Scams selling or giving away non-existent animals, often Puppy Scams.
#208452 by Hinata101 Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:16 am
Hello Everyone,

Below, are two emails my Husband and I received for two Siberian Husky Puppies. They would have had us had we not asked for photo identification. We then typed in their phone number and found out they were on a land line in Las Vegas, NV but they were claiming the puppies were with them in MN. We were very suspicious and found this wonderful website via a Google Search. Many of the posts were of the exact same nature and words as this scam. Please see emails below from the of the scam: His email address is: [email protected] Phone: 702-506-0577

Hello,

I am so impressed with your inquiry about adopting my babies I still
have 2 pups available.They are male and female by names Phil and
Stella . They are 11 weeks 4 days old.They are akc registered ,vet
checked,current on shots,potty and home trained,they also have a
private vet and health guaranteed certificate and are also very
friendly with kids and other home pets.They have a good temperament
and are very attractive babies.

About Stella The Female
She is 11 weeks 4 days old
She is house Trained and Potty.
She does not bark a lot.-
She eat 2 times daily and at afternoons she drinks Milk
She Is socialized with kids and other house hold pets
She is a portable baby
She gets angry when you shout at her,

About Phil The Male :
He is 11 weeks 4 days old
He is house and potty Trained.
He barks more than Stella but not to much
He eats 2 times a day and drinks milk at noon.
He likes to keep him self away from the crowd but is also socialized
He's also a portable baby.
He barks when he sees strangers.

We are going to be shipping our puppies with the following items.
-A year health guarantee
-AKC registration papers
-Pedigree papers
-Vet record
-Care & Diet Sheets
-Puppy toys

We can assure you that you will not need much training for them.We
have been looking for a good home for our puppies and we have had many
contacts,but we have to be careful so we make a proper selection. we
just relocated to our new home in Minneapolis,MN . I am 38 years old
and I work for a pharmaceutical company while my wife is a nurse at a
private hospital here.

These Puppies are very lonely now because our jobs have been very
demanding of late due to change in our working time schedule and we
can not keep them home any longer, because we have no time to take
good care of them like we used to and to give them the love and care
they deserve. So my wife and i have decided to give them up to
another pet loving home.

We are going to be very happy if we can find love and protection
for the puppies in your home.Please get back to us as soon as possible
if you are interested so we can make all arrangements for the puppies
to get to you.Please may I also ask you a few questions?

-Do you promise to take proper care of them?
-Will you be able to send me their pictures from time to time?
-Do you have experience with pets?
-For whom are u adopting them for?
-Are they adorable?
-Do you have a vet at your location?


Sorry for too many question, but I just want to be sure that my
puppies will be going to the right loving and caring home. Attach to
this mail are some pictures of these beautiful babies .

Thanks

Hello ,

Thanks for the quick respond and i must say i am deeply impressed
with your e-mails and interest you got for my pups.I am deeply happy
that you are really ready to give to one of our pup all the love and
care they will need .My pups are so lovely with kids and other home
pet and very fast in making new friends .I promise you this, Phil/
Stella are going to be a good companion to your family and you will
never regret making them part of your home cuz of their affectionate
and lovely characters . I will have to go get Phil/Stella registered
and deposited at the most reliable and fast pets delivery agency for
delivery over to you .Once i am done with their flight registration
,the delivery agency will contact you with more details on the flight
such as the flight ,departure and arrival time .The change of
ownership shall also be processed which i will send to you to sign
which you shall have to send a copy of the signed document to the
delivery agency ,to me and one to the Ministry of livestock ok. All i
will be needing to proceed will be your full delivery address which i
will use in doing Phil/Stella's flight registration under your names
and info's as the receiver and also for the transfer of
ownership.Below are the details require from you to proceed with
everything so Phil/Stella can be on flight over to you.

Full Names as the receiver of Phil/Stella
State
City
Zip Code
Home Address where u want Phil/Stella delivered

Once i have the above info's ,i will proceed right away for the flight
booking once i am done with the transfer of ownership document to your
names and address as the new and legal owner of Phil/Stella.Once i am
done with the transfer of ownership document,i will send u a copy for
signing along with my Western Union names and address which you shall
use in sending the deposit payment of $400 for both pups .So u need to
send over the money immediately after signing the ownership document
so i can proceed to the delivery agency to purchase Phil/ Stella's
flight ticket over to u so they can be on a flight over to you . It
will just be a couple of hours flight which will take like 5-7
hours.The delivery agency are going to contact u with more details on
the pup delivery ok. The pups shall be home delivered since i intend
registering them under a home delivery service so u wouldn't stress up
ur self picking the pup up ok .Hope everything is understood?
Regards.
Last edited by Hinata101 on Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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#208453 by Mike Wilson Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:24 am
Welcome to Scamwarners Hinata101,
Thank you for taking the time to post the information on this puppy scammer. Please post the telephone number the scammer used as this will make a good search key for others who may be looking for information on this scam.

If you have any additional questions about this scam 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 , PayPal friends and family option, or mentions Cameroon
#208491 by vonpaso xlura Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:56 am
Thanks for posting! He is not in Las Vegas or Minneapolis. His writing shows that he is in Africa, most likely Cameroon, as that's where pet scammers are concentrated (but he could be in Nigeria).

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#219926 by taylormonteiro59 Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:24 am
I've had three different people try to scam me which I'm sure are all the same people. They say they are located near me but once I email them they say they relocated because of their job and the puppies are free I just have to pay to have them shipped to me. Yeah, I'm not that stupid people. Here are the different emails and phone numbers of the people who tried to scam me.

[email protected]

[email protected]
732-926-5214
435-554-7905
810-476-8021
970-592-8090
301-747-6105
301-799-8868
And this number was the so called shipping company which I called at 1 am so any normal company wouldn't be open at 1 am because where they said they were was in the same time zone as me. They speak terrible english..I couldn't understand any of them.
518-300-3576
So pretty much if your looking to buy a dog I would only buy it if you can get the dog in person and pay cash for it. Every single husky that was listed near my location were all these people. I texted every one of them and they were all a scam. All had the same story on how they had to relocate to a different aera because of their job and they have to ship the dog to you. All these people are a joke and I hope every one of them goes to hell for stealing people's money. Like get a fucking job and stop stealing from those who do work. Clearly their are a lot of these people but a for sure way to tell they are a scam is that they can only ship yout the dog and if you call them and they can't speak hardly any English you know it's a scam. Another thing I picked up on was in all of the emails and text messages I got from these people they said okay or ok after a lot of things. For example "we will get the dog shipped to you in a couple hours ok" and almost ever sentence had ok at the end. So also look out for that. I would post the emails but I'm doing this on my phone and it won't let me.
#252958 by Kiliebluewolf Tue May 26, 2015 10:16 pm
Thanks so much for posting this. I thought it seemed odd they put a post for my town which is quite small, but said they were in Albany, NY. It seemed suspicious. I thought I was going to be talking to a professional, but his/her grammar was poor, they used a lot of slang, and seemed very pushy. I put there phone number in Google search and this site popped up. Thank you so much. :D
#252959 by Mike Wilson Tue May 26, 2015 10:21 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners Kiliebluewolf,
I am happy to hear that you discovered the scam before you lost money to these criminals. Please post the initial email along with the current email address being used.

If you have any additional questions about this scam 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 , PayPal friends and family option, or mentions Cameroon
#252960 by Bryon Williams Tue May 26, 2015 10:27 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners,

I am glad that this thread helped you avoid a scam.

Was there any new information like names, email addresses and scripts? If so, can you please post them to help other potential victims.

Please buy or adopt your pet locally. This way you can physically see the pet and meet the owner.

If you have any questions please ask.

Please contacta moferatorstor if you have a question or information about this post.



Please do not tell the scammer he is posted here.


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#260597 by TCreswell Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:08 pm
Howdy everyone! I just wanted to post the info on the ones that tried to scam me on Husky puppies.
This board helped me determine that they were scammers, and sure enough, I was right... Heartbroken, I just wanted to try and save someone else from the heart ache.
Below is the email that was sent to me, with photos.

Am the owner of the Siberian puppy you contacted. our puppy are still
available. so please i have sent you a mail with description and some
question regarding her. So please make sure you read the mail and
answer the question if interested in making mophy a part of your
family..


That was the first one, and then they sent was seemed like a very generic template of an email.

Greeting from shelley Barneth
Firstly, let me tell you a little about her. she is great with
other dogs, kids and cats or other small animals. she is house, potty
and crate trained, and walks well on leash she likes to take the lead
though Needs a fenced yard or someone that can walk her daily. she
needs to burn off a lot of energy every day. she love to be hugged,
petted, cuddled and given tummy rubs. she sleeps in bed with me, but
is also comfortable in her crate or on a rug. does not go onto
furniture unless invited, will sit on command, get angry when you
shout at her, so don't do that lol, she barks when she sees strangers
but still needs to work with her basic commands, she is just 13 weeks
old we are located in CAMEROON interested person will should get back
to us ASAP for more information about adoption procedure and price.
thanks and waiting

Attached Here Are Recent pics

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After that, I pried a little more with more questions, and this was the response

I am so impressed with your inquiry about adopting my baby. I am have
been looking for a home for her not only a home but a forever home for
mophy like i said before i am located now in Cameroon with mophy where
i will be doing the shipping and delivery to you at your home. Before
we proceed i will like to ask you some questions if you don't mind.
-Do you plan on training her?
-Where will you take the dog for veterinary care?
-Do you have any other pets? Do you have a family or roommates living with you?
-What would you do if you had to give up the dog for some reason in the future?
I just want to make sure that my baby has a good and
caring home were ever she may go. mophy is just just 13weeks old now
and all that you are to pay is for her transfer papers from my names
to your names that will cost you $155 and you will have her home. i
will be responsible for the shipping fee so you got nothing to worry
about transportation it's our responsibility to pay for the shipping
fee Okay. Thanks and i will be waiting to read from you soon so that
we could talk more on how she will be shipped to you and also the
information i will be needing from you.


Once again, played it cool and answered and then asked a few more questions, but the thing that came up over and over again was money, and info.

Thanks for the answers to my questions i just wanted to know where and
how mophy will be spending time with you. I will be doing the shipping
over to your house and delivery won't be a problem since mophy will
take a direct pets flight from Cameroon in Africa to your location or city. i
am a nurse in Cameroon i was sent here for a research project which is
going to last for three years
so like i said in the last mail all you will have to pay for mophy
is $155 which is for her change of ownership papers from my names to
your names and my husband an i would take care of the shipping and
delivery to your home we will also book for a home delivery for her
hope that will be okay by you?
To proceed on how shipping will be done, your full delivery
information will be needed to complete the necessary shipping document
and the puppy's ownership papers to your full names and addresses,
once that is done i will use the document to reserve a flight for the
puppy at any delivery company here in cameroon. flight information
will be given to me
which dictates the departure and arrival time of the puppy and also
tracking numbers for your puppy. which you will present to the
delivery agent in-charge of mophy at your door steps before taking
possession of her.
Well you have nothing to worry since she will be traveling with a
delivery agent who will take very good care of her during the transit.
She will be given a Veterinarian examination before ownership is transferred to
you and will come with a State Health Certificate signed by our
veterinarian before the puppy is being shipped to you. All available
health and vaccination records for the puppy will be brought and
delivered to your home. so i will be waiting to read back from you so
that you can provide your full shipping details.


As soon as they said traveling with an agent, and at a low price, I knew for sure that it was a scam... This was when I was heart broken, and had to do something about it.

I asked for the phone number, and company name, but didn't get a company name. I did however also find their Google+ account and dug into that.

The Google + Account is linked to a profile with the name Taylor Woods. Sketchy profile, and sketchy details.
The email used was [email protected]
And the name used in the email was Shelley Barneth
The phone number given was +237670398836, and when I called, it was a man with broken English that immediately asked for the money. As soon as I denied his request, he began cursing me in another language and yelled "Get out!"


If you find anyone that shares any of these details in an adoption, please be cautious. They will not only steal your time and money, but also your hope.

Sorry for the long post, but I had to share. Thanks, and have a great day.

Howdy there! I hope to help others avoid heart break or distress in one way or another.
Have a great day!
#260622 by Mike Wilson Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:08 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners TCreswell,
Thank you for posting the information on this scam. The telephone number, +237670398836, is a mobile telephone in Cameroon, Africa. Please post the email address the scammer is currently using as this will help others confirm the scam.

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 , PayPal friends and family option, or mentions Cameroon
#260636 by TCreswell Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:00 pm
Mike Wilson wrote:Welcome to Scamwarners TCreswell,
Thank you for posting the information on this scam. The telephone number, +237670398836, is a mobile telephone in Cameroon, Africa. Please post the email address the scammer is currently using as this will help others confirm the scam.


Yes sir, I already have. It was [email protected]
There was another one today that contacted me with darn near the same exact dialogue in the email. They even included photos of the same exact dog in different poses.
The second email was [email protected] under the name of Curtis Jones. Oh, and this time, the puppy was named Sasha.

Howdy there! I hope to help others avoid heart break or distress in one way or another.
Have a great day!
#275792 by ImNotAMoron Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:33 pm
Thanks for this post. You save me a lot of time. CL ad for English Bulldogs. I thought it was weird when I got a text back at 11:00pm, they walked for my email so they could send pictures, Last time I checked Pic Text works just fine. That's I all needed to see. Numbers I've seen with the says replies 302-583-1693 (970)-592-8090 same MO Out of state phone numbers, need to relocate for work, selling Puppies at a really good price. Scum people praying on people wanting to get pets. All.I can say is to google every number you can before doing business, meet in person, cover your rear, and if something doesn't feel right then it isn't.


Just adding a VERY IMPORTANT FIND
This past Saturday night at 11pm again I received an text stating my Gmail account has been frozen and if its an error and to unfreeze the account to click this link. Like my username suggests I deleted it completely. It came from vsandoval.vs AT gmail.com. I've corrected the number typo as well. These people don't stop scamming
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#275796 by Mike Wilson Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:53 pm
Welcome to Samwarners ImNotAMoron,
Thank you for your post and the information will help others avoid losing money to this thief.

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 , PayPal friends and family option, or mentions Cameroon
#275857 by vonpaso xlura Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:12 am
They aren't even near each other. +1-302-583-1693 is in Delaware; +1-970 is in Colorado. You appear to have left a digit out; could you fix it?

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