Scams selling or giving away non-existent animals, often Puppy Scams.
#363464 by TheGrey1 Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:28 pm
I was looking online for puppies/dogs and I found one That the original Craigslist post said had two Husky Puppies and the seller is

CUTE SIBERIAN HUSKY [email protected]
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Brenda Reyes <[email protected]>
AttachmentsApr 25 (5 days ago)
to me, bcc: me
Hello,
Thanks for the email and interest you have in our puppies, the puppies are
still available and we are looking for a good and responsible home for
them, before we proceed talking we will like to know a few things about you
to help us determine your eligibility to take care of the babies. Please
answer our question below so that we can have an idea of where our puppies
will be going;
-where precisely are you locat
-will you take both or just one? if one what sex?
-Have you own a pet before?
-Do you have a vet doctor?
-Are you a breeder?
-Do you have pets loving children at home?
-Give me a Brief Description about your Environment?
-Will you take good care for the babies like your own children?
They have been checked by a license veterinarian and have their shots up to
date, they are AKC registered and healthy too. I have a male and a female.
The male is called Max and the female is called Gina. They are lovely and
playful babies. All we need now is a good and caring home for them. Below
is their pictures.

The Craigslist ad has changed though but it's basically the same as the old one.

the shippers where

http://americanairmovers.com/index.html

This was the first email i got from them

American Air Movers Ltd


AMERICAN AIR MOVERS, Registration No. 254972. VAT No. IE8254972E,
provides comprehensive services to address the relocation of pets. We specialize in international transport of pets that requires documentation and permits for complex rabies-free countries such as England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia, New Zealand. Whole of the UNITED STATES.

AMERICAN AIR MOVERS AGENCY (AAMA)
DIAL / TEXT (804) 885-5060 IF THE LINE IS BUSY DUE TO NET WORK CONGESTION

8545 AIRPORT PLAZA
Tel. (804) 885-5060
Email if numbers are busy or no answer because of too much work.
EMAIL: [email protected]

DEAR CUSTOMER,
AMERICAN AIR MOVERS, WISHES TO INFORM YOU ABOUT YOUR SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPY HERE AT OUR REGIONAL HEAD QUARTER, with the registration number 07J4257/62541F. Copy this number you will give it to our pet delivery agent when they come to your home to deliver your puppy.


WE HAVE YOUR PUPPY FROM MR/MRS BRENDA REYES
Here at Richmond (VIRGINIA), to be transported using the address below. You have to confirm this address.



NAME:
< personal info removed>
COUNTRY: USA
STATE / CITY: < personal info removed>
AIRPORT O'Hare Airport
ADDRESS < personal info removed>
TELEPHONE
< personal info removed>


Please email back to confirm this address!

What's Included: Health Certificate, Vaccination record cards, shots recods, toys and accessories.

The experienced pet moving specialists at International pets travel services will handle your pet to move with confidence, professionalism, and trust. No tranquilizer rule is designed for the safety and welfare of your pets during airline air transport. International pets travel agency registered with the USDA as an Intermediate handler is unitedly governed by the rules, regulations, and mandates of the Animals Welfare Act the AWA the Law governing scheduled airline air agency transportation cost. This puppy will be delivered to you through the various addresses by our pet carriers.

This puppy came with all necessary papers needed, including the microchip identification with the microchip number ISO 1094586 recorded on the Rabies Immunization certificates, but as the US veterinarian must conduct another test to be sure of her health status, It was done all was fine and Medication Papers were accurate. The test Results shows that the puppy is free from such diseases that may attack other Animals like (Dogs And Cats). So the puppy is now ready for moving and home delivering services. But it should be noted that, the processes cannot be carried out unless the fees of ($300) is paid for. ( This fee will cover all taxes including airline taxes and airport taxes). The puppy will come alongside with two of our pet carriers. Due to the high rate of imports and livestock mobilization in the US, all our debit card payment are currently under auditing to increase clients’ safety and will last for about a month. So the payment is to be done to the headquarter of our company here at Richmond / VIRGINIA Branch of our Delivery Service. YOU ARE REQUESTED TO PAY THE TOTAL FUND via MONEYGRAM MONEY TRANSFER BECAUSE WE HAVE THEIR UNITS AT OUR HEADQUARTERS DESIGNED FOR SUCH TRANSACTIONS:

NB. PAYMENT DIRECTIVES

( 1 ) Just get a pen and a paper

( 2 ) Copy our payment details exactly as you see

( 3 ) Go to any of the provided MONEYGRAM money transfer address
( 4 ) You Take a Form

( 5 ) You will have to fill in the form using our payment details

( 6 ) You will also have to fill in your own details as the sender of the money

( 7 ) When you are through with the form, give it to the cashier in charge and the money will be transferred. once the money is transferred, he/she will give you a receipt.
( 8 ) You will have to email us with the details on the receipt or send us a scan copy of the receipt

MONEYGRAM PAYMENT INFORMATION TO OUR HEAD OFFICE IN RICHMOND / VIRGINIA

RECEIVER'S NAME:
STEVE WANDAMAN
COUNTRY: U.S.A
STATE / CITY VIRGINIA / RICHMOND
ZIP CODE 23173
AMOUNT:

$300


P.S copy the address above and go to the nearest MONEYGRAM store in your location



This payment should be done as soon as possible so that the puppy can be delivered to you on time, you are to make the payment available today, if the fees are not provided the puppy will not be dispatched from our destination and you will spend more on daily feedings until the manager confirms the payment of the $300 Kindly email us the photo of the reeipt from MONEYGRAM as soon as the payment is done. Immediately the payment is confirmed then the Tracking Number as well as the flight receipt will be sent to you so as to ensure a 100% assurance for the transaction.


NOTE: We make sure our customers have the best and high quality services at very cheap rate.Go into the MONEYGRAM store go straight to the counter take the senders form fill in the payment information we have given you above and give it to the agent at the counter. We DON'T accept payments into our ACCOUNT which less than ($2000.00) that is why we are using the MONEYGRAM method of payments because we also have their branch here in our agency.

FULL DELIVERY REPORT
KIND OF PET......................... DOG
BREED................. SIBERIAN HUSKY
NEW PUPPY OWNER..........SHAWN RUESTER


Delivery Report>>PENDING
Medical check>>>>CONFIRMED
ELECTRONIC AIR CONDITIONED CRATE>>>>>>>NON?
Anti pressure Vaccine>DONE
Micro Chip>>>>>>>>>>DONE
Departure>>>>>>>>>>>>ON HOLD
Arrival.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>PENDING ( 8 HOURS AFTER PAYMENT)


What's Included:Health certificate, Veterinarian Certification , Shot records Toys ( sender`s expense) Health guarantee Accessories.


PAYMENT

Due to the fact we have to urgently transport this puppy we request you to do the payment through MONEYGRAM international money transfer, to Increase clients safety fast and same day delivery. Payments are made based on Flight Time and our system has been redesign temporally. All payment are done to our company headquarters which host is in VA

METHOD>>>>>>>> WIRE TRANSFER
REQUIRED>>>>>>>MONEYGRAM
AMOUNT>>>>>>>> $ 300.00

P.S copy the address above and go to the nearest MONEYGRAM in your location















IMMEDIATELY YOU MAKE YOUR PAYMENT AND THE PAYMENT IS PROCESSED ,THE TRACKING NUMBER OF THE PUPPY WILL BE SENT TO YOU SO THAT YOU COULD TRACK THE PUPPY FROM YOUR DESKTOP AFTER PAYMENTS.

STAY TO ENJOY THE SERVICE OF AMERICAN AIR MOVERS AGENCY SERVICE !
Thanks

MANAGER
FREDERICK DORN




Your Satisfaction Is Our N°1 Priority.
Customer service


then after they got the 300$ for me which I thought might be reasonable for shipping a live animal especially a small puppy.

Dear Client,

This is the code (Removed to protect privacy) you will be using in tracking your puppy from our website (American Air Movers Ltd)
The puppy will have a transit in Ohio, we will be calling you time to time to update you about the status of your puppy.


Thanks for using our services and we promise to handle your puppy with care.



The emails I received from the "Owner" seemed very sincere and concerned for the puppy. So it had me convinced.

Now that American Air Shippers said that the puppy has been transported to Illinois this is the email I received (btw I had to come up with money for an Electronic Crate which I have heard some airlines do require to transport a pet by air).

DEAR CLIENT NUMBER 35
WITH DUE RESPECT WE WISH TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR FULL COOPERATION TO MAKE THIS SHIPMENT A SUCCESS. EVERYTHING HAS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF AND THE PUPPY HAS BEEN CHECKED AND CONFIRMED THAT IT'S IN GOOD HEALTH SO WE ARE TO PROCEED WITH THE SHIPPING FROM RICHMOND VIRGINIA TO YOUR LOCATION, ILLINOIS. NB: SHIPMENT IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD: BUT DUE TO THE POOR WEATHER CONDITION HERE, THE PUPPY WILL BE NEEDING A CRATE AND AN ANTI PRESSURE VACCINE TO BE TRANSPORTED SAFELY. AS WE ALL KNOW THERE IS NO WAY THIS PUPPY CAN GET ON BOARD WITHOUT A CRATE. THIS IS ALSO TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE PUPPY PRIOR TO THE SHIPMENT TO YOUR LOCATION. DUE TO THE WEATHER CONDITION HERE, OUR VETS AND DELIVERY EXPERTS HAVE RECOMMENDED THAT ALL PUPPIES LESS THAN EIGHTEEN WEEKS OLD SHOULD BE CARRIED IN AN AUTO REGULATORY CRATE WHICH PRODUCES HEAT AS WELL COLD WHEN NECESSARY. SINCE YOU WERE NOT NOTIFIED BEFORE HAND AT THE AGENCY, WE HAVE THREE TYPES OF REGULATORY CRATES WHICH WE USE IN SITUATIONS LIKE THIS BUT ALL CLIENTS WHOSE PUPPY DID NOT COME WITH A CRATE WILL HAVE TO MAKE A REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT DEPENDING ON WHICH OF THE CRATE HE OR SHE WILL CHOOSE FOR THE PUPPY TO BE SHIPPED IN. SINCE THE SHIPMENT IS DUE TO TAKE OFF, WE WOULD LIKE ALL CLIENTS TO TREAT THIS AS A MATTER OF URGENCY IF THEY WOULD LIKE THEIR PUPPY TO GET ON BOARD. AS WE EARLIER MADE YOU TO UNDERSTAND, NO PUPPY CAN BE SHIPPED WITHOUT A CRATE AS IT IS STRICTLY AGAINST THE PET LAWS, SO BELLOW ARE THE THREE TYPES OF CRATE AND THEIR REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT PRICES. YOU SHOULD BE REMINDED THAT THIS DEPOSIT IS REFUNDABLE UPON ARRIVAL OF THE PUPPY TO YOUR HOME IN CASH. ALSO, THIS CRATE CAN BE OWNED BY THE PET OWNER IF THEY NEED IT BUT THEY WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. YOU WILL HAVE TO KEEP THE RECEIPT AFTER MAKING THE TRANSFER AS OUR PET CARRIER IS GOING TO NEED IT WHEN THEY ARRIVE YOUR HOME BEFORE THE DEPOSIT CAN BE REFUNDED TO YOU. SO BELLOW ARE THE THREE TYPES OF ELECTRONIC CRATE -REFUNDABLE



** PLASTIC ELECTRONIC CRATE -REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT $400 **

** VIP PLASTIC ELECTRONIC DOG CRATE - REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT $600 **

** LUMINATE ELECTRONIC CRATE - REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT $1000 **









Komfort Pets Climate Controlled Pet Carrier


IF anyone has had legitimate dealings with this organization let me know and I'll follow up on the last email I received.

★URGENT ★URGENT ★‏ URGENT ★★Vet ‏pets Control Department ★★VACCINATION AND CITY PERMIT DOCUMENT OF YOUR PUPPY NEEDED.....1
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American Air Movers
Attachments7:44 PM (1 hour ago)
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BRINGING A PET WITHIN THE U.S STATE OF IL

Dear Client ,

Welcome to our Services !!

Accept Greetings from the entire Staff of Pet Carriers


We are presently at IL delivery pets Control Department with the puppy. A Safety Medical Tests(SMT) have been conducted on your puppy for save delivery to your home. it was realized that your puppy is less than 18 weeks old, so the puppy has to be vaccinated to protect her from being infected by other pets like cats and bird while being transported on our delivery Cargo down to your home.
AS SEEN ON THE PAPERS PRESENTED BY YOUR SENDER, YOUR PUPPY JUST MADE 12 WEEKS OLD TODAY AND THE FOLLOWING VACCINATION TEST AS SEEN BELOW SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT BEFORE BEING TRANSPORTED FROM ONE CITY TO ANOTHER AS STATED ON THE RULES, GUIDELINES, AND THE BEST PHENOMENON GOVERNING THE VETERINARY SERVICE OF THE PETS WORLD WIDE DEPARTMENT !!!!....

- Rabies.............................................price $50.00

- Canine Distemper.................................. price $50.0

- Canine para influenza (aka "Kennel Cough").........price $50.00

- Parvovirus.....................................price $30.00

- Canine Leptospirosis...............................price $50.00

- vaccination certificate ...........................price $20.00

Total Sum = $250.00

NOTE: THE TOTAL SUM WILL BE REFUNDED TO YOU TODAY UPON DELIVERY OF YOUR PUPPY. OUR INSURANCE COMPANY WILL COVER ALL EXPENSES

Also, we wish to inform you that we are presently working on all the documents of your pet. The puppy is ready for delivery Now. But right now the CITY PERMIT document of your puppy is required for us to proceed with the delivery to your home this according to the rules of shipping or bringing a pet into a different CITY. It stated that the puppy can not be delivered without this document. This City Permit is going to cost you $100 , this document show you have the right to ship pets from any state within the U.S. Without this City Permit Documents your puppy can't be delivered to you OR PICKED UP from here. Also we want you to understand that this money is Refunded back to you upon the delivery of the puppy.





So you are require to make a payment of $250 for Vaccination plus $100 for the city permit of your puppy making a TOTAL PAYMENT OF $350 which needs to be done within 3 hours so we can administer vaccines and have the City Permit Document set and the pet ready for delivery. Again you should note that your City can't accept the puppy without the City Permit Document If you don't get to pay for the City Permit document of your puppy. The USA Pet Aviation Team Or The Ministry Of Pets And Livestock will charge you for pet abuse since your names are on the document of ownership for the pet. This is the last document that the puppy will be needing before he can be home delivered. So you have to make sure you get this document as soon as possible. The puppy will be coming along with your full refunds in cash upon the delivery at your home.

NOTE: THE MONEY YOU ARE PAYING FOR THE VACCINATION AND CITY PERMIT DOCUMENT OF YOUR PUPPY SHALL BE COVERED BY OUR INSURANCE COMPANY AND WILL BE REFUNDED BACK TO YOU. THERE FOR, All your money SHALL BE REFUNDED BACK TO YOU TODAY MAKING A TOTAL OF $350 TO BE REFUNDED BACK TO YOU TODAY IN CASH.

DO SEND THE MONEY TO US USING MONEYGRAM

Thanks very much for using our Services and awaits your prompt respond .

Branch Manager

Gerald Smith Caregar



Please note that the regulations differ slightly for different types of pets (e.g. dog, cat, bird, etc.), and thus it is important to check the rules under the type of pet you are interested in transporting.
Best Regards,


USA Immigration Attorney



Customer Service


Also there are no permits for Importing a dog into Illinois I checked. There are no LOCAL permits required for importing any domestic animal (there may be property permits for things like Farm animals and whatnot but that doesn't apply here). Also the original "seller" claimed the puppies shots where up to date for it's age which was under 18 weeks old so this NEW email shouldn't even apply since all "relevant" paperwork was supposedly sent along with the puppy.

I've been looking for a dog/puppy for a while now as I am a disabled Military Vet who lives alone and wants a large dog companion to help with the lonely times and to continue to help me with exercise.


I also told them as much in my reply back to their last email

From Me
There is no Animal Permits for domesticated animals in Illinois. So that is totally bogus. Also it has according to the puppies records HAS All it's current Shots. So that's ALREADY Been done. This is sounding more and more like a scam. Even if you claim it'll all be refunded upon delivery. I already had issues getting you the 2nd moneygram because the places here are beginning to think I am being scammed too. Get the puppy to me and I WILL HAVE IT CHECKED BY A VET. HERE in my town. The shot records and any other paperwork were supposed to be sent with the puppy.

Since "I" do not have possession of the dog yet it would be the original owner who would be charged with Animal abuse NOT me. Get the dog to me and again I will bring it to a vet HERE in Mchenry. That way I'll have LOCAL records of anything the puppy needs. You all keep stalling over and over again and it's really really pissing me off.

THERE IS NO CITY IMPORT PERMITS FOR ANY CITY IN ILLINOIS unless it's a non-domestic animal such as wild animals people try to have as pets. So stop with the bullcrap and deliver her to me.

She didn't magistrate from out of the country she was in Virginia and she came from Chicago in the first place before the other owners moved to VA. So she is technically coming back to the state she was born in. Contact the previous owners you have her name and if not her phone number you have her email address and ask HER what shots the puppy should need.

Stop coming up with additional fees "refundable" or not. This has already costed me a lot more than a FREE puppy was supposed to cost.

Them
DEAR CLIENT, WE WILL LIKE YOU TO HANDLE THIS AS MATTER OF URGENCY AND WE ARE REALLY SORRY FOR ALL THE INCONVENIENCE. THANK YOU.

Me
Well I can not send any more money via Moneygram for one thing the 2 local places who do it have already said they feel I'm being scammed and I had to beg for the last place to do it. As I stated PREVIOUSLY I will take the dog to the vet. If you feel it necessary YOU can Isolate her from the others on the transport by keeping her separate. Just like she was on the plane. If there was NO problems flying her to Illinois then there should be NO PROBLEMS hauling her elsewhere. And she doesn't need those shots UNTIL she is 18 weeks old. Since she is NOT YET 18 weeks old you are possibly causing a health issue by administering those early. I don't believe you had her checked by a vet. IF you did have the VET call me and provide conferrable credential that the person is an Accredited Veterinarian in the state of Illinois. Then he or she can email me the documents and I can have a conversation with the Vet over the phone.

It was always the same "Customer Service" person who was contacting me the same so I started questioning whether or not the 550$ I already sent was being used as I was being told it was being used. The guy didn't speak loudly on the phone so sometimes it was difficult to understand him and his accent with incredibly thick and obviously foreign.

Also these 2 organizations do not exist to my knowledge in the US The USA Pet Aviation Team Or The Ministry Of Pets And Livestock


I didn't get an email back after that last one.
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#363465 by TheGrey1 Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:33 pm
Also the Tracking number provided for the puppy does work on the website and information has been "UPDATED" on the puppy but it said under location xxxx

which I have seen when getting items from Amazon when things where in transit but I don't think this is anything like that.
#363466 by Mike Wilson Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:15 pm
www.americanairmovers.com is a fake shipping company.

Any company that was a payment via Money Gram or Western Union is a scam. There are no exceptions.

The refundable fee for he crate is just another scam story to try and steal more money from you.

The best thing to do now is to stop all contact with these criminals without telling them that you know it is a scam..



The web site will be reported fro fraud.

If you have any additional questions please ask.

It is ALWAYS a scam
If the pet seller or shipper asks for money to be sent via Western Union, Money Gram, any brand of gift card. Walmart To Walmart , Zelle or mentions Cameroon

mikeawilsons @ gmail.com
#376479 by Mike Wilson Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:29 pm
No money was recovered. Please post the emails that you received from this fake shipping company. Be sure to remove your personal information before posting.

It is ALWAYS a scam
If the pet seller or shipper asks for money to be sent via Western Union, Money Gram, any brand of gift card. Walmart To Walmart , Zelle or mentions Cameroon

mikeawilsons @ gmail.com

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