below is from a Scammer! Some of the emails
may not look like scams, but they all lead to the same
thing. The scammer will pay by check (cashier's check/money
order) for more then the pet is worth, then they will
ask you to send them back the difference in money. A
couple weeks later you find out the check was fake and
the bank will take it out of your account. This scam
can be set up several ways.
key points for pointing out a scammer:
1. Doesn't care much about the pet, just the transaction.
2. Says they will use their own shipper.
3. 95% of the scammers are from overseas (Nigeria, Israel, South Africa)
4. Pays you more then the pet is worth, then asks for the difference in money back.
Date Caught: 3/8/2004
IP Address: 22.214.171.124
Host Information: N/A
Well the inquiry below may not look like a scam but it is, trust us! We can't give details how our "SCAM ALERT" finds these scammers, because then they would know how to void it. The inquiry sent is below. Of course this person did start out saying he was one person then signing a different name at the bottom of the inquiry, this is not why he was caught though.
hello, my name is gabriel james and i am an auto dealer, and will like to buy your pet which i really want to get to see and knowmore . so i will need you to send some details about the pet with price sent with the reply and your full name with your phone number. i will need to know if you will accpect a check as payment ,hope to hear from you soonest.