Scams selling or giving away non-existent animals, often Puppy Scams.
#86903 by tdonic Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:27 am
Hi there,
Thanks for the concern you have for our birds,that am giving out
for adoption , first i will like to tell you how happy i am that there
is some one out there that is very interested and happy to get these
birds a new home ,so there are many reasons why i am giving away this
beautiful Birds for adoption and the main reason is because of my Job
condition.And it's because i work from Monday to Saturday and my only
resting day is Sunday which i am quite busy with church Activities.So
there is no one home to care for them ,and the one who made me to get
these birds was my Husband but he passed away 2 weeks ago, and i go to
work every day and these birds are home all alone and that makes me
feel sad because they do not have all the love,care and attention that
they need So that is the reason why am giving away these birds for
adoption to any good and caring home that is willing to take care of
them .Also i will like to tell you more about the birds,

They are 8 moths old and They are all tamed and hand feed from day
one,very good talkers not screamers, sings, dances, whistles, bosses
dog around, makes messes & takes biddy naps.they feeds on
fruits,nuts,vegetables, people food, pellets & seed.They are adults
DNA tested proven the parrots.They are good with kids and other house
pets, they will give you all the funs and kisses you need from them
and they are now ready to go good and lovely homes.We are asking for
$250 for the re homing fee of our birds including transportation fee
to your home if you are not closer to us,they only go together as a
pair.so right now email me asap with the answers to this following
questions so that i should see if you will take good care of these
birds or not so email me with:

1) Are you a breeder?
2) Are you married?
3) Do you have kids?
4) Have you ever had a birds before?
5) What is your occupation?
6) Will you send me pictures of the birds when you have them?
7) Do you have a vet you will take the birds to?
8) And will you treat these birds as your children?
9) Give me a Brief Description about your Environment ?
10) Will you have Enough time to spend and Play with them?
11) Were are you located?
12) How soon do you want it delivered?

Sorry for too many question,but i just want to be sure that my birds
will be going to the right home.so will be waiting to read back from
your soonest mail. And if that is ok by you then they are some
pictures hope you will love them.
waiting to read back from your soonest mail.
****
so i told her i was a family and asked where she was located....


thanks for your mail and your interest towards my cute African Grey parrots ,well i just attached some recent pics of the male
and female and i hope they are lovely and that hope you will take very good care of them and treat them like a member of your family.
i am presently in Portland Oregon OR due to the mobility of my job and i will really love to see who and know the person i am giving out the parrots out to but if you think you are very far from me and can not make it up to Portland Oregon OR then i can help you arrange for the both parrots to be shipped to your door step,which you will be paying only for the shipping of the parrots which will cost you $400 for both ok and i am helping you just because i see you are interested in given my parrots a new caring home if it will be okay by you
then please do get back to me with your full home delivery details which are

FULL NAMES...........................?
HOME ADDRESS........................?
ZIP CODE..................................?
PHONE NUMBER.............................?
LAND LINE NUMBER..........................?

With all the above details the shipping company will easily locate you and get the parrots delivered at your door step, so will love you to get back with all the above details so that i can stat conducting delivery over to your home, once i do have all the details i will broadly explain to you on how delivery will proceed,

Thanks and waiting for your shipping requirement.

*****
I knew it was a scam because its almost verbatium to the others i've got so i told i had relatives in oregon and theyd come and see the bird for me and i've never heard from her again....her email is
y:

"cynthia karrel" <[email protected]>
Last edited by Bubbles on Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:24 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Moved to appropriate topic area.
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#91948 by alphakilo Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:56 am
I just almost fell for this scam as well if it were not for this website after I did some quick research...

The ad that I found and replied to regarding a free adoption of male and female African Gray Parrots... described as well socialized and talkers:
http://www.ohiosuperads.com/birds_For_Sale/C38A1145232P1/sweet_home_raise_and_good_talking__male_and_female_african_grey_parrots_for_adoption__.aspx


E-mail address from the ad that was used to contact seller:


First e-mail:
> >> On 3/23/12, Alphakilo <My e-mail> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Hi,I saw your ad that you are re-homing a male and female African Grey
> >> > parrots for free? Are they still available? And where in Ohio?
> >> > Thanks,Alphakilo (My phone)


First reply:
> >> Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 23:52:31 -0700
> >> Subject: Re: Free African Grey Parrots
> >> From: [email protected]
> >> To: My e-mail
> >>
> >> Thanks for the message and the interest it has for my parrots.
> >> Age .......18 weeks of life
> >> sex ....... male and female
> >> health ......are in good health
> >> sociality ... are well socialized.
> >> Their names are Bella and Liam
> >> The parrots are delivered with the following documentation
> >> Our parrots come with the following documents:
> >> - PEDIGREE.
> >> - REGISTRATION IN THE DOG (L.O.E).
> >> - MICROCHIP.
> >> - UPDATED health card.
> >> - VACCINATED.
> >> - Wormed.
> >> - VETERINARY CERTIFICATE OF GOOD HEALTH.
> >> The parrots are well educated and vaccinated, come with all papers.
> >>
> >> BEHAVIOR:
> >> They love playing with kids and other pets, and eat
> >> alone and spend all day running around.
> >>
> >> REASONS TO GIVE THE ADOPTION:
> >> I put my parrots for adoption because I am unable to
> >> caring for my job, I travel and I do not continuable
> >> suffering from neglect.
> >> forgive my questions
> >> - What sex are you interested?
> >> -how many you want?
> >> -where are you?
> >> -What is your profession?
> >> please just kindly send me your mobile telephon


Second e-mail:
> On 3/24/12, Alphakilo <My e-mail> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Hi,I received your text messages before I saw this reply to my email with
> > all the information below. I tried to get back in touch with the text
> > conversation but I did receive a reply. Here is my information...I am
> > interested in the male.I am in Columbus, OH.I just graduated from college
> > (Ohio State University) a week ago.I can pay for the shipping... you said
> > $220 right?Also, I would just like to know if the bird still has all of his
> > flight feathers... I ask because I would like to buy him an Aviator harness
> > leash for him so that I can safely take him flying outside.
> > Thank you!Alphakilo


Second reply:
> Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 05:09:55 -0700
> Subject: Re: Free African Grey Parrots
> From: [email protected]
> To: My e-mail
>
> Hello dear.
> yes the bird all of his flight feathers ok.
> and you are going to pay the delivery agency $220 for the shipping fee ok.
> 1) Your full name.
> 2) Your full address.
> 3) Your phone number.
> 4) Your city and zip code.
> 5) your nearest airport in your area
> thanks and waiting.


Third e-mail:
Hi,
Here is my information...

Name... Alphakilo
Address... My address
City/Zip... My address
Phone... My Phone
Nearest Airport...CMH

Thank You!
Alphakilo


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... I wasn't going to post pictures of the whole lengthy e-mail that I had received from the "pet carrier transport company" ... but I just realized I had just now stupidly deleted and emptied my trash folder of that e-mail before I could catch the name of the fake business.

But I remember them requesting money transfer via Western Union or money gram. Here is the information that they wanted me to send it to:
Name: Kimbi Kingsley
Destination: Cameroon
State: Douala
City: Bonaberi
Zip/Area Code: 00237


I'm sure alot of this information has already been posted on these boards... but I just wanted to share my story. There were alot of suspicions that were raised to me throughout the whole transaction process. Of course the selling of a free young and well socialized African Gray parrot with all the paperwork mentioned above was the most obvious one that I failed to recognized :oops: ... but there were a bunch of other things that just felt odd, such as the speed and ease at which the whole transaction process was unfolding (except the part where I did not receive a reply till the next morning in the text), how every stage of the transaction (receiving shipping rates from inquiries within minutes, shipping process and registering of the bird) happens so fast and conveniently for the next stage to finalize payment, based in North Dakota United States but payment (Western Union or money gram) to Cameroon Africa.

After seeing that the payment was somewhere in Africa from the mailing I got from the "shipping carrier", I just did a quick research on the name and keywords of the information I was given on the agent... the search led me to this website where low and behold I see similar cases and transactions happening.

I hope this helps anyone else from falling for these kinds of scams, and although I had my suspicions, this website still helped in solidifying and confirming my suspicions... thanks alot guys :oh-joy: . But I'm sure that the scammers will also learn to adapt their ways... I thought that the pet shipping carrier e-mail was actually pretty well made, alot better than the e-mails I've gotten in the past from Nigeria regarding something about millions of dollars being kept in some account or something like that, I don't even remember but they were pretty amusing emails :beer: . Im all for charitability for sustaibable development for an impoverished country like Africa (which is something that comes to my mind when I hear it)... but this is not it.
#92147 by Mike Wilson Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:08 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners and thanks for posting the eamils. This will help others avoid this scam.


The email for the shipping company originated from Cameroon, Africa - IP: 195.24.210.66

The fake pet shipping company email address: animal petcouries [email protected]

The real telephone number is +23779856008 which is a mobile telephone in Cameroon, Africa.

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
#255486 by Katie2693 Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:34 pm
   
  WORKING WORLDWIDE

       
 ( NORTH DAKOTA **NORTH DAKOTA 

DEAR CLIENT NO 0042,


       THE  FAMILY OF PET EXPRESS PET TRAVEL AGENCY WISHES TO INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR FEMALE SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPY THAT WAS REGISTERED HERE AT EXPRESS PET TRAVEL AGENCY FROM MRS CHARLOTTE RODRIGUEZ
OF NORTH DAKOTA ND. TO BE TRANSPORTED AND DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME USING THE THE ADDRESS BELOW.OUR PET MOVERS PROVIDE RELIABLE AND SECURE TRANSPORT SERVICES TO ANIMALS NATIONWIDE AND WORLDWIDE.WE WILL DELIVER YOUR PUPPY IN A MODERN AND TECHNOLOGICAL METHOD, OUR SERVICES ARE JUST THE BEST TO MEET YOUR DEMAND AND DELIVER YOUR PUPPIES ON TIME AND ON SCHEDULE.THIS PUPPY HAS BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE REGISTRATION NUMBER   BRITIS06547.WE ARE THE LEADING PETS RELOCATION SPECIALIST AND AS SUCH WE ARE DEVOTED TO THE SAFETY AND WELFARE OF ALL ANIMALS.OUR CARING STAFF IS ALWAYS ON HAND TO HELP AND ADVICE IN THE MOVEMENT OF YOUR PETS. WE CATER FOR THE DELIVERY OF VIRTUALLY ALL PETS AND ANY SPECIES OF ANIMALS SUCH AS REPTILES INSECTS WITH A SERVICE SECOND TO NONE.

EXPRESS PET TRAVEL AGENCY WISHES TO INFORM YOU OF YOUR PET DELIVERY:



POINTS TO NOTE

RECEIVING ADDRESSPETS PAPERSCRATE / CAGE NUMBERPAYMENT TERM / METHODPAYMENT ADVICEPAYMENT ADDRESSSIGNATURE
DELIVERY TYPE ***** TOP/URGENT CLASS 
PAYMENT CLASS REQUIRED **** CASH / WIRE


PETS DOCUMENTS


1.   MICRO CHIP CENSOR



2.   VETERINARY REPORT OF EXCELLENT HEALTH



3.   HEALTH GUARANTEE



4.   EXTRA ACCESSORIES



5.   TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT



6.   FEEDING MANUAL 


 

PET'S  DESCRIPTION

 

BREED: ................SIBERIAN HUSKY
AGE: .........................12 WEEKS
GENDER...................FEMALE
PET TAG: ..............BELLA
QUANTITY: .............ONE(1)


CRATE NUMBER

1.  CRATE NUMBER: **** 0042 ****

THIS PUPPY HAS BEEN EXAMINED AND REGISTERED BUT IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO PROCEED WITH THE DELIVERY AS ONLY A RESERVATION WAS MADE AND WE HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED ANY PAYMENT REGARDING THIS, SO WE ARE EXPECTING YOU TO GET BACK TO US WITH THE - ANIMAL - FLIGHT AND DELIVERY FEE OF $180.00



IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED THAT PAYMENT OF SUCH CATEGORY IS DONE DIRECTLY TO THE HEAD QUARTER OF THIS AGENCY LOCATED IN LIMBE CAMEROON.


PAYMENT OPTIONS

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS JUST TO COPY DOWN OUR FLIGHT DIRECTORS PAYMENT ADDRESS BELOW AND GO TO ANY NEARBY WESTERN UNION OFFICE AND MAKE THE PAYMENT

PAYMENT - ADDRESS:


PAYMENT DIRECTION

FIRST NAME:.....................KIMBI
SECOND NAMES..............KINGSLEY
COUNTRY:...: CAMEROON
ZIP CODE:...: 00237
STATE:...: LIMBE
CITY..............NEW TOWN
TEST QUESTION :...: WHAT IS YOUR NAME
TEST ANSWER :......: BELLA
AMOUNT:....................180 DOLLARS($)

PAYMENT ADVICE TO ALL OUR CLIENT WHEN MAKING PAYMENT

        

when making the payment and if any one ask you why you are making the
payment just say you are making the payment to a friend who is sick so
that your transfer charges will be low

because if u say you are making the payment to the agency your
transfer  charges will be 6 times more than the normal charges

so just say you are making the payment to a friend who is sick

Most of our client always complain of high charges when making payment at Western Union

so this is the advice we send to all our client when making payment at Western Union to reduce their transfer charges to 1%

so we advice you to follow the advice carefully when making the payment

















METHOD>>>>>>>> WIRE TRANSFER

REQUIRED>>>>>>> WESTERN UNION

AMOUNT>>>>>>>> $180.00


METHODS OF TRANSFER VIA WESTERN UNION


PLEASE YOU HAVE TO USE THE SECOND TRANSFER OPTION TO REDUCE TRANSFER CHARGES


****** FIRST OPTION **** BUSINESS OR COMMERCIAL TRANSFER COST $200 ( CHARGE FOR TRANSFER )

****** SECOND OPTION **** FRIEND OR FAMILY TRANSFER COST $20 ( CHARGE FOR TRANSFER )



Note:

After making the Transfer through WESTERN UNION  , send to us a clean snap shot of the payment receipt because we shall use it to activate the flight tickets for the puppies

 and also send us the 10 MTCN CONTROL NUMBERS

 (GIVEN TO YOU BY THE WESTERN UNION , AFTER TRANSFER):
 

FULL FLIGHT AND DELIVERY DETAILS IN LESS THAN AN HOUR OF THE FLIGHT WILL BE-MAILED TO YOU AFTER THE PAYMENT IS CONFIRMED BY OUR REGISTRAR.


( YOU CAN CALL OR EMAIL FOR ANY CORRECTIONS OR NOTIFICATIONS)



Home delivery Manager 
Mr. Robert Diaz

 

EMAIL:[email protected])





Alex Neve, Secretary General 


US. Safe Hands - Safe Journey.

           


 

                                                                                                          

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This is what i received from the same people but for two puppies instead of parrots. The puppies has the same names of the birds and everything was the same. These people are still doing this, and unfortunately i didnt see this until after i made a $200 payment to them and now cant get my money back. Eveyone please be aware of these people. Their scam artists.

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