Scams selling or giving away non-existent animals, often Puppy Scams.
#209453 by Steve13 Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:56 pm
I am looking to buy a siberian husky puppy as a family dog, I contacted a seller as he is the closest I found with dogs that meet what I want in terms of colouring etc, here is his response I will mention that the add I first read was in much better english -

Thanks
so much for the mail of interest regards the puppies we
have. We have one male and one female puppies now available and they
are 14 weeks old, they have very good temperament with kids and other
pets,very playful love to play around with toys and kids,they are
health guaranteed and KC registered......they are up to date on all
their shots and they will be coming along side with their health
papers and vet records......First i which to let you know that we are
given these puppies out because my Wife just died. She was
the one taking very good care of the babies but she is now more
and more to that my job take much of my time and traveling ,so i have no time
to take very good care of the babies . Since she is now late , We
can't keep the puppies here in such condition because each time we see
them , we keep thinking of her ....So we want to given them out to a
lovely and caring home ,where they can be treated as such and keep us
up dated on monthly progress....So we are so much concern about their
welfare ,we need to have an assurance that they are going to a lovely home so,
Where are you located?
Do you have any kids ?
Which Puppy are you interested on ?
Have you ever own a pet before ?
Have you ever own this breed of puppy before?
How soon do you need the puppy over?
Which sex are you interested on?
Sorry for all the question , but we just want
to be sure that the puppies will be going into the right home and they
will be having all the love and attention they need .
We are given them out for £250 each and £500 for both nothing more.
contact us back for more details of the puppies and more pictures on
the sex you are interested on
Best Regards
thanks

I responded that I would be interested in both if he could supply pictures of there faces and one of at least one parent as many breeders use studs, all seemed well as vet checks and KC registry were mentioned his response to my answers to the above questions is as follows - Hello,
Nice reading from you back.from your mail you sound so lovely
and caring ,and i think you are a pets lover ,with this i can have
some few assurance that the puppies is going to a lovely home.pols do
keep your promise of taking very good care of the puppy because i am
so much concern about the puppies welfare since the death of my lovely
wife .,so since you have given me all the assurance that the puppies
will going to a lovely home ,i am happy.the puppies will be coming
with all their necessary document including their playing
toys,blanket,food manual,.,i am right now in Londonderry BT47 6AH for
my late wife death ceremony and due to that i acquire for a new job
here ,but that will be any problem since i have all the full assurance
that the puppies are going to a lovely home i will kindly arrange
for a home delivery Tomorrow .so that they can be delivered to your
location at your doorstep asap.so kindly email me
back with your Full delivery details bellow

Full names....................?
House address,....................?
City..................................?
Post code............................?
Telephone numbers........................?
land line number..............................?

this information's needed above will be use for the puppies
registration at the delivery company under your names and other
information's then get delivered to your home as soon as possible .so
all you need to make payment directly to the delivery company which
is £500 for the Puppies and it delivery fee .nothing
more.please once you get back to me with the details i will proceed
with the delivery immediately first thing in the morning... i have
attached the pictures of the Female for you to take a look at them
hope you love Nicole and Tony. just promise that the Puppies will be
spoil with lots of gift at you home,Thanks waiting to read from you as
soon as possible,
Best Regards Emil

This seems to good to be true as one of the factors I was considering is distance to travel to either view or collect, also why would I be paying a delivery agency the full sum of the pups?? stinks the more I read it to be honest but I want some conformation as my partner and I have our heart set on husky pups.

Thanks all, a speedy reply would be a great help

Steve
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#209454 by AlanJones Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:05 pm
It's a scam. The emails are scripted and can also be found here http://www.scamsurvivors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=47839#p47839.

If you're going to buy a puppy, avoid the classifieds sites and find a proper registered breeder, where you can view them before you buy.

Please do not tell scammers that they are listed here - it will take them seconds to change their fake details and their new details will not be listed for any future victims to find.
#209455 by vonpaso xlura Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:07 pm
The writing is African. If the ad said the puppy is somewhere other than Africa, it's a scam.

ETA: Londonderry is not in Africa. I hadn't read that far when I recognized the writing as African. What email address was it sent from?
Last edited by vonpaso xlura on Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.

... ni los estafadores heredarán el reino de Dios. 1 Cor. 6:10
#209456 by Mike Wilson Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:07 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners Steve13,
What you have received is a common West African scam script. The puppies do not exist and every they said is a lie to steal your money.

Please post the email address used by the scammer.

If you have additional questions about this scam please ask.

Alan posted first :D

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

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