Hey everyone not sure if you are aware of the scammer or not but he just e-mailed me telling me he wants a mini aussie and his friend is in town. His SO CALLED NAME IS ***(please don't name names, do not have facts to back this up). I wish I knew how to put the e-mail he sent me on here. any way just to let everyone know what was up. Oh I told him NO my pups do not go to homes I can not travel to.
***Edited By: pearl on 6/24/2006 8:11:36 PM*** Reason: forum rules
First off, give us a little more detail. We do like to hear the interesting stories on here, but how exactly is he scamming. And don't use personal names/addresses/numbers etc as it's against forum rules, and the mod's will just edit it anyways.
Newftlover, I just got an email like that! ha ha... I put an add for a dog for adoption from the shelter I volunteer for. I got that email about cashing a cashier's check, yada yada.. I sent them an email back that said "what the he** is wrong with you?" ha ha.. I am sure they won't read it or care, but I felt better!
I don't understand why those scammers that say "I will be sending you a cashier's check for $3,500-please deduct the amount for the puppy and send the rest back to me, and I will have my AGENT arrange to pick up the puppy", don't give it up. I wonder if they ever get any participants? I guess they do or they would stop. I always reply to them, "I don't participate in scams. But, I do forward all scam e-mails to my local police department, Internet Crimes Division." But, it probably doesn't bother them at all, they just e-mail someone else. CeCe
Oh I get those all the time. :) I used to e-mail them back and be sarcastic and mean - but gave up as it was a waste of my time and lost it's amusement. I always know they are scams because they talk about wanting to buy my advertised puppy and I'm supposed to send current pictures and state the present condition. Well, since I run my ads ahead of time and don't breed unless I have most/all of the litter spoken for before I breed, I almost never have puppies available without a wait. It's fun to e-mail back and say : "The present condition is "unborn" and the only picture I can send you is of the X-ray I had taken of the Mom. Not sure how to choose a puppy from an X-ray, but have fun with that..." I once pointed out to a scammer that they would be more successful if they read the ads they were responding to first...
I agree with Abbylynne. I used to mess with them a bit, but there were so many it did just got old and a waste of time. Then I just started maybe like a sentence of some terrible cut-down, telling them how aweful they were for stealing the money of trusting people.
Now I just simply repy with 'Mugu' (a nigerian insult) and then I don't hear from them again, until they have a different e-mail address.
www.bustedupcowgirl.com my fav on the nigerian 419 scams.
***Edited By: alicat1 on 6/25/2006 8:37:17 AM*** Reason: sp