Of course it's a scam, have you been living in a cave for the past 10 years? I think the the #1 safety rule is don't drive with your eyes closed, but only slightly behind that at #2 is never send money via western union to someone you don't know, especially if it's outside the united states, and DEFINITELY not if it's going to Africa.
Be aware of pets advertisement that usually post it in the free website and once u asking on the ads, he/she will reply to your email and give some information/email like this:
From: Karren Bossche
Sent: Sun, April 3, 2011 11:55:19 PM
Subject: Re: Persian Kitten
Thanks for the mail and interest you have for this Kitten. She is a pure breed Persian Kitten. She is 12 Weeks old and is very caring. She is well trained.
She has got skills that are unbelievable. She loves kids and other household kids. She is full with others.
Her Information is as follows:
Name : ... Lizzy
Gender : ... Female
Breed : ... Persian Kitten.
Registered : ... AKC, NKC, KUSA etc.
Health Condition : ... Excellent.
She is vet checked and is vaccinated. She is dewormed and is free from disease. She is Micro chipped and is healthy. I just also relocated over to Singapore.
I will also like to know more about your family :
Are you married ?
Do you have Kids ?
If yes, do they love Persian Kittens ?
Do you have a back yard where she can play ?
Where are you located at?
Well as soon as i have the answers to this my questions then we can proceed. I am willing to give her to a home that will take good care of her.
Thanks and waiting.
then we will reply...
this is where we can see the scam and they try to make us pay.. normally we will ask then what agency they want to use, once we know.. if we say we will call and ask them yourself, they will give an excuses..many of excuses... beware of it. 1 more thing, if they said this is the first time they sending the pets, how they know the prices within the same day...they should ask us to wait so that they can check it first.. not immediately told us the price...
this is what they reply... scam email
----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Karren Bossche
Sent: Mon, April 4, 2011 6:42:40 AM
Subject: Re: Persian Kitten
Thanks for the mail and understanding. Well I'm glad to hear that your house is full of animal lovers and I really know that Lizzy will be well cared for. Well I am currently in the Malaysia and she is here with me and i can have her transported to you. It will cost you 300 MYR. So if you're willing to pay 300MYR, then I'll need the following so i can take her to the pet transport office tomorrow and register her for the next available flight. The information the Agency will need will be as follows:
Your full name ...
Home Address ...
Postcode Area ...
Once I have this information, I will begin preparation to take Lizzy to the agency in the morning tomorrow and register her. All you are going do is to pay the 300 MYR to the agency OK. She also Has her Kitten passport and she has been vaccinated and dewormed, micro chipped. She will come along with the following:
- Transfer of ownership form of a certificate that I do.
- Food menu.
- Kitten passport
So I will wait for the information. Please I just hope i am giving her to the right hands.
Thanks and waiting.
I am so upset!
For three days now I have been talking to this so called nice lady, she said her daughter died and I felt so bad for her! Gross and disgusting! How could anyone be so sick! and lie about something like that.
It got as far as them calling me and asking me to send them money..
When I asked for the agency name he got upset with me.. you know what.. I was soo excited.. Losers!!! Seriously they should get a real job.
This is a picture of the cutest kitten ever they sent me.. who wouldn't want this? And to think... the trouble they went through to set this all up! Again, I'll say it... LOSERS!!!
This is an email I got when I wanted a husky puppy:
On Feb 2, 2013, at 10:03 PM, :
Thanks for the mail and your interest towards our Baby, We have 5 of them by name Arron, Justin, Lady B, Milo and Tracey.They are still available to any family prepare to provide them with enough care and love, where they will be well spoiled with all their need, They are 11weeks old, weight 1.4LBS and will be 35-60LBS at full-grown. They are champion bloodline, registered AKC, vet check, updated in all shots. Well-tamed and potty trained, good associate of kids and other house hold pets also very Energetic and eager to learn.They are intelligent, independent and courageous. Quick to determine where they fits in a household's "pack." Good companionship and friendly towards new people. To begin we shall like to know more about you.
1-Are you a breeder?
2 -Are you familiar with Siberian husky Puppy?
3 -Do you have kids?
4 -Do you have a Vet Doctor?
5 -How Old are You?
6-What is your occupation?
7 -Give us a Brief Description about your Environment?
8 -Were exactly are you located?
9 -Can I have your Phone Number to call you?
10-How soon do you one the puppies
Sorry for all this Questions (we mean not to offend you) but just that we really need a loving and caring home for this puppy because we just relocated. We are presently in New York we will be very much happy given them out for adoption as soon as possible to reduce our work load.This is due to are son because he is allergic and we need the best place for are puppies since we are to busy and we need some one that can take good care of them. We are looking for reasonable, knowledgeable and cautious person who can offer them tenderness, nursery with lots of love kisses and hugs to pay just a Re-homing and transportation fee of $190 for one and $950 for all . We are not out to make money from them since they where just like our own children and has been our perfect companion, our main concern is to give them the best they ever want. all we will like to here from you is to Promise us that you would shower them with lots of TLC .And we would never like that our babies should end up in a shelter or rescue., feel free to mail us. If you are willing to get them, please e-mail ASAP so that we shall stop all other contacts .If you have any more questions to ask we will answer you truthfully and faithfully and if you need any resend pic do not hesitated to ask .
May God Bless You
then I was told to send a western union $190 wired to some place in Cameroon. These crooks know how to feed off of the innocent. Please do not deal with these losers!
By the way, when I told them that I wanted to ship the puppy via American Airlines and have a friend look at the dog, they never responded to me again.
I've been getting both 'text msgs to my cell phone and email's from 'a Pet Transportation Agency' located in Cameroon, Africa. Regarding my ferret that has been taken over there by someone that had been in my town, 3 weeks ago, and they supposively took our ferret he found loose in his yard, nearby our home, and said he wasn't aware that 'we had placed any signs up for the return of a missing/lost ferret back in March, ) and he just happened to see my post on Facebook offering a reward for her return. He said he had taken the ferret with him while he went to Cameroon to work on a job site and wasn't sure when he would get back to the US, in order to return our Ferret in person, so offered to have her transported instead. My daughter was doing the reply texting back to him, on Sunday April 8th 2014, when he told us this information...so she told him, well she knew her ferret wasn't in Africa, so when he returned from Cameroon, he could call us back and we could meet at the Local Walmart Shopping Center, here in Kokomo, IN. His reply: OK.
Then on Monday morning, the 9th*, whomever he is, Mr. Anomymous, won't tell us his name, ) starts sending me text' messages stating he can have my ferret transported via the local Air Transportation Service Agency for a fee of $70. So I asked him via Text msg., Can you send me a video via your cell phone so that I can confirm that the ferret you have is infact, my ferret? I never get a response to that question, instead he keeps saying that he's already registered her and she's in the custody of the Air Transportation Agency, and they are wanting to know when I will make payment via Western Union, per their email listing of Names to recieve the payment in Cameroon, Africa. I have over 200 text messages (now from him) on my cell phone, as of the 21st of April. And I have 12 email messages from this 'Pet AirTransportation Agency' out of Cameroon, Africa that keeps asking when or if I will pay the $70 air-fare for my ferret or not. So far I haven't sent them anything, except asking for a confirmation video to show the Ferret's body markings and to proove that she's Healthy and Unharmed. I've asked this 3x and the Pet Transportation agency is acting like they don't understand what I am asking them to do. As all they want to know is if I will pay for the Air-fare for that Ferret? I keep telling them that if it was our ferret then the person that placed her in their care did not have our permission to remove her from the USA soil, so in fact, they maybe held responsible for criminal charges once our pet is returned to our home. They act like they don't understand that comment either. And whomever that is sending those requests don't understand how the English language is spelled much, as it appears 'chopped and/or like as the Spanish lingo appears, when translated into English, Spanish lingo=backward English when it is translated in typewritten spelling. Example: To Go, Spanish: Go, to, (or) Go Where, as in 'Donde es', actually translated as: Where to?
Just simple things like that, their translation isn't exact to the American English in that respect...so you can see that they don't know how to type it correctly.
Well if they ever do send me a video of our Missy Loo, and it is her, I'll be shocked, but also relieved that she's not dead somewhere else and just hadn't been found or returned locally. So If they do in fact have Our Ferret, the other question I kept asking was: How did you get her past the 6 week Custom's Animal Quarantine? (After he got into the European countries.) Because our ferret had not been missing that long, and it would be really interesting to find out how he managed to sneak a pet (of any-type) between countries?
She'd been missing 3 1/2 weeks, or: 24 days when we got the 1st 'text message, from the caller at a cell number starting with '360.'
If anyone else is being contacted in the same way I would appreciate some feedback please. Thx.
Wow... Luckily I do research about this. I also received the same when I wanted to adopt a puppy. The original post was located in Malaysia. When the lady replied me said she was presently in Thailand.
This is what she asked from me.
Thanks for the interest in my Puppies.
I have a Male and Female french bulldog Puppies available.
These little litter are called molly and Tina.
They are raised in my home with children, already spoiled.
So they had the best care available.
The Puppies available have the following details:
Age: 12 weeks old
Health Problems: no health problem
Living Conditions:They can live any where.
Trained: well trained and home trained.
Health Condition: excellent in health condition, vet
checked, registered and confirmed health guarantee.
Where are you located?
Do you have a vet?
Have you ever had a pet before?
Does your home favors pet?
Do you have kids?
They shall come along with all their papers.
The reason, why i am giving out these Puppies for adoption is that,
I am very busy and hence could not make up time to stay with the pets.
Nobody is ever at home to take good care of the Puppies .
So, i truly needs a good loving and caring home for the Puppies.
Here are recent pictures of the Puppies, when next i read from you .
Can you tell me more about your self ?
My name is Amedea Debora and i am presently in Thailand.
Although we are located far apart, it is still possible for the puppies to get to your home address.
I can send the puppies to you, through a pets delivery agency, and you pay only for the delivery cost to the agency .
From my inquiries at Pets Transporters Agency here in Thailand the delivery cost from Thailand to any home address in your location will cost you RM 600 for one puppy and RM 1200 for the two puppies. And it will be delivered at your door step after about 7-8 hours .
For the puppies to be delivered directly at your home, the data the agency would need from you are :
-Names in Full...in other to change the ownership transfer papers to your name.
-Home address... so the agency can locate your home.
-City... ...for the delivery
Van to your direction.
-Post code... ...to back up your address.
-Phone number... ..for direction.
The puppies will be delivered with all Current vaccinations,
Veterinarian examination, Health certificate, Health guarantee,
Pedigree papers and all other necessary documents .
i also need the above information to process the paper works of the puppies with my attorney, that is the transfer of ownership and adoption certificate, so you will claim full ownership and be recognized as a legitimate owner of the puppies.
If all is confirmed, send the required data for us to proceed with delivery .
So once i have your full delivery data i promise you that the puppies will be deliver directly at your door step. Waiting for your reply.
They tried to get thus evening with a gorgeous Siberian Husky. Found this information online first! God bless internet info like this!
On this case usually they are from afrika place named cameroon.
I saw this one lady advertise about letting go her maine coon cat because currently She study in DUBAI and no time to take care of her "pure breed maine coon cat" .
She going to give away her cat for free to me. But i must pay for the
Transportation fee MYR 690.
So the transportion pet agency call me in the next morning, they said cannot process without payment.
Those people who call me not even sound people from dubai. They sound more like nigerian people.
So i rushly went to the western union to transfer the money.
I ask the counter lady is it the money going to dubai? The lady answer me its going to wired to africa.
So i have this really big doubt feeling bcause the owner said she currently in dubai and why the heck she using the africa airlines.
That way too far away. Doesnt make any sense at all.
So i decided to cancel adopt the cat and went home straight away.
I was lucky not to get scam by those fuckers. Thanks god.
Aftet that i do some google research and found out they are so many scamming activities there and so many victim.
BEWARE OF THE ADOPTION PETS ONLINE THAT USING TRANSPORTATION STRAIGHT TO YOUR HOME. ITS TOTALLY SCAM!!! THEY USUALLY FROM DUOALA CAMEROON.
YOU CAN RECOGNIZE THEM THRU PHONE CALL BECAUSE THEIR ENGLISH ARE REALLY BAD.
Amedea Debora strikes again. I was inquiring about French Bulldog pups for sale. Was suspicious as her English in the response email and ad was not the best, and some of the photos she sent of the pups were taken outside where the housing looked non-Australian. She claimed that her husband made a posting error, and was interstate rather than our local area. Lowlife timewasters!
Wow I received one from a person named melinda
hi my name is Melinda, thanks for the interest you have on my male and female Siberian husky puppies called, REX
and NELLY .they are well trained, sociable, akc registered and go along
with kids and other pets .Health Guarantee
Current on Vaccines
Clean Bill of Health.
12 weeks old .
will you like to see their pics? what is your name?
Praise Be To God "Melinda"
She also wants to send them via a transportation agency is it also a scam?:0
Hi. I'm from the Philippines and I am currently in touch with a person from Bangkok, Thailand named Paquet Vero through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) because of me wanting to have a samoyed puppies. I am experiencing the exact situation I read on different sites about fraud/complaints/scams matter. I am already at the Western Union this morning, I was about to give the payment but something is pushing me not to do so. I am very doubtful about this ever since I emailed him for/her because the person seemed to be very eager. I just asked for the price and the person immediately told me that he/she will be going to the agency the next day morning for me to have the puppies delivered on my doorstep. That really sound aggressive to me, I haven't even confirmed it yet but I already received an email the next morning saying that the person already came to the agency and I would have to wait for a call in a few minutes, which I did. The accent was really bad and I barely understood everything he said. He calls me everyday and its been three days. The number is +66963257917.
First thing that came to mind was the email address. Why would an agency use a yahoo account? The agency called itself cargo transport with an email address (email@example.com) with the signed approval of the branch manager named Mr. Alvin Morgan. And the email content was colorful texts with different sizes and fonts. Second was the Western Union. I was summoned to name the transaction with a person named Djame Marc Christian. If it's an agency, why would you send a payment through Western Union in the first place? Should it be paid straight to the company's account?
The person I was talking to the email seemed nice thou. But the person is not smart enough to do such scams. Good thing I searched thoroughly regarding this matter. Everyone should be careful especially purchasing online. Think more than twice. Be doubtful. Use the web to search if it's legitimate. Use your common sense.