Ok as you know I have been trying to adopt out Chi-Chi. Well the other day I put her on pet finder and I got this email.
Hello, Good day,my name is richard williams,i am interested to adopt your PET i live in OHIO,i promise you is moving to good family home and we have already make space indoor for the pet to live not out door,because we belive they where part of our family am taken the pet to my owne house with big backyard for them to play and sniff around. the house belong to me and my family my backyard was fenced-up with wood privacy fence.
Concerning how the pet will get to me i have a private pet shipping company ready for pick-up at your residential place they will send there representative (MR BESON ROY ) after our conclusion and payment clear also am ready to adopt your pet and the cage if available for adoption.so please let me see the picture and the price including your address,name,phone number to send you the payment.
I would like to inform you that i would prefer to send you a USPS POSTAL MONEY ORDER as method of payment to cash at the BANK immediately you receive so once is clear i want you to get back to me then i will contact my pet shipping company to send down there representaive to your location for the pick-up.i would be glad to hear from you ASAP. Thanks.
It looks alot like one of those scame emails that people will send when trying to buy a pet but im not sure. I replyed saying I had many pets up for adoption and needed to know witch one they were looking at.
Hello. You have A Chi Chi that you are giving out for adoption??? And this is the email you got???? LOL... THIS IS SUCH A SCAM... LOL...can anyone please tell me why SCAMMERS write in the most odd form? I mean if they are going to try and SCAM why don't they make it a little more believable??? LOL.... I always get inquiries from SCAMMERS saying they are the best person for the job...LOL...what does that mean? And then I get, I have moved to Africa for a Missionary Assignment with my Minister...Come on, try something different. I always get that one...Either way just sharing some of my SCAM email experiences..... AND BY THE WAY...THIS IS DEFINITELY A SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Her name is Chi-Chi but shes a jack russle mix I think. My mom's X-BF got her for my little girl for her birthday and told us she was pure Jack well jacks make me think of a dog on crack so I wanted to name her after a druggy and decited chiech would be nice but you cant name a girl a boys name so my little girl decited Chi-Chi. She does not know who Chiech is she just herd me say it.
You would never believe some of the scams people try to come up with when you put your pet up for adoption. I've seen people say they're getting one to replace one that was burnt up in a house fire and i've seen them want to ship one to Africa because they're moving there. Its just amazing that people fall for them.
The safest thing I do when rehomeing the foster animals is meet the person adopting in person and use cash/money order in my hand before exchange.You can get a better feeling to where your pet is going if you meet in person unless the people doing the transaction has references to assure you.I've actully met with a coulpe adopting and knew the dog was going to the best place and waved the fee after knowing how sincere they were about taking care of the dog.
***Edited By: duchess on 3/6/2006 10:23:44 AM*** Reason: sp
I just got another email. If she comes down to see her and wants her Ill probly not make her pay. she seems so sweet and is asking alot of questions. I think she works at the hostipal around me (the email adress if from there) and I know alot of people that work there and they are all sweet people. My friend used to work there so I got to know alot of people from there.
Monkey- I think this "Richard" person is way too shady to allow him to have you Chi-Chi. I just recently adopted a puppy from an out of state resue organization, and one thing they did was find a lady in a forum like this who was in my area and willing to come to my house to do an inspection. If he is sincere about wanting a "pet", he shouldn't have a problem agreeing to a home inspection. My personal opinion is that he sounds like someone who is not too well versed in English, and beware that there are some cultures that "doggy" means "dinner"!!! Best of luck to ya!
I found a lady that lives close and is thinking about taking her. She seems very sweet and is trying to come up to see her. She has no kids no other pets and a fenced in yard. Once she comes up here to meet chi-chi Im going to try to go to her house. I dont know If i can though because I cant drive and its kinda hard for me to get ride. Hubby can drive but works at least 6 days a week sometimes 7 and usualy has over 20 hours over time.
I like her alot. I think Shes the nurce that helped me with I had my youngest. Im not totaly sure (i dont rember her name) but some of the things she has said reminds me of that lady. If i dont know her my friend does (i have a friend that works up there) and she will be able to tell me more about her.
I didnt like that guy. Even if there were no scams I still didnt feel right about him