Almost fell for it and decided it didn't feel right when I got the request in bad english for a money gram. Here is the email along with website information. The seller was on oodle and his name is firstname.lastname@example.org
. The ad was for Alaskan Malamute puppies and he gave me a sob story about how he relocated from Los Angeles to Dallas, TX due to his wife having an illness. He only offered that he was in Texas after I offered to pick up the puppy in Los Angeles. It all looks very official, but when I searched for the company, it wasn't found.
Here is the email I got from the "shipping company":
To Whom It May Concern
Accept greeting from Space Pet costumer service.
We write to inform you about the shipment for your female Alaskan Malamute puppy.
The following CONFIDENTIAL information below is to inform you that the Transportation Safety Administration establishing that you are a person known by Space Pet Carrier, LLC and MUST be received by a minimum of 1 days prior to shipment.
Name of Shipper: _______ Andre Young
Street Address: ________10245 Shallowford Road,
City/state: ____________ Dallas, Texas
Date of Birth __________08__/__23__/___1970___ (mm/dd/yyyy)
Email: _______________ email@example.com
Name of Consignee / Receiver: ____ Deleted personal information.
Street Address: ______________ Deleted personal information.
City/state: __________________ Deleted personal information.
Zip-code: _______________ Deleted personal information.
Country: ________________United State
Email: _________________ Deleted personal information.
Phone: _________________ Deleted personal information.
Ship Date: _______________________ 26 / 09 / 2011
Ship From: _______________________ Dallas, Texas
Ship To: _________________________ Watsonville, CA
Breed:___________________________ Alaskan Malamute
Sex: ____________________________ Female
Age: ____________________________ 12 weeks old
Weight: __________________________ 7 Ibs
AUTHORIZATION AND SHIPPER’S AGREEMENT:
WE HEREBY AUTHORIZE SPACE PET AIR CARRIER, LLC TO CHARGE THE MOVING EXPENSES INCLUDING THE CHARGE FOR THE ANIMAL LISTED ABOVE AND PRIOR TO SHIPMENT ESTIMATED AT THE COST OF $350 AND NOT TO EXCEED $350. IT IS HEREBY SIGN AND APPROVE THAT A DEPOSIT OF $350 WILL BE OBTAIN. SO WE HEREBY APPROVE MONEY GRAM WIRE TRANSFER S AN ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT METHOD FOR THE SHIPPER. THE WIRE TRANSFER WILL BE VERIFIED FROM THE SHIPPERS SERVICE HEAD OFFICE IN PARIS FRANCE BY THE SECTARY ON BOARD MR WILLIAM SMITH ANYAM. BELOW ARE THE DETAILS TO BE USE FOR THE MONEY TRANSFER CIA MONEY GRAM.
DETAILS TO BE USED FOR MONEY GRAM TRANSFER AT THE POST OFFICE:
NAMES: _________________________ Chefuh Valarie Mankah
CITY : ___________________________ Douala
TEST QUESTION: _________________ From Who
TEST ANSWER: ___________________David
Money Gram Money Transfer Directives:
Copy down the details above on a paper and take the details to the Post Office store together with the money in cash. The cashier to give you the ( Money GramInternational Sending Form ) , take the form and fill in the receiver and the sender information and note that we are the receivers of the funds and you are the sender. Once you are done filling the form with all the details, pass over the form back to the cashier together with the money in cash, the money would be transferred to our details and the money transfer receipt will be provided to you which the receipt contain an 8 digit code called the reference numbers so kindly email us back with the 8 digit code alongside with the senders first and second names.
Copy the address below to locate a Money Gram store at your locality.
LONGS/CVS - #9331:
600 FRONT ST Deleted personal information.
ADVANCE AMERICA #1073
BLDG 420 RIVER ST STE B Deleted personal information.
As soon as the funds are transferred via Money Gram make sure you e-mail us back with the 8 digit reference numbers and the senders first and second names so that we will confirm the reservation and delivery payment for your puppy
Advice To All our Costumers doing Money Gram wire transfer:
We wish to inform our costumers that Money Gram is just a money transfer bank and not partners nor links with Space pet shipping firm. You also need to know that sending money via Money Gram require some extra for the transfer charges so make sure you go with some extra funds to pay for the charges and secondly, sending money via Money Gram you don't need to take your card or your bank details at the Money Gram store, you need to go there with the money in cash to avoid delay and most importantly your transaction is confidential so you don't need to disclose the reason for sending the money to the Money Gram agents because they don't have the right to know. This advice is to help our costumer know how to use money gram service.
Thanks for your understanding..
NOTICE FROM THE ANIMAL PET TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION AUTHORITIES:
The United State Department of Agriculture requires that all animals must have adequate room to stand up, lie down, sit and turn around in the crate. Water and food dispensers must also be provided. The Shipper agrees to furnish two containers/dispensers that meet USDA requirements. Notwithstanding, Space Pet Carrier, LLC (PAC), its employees and agents, reserve the right to modify such dispensers in order to meet USDA standards and/or any Transportation Company used in the shipment process. In such event the Shipper shall be responsible for all costs of such modification. Shipper hereby authorizes Space Pet to charge such costs to the credit card described above.
Shipper understands and agrees that once Space Pet or its agents deliver the animal(s) to the Air Transportation Company (Airline), Space Pet or its agents have no further liability to the Shipper for delays caused for any reason, or and negligence on the part of the Airline in shipping or delivering the animal(s). Shipper shall look solely to the Airline for such liability and/or damages, if any. In the event of any delays in shipping, Shipper shall be responsible for the additional costs of boarding, medical treatment, fees and assessments, and any other expenses.
Shipper agrees that the Airline and Space Pet or its agents will not be liable for any loss, damage or expenses arising from death of any animal(s) due to natural causes, or injury of any animal(s) caused by conduct or acts of the animal itself or any other person(s) or animals in the shipping process, except for gross negligence on the part of the
Airline. In the event of gross negligence, the Shipper shall look solely to the Airlines for such liability.
Space Pet shall not be liable to the Shipper for any loss or damages to the animals(s), or any damages caused by the animal(s) while the animal(s) is/are under the supervision and care of the Airline. The carrier will not be liable for death, injury or loss to an animal attendant caused or contributed to by the condition, conduct or act of animals. Space Pet and attendants will not be liable for death, injury, or loss caused or contributed to by the conditions, or nature of the animal itself.
Space Pet Moving Customer Service
Representative Livestock Corporation
This electronic message is meant to communicate information to our valued customers. It does not supersede our Order Acknowledgment and the terms and conditions contained there in. Therefore, please reference your Order Acknowledgment for exact scope of supply, terms and conditions and delivery information. Please verify any required changes to your order on our Order Acknowledgment.I deleted personal information. ~Bubbles