So I got an email today from someone from Nigeria asking to buy one of my puppies. (What puppies????) So I emailed him back because I was curious as to what he would say, I asked which pup he wanted and why. He said the female because he needs a friend. Well first of all I'm not even selling any puppies and second I'd never ship them over to nigeria if I did!! But he was one of those that the main page here talks about, asking to send a check/money order for more than I need. I told him off after I got that second email.
But why would a breeder want to send someone their puppy that lives in nigeria or out of the country anyway? I'd be afraid of the condition of life over there and the fact they'd have to be on the airplane for so very very long.
People in the US get dogs from all over the world, Europe especially for schutzhund dogs like Doberman Pinschers, German Shepherd dogs and Rottweilers. Why can't other people in the world get their dogs from the US? I know some breeders who ship internationally. Their contracts are different though. The thing is however, the shippers never even come and pick up the animal people are selling in the nigerian scam. All they want is the balance from the check over teh amount. Not the animal itself.
When I was trying to find a new home for my Basset Hounds last year, I had dozens of those scam emails sent to me.
They are all pretty much the same. They asked about my "products" condition and mention that they will send a cashier's check or money order (off of a fake account, I might add) and want me to return the balance, so they can pay the (fake) shipper.
I responded to a few and told them I was turning the email over to the FBI for fraud investigation. They never bothered trying to contact me a second time about my "product".
I've recently placed an ad to sell my son's 72 Mustang (car - not horse) and have had several of those scam letters about that, too. Like I am supposed to believe that someone in Nigeria has need for a 33 year old car. Give me a break.
I really feel sorry for the people that fall for that scam, it must be devastating.
I just got an e-mail from someone asking to send extra money for one of my pups and someone would also come and pick it up and deliver it to England and am to give change to this person. It is a SCAM wish they would stop!!!
It's a shame things like this happen. Because if authorities get involved, I bet you in a few years it will be illegal to advertise pups online. And it's also a shame because someone that really wants a puppy from overseas may not get it now because of things like this.
I wish people like this would think of the consequences of their actions, but all they can think about is $$$$$. That is weird though. I've never heard of this happening. Seems to be a lot of weird emails going around lately.
What about the people in the U.S. who scam like sending a different dog or never send a dog at all? Wasn't there a thread on here about www.mypuppies.net ? I almost got a dog from there. Now I'm glad I didn't.
You guys have to check out that link to t he website that scams the scammers! It was GREAT! My 12 year old daughter and I laughed at that for several hours! I normally delete them, but the next one I get- I'm going for it! I will string them along for as long as I can!
I got an email today, that I am assuming is dog related, even though it said nothing about purchasing a puppy. It said that a money order was on the way and let them know as soon as it arrived and to run it through the bank asap. So I replied that if I do receive a money order, that I will be taking it to the authorities and had the phone company log the ISP of the emailer. I don't have any puppies for placement-so no idea where this one came from.
Wow, ask and you shall recieve. I just got an e-mail about a Aferican Money order coming to me! I promptly responded that I was excited to hear more information. I can't wait. I need a life! Oh well, cheap entertainment.
It is a scam because the check they give you is bogus. You send them the difference right away, but when you go to cash their check it turns out to be bogus. Then you are out of some money. I think that is how it works.
That's pretty much it, see, they say, "I want to buy your horse/puppy/whatever you're selling...but I have this guy who owes me a lot of money, so he's going to send you a cashier's check, for 7000 dollars. The horse is only 5000, so I need you to cash the check at your bank, and send me the difference of 2000."
Sure, no problem, but the cashier's check is counterfeit, and by the time the bank figures it out, you have sent of $2000, to the scammer. Which is what they want.
OMG, thanks for the entertainment! I have only read the first link so far, but I have been laughing so far. Good for that woman and more power to her. If you guys haven't checked the link you really have to. It is hilarious.