Africa Puppy Scam

Africa Puppy Scam

lganio

Posts: 1179

QUOTE 10/8/2007 10:09:21 AM
Congratulations on doing your homework!! You saved yourself what could be large sums of money and heartache. Look close to home for that new dog. Shelters are usually overrun with them.
amy_dox

Posts: 381

QUOTE 10/9/2007 1:19:41 PM
Wow im so sorry that you got scammed so many times. I simply never buy a puppy or kitten that I have never met.

And to whoever posted the thread about a public service announcement; see this is why even if you ask questions online, people wont always give you an honest answer.
shannymoore

Posts: 1

QUOTE 11/1/2007 10:05:10 AM
Please know that this scam is still going on! I was just in discussions with "Pastor Peter" regarding English Bulldogs. Thank goodness I found this site first!
jinxy336

Posts: 1

QUOTE 11/1/2007 11:04:06 AM
I have a sister that was wanting a puppy so she went onto.....edited...The person that contacted her has a user name of .....edited.... The only thing that I could find on this person was that they had posted the pet in through postaroo in many different states. There were probably 25 or more postings. This is the email that they sent her for $$....
Hello
Good day,i hope you will enjoy their company.they are well socialized
with many hours of play time and lots of love.they love playing with
children and other pets and have her proper
veterinary check ups.we are American breeders working in the USA project
in Cameroon have permit that we can ship puppies back at home,as you can
see the permit if you reguest it, it is USDA so we are giving them out
for adoption coz we are about to have a new generation.
they are potty trained.crate trained,
HEALTH WISE
their health is guarantee as they took the following vitaments.
vitamin "A"for developments of eye sight and targeting.
3V-Caps for development of Skin and Coat,NEW
Glycol-Flex Stage 1 for Development of Joints.
also they are AKC registered.
they will be shipped with the following:
1. A 200 series travel kennel ( 29" L x 19" W x 18" H)
Airline approved.
2. Health certificate and avid micro-chip form.
3. Updated and current shot and worming records.
4. 32 oz. Water bottle they will be accompanied
with a Health Guarantee as well as one Hereditary Congenital Defect
Guarantee. if you are interested in adopting only then you will pay for his/her
flight shipping of $160 but for the both of them is $300.
Thanks and waiting to hear from you.




edited per forum rules maoseger1010
schnauzers4life

Posts: 75

QUOTE 11/3/2007 9:01:43 PM
This is why I never buy a dog online. Go research a local shelter and adopt a dog there, that you can see and play with before you take them home! Why buy a dog that you don't know what is like and if the person is real?
lusciouslips

Posts: 1

QUOTE 11/5/2007 10:41:43 AM

Quote vickie123us:

LOL I had gotten the same thing about and english bull dog.

Alot of scams
Just wanted to say that I almost was victimized by this alleged Africa/Nigeria Puppy Scam this week--I saw an 8 week old Old English Sheepdog on a FREE PUPPY LISTING and inquired into it--ridiculously cheap, send money for shipping to our Nigeria Company, etc. But I figured it out very quickly. Just beware--it's still out there--this was a yahoo address--obviously, I'm BACKING AWAY. But it's still out there.
sh_ab_ri

Posts: 6

QUOTE 11/6/2007 8:59:10 PM
i am going through this problem right now and i would like some advise. I saw an ad on kiji under "toronto dogs for sale" and i emailed the "breeder" who told me that she had sold the puppies but here is the email:

Hi,
I was so happy when i got your e-mail.Thank you very much for your interest on the puppies you just saw online.The puppies has just been sold out to a Women name Mrs about 2 days ago,i receive an e-mail from the women in regard of her puppies that she is really wanting a good home for them because of the Weather where she was move to for her work at the local hospital at ER Cabell Huntington Hospital in West Africa Nigeria and that the weather over there is not conducive for the puppies to stay with her and her work is giving her a very hard time to look after the puppies herself and i quite see some reason with the women.I would like to know if your very interested in adopting one or both puppies from the women or you promise her that you will take very good care of her puppies.All you have to do is to get intouch with the women.Her e-mail address is 00000 and her name is Mr.Please contact her about your interest on her puppies.Just send her an e-mail at 000000the women is despirately looking for a good home for her puppies and she will provide all the babies necessary items which you may need in adopting her puppies,she has all the puppies papers and they are AKC registered puppies and shot up to there dates. Please let the women understand that i directed you to her regarding her puppies.

so i emailed the woman she told me about and i was soo close to sending her the money today, there are several emails with this woman and she is selling 1 male and 1 female for $500 for both and after i sent her all my shipping information and pictures of the house ( she wanted to make sure that they go to a good family home) , she lowered the final price to $450 for both. Thankfully, my aunt did some research and informed me that this is most likely a scam so i have told her that due to the fact that their has been so many yorkie scams lately, just to be safe i would like to pay at delivery and i am still waiting for her email. I am just concerned because she has my adress and all my other information, as well as pictures of the house, i am still not 100 % sure that it is a scam but it seems realllyyyy likely. what should i do?


edited per forum rules maoseger1010
lganio

Posts: 1179

QUOTE 11/6/2007 9:09:03 PM
RUN FAST!!!
sh_ab_ri

Posts: 6

QUOTE 11/6/2007 9:13:56 PM
well here is what the actual owner emailed me , she gave a complete history and everything:

Hi,
Thank you so much for your interest on my babies.I feel so much excited about this.I can't wait for the babies to go to there new home.Have been looking for a good family home who will be adopting the babies or to re-home them.I recently change the babies names to Kody the little boy and Natasha the little girl since my kids do called them the names and they have quickly used to there names what a gift from God.I live in ooooooo I work at the local hospital in ER as a clinical tech and go to the Cabell Huntington Hospital for Heart Disease and other Cardiovascilar Condi.After 18years of my work experience at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
I moved here from a place called Aliquippa Pennsylvania about a year and half ago where i was recently been moved to West Africa Nigeria to work with the Cabell Huntington Hospital.I had to travel down to Nigeria with Kody and Natasha since there are no one to look after them in the state.I have 2 kids 5,9 and they can't look after Kody and Natasha alone,have been in Nigeria for 2 weeks now with my 2 little kids and the babies,i never knew about there weather here in Nigeria.So i had to find a way to set up an adoption for the babies because of the Weather here in Nigeria,the Weather here in Nigeria is not really conducive for the babies to stay with me.
I won't be back untill i finish my work here in Nigeria before coming back to the state.This has been the must reason why i needed a good family home for them ASAP!!!,i have two crate for the babies one for Kody and the other one for Natasha. Just some quick question Although.
What is your religious affiliations?
Do you have kids?
Are you taken both babies or just one of them?



edited maoseger1010
sh_ab_ri

Posts: 6

QUOTE 11/6/2007 9:14:21 PM
continued..

The price for Kody the little boy is $250 including his shipping fees and Natasha the little girl is $300 including her shipping fees and if your taken both babies the total cost would be $500 including there shipping fees.I was just wondering if in anyway you can send me some pictures of your house just to make sure the babies are going to a good family home.Kody and Natasha are well socialised,house trained,paper trained,they have been trained how to make used of the bathroom and they have been Vet Check.They have there Birth Certificate and A Year Health Guarantee papers and they have there AKC papers,shot up to there dates.
I promise i will provide there crates and other accessories which they will be coming with.Such as toys,blancket,babies cloths,feed bottles etc.You will simply pick up your new babies at your nearest airport or at your house door whichever way you would like the airline to deliver them to you.I have every of there papers which you may need or be required when picking them up from your nearest airport or when receiving them at your house door. And you will enjoy every minite of time with them because they are truely human's best friend. God Bless you and your family, Await for your Respond Asap.Thanks


Sincerely
Mrs
sh_ab_ri

Posts: 6

QUOTE 11/6/2007 9:19:33 PM
well after this i emaile dher back and gave her some background information about the family and everything and she emailed me back saying this:

Hi,
Thank you so much for the mail.Please find the attachment file to see the pictures of the babies,they are 2 month old and weigh 4lbs when full grown.If your taken only the male baby the total cost would be $250 including his shipping charge,if your taken only the female her total would be $300 including her shipping fee and for both babies are $500.Also you will be paying to the airline shipping agent here directely and not me.Please do not pay any money to me.I will be going to the airport to schedule the flight and booked for a sit for the babies and i will ask the airline who would you be making the payment to.Let me know if you have any question about this.Thank

00000000


and she sent 3 pics of cody and 4 pics of natasha too so i really was convinced, and i am still not sure but after reading everything here, it seems way too good to be true


edited
sh_ab_ri

Posts: 6

QUOTE 11/6/2007 9:24:52 PM
after i told her i will be taking them for sure, she emailed me back saying this:

Hi,

Thank you so much for the mail.I will be going to the airport to schedule the flight for Kody the baby boy.I need you to e-mail me your full name?telephone #?fax #?full address#nearest airport to you?Also do you mind going to your nearest airport to go pick him up there or would you prefer the airline to deliver him to your house door.Immdiately i receive this information from you i will be going to the airport to get the baby shipped out and e-mail you all the shipping details.Get back to me asap.

Sincerely


after i gave her all the information, in her latest email which was sent earlier today, she basically said that she could ship them out tonight if she got the payment through western union immediatley. and she even reduced the price to $450 for both instead of $500. she also said that she would email all the shipping info as soon as she got the payment . she sent all the infop about who i make the payment to, but i was smart enough to catch on about 30 min before i was going to make the payment. does this look like a scam or is there still a chance that it is real?
sh_ab_ri

Posts: 6

QUOTE 11/6/2007 9:47:41 PM
maoseger1010
lganio

Posts: 1179

QUOTE 11/6/2007 10:01:29 PM
It is a scam...don't go any further with this!!
maoseger1010

Posts: 6985

QUOTE 11/7/2007 7:08:43 AM

Quote sh_ab_ri:

after i told her i will be taking them for sure, she emailed me back saying this:

Hi,

Thank you so much for the mail.I will be going to the airport to schedule the flight for Kody the baby boy.I need you to e-mail me your full name?telephone #?fax #?full address#nearest airport to you?Also do you mind going to your nearest airport to go pick him up there or would you prefer the airline to deliver him to your house door.Immdiately i receive this information from you i will be going to the airport to get the baby shipped out and e-mail you all the shipping details.Get back to me asap.

Sincerely


after i gave her all the information, in her latest email which was sent earlier today, she basically said that she could ship them out tonight if she got the payment through western union immediatley. and she even reduced the price to $450 for both instead of $500. she also said that she would email all the shipping info as soon as she got the payment . she sent all the infop about who i make the payment to, but i was smart enough to catch on about 30 min before i was going to make the payment. does this look like a scam or is there still a chance that it is real?
There is NO CHANCE this is for real and hundreds of thousands of people just like yourself have already been robbed by this scam.
brisplit

Posts: 97

QUOTE 11/8/2007 2:21:08 PM
tell her you already sent the money?

NO, it IS a scam though. No doubt about it.

Honestly the only reason I didnt fall for one of those scams is becuase I have a thing with proper English and spelling. I'm too picky in that sense.

OT: other scams (not related to dogs directly).. there's the one where they give you a sad story about a family death etc needing help one way or another, dead giveaway = bad spelling. ANNNND.... there's also one, which my little bro almost fell for, where a "company" overseas somewhere needs you to cash checks at your bank and send it back to them, in exchange you get a portion of that check.. TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE! The checks are fake so you're sending them your money and spending what you thought was your pay when you'll just end up owing the bank a lot more... sad sad stuff.
musicalgalperth

Posts: 2

QUOTE 11/9/2007 3:33:55 AM
here is a copy of the instant message i just got from a puppy scammer ...read it and beware

BUZZ!!!
Christine Dickney: hello
Christine Dickney: are you there ?
Diane Thomas: yes
Christine Dickney: this is Dickney regarding the puppy
Diane Thomas: yes i know
Christine Dickney: ok
Christine Dickney: do you still need the puppy ?
Diane Thomas: i want her very much ...dod you get my last messages
Christine Dickney: yes
Christine Dickney: i did
Christine Dickney: you said you were advised not to send money through Western Union
Christine Dickney: why ?
Diane Thomas: as alot of people get ripped off this way
Christine Dickney: oh
Christine Dickney: i can never do such a thing to you
Christine Dickney: i assure you that you would get the puppy
Christine Dickney: i'm even ready to send the puppy to you now
Diane Thomas: i can get her shipped and pay for it this end you just have to drop her off
Diane Thomas: where are you again
Christine Dickney: i'm presently in West Africa now
Christine Dickney: so i would have to ship to you
Christine Dickney: the airlines needs payment before they can send the puppy to you
Diane Thomas: you add said you were in darwin how did the pup get to africa
Christine Dickney: we are on a christian mission here
Christine Dickney: so we held the puppy along
Diane Thomas: when are you comming back
Christine Dickney: i cannot say the exact time i would be bacl
Christine Dickney: back
Christine Dickney: but that should be no problem
Diane Thomas: so i can get her when you came back to australia '
Christine Dickney: i cannot say the exact time i would be back
Christine Dickney: due to our work here
Christine Dickney: we don;t have much time to take very good care of the puppy
Diane Thomas: also the add was in july how old is she now
Christine Dickney: that's why we are giving it out
Diane Thomas: and do you have any more photos
Christine Dickney: i can get more photos for you
Diane Thomas: and how old is she
Christine Dickney: she's about 4 months old now
Diane Thomas: i would feel more comfortable paying the shipping company directly can you organise it and i will pay them with my credit card
musicalgalperth

Posts: 2

QUOTE 11/9/2007 3:34:34 AM
he end of the message good for a laugh

Diane Thomas: Dog lovers are reporting a new scam cropping up on the Internet the puppy scam. Classified ads in newspapers and online promise a free puppy, as long as the victim agrees to pay for shipping.
Diane Thomas: sound farmiliar
Diane Thomas: In this latest incarnation of the scam, the dog owner is said to reside in Africa. In some cases he says he is an American, serving in the Peace Corps. He promises to send the dog once the victim sends $200 to pay for shipping.
Diane Thomas: how about now
Diane Thomas: CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY ...MY ASStext
brisplit

Posts: 97

QUOTE 11/10/2007 2:23:48 AM
(searches for *high five* smiley)

guess that'll do
brandiokc

Posts: 3

QUOTE 2/10/2008 1:38:24 PM
Hello Brandi,

Thank you for your interest,I am written you with joy and happiness as you are intending to adopt my babies and take them away from this harsh weather, I also give thanks to the breeder that directed you to me. This are the pics of the babies and I`m giving them out for adoption. They are 2 months 3 weeks currently and akc registered all their shots are up to date.They are $400 each shipping included the two are $800.I got relocated to West Africa recently and could not take care of the babies anymore. I want a great home for them because they are my real babies.

The weather here is not conducive for them that is why I want to get them out as soon as possible and I will be very happy if you will be one to take them as your babies.I have a male and his name is Jenny while the female name is Bekky,they are both very good with kids and love to play alot this is one of their many character, I never wanted to sell them but the weather here in West Africa is not helping matter at all. If you are interested kindly get back to me asap so that the babies can be on their way to their new home as soon as their shipping arrangement is concluded!

Here is attached pictures of the Cute babies,

I will always remember you in my daily prayers,

Juliet Collins.

......Needless to say I did'nt find this web site tell it was to late. I was scammed out of 400.00. I thought it was OK because I had got the ad out of our sunday paper and I called the guy and he spoke perfect english and he gave me the I sold the last one but I have a client that was transfered with her job to africa. after the fact I sent her 1/2 the money then I needed to send more so the babies could go through customs and god bless you.I told her i dont feel good about this and I want my money back. well she cant get my money back because its on the deposit at customes.thats where we ended. she still today is emailing me telling me the babies are at customs waiting for my payment. SCAMM SCAMM SCAMM!
I hope someone else see's this and researches before they do anything.
Thanks Brandi OKC
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