Scams selling or giving away non-existent animals, often Puppy Scams.
#246650 by saokrc Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:41 pm
Long story short...Agreed to buy a set of Bernese mountain puppies from him. Through text and email. Settled on a price. He states that they will ship from Alabama to my door through a pet delivery company. I wired him half the payment, and the second half would come after the dogs came. Long story short...I get notification that the delivery company now needs $900-1500 for "special pressurized crates." The shipping company is OATS or O'brien Animal Transportation Services-website- www.obrienline.me.ht
Email back and forth with the "breeder" James. Wired money to James Rodick, 325 Palisades Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama, 35022. With test question: WHEN and test answer: NOW

The website the breeder gave me is www.marvelpuppies.co.nf

Do you have any insight into any of these companies or people? The other names they wanted me to send the shipping fees to were-Gaston Taylor and Brian Phillip both at the same Birmingham, AL address

Thanks much,

Sara

PS for some reason couldn't get the emails to copy and paste.
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#246655 by Bubbles Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:44 pm
Welcome to ScamWarners. I am sorry to tell you that you have been scammed. I can tell by your post that you were instructed to send the funds by Western Union. That is one of the first signs that you are dealing with a scammer. Scammers use Western Union, because the transaction is basically untraceable and it is almost impossible to get your money back. If the transaction is less than a few hours old, it is possible to stop it in some cases. This sounds like it is several days old and the "shipper" is delaying it more AND working to get more money from you.

Please do not throw more money at this. You will only lose more money and have more heart ache.

The address next to the one you were given is a WalMart store. The website gives NO address, and there are misspellings on it. All cues that this is a scam. The domain is registered in Amsterdam as best I could tell. It is under several layers, which legitimate businesses typically do not hide like this. "The majority of the domains registered under the .NF ccTLD are through entities associated with Norfolk Island."

.ME domain names are personalized and .HT is Haiti. "The .ht domain name presents a great opportunity for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in Haiti." The shipping company website has indicators of being a scammer's website. I won't go into it because I do not want to educate any scammer that might stop by.

We strongly urge you NOT to tell the scammer what you now know. Just stop all contact with them. Sadly, the money you sent is gone. Ignore them, delete or block them on your phone or computer. I am sorry. :(

Bubbles, former Scamwarners moderator.

Rest in Peace 24 June 2015.

Gone, but never forgotten.
#246656 by Mike Wilson Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:36 pm
http://www.marvelpuppies.co.nf Site is owned by a scammer

Marvel Premium Puppies
Address : 325 PALISADES BOULEVARD
ALABAMA, BIRMINGHAM 35022
Contact: (205) 533-9510 / 503-902-7498
Fax: (205) 890-9521
Email: [email protected]

The website is in the process of being reported for fraud.

http://www.obrienline.me.ht fake shipping company owned by a scammer.
CALL : +1 (503) 308 - 9046
This site is also in the process of being reported for fraud.

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

mikeawilsons @ gmail.com
#246659 by Mike Wilson Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:12 pm
The credit card payment option on www.marvelpuppies.co.nf is an unencrypted phishing page. If you input your CC information contact your card issuer now and inform them that your card has been compromised.

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

mikeawilsons @ gmail.com
#246662 by saokrc Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:36 pm
Thanks so much. I should have trusted my gut. Oh well. Lesson learned. I did not give my credit card info. Is the shipping company part of the scam too?

Thanks,

Sara
#246663 by Mike Wilson Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:50 pm
Yes the shipping company is part of the scam.

You also have a PM.

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

mikeawilsons @ gmail.com
#246672 by AlanJones Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:32 pm
Mike Wilson wrote:CALL : +1 (503) 308 - 9046


Previously used by another fake shipping company listed here https://scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic ... 32#p232932

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.
#246675 by Mike Wilson Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:46 pm
From: James Rodiguise <[email protected]>

Subject: Bernese mountain puppy

The scammers opening script

Greetings from My Family
It is a pleasure reading from you and your interest in re-homing
these our lovely puppies.They are still available both male and female
Akc registered and potty trained and now ready for a lovely home where
they can be loved and pampered.These puppies are of recent shots.We
are offering each of these puppies for $500.They are both 11 and 12
weeks old respectively.Fine the attachment recent pictures of
available puppies.I would like to ask you some few questions if you
do not mind.

1...Where are you located precisely?
2...Do you want to adopt the both puppies?
3...Which sex are you interested in male or female?
4...How soon do you want the puppy or puppies?
5...Why are you interested on this breed?
6..Have you any pet experience?

These puppies are very friendly to other animals as well as kids.You
will enjoy having these puppies as a lovely companion.They are now
ready for a new home.We will appreciate if you can book for an
appointment and come and pick up the puppy if you are nearer our
location in 325 PALISADES BOULEVARD
ALABAMA, BIRMINGHAM 35022, but if you are not nearer we can make
arrangements for shipment and we will charge you extra $100 for the
delivery charges..Please confirm your selection so that we can
proceed.


Typical lie told by scammer , he did not and will not make any payment.

Good Morning
Please you do not need to worry about anything because these
puppies will be delivered to your house address today.We deeply
understand your concern as we mentioned earlier it wasn't your fault
and for this reason we have opted to pay part of the fee and once you
receive these puppies today and your full refund you will have to send
us a total of $750.

As we mentioned if you wish to make the payment directly to the
delivery agency there will be no problem you can contact them.I will
be making the payment of the $450 today.

Thanks

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

mikeawilsons @ gmail.com
#247308 by Mike Wilson Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:10 pm
Yes Percy is still available.We have received your details and we will
be having Percy registered for delivery as soon as we confirm the
deposit from you.Once we confirm the deposit of 400 we will proceed
and have it registered for delivery and it will take a maximum of 1
day for you to receive Percy.

If you can make the payment for the deposit today then we will
commence the necessary arrangements today.You are requested to make
the payment via Wal-mart Using the Money Gram Service and make the
payment of $400 using the details below including the test question
and answer.Please when making the payment make sure you include the
test question and Answer as it has been provided.

FIRST NAME: JAMES
LAST NAME: TAYLOR
STATE: ALABAMA
CITY : BIRMINGHAM
ZIP CODE: 35022
ADDRESS: 325 PALISADES BOULEVARD
TEST QUESTION : WHEN
ANSWER: NOW
AMOUNT: $400


Please make sure you copy all details information as it has been
provided when making the payment and please include the test question
and answer when making the payment.

Thanks

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

mikeawilsons @ gmail.com

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