actually called the so called co. and they had a similar speel.?Wanting me to send my money by a money gram right away!I ask them about using paypal and if they belonged to ipata as well as other questions & all I got was “we are a new company so we don’t” bla bla bla!This John guy actually had the nerve to call me after I insisted.He has a definate foreign accent!They were really pressuring me to get them the money right away.This is a huge, well thought out fraud!And being the huge animal rescuer and lover I am, I nearly fell for it!Thanks goodness I decided to do some investigating before I sent them money!The dude even talked about his wife and three kids!These evil predators have to be stopped!I am going to post this anywhere I can and am contacting all newspapers in my area about the scam.

  99. Bree says:

    Here’s one I just got today through Craigslist, cause I have a small ‘Wanted’ listing looking for a Boxer breeder! This person even sent me a photo of a male Boxer…probably one he just took off the internet!

    **********************************

    From: pampered pets [mailto:escortplt@esagelink.com]
    Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 11:16 AM
    To: comm-baaew-1146719438@craigslist.org
    Subject: Heart ready for new baby Boxer boy

    This is Axle and he needs a new home. Axle is a 5-year-old, male, purebred Boxer. He is an intelligent, active dog that likes to play fetch and is good with dogs and birds. I am asking $141(western union only) and will deliver him to you when I get it. If you want him my address to send the payment is
    463 Asbury Avenue
    Ocean City, NJ 08226

  100. Just me says:

    I got a email like the one here :

    Hi there,
    am happy you get back,Let me tell you about my puppy.I call her Belly …She is i3 weeks old today,she is registered in AKC and vet checked with pedigree certificates up to date,she is raised up in a house where there are kids so she always likes to play with kids and other pets she took her vaccines preventing her from disease,she is very good with Kids and other home pets as he loves to play and hang around other house pets all the time..she is a great house pet and he is going to make you proud,
    Before we proceed, will appreciate to find out from you:
    Where are you located?
    Have you a big yard she can play in?For she likes running like a three year old baby.
    have you ever own a pet before?
    are you a breeder or a pet lover?
    will you take good care of her?
    Am asking because am not selling i just want a loving and a caring home for her,I am giving her out because she just lost her mum recently and due to my job nature, i do not have much time to comfort her .That is why i will appreciate giving her to a lovely ,and caring home.
    Will appreciate you get back to me as soon as possible so that i can confirm you are the right person for her and also for pictures
    thanks……..

    does this sound like the same scam? I sent a picture of my dog to them. I hope they dont use it to scam people.

  101. leanne says:

    I recently was almost scammed i can not believe it. It was for a 11yr6mon. gelding friesian named jack. the owner called himself jimmy sparks at jimmysparks@gmail.com and the fake relocation company was J holding Shippers. i got the money gram cancelled just in time wanted to warn everyone.
    watch out everyone

  102. Fran Griffis says:

    Larry Wood is selling Yorkies but using pictures off of my web site to sell his. This must stop now. These scammers must be stopped!!

  103. laura says:

    i was almost scammed into paying fee’s for a dog until i realsied this was a scam. Look out for KELLY ROWLAND

  104. GE says:

    Almost scammed; because of all the scams that we hear out there and realizing that they are usually completed by wire transfers or money orders, when the puppy shipping company contacted me saying they needed to receive the payment by Western Union, BIG FLASHING RED LIGHT WENT ON. I yahooed the shipping company (rocketship.com+pet+shipper) and go figure, here I am, it directed me straight to this website. Additionally, I researched the provided Air Waybill Number and came to realize that they didn’t even give a correct configuration. I was getting two pug puppies and same as the above, all I had to do was pay the carrier.

    Person that contacted me:
    tyler wayne
    tylerwayne31@googlemail.com

    Shipping company:
    Pet shipping company: international petshippers
    Pet shipping company: rocketship
    internationalpetshippers@rocketship.com

    Payment Information:
    Name and Surname :::::::::::::::: Nembu Jacob
    Phone Number::::::::::::::::::::: 75432934
    Country ::::::::::::::::::::::::: Cameroon
    City::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Douala
    Address:::::::::::::::::::::: ::: 524 Kennedy Ave
    Postal Code ::::::::::::::::::::: 237

    From: tyler wayne
    Subject: Re: Reply to your “Pug Puppies” Ad on eBay Classifieds
    Thanks for the respond to my advert and I am very happy to know you are interested in my babies. I have one male and one female puppy. They are both 11 weeks old, have been vaccinated, c-sectioned to enhance health, microchip, updated on shots and potty home trained. They are very playful, affectionate, sociable to kids and other home raised pets. They were raised right under my roof and I am very proud to inform you that they will make two lovely family additions. They will come each with a feeding manual, pet toys, clothes, health manual, vet records and a 9 months health guarantee from our vet doctor.
    I am giving these babies away for free adoption because i do not have enough time to look after them due to my job schedule, and also i just recently relocated here in Florida for a job assignment that will take about 5months which i need to complete before returning home to the UK, and also i do not have enough space for them to run around and play. I am single with no child and thus the is just no one to look after them when i am out to work.I will not like them to suffer in the hands of loneliness and so I decided to let them join any pet loving person or family back at home.They are very special puppies and I will need to get the below details from you before we proceed.I will like to know:
    Where you are located
    How many hours can you spend with a pet per day
    If you are married
    If you have kids and how many
    If you kids and other household members are dog lovers
    If you have any other pet at home
    If you have ever had a Pug breed before now and lastly
    If you intend using them for breeding purposes.
    Also let me know if you will be coming for them or may be you have someone here who can come and pick them up or if you will like them to be sent to you from this end.. Have a nice time and I hope to read from you again.
    Best Regards

  105. John says:

    Almost got scammed. He even sent pictures! Thank you for all the postings. Beware of jimmy.lu13@yahoo.com

    Here’s the email:

    Hello,
    Thanks for the love you have for Bella and Rex.
    I am very willing to offer you both puppies
    -To me pets are like children and hence i can not sell them.
    I am offering Bella and Rex as a gift.
    I want some one who can devote time to take care of them.
    I am located in California and i will be traveling soon so i truly want a
    loving home for Bella and Rex.
    The present situation is that you are located a little far away from
    me but i can send you the puppies via a pets delivery agency and you pay
    for the delivery cost.

    From my inquires, the delivery cost for CA to your home address in
    $500 for the two puppies. The delivery cost for just one of the puppies is $250
    The puppies will be delivered directly at your home address.
    The data, i will need from you are:

    Your full names
    Your full home address
    Your city and city zip code
    Your contact telephone number.

    The puppy will be delivered with all vet check certificate,pedigree
    papers and all other necessary documents.
    You can view puppy’s pictures on the attachment.
    If all is confirmed, hoping to read from you.
    thanks

    James Lu

  106. Schanda says:

    She would be shipping to you Via

    Cambridge International Movers – International Moving Companies, OH.

    Sure someone had to know more about what they wanted to purchase before putting money unto it, especially something like this, when you don’t see or know the seller before sending money. The $350 is for the shipping, shipping/handling plus the insurance.I really known how you are feeling about this whole thing, if you are thinking that I just wanted to take your money for nothing.

    When I known how people worked and earn their money, I will never think of taking some advantages over you and your money, please take that out of your mind, that is really awful thing on the earth that I will never think about doing. Please understand me better, I was not trying to lure you into this, everything about me and my Puppy is 100% real.

    Once we confirmed the Payment.. I will take JONI down to the AIRPORT tomorrow morning to get her Registered immediately and she would be ready for Shipping!!

    Lookin forward to hear back from you soon.

    Thank You!

    From: Schanda Bennett
    subject: Re: Am So EXITED!! All Set For SHIPPING..
    To: “Tom Grant”
    Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009, 9:53 AM

    What shipping company is she going through and I’m not comfortable with wiring any money. There are too many scammers on the internet.

    From: Tom Grant
    To: Schanda Bennett
    Sent: Sat, November 7, 2009 1:48:45 AM
    Subject: Am So EXITED!! All Set For SHIPPING..

    WOW!! Thanks for the details, Now i know you would take very good care of JONI!! I assure you that she would bring so much joy to you and your family as she is fun to be with.

    I would have Joni shipped with the following,

    *Certified health certificate
    *Vaccination and worming record
    *Copy of USDA paper
    *AKC registration application for the puppy
    *Pedigree and Joni’s guarantee
    *Health certificate from vet
    *Puppy pack and food sample Joni as been Eating.
    *Tube of nutri-cal
    *Also a special gift from me

    I would Tape everything you need to the Top of Joni’s carrier. After contacting the Shipper, I was told a Airport Pick-up would be $350+tax,, While a Home Delivery to your Door-Step would be $400.. So do let me know if you want her to dleiver to your Nearest Airport OR Your Door-Step.

    They said they would place Joni in a soft comfortable bed and she gets proper care she needs. n’ they said they would ship Joni as soon as payment is confirmed and she would be delivered to you ASAP!!

    As soon as we confirmed the Payment from you.. Joni would be Shipped out to you immediately & I will email you the FLIGHT5 DETAILS as soon as she leaves the AIRPORT!

    Also do let me know if i should email you the Payment Information’s for you to wire the Shipping fees Via MONEY GRAM

    Thanks & God Bless You

    From: Schanda Bennett
    Subject: Re: Yorkie Adoption
    To: “Tom Grant”
    Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009, 9:35 AM

    Thanks for gettng back with me Tom. I currently reside in Las Vegas, NV.

    Adresss: 6901 E. Lake Mead Blvd. Apt. 2176
    Name: Schanda Bennett
    Zip: 89156
    Nearest Airport: McCarran International
    Phone: 702-202-6099

    Before she is shipped I would definitely need to know what it is going to cost. I have checked the internet and most companies are charging between $400 and $600. I think that is really expensive cosidering I could just purchase one here for an extra $200. I know she’s priceless to you, but $1000 is just not in my budget at the time. I work as a blackjack dealer and things are not as good as they were a few years ago…(recession). But I assure you that she will be loved dearly and given the time, attention, and love she deserves. It’s funny because a year ago I was living in Garfield Heights, OH for 26 years of my life. I’m now only 28.lol. Prince is from a championship line and he is AKC certified. Since I’m an only child I know how important it is to have someone to play with. It wasn’t that bad for me growing up because I had lots of cousins. But that’s not the case with yorkies because they will not just get along with another yorkie because it thinks its supposed to, but I do know they love children. I have even seen babies trying to ride Princes’ back. Its funny because after they have tired him out he’ll come and hide under me. I take him everywhere with me. He is my family and I couldn’t imagine living without him. It killed me when I first moved out here and had to get settled. He was in my mother’s care at the time. I would call him and she would put me on speakerphone so I he could hear my voice. Since I’m single with no kids he’s who I spend all my money on and give my time to. His love for me will always be unconditional.

    Prince likes to kiss too, so I have no problem with that at all. I truly know how you feel. Its hard giving something up that you’ve become attached to, and I couldn’t even give Prince to my baby cousin when I left. This bundle of joy has been with for 6 years.

    From: Tom Grant
    To: Schanda Bennett schandamb@yahoo.com
    Sent: Fri, November 6, 2009 10:48:16 PM
    Subject: Re: Yorkie Adoption

    Hello ,

    Thank you for the interest in my baby, She is still available for adoption and She’s a very playful and home trained puppy,she accompany all paper’s and she is a A k c Registered and she would be coming to you with all her necessary paper’s,she is very passionate with kids and this playmate animals around her,

    I would be much more glad to provide for you further details about this baby,i call her (Baby Joni) I am feeling so reluctant to let her go but for the best i guess i don’t have a choice. I would kindly plead that you take very good care of *Joni* as she is one of a kind. Here are some things you should know about her.

    I sincerely do need someone with love for pet and open heart to have Joni. She is very affectionate towards children and other pets.

    *she is 100% healthy
    *1st shots and AKC registered
    *8 wks old
    *weighs 3.0 Lbs
    *Breed -Yorkie
    *Current vaccinations, vet exam,health certificate from a licensed vet and a written Guarantee of health( 1yr)Recently checked by a licensed Vet Doctor for heart, knees, skin, correct bite, and eyes,see attachment for for Joni’s picture.She is very affectionate and like to give kisses all the time.

    I guess these says enough about her ,She is currently with me at (Cambridge, OH) I would be shipping her to you Via Pet DeliveryExpress and she would be delivered within 24hrs, with all health measures properly in place to allow her travel safely.Do let me know what kind of delivery you want, either an Airport Pickup or you would need them to come and have her delivered to your doorstep.

    So therefore,if you are still and really interested in Joni i would need you to send me the following .

    Full Name:
    Address:
    City:
    States:
    Zip Code:
    Nearest Airport:
    Cell & Home Phone Number:

    I am not after just letting Joni go because of me not being able to dedicate time for her but i need her to have a fulfilled life and i need her to be very happy and highly cared for. Joni is a priceless Jewel thats why i’m giving her out for free.

    I would be waiting to read from you the requested details so i can go about with the shipping arrangement and also i would be sending along with Joni all adoption papers and all her other documents,so you have nothing to worry about. Just to let you know that i would not be responsible for the shipping as you would be the one to pay for the shipping fees.

    Thanks and waiting to read from you soon.
    Have a great day.
    Tom Grant

    From: Schanda Bennett Subject: Yorkie Adoption
    To: tomgrant_cuties64@yahoo.com
    Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009, 5:43 AM

    Hello Tom. My name is Schanda Bennett and I found your ad on puppiessale.org and wanted to know if the Beautiful Joni was for free or what is the cost for obtaining her? I currently own a male Yorkie named Prince who is now 6 yrs. old and has health insurance through Banfield. I prefer a girl to a boy because he doesn’t work too good with boys. He’s very territorial and I don’t know how that will work. Come to think of it, it might be fine if its a pup….. Either way I look forward to hearing from you soon.

  107. Schanda says:

    People please be aware of these scammers. I’m now afraid because I gave out personal information and they can use all of our names to try and scam someone else. I feel so stupid. I threatened to go to the police and haven’t received an e-mail since. Also, puppiessale.org is well known for having scammers so BEWARE…. Also to respond to a woman who said that we are neglecting animal shelters trying to buy animals internationally, for her INFO…..we went to American websites and were sucked in, only to later find out that no one was even located here in the U.S. So she needs to keep her mouth SHUT before making judgemental accusations. I have no problem adopting a pet from the shelter, but it has to be what I want regardless. So LADY, we do not get what we deserve because we haven’t done anything wrong to those lunatic people nor the animals that are left in shelters.

  108. Paula Pizer says:

    I have been reading sites about puppy scams coming out of Cameroon Africa. Just be noted that they are also scamming with exotic birds. The seller stated he was from Park City Utah. gave address but no phone. The bird was a beautiful blue Hyacinth Macaw. Just what we were looking for. Upon contacting this person, we were told the bird was free and all he needed was $150 for the airline ticket. after a few e-mails (on Connect2Utah) we realized that something did not seem right. So we started checking around and on the web. This person used three names during contact.
    really was worried about his “Baby” and wanted to get her shipped asap as he was scared someone would steal her and eat her. he could not answer routine questions about the bird without repeating himself as to her beauty and needing a loving home, “today”. He used the same phrases in our e-mails as he used in others that I have read tonight on site about scames. He said he now lives in Douala Camaroon. so beware, his writing skills stink, English is bad and he could not even tell us where the city he said he was born in is. (He was only one country off though). Stated he was a man of God. Got a bet on that one………He used the names of Jason Stoll,Chris Wreaks and a third one when telling us who to send the money to. As I said, he said he lived in Park City, for 6 month before going to Cameroon, but did not know what airport was in Utah that he could send bird to.
    Paua Paula

  109. Karen says:

    I was looking for a yorkie puppy for my mother and found this website. I found a couple I really liked and emailed the people. I got three sad stories back saying that they were on mission trips in Cameroon and the puppy would have to be put to sleep if they did not mail her back to the USA. I got three emails just alike and red flags went up.

  110. sylvia wagner says:

    i was contacted by an erica shell pamperedpets{mailtoescortplt@yahoo.com} regarding a rat terrier. a photo was copied of a rat terrier from another breeder which i later discovered. i sent the people money for the dog and have never received it. this person is a fraud. do not buy anything from them.

  111. lyle says:

    i was also contacted by pamperedpets email was escortplt@yahoo.com hope nobody gets scammed by this piece of trash. i reported it on the fbi’s scam website you shold do the same.

  112. See Pee says:

    Anyone who has come across a dog adoption scam for someone by the name of Franker Markson Mbah in Bangkok?
    Her e-mail is frankermbah@gmail.com
    My family nearly ended up being scammed when she asked for shipping money for the dog.

  113. Karisa says:

    I JUST GOT SCAMMED BY people claiming to come from turkey. email is erima04@gmail.com!!!!!!!!! I am so upset! after i got scammed i sent out a few more emails to others just to see.. and they are all scamms as well!
    myhome20009@gmail.com
    comercialpetcares@gmail.com

  114. Kelly Mascota says:

    Hello dear,
    this is not a scam dear . i know there are many out here that are taking advantages of others hard earned money but this is real . you will get the puppy that i am very sure mark my word . i am trust worthy person and a good christian who knows what it means in the eyes of God and man to cheat on some one hard earned money and keep their desire . so by our savior Lord i will send you the puppy as soon as i get the money because this might risk my life to rots in hell or even life imprisonment and i will not risk that . please give my puppy a home of love because i belief you are a good person and i trusted you to have my puppy .
    thanks and waiting on your soonest response .

    — On Fri, 2/12/10, edgar lopez wrote:

    From: edgar lopez
    Subject: Re:
    To: “Kelly Mascota”
    Date: Friday, February 12, 2010, 12:40 PM

    im gonna go to western union whebn my fiance get out of work because i dont drive so $120 ..I have never did this be for i just hope it not a scam

    On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 3:47 AM, Kelly Mascota wrote:

    Hello dear ,
    Good morning . hows soon will it take you to do the payment . it will be find if we get started today with registration and flight preservation for the puppy to your location . so that by tomorrow you will have the puppy home . so i will be waiting on your soonest response .
    Cordial greetings . i will still send you the address you will be doing the payment via western union .

    Western Union Payment Address

    Receiver’s names………………….Numfor Derick Funwi
    Destination…………………………..Cameroon
    City…………………………………….Douala
    Test question………………………Who is our savior
    Test answer………………………..Jesus Christ

    please immediately you are done with the payments get back to me with the senders full names and money code number (control number ) . And as soon as i get the money i will take the puppy and your delivery information to the shipping agency immediately and get a flight ready for her to your location and get back to you with the flight details . it will be a door step delivery okay.

    — On Fri, 2/12/10, edgar lopez wrote:

    From: edgar lopez
    Subject: Re:
    To: “Kelly Mascota”

    Date: Friday, February 12, 2010, 3:27 AM

    i would like the female puppy i thats ok

    On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 7:16 PM, Kelly Mascota wrote:

    Hello dear,
    thanks for the mail and the interest you have for my chihuahua puppies . it will cost you 120$ for shipping of one . so you will have to get back to me with your full delivery information that i will be using to register them at the shipping agency to your location . it will be a door step delivery okay .
    so do get back with the following details :
    Your full names……………?
    Phone number……………….?
    Zip code…………………………?
    street/house address……………?
    state/city………………………………?
    as soon as i get the information i will take them to the shipping agency immediately for the registration and they will then contact you for the payments of shipping fee .
    thanks and waiting on your soonest response

    — On Fri, 2/12/10, edgar lopez wrote:

    From: edgar lopez

    Subject: Re:
    To: “Kelly Mascota”
    Date: Friday, February 12, 2010, 3:10 AM

    Im really sorry about your daughter.Im 24 years old i live in Providence RI with my fiance.I dont have any kids i really want them but i have been haveing trouble the fertility is not working.I am a huge animal lover i have always wanted a tea cup chihuahua. I own my own home the dog will be very loved and takeing care of very love .I can get pregnant so its the closed thing to a baby.Yes i could provide pictures .I promise this would be the best fit .

    thank you
    Jamie

    On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 6:38 PM, Kelly Mascota

    Hello
    Thanks for your interest in adopting these my lovely babies as a valentine’s present , they are still available .. i am just so concerned about their welfare and hope you can assure me of that . they are home raised, potty trained and well
    socialized and gets along perfectly with children and other pets. they
    are pure breed chihuahua’s and AKC registered. their weighs is for the
    male he is 1.2ibs and the female is 1.3lbs will be approximately
    3.2ibs full grown.they are updated on all her shots and will come
    along with a year health guarantee each..they loves to be carried
    around and cuddled and full of caressing and kisses. they comes
    alongside the following
    – A year health guarantee
    -AKC registration papers
    -Pedigree papers
    -Vet record
    -Food samples

    -Puppy toys
    The reason i am giving them out is because they was for me only
    daughter but she died just some few weeks back of a car accident when
    she was coming back from school so i don’t like see them around me
    again now because they drive me to think of my daughters dead that is
    why i will like to give them out for adoption.they really need a
    home where they will be provided with all their love, care and
    attention they are being deprived of here.the price list for shipping fee of the puppies that
    i need from you is as
    Male chihuahua puppy…………$120
    Female chihuahua puppy………. $120
    Paired(Male and Female chihuahua)………$240
    with shipping inclusive.. however,I will be shipping them from
    Cameroon Where I just relocate and i asked the airport if they will be
    fine with shipping and they said yes . i can have them shipped to you
    if you can assure me that you will take proper care of them but,
    answering to the below questions
    What state are you located………………..?
    Have you kids…………………….. …..?
    Do you have other pets…………………?
    Have you ever had a chihuahua puppy before……?
    Do you promise to take proper care of them…………?
    Will provide pictures so i see how they are doing………?
    Thanks so much and get back to me if you think you can provide a good
    home for them waiting
    Regard
    — On Fri, 2/12/10, edgar lopez wrote:

    From: edgar lopez
    Subject:
    To: kellymascota@yahoo.com
    Date: Friday, February 12, 2010, 1:38 AM

    Hi my name is Jamie im from Providence ri i very interested in geting CUACHIHUAHUA puppy form you im a huge animal lover and i have always wanted a tea cup chihuahua .Well look forward from hearing from you

  115. Jeani Paugh says:

    KELLY MASCOTA IS A CHIHUHUA PET SCAMMER FROM DUOALA,CAMEROON, PLEASE DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU AS IT DID ME. SAME SENERIO, SAME POOR STORY OF HER DEAD CHILD AND CLAIMMS TO BE A CHRISTIAN……MONEY UP FRONT FOLKS…NOT A CHRISTIAN.SHE EVEN ADMITTED TO ME SHE SCAMMED ME AFTER I PUT HER ON THE FBI LIST OF SCAMMERS, SAID SHE SPENT THE MONEY FOR HER DYING FRIEND, WHO ALL OF A SUDDEN RECOVERED WHEN THEY RECEIVED $460.00 FROM ME AND WANTED MORE, FOR THE PUPPIES, REMEMBER OUR USD MONEY IS WORTH SO MUCH MORE OVER THERE. DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU, BEWARE OF THESE NAMES kellymascota@yahoo.com, ADD IS STILL OUT THERE, SHE’S GOOD…AND RICH NOW! BEWARE!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!

  116. Jeani Paugh says:

    THIS IS A COMPLETE SCAM, DO NOT ANSWER THIS ADD, SHE IS A SCAMMER AND HAS SCAMMED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN THE US. PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR THESE NAMES, NDI THOMAS, NUMFOR DERICK FUNWI AND ALSO KELLY MASCOTA, SOMETIMES LAST NAME OF HER IS SPELLED DIFFRENT. A COMPLETE SCAM! AFTER YOU SEND HER MONEY, SHE WIL TELL YOU THEY ARE IN FRANCE, WANTING 100.00 MORE FOR CORRECT CAGES. SHE TELLS HER DAUGHTER IS DEAD ALSO, CAR ACCIDENT, SO SHE HAS TO GET RID OF THE DOGS CAUSE IT REMINDS HER OF THEM. SHE ADMITTED TO ME IT WAS A SCAM. THE NERVE! POOR AFRICAN PEOPLE GETTING RICH ON OUR MONEY!

  117. Linda Wolford says:

    MY SISTER WAS SCAMMED BY KELLY MASCOTA, AND OTHER NAMES USED WERE NUMFOR DERICK FUNWI AND NDI THOMAS, HER EMAIL IS kellymasctoa@yahoo.com folks dont let this happen to you, she is selling two chihuhuas puppies and had never intended to ever send them, she admitted this to my sister, how un-human can you get? she is caliming her daughter was killed in a car accident and the dogs reminded her too much of the SO-called dead daughter. HOW DO THESE PEOPLE LIVE???? AND NEVER REGRET IT? THEIR DAY IS COMING! VERY SOON! TKS, FOLKS FOR LISTENING! LINDA WOLFORD

  118. Joe Mac says:

    THIS LADY/MAN WORKS FOR AN AGENCY OF SCAMMERS, KNOWN AS KELLY MASCOTA, ALIAS NDI THOMAS, NUMFOR DERICK FUNWI, I ALMOST FELL FOR IT, TIL I READ THESE, TKS FOLKS AND TY LOCAL POLICE/ THEY WILL SOON BE CAUGHT! HER EMAIL IS kellymascota@yagoo.com DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM HER! OR ANYONE FROM DUOALA, CAMEROON, AS THEY SHOULD ALL BE RICH BY NOW! LOL WITH OUR MONEY! THEY ARE NOW ON THE FBI LIST ALSO, FRAUD WATCHERS, PET SCAMMERS, JUST GOOGLE HER OR ASK JEEVES FOR PET SCAMMERS OF CAMEROON, YOU WILL SEE LOTS OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF ANIMALS WITH THE SAME SOB STORY, AND ALL CLAIM TO BE A CHRISTIAN! HA! GOD HAVE MERCY ON THIER SOULS, I SAY! THEY ARE NOT HUMAN!

  119. Linda Wolford says:

    HI FOLKS. I AM A LOCAL RESIDENT AND WORK FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HERE IN TOWN, MY SISTER’S CHIHUHUA PASSED AWAY LAST MONTH AND SHE FELL FOR THIS SCAM OF TWO CHIHUHUAS FROM A MS KELLY MASCOTA, FROM DUOALA,CAMERRON ALSO. THE DOGS NEVER CAME, BUT HER MONEY WENT. WE HAVE TONS OF PRINT OUTS SAYING BY KELLY SHE KNEW SHE SCAMMED HER FOR HER DYING FRIEND IN THE HOSPITAL AND NEEDED THE MONEY FOR THAT, HA.
    I CERTAINLY THOUGHT IT WAS TO RAISE HER DEAD DAUGHTER BACK FROM THE GRAVE AS SHE CLAIMS SHE DIED OF A CAR ACCIDENT, WELL HOW MANY TIMES CAN A PERSON DIE? email kellymascota@yahoo.com SHE USES THE SAME SAD STORY ON PEOPLE AND CLAIMS TO BE A CHRISTIAN, WELL GOD WILL DECIDE THAT ONE! DON’T DO IT FOLKS, THE WORD IS OUT THERE ON HER! AND HER OTHER ALIAS NAMES SHE USED AS I SEE THE ABOVE COMMENTS. SAVE YOUR MONEY, AND MAYBE GOD WILL SAVE THEIR SOULS! TKS, LINDA

  120. Barbara Tambasco says:

    My husband came upon your site with respect to adoption scams. In our case the puppies were Maltese, male and female, 10 weeks old and home trained. “Pastor Richard Robert” said he and his wife had tried to find homes for their puppies before leaving for Christian Missionary work in Africa. We were told they would “split” the $825 dollars in costs to ship to our airport in the Albany, N.Y. area. After reading some of the correspondence posted on your site I compared it to e-mails from Richard Robert and some of the same phrases, with exact wording are used. I found the original ad in an advertising newspaper left in a laundramat I frequent. No phone #, just an e-mail address. I don’t think we’ll be going through with this. I wonder if I’ve compromised our security by giving our home address and phone number.??

  121. Heather says:

    I just got the same type from freepuppylistings.com by a rolland.kelly@gmail.com trying to give me a pug puppy freeHello, Thanks for your interest in my pet. The little puppy is still very much available for adoption. This little girl is potty trained and friendly with children She fit in the palm of your hand.She is AKC registered puppy ..Adorable and sociable with great Personalities and very good bloodlines..She vet-checked,up to date on shots and deworming,and are health guaranteed…. All the papers will accompany the puppy,But right now I am in Africa on a Christian mission with my wife and we have the puppy right here with us..we are going to ship to you via express delivery on next day delivery after shipment through a shipping agent,so if you are interested in having the puppy, I want you to get back to me with your full name, address including the nearest airport to you. Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby, do not reply me because I am giving her on adoption not because of bad condition or anything I am only giving this puppy out because we don’t have time to take care of the puppy again due to the mission work before us here. She will be going for free so I will like you to get back to me with your full name and full address including your nearest airport and your contact phone number so that I can carry out shipping.

    Price: Free
    Shipping Fees: $150.00 Usd
    Total cost: $150.00 Usd Hi ,
    Thanks for getting back to Me So Quickly,I am Happy that you are Taking my little baby. also i really understand how you feel towards this transaction but i want you to know that this is 100%Legitimate also i want you to know that i am a pastor and i will never tarnish my whole life and image all because of money all i am just trying to do is to make sure i find a caring and responsible person for my puppy and which i believe you will be able to do for me, i promise you in the name of God that you will never regret of doing this, also you will be the one to pay the shipping fee So you will need to make the payment for the shipping to the shipping agent Asap for the puppy to be shipped out to you,I can’t wait to Ship her to you.The shipping agent will be done with the Arrangements for the puppy to be shipped to you in 2hrs time,So the puppy will be ready to move in the next Flight,But you have to make the payment for shipping to the Agent As soon as possible so that shipping can Proceed as soon as payment is made the baby will be shipped out and delivered tomorrow at your door step.To make payment you should look for the nearest western union local agent or grocery store near you and make payment to the informations of the shipping agent below and Once your payment is confirmed by the agent the puppy will be shipped out to you Ok.

    Payment Informations For the Shipping Agent:

    Receivers Name: LARRY BARBER

    Address: 4830 Wild Road Drive

    State:Lagos

    City: Surulere

    Zip Code:23401

    Country:Nigeria

    Text Question:Love

    Text Answer:God

    Amount Sending:$150.00 Usd

    So as soon as you make payment at the western union local store you would be given some informations,You would have to get back to me with the informations below.

    Full Senders Name

    Mtcn #

    Amount Sent

    Text Question

    Text Answer

    You should go now to Western Union and have the payment sent. Get back with the payment informations above and When the shipping Agent confirms this, the puppy will be shipped to you immediately.Hope to hear from you soon.
    Thanks and God Bless …
    So nice of people to use God as an excuse LOL! Didn’t catch me this time jerks.

  122. Minti says:

    I got my bulldog about a year ago from my mom’s neighbors for a bone crushing price of 500 dollars. Before hand, I had been looking at ads on the Houston Chronicles websites. A lot of ‘free adoptions’ were popping up and I was emailing them. The first one to reply stated promptly that she had six of them. Three males, three females. She gave me their exact weight now and what they will weigh when they are older. She claimed to not have any time for them and was letting them live in a crib. She ensured me that I would be recieving a puppy kit complete with a bag of puppy chow, toys, bedding, and a crate. All I had to pay was shipping to Liverpool. I think it was 250 what they wanted. She then requested my phone numer, my home adress, my name, and then questions like this;

    Do you have any other pets?
    Are you experienced with animals?
    How large is your family?

    …So, I told her that I didn’t give out my information until I got all the information that I needed. I asked her where exactly she was located, a number of hers, the payment type, who would be shipping it, the shipping companies numbers, everything…They then told me they did not know the shipping companies numbers or names (HA) on hand, that she would reply back on a later date with such information, but for now needed my information. I emailed them one more time and told them that I would wait. I’m still waiting, and that was over a year ago 🙂

    Deter your scammer! Ask THEM questions.

    What is your name?
    What is your EXACT location?
    I would like a number to contact you by.
    Who will be handling these payments?
    Who will be handling the shipment?
    I would like the Shipment Companies number.
    Who am I making the payment to?
    How many puppies are there? And what genders?

    These are a few things to watch for.

    If their number is disconnected or no longer in service, wipe the dust from your feet and walk away. It’s probably a scam.
    If the name on the payment is different than the name they had given you in the first email, beware.
    People will lie to get what they want. ‘I am a godly man on a missionary trip in africa’. They will give you a sappy little story and then urge you to adopt this puppy.
    If you ask for number of puppies and their genders, they will almost always be more than one. If you only have one, it can only be one gender. That cuts half of the success of the scam. Someone who wants a male will not want a female. So generally 2-6 dogs, with a basically even ratio; i.e 3 malesx2 females. 2mx2f.

    I enjoyed reading your experience. 🙂 Refer the site around, so no one gets scammed!

  123. Kimberly says:

    I sell Aussies in the Green Bay Press Gazette and surrounding area, Every time I put an add in the paper for my puppies, I always get E-mails from some one that wants me to sell them a puppy, but they are out of the country and they want to send me money (In a cashiers check)or Western Union, then they want me to cash it and send it to the person going to pick up the puppy,THIS IS DEFINITELY A SCAM, Dont do it. I also get phone calls that are for the hearing impaired and they actually have some one helping them on this as well, Also a scam. Dont buy or sell a puppy unless you can speak in person with these people.

  124. ms.bellard says:

    .someone sent me an e-mail today about a free tea cup puppy. the person is from NYC… they said i only need to pay shipping.. i replied and said i would pay shipping at a company on my own, that i select, and will contact them after i have paid..

  125. Leon says:

    Watch out for this email as well. Im pretty sure its a scam too.
    rollinsmcroy10000@gmail.com

  126. doggy lover says:

    rhinoroy97@yahoo.com, rollinsmcroy10000@gmail.com

    i think these two email address’ are scams, also!

  127. Chelsie says:

    Just sounded way too scammy! Now that’s just so pathetic to play on people’s hopes AND steal thier money? Looks like they change email address frequently. Here’s the oe I got: edwina2006@live.com

    They are just soo worried about thier babies…
    ******

    Hello
    It is a great pleasure for me to know that you are interested in adopting our puppies .They are still available and ready to meet a loving and caring home, and a family where they would be spoil and treated just like your own Children.It’s very important that you note the following about the puppies,

    Gender: Male and Female
    Names: Stacy and Terry
    Age: 10 week(s), 4day(s)
    Estimated adult weight: 4-4 1/2lbs.
    Weight:1.9 and 1.5lbs
    parents:4 1/2lbs and 2 1/2lbs
    Potential: Perfect Pets
    Temperament & Personality: Perfect temperament and great with kids and
    other pets.
    stacy and Terry are House and Potty Training.
    Registered/registerable (AKC, NKC, etc.), Current vaccinations, Veterinarian examination

    they are also sensitive and possesses the following:

    -They are house Trained and Potty.
    -They do not bark a lot.
    -They eat 2 times daily and
    at afternoons she drinks
    Milk .
    -They are socialized with kids and other house hold pets like,cats ,
    birds dogs etc
    -They likes to be carried a lot and be spoiled.
    -They likes to be kissed .
    -They gets angry when you shout at them, so don’t do that.

    Additional information:

    These adorable little babies are AKC registered and are
    looking to remain black and tan as an adult. they are very loving
    follow you everywhere and be held all the time.
    Estimated adult weight 4-4 1/2lbs. Mother is blue
    and gold weighing 4 1/2lbs and father is black
    and tan weighing 2 1/2lbs. Will be vet checked
    before leaving and current on vaccines.

    We are getting rid of Stacy and Terry due to the fact that we could no longer give her all the care they do deserves from us.My Husband and i worked with N.G.O(http://www.plan-international.org) and we just recently relocated from Spain and was posted to work here in the eastern Great Lake in Cameroon for some time before returning back to the State.so i am presently in Cameroon precisely at the littoral region Douala

    We have no kids so Stacy and Terry are like the only children to us.We took them along with us for companionship but is really hard for us to give them all the attention they need from us. So we are after a caring home only where the puppies could be spoiled rotten.If you could understand our reasons for getting rid of the dogs, then we would consider you to adopt them.The adoption fee will be 240$ for their adoption fee and shipping is included,but if you are interested in one then he or she will cost $120 .What we are concern about here is your assurance on their health and safety because we are not after money since we just need a caring family for them.We are very busy people and have less time to take care of the puppies so all we want from you is to promise us that you will take good care of the puppy and you will also be sending us monthly pictures so that we can see how the puppy are doing in their new home,
    Stacy and Terry will be coming along side with the following …

    # AKC Registration
    # Current vaccinations
    # Veterinarian examination
    # 1 Year Health guarantee
    # Certificate of health
    #All their play toys,
    #Air conditional travel crate,

    Getting a good home for the puppies is the most essential thing we have ever wanted for Stacy and Terry. So we have some few questions for you which we hope you get back to us with the answers sincerely. We just want to make sure she is getting into the right home. Hope you don’t mind?
    Where about are you located?
    Why do you need the puppies home?
    How soon do you need He or She?
    Do you have any experience in raising pets in general?
    Do you presently have kids and other pets?
    Who will look after the puppies when you are not around?
    Name and contact number? Would be appreciated.

    Hope you don’t mind getting back to me with the answers as soon as possible.and feel free to ask any questions regarding the adoption.

    see their pictures below hope you love them thanks for the concern you have for my puppies God bless waiting… you can reach us at 00237 76 30 76 79 or +237 76 30 76 79
    Thanks

  128. Jamie says:

    I realize this is a pet site of scams, but I just needed to post this. I recieved an email like the ones above about being relocated to Africa etc. Mine was about housing in Pennsylvania. His name was Reverend Andrew William. Posing as an employee of US AID. Luckily I saw this…Thank you.

  129. Celine Bare says:

    Recently I met a guy from online website. He told me that he is buying and selling gold for his living. When I was communicating with him at the first time, he was in UK and then flew to Africa. He was in Africa about one week and return to USA. I did not see him online for two days. I thought he was flying back and need time to settle down everying. However, I saw him online after two days. He told me that he still at Africa because he got in trouble. Custom caught him has gold in hand. They took away his gold and asked him to pay US1200 to finish the paper work before he takes back his gold and leave Africa. It seems very not making sense to me, therefore, I did not offer anything to help him except I suggested him to talk to embassy and lawyer. Finally he asked me to send him money but I told him that I don’t have thses money and I met him only two weeks online. Now,he asks me for US700. I asked him to find a computer with cam to show me that he is really staying in the Custom Department. He could not find the computer with cam. I asked him to fax the paper work that about his case to me but he said they won’t let him take the paper work until he pay the money. Whatever I asked him the information to prove he is really in this situation, he could not show me and angry with that. Also, I asked him how can I send you the money. He told me to send the money through Western Union. I told him that is not security for me. I need to send to Africa directly. He told me send to Lagos Nigeria and zip code is 23401. I wonder the address without department, building, street etc. He said he will get it. That is why I get on the website and put this information to find out what I find. I am so glad that I read all these information. I believe this is a scam too. Thanks for all these experiences from different people.

  130. Sharon says:

    I don’t usually leave comments on the internet but my daughter’s and my recent experience with trying to find a dog to buy or adopt has been eye-opening. Every single ad that we have responded to, even though the ad had a posting location near our area or seemed reputable through a local newspaper, has resulted in emails almost identical to the many I’ve read above. Just about all the locations have been in the US but all a distance away from the Northeast. Places like Allen, TX, San Fransisco, CA, Ohio, Alaska, and Pennsylvania and they all wanted money to ship the animal. I think what is most telling about these scams is that all the emails sound almost identical and are poorly written and constructed, and riddled with spelling and grammar errors. What…do they have a template they use?

    So now I’ve decided to only look at local shelters or breeders to find a dog and have given up on the internet.

  131. Greg Rogers says:

    I recently posted a cat available for adoption and have received a number of strange emails about the “pet” and what is the name of the “pet” when the name is listed in the posting.

    Also, why do so many people in California want a cat from Ohio? They don’t have cats in California? I couldn’t figure out what the scam is – are they making fur coats or something?

    But maybe they pull some kind of shipping stunt at the last minute. The one mentioned that he would pay all shipping charges, and asks for the price. There is no price, and therefore no bank information, so I probably won’t get a response from him… very wierd.

  132. peggy says:

    Yes…add one more to the list. ?We were looking for a bull terrier. All of a sudden found one on a website that was a breeders website with many listing, the puppy was adorable. no price or details regarding an adoption was listed, so I copied down the email address macus_susan@yahoo.com. Sent an email…got a quick response, simialar to all the other postings, almost word for word, “so happy to find a home for her babies”…working as a vet and can not spend the time that is needed with them. I asked her to send an updated pix, bcus the one shown shows the pup really small and she states they are 11 wks old. When I ask where she is located, she says she is in West Africa currently on a family holiday. Later she said she was in Atlanta, GA. I told my spouse, something does not click, she would never answer any of the specific questions I asked. And that was what brought on the disbelief. I was almost scammed, then I said “wait this is too good to be true”, there are too many doggies in the pounds in my area that need a home, I will only adopt after meeting the dog in person. Seriously? What will the cons think of next???

    Beware and tell others before it may be too late for them…

  133. lilly says:

    You americans are SO full of __.

    When I was in the US I got scammed by a single-white-male very AMERICAN fellow that I tracked down to the street right next to mine in Arizona when I was trying to buy a Yorkie.

    So shove it up and quit blaming on us foreigners as YOU scam us too, ___!

    On a side note, after I left US (thanks heavens), I bought my yorkie on a nice breeder’s hand because, well, there are scammers everywhere in this world. But at least their victims don’t limit on pointing their fingers to foreigners. We, “strangers” and “foreigners”, don’t have the “superior” attitude to only blame others, we do have the honorable capability to recognize our own scum… a capability you self-righteous ones obviously do not have.

  134. Sophia says:

    this same things happened to me but the person offered to pay for the shipping costs up front which was confusing (im sure i would have been asked for money eventually) my boyfriend told me this was suspicious so i looked into it and found that the pictures they sent me were stolen from a professional dog breeding site. BE CAREFUL! i dont know hoa they get away with this. its obvious how broken their english is. i cant even believe i ALMOST fell for this. i guess i was just way to excited about getting my FREE Maltese 🙂 (yeah right!)

  135. vidut says:

    thank god i found this place to raise a WORD against these SO CALLED PET DONORS read this its interesting i almost god mugged through internet!!

    hello,
    thanks for your response and interest in taking and creating a good home and care for our babies and i hope they will be fine with you.My adorable english bull dog puppies are still very much available for adoption. they are 12weeks
    old and both home trained and outdoor trained also playful with other
    animals and kids. The male named (max) weigh 2lbs and the female
    named (macy) weigh 2.5lbs and will weigh big when fully grown. they are both AKC
    registered and shots are given up to date and both home trained. both
    of them are my darling sweetheart and super spoiled! They both have a
    sweet personality and loves to play and be carried around.

    All papers will accompany the puppies when shipped to you, Due to our
    long staying over here in Africa, and the bad weather my wife and I
    have concluded to get good home and care for our babies. We are not
    charging or selling them to you for money but to save their life’s
    and care for them so this means that you will be paying
    an adoption fee of $225so at the puppies can be transported to your location. they are VET checked, but right now we are in Africa (kribi Victoria island Cameroon )on a
    Christian mission with my wife and 3 kids together with
    max and macy, we have the puppies right here with us.

    i want you to get back to me
    with your full Name, Home Address, direct contact phone number and
    name of the nearest Airport to you. Please if you know that you are
    not capable of taking very good care of my babies, do not reply me
    because i am giving them out because of bad condition and we’re
    spending months for the christian mission and i don’t want max and
    macy to die in this bad weather. And because we don’t have time
    to take care of them due to the missionary work before us here. They
    are priceless to me,therefore i am giving both for adoption, so i will
    like you to get back to me with your full name and full address
    including your nearest airport so that i can find out shipping cost and ge back to you ok
    thanks and waiting

  136. Dee says:

    I think almost 80% of all dog ads that appear in our local newspapers are scams. The only ones I found that are really located in alberta are the official breeders that are registered. All other ads lead me to someone in the US offering to ship to me. Yes, all the letters sound the same (like they were written by the same person), but the ads are all different. They post in every local paper across the province. I would never purchase one I couldn’t see.

  137. lilly says:

    Did anyone get an email about his wife was in car accident and in coma. that is why selling a yorkie.
    cost $300 microchipped
    potty trained
    diwa diwa
    thanks

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