PLEASE BEWARE OF THIS SCAM.... BOY OH BOY! SCAMMERS ARE GETTING SMARTER AND SMARTER OR MORE STUPID ALL THE TIME , THEY ARE NOW GOING TO PRAY ON OUR HEARTS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE LOOKING FOR PUPPIES. READ ON ..........
Hi, Thanks for your interest. I`m giving them out for adoption. They are 13 weeks currently and AKC registered all their shots are up to date and they are lbs.They are $400 each shipping included the two are $800 or you can make an offer. I want a great home for them because they are my real babies.I will be very happy if you will be one to take them as your babies. The name of the male Wes Loe the female name is Lulu they are both very good with kids and love to play a lot this is one of their many character, the babies has a Current vaccinations,Vet Exams., Health Cert. and Guarantee (1yr), Potty Trained and home raised and socialized for tremendous attitude, excellent temperament, super train ability and recently checked by a licensed Vet Doctor for heart, knees, skin, correct bite, and eyes. I never wanted to sell them but due to my work as a Nurse, my job does not permit me to take proper care of these little puppies. 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! They are currently with my shipper in West Atlanta Gorgia,where I work and I will be making and immediate shipping back to you and it will only take 24hrs to your nearest Airport. When all terms are settled regarding their adoption. Do you prefer to come and pick them at the airport or will you prefer them at your doorstep? Or do you only want the MALE or Female?? And I will need to have your Full Name and Address plus the Name of the Nearest Airport including your Phone # so that i can contact the agent today to get everything ready. Concerning the method of payment, I just spoke with my shipper here and they said i can get the money through western union money transfer here, so let me know if you have any western union outlets around you so that you can wire the money through them. I will always remember you in my daily prayers. I am attaching their pictures for you to view. Micheal
Hello. Greetings to you in the name of our lord, I am writing you this e mail just to confirm if you are still interested in my babies because I have got other people sending me e mails that they are also interested in the babies(puppies). Kindly get back to me asap. If You promise to give my baby good Home I am willing to give you best offer. Thanks Micheal
Any time you see the words "shipper" and "Western Union" in the same sentence from someone who writes in broken english, it's is 99.99999% of the time a SCAM!!! There are no puppies to be shipped. They will take your hard earned money and run...
Some reputable breeders do use Western Union and there is no problem with that but most perfer cash at pick up, certified cashier's check or USPS money order. However, if this person is only asking for the OP's name, address and phone number, they are just trying to make a quick, dishonest buck! Also, I am not sure about anywhere else but a breeder friend of mine in MS told me that if she ships a puppy, it costs her between $250 and $300 to get the crate, certificates and ticket. So, $400 is a very good price.
Please do not fall for one of these scams if you are ever presented with one. The scammer will use your name and address to create fake checks to mail to other people. It's so not worth it.
***Edited By: oxfordbostons on 5/19/2009 5:15:13 PM*** Reason: *
Don't worry about tomorrow; it has never happened before.
Usally in scams like this you fall in love with the dog/puppy and put money down on it. You'll NEVER see that money again. Nor the dog, because the dog only exists on the website. The "breeder" will then come up with a variety of additional charges - $50 for a certificate, $75 for a health report... Whatever they can think of to get more of your money. But you keep getting pics and stories of your new baby and you've already spent so much that you keep sending it in hoping you really aren't being taken for a ride.
You finally wake up, you're out a bunch of money and you are no closer to having the dog than the day you read the first email.
There is PayPal, but I've heard horror stories about them in regards to the customer filing a claim that the "item" was SNAD (significantly not as described) and as a seller on a very popular auction site, I can tell you that is the truth. They can file the claim and 99.9% of the time - the customer wins!
Some may use a bank wire transfers while others I know use USPS money orders. ***No other kind of money orders, checks, cashier's checks, etc other than USPS. Those can be cashed at any US Post Office and if they are found to be fraudulant - no puppy. I only use money orders when a customer makes a deposit, and the balance is paid in cash at pick up. At least with a bank transfer, if the deal goes south, there is a paper trail and money can usually be recovered.
I am not sure about other countries as I am in the US and only deal with customers here. I'm sure someone will be along shortly with more info in regards to those transactions.
Keep in mind these are just my personal experiences and opinions...
Don't worry about tomorrow; it has never happened before.
A majority of the time they are all from Cameroon, Africa. I have recieved several responses from scammers, claiming they are missionaries there and the climates bad for the pup or it's an individual seller claiming the puppys "mum" died. Sounds strange I know, but I have recieve 2 emails like this, same story everytime. I retaliated once emailing the guy back saying he should be ashamed of himself and if he was going to scam people he should get his facts straight(his ad said he had an 11 week old female long haired chihuahua that weighed 4lbs and would stay that small"...umm do they really think people are that dense? So sad it continues everyday, its easy to spot scammers if you know what to look for. A lot of yorkie ads ive seen that were scams use pics they copied from other websites and as a result are fuzzy. They also off up the puppies for little to no money, and instead of asking any questions you may have they list a bunch of questions for you and go on and on about the puppy and the "excuse" of why they can't keep it.
I hope people read this thread and don't fall for there nasty tricks to scam people out of their money
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face!"