What happened? Did you get your dog?
Yes did you get your dog???????????
I have just gone through the same thing,
I was to import two African Greys from Zimbabwe from a guy who was giving them away. The only conditions were that I pay the transportation fees, well, I depoisted that (R2000), then I recieved an email saying that the birds needed insurance which was another R4500. Now I have just recieved another email saying they need R2500 for vaccines. . . Uhm, the birds were vet checked and everything. . . so what the hell!!!
Here are the emails below:
#1 These birds will come with recent vet record, But our veterinarians have conducted another test to be sure of their health. So these birds are almost ready for shipment since we will have to check their paper works. It should be noted that this delivery cannot be carried out unless the delivery fee of R2000 is paid. All payment are to be made to the flight Director at our Branch Office in Cameroon as our Account here is currently under auditing. We are expecting from you this payment before these birds are being shipped. ALL PAYMENTS ARE TO BE DONE VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER
#2 DEAR CLIENT,
We wish to inform you that We have confirmed the payment. But there is a problem. Your Parrots will not be shipped today as scheduled if the following requirement is not fulfilled as soon as possible. We want you to note that we do all checked on pets due to the
regulations against shipping of animals, we want to ensure that all the requirements are being put in place for your parrots.The below information and issues were noticed.If this Refundable Insurance is not paid your parrots will have to stay in quarantine for 3months before they will be shipped.We have already prepared all the paper works and the flight.
REFUNDABLE INSURANCE FOR TWO PARROTS:R4500
The Custom Department at the Airport discovered that your birds have no Insurance Certificates and it is against the Airport Policy to fly any Animal without the Insurance Certificate as Stipulated on Article 22 Of the Airport Memorandum.So as to insure your birds, You will be required to pay a Refundable Insurance of R4500 for the Two birds.This Money will be refunded back to you upon delivery at your Home tomorrow by Our Carrier Agent.This Insurance is to Protect the Safety of the birds while on Board in case of any unforeseen Circumstances.So your birds need to be insured before they will be put on flight as scheduled.Your Sender brought the birds here only with their adoption papers and Vet records. You will have to do the payment as soon as possible using Western Union Money transfer using the same address you used for the payment of the shipping.The payment should be done before 10:45am tomorrow so that we should not miss the Flight that has been scheduled at 10:45am in the morning.
Once you are through with the transfer, get back to us with the Money Transferred Reference Number and Sender's Name and we will forward them over to our cashier in Cameroon for confirmation. Once we get a confirmation from them, we will immediately prepare the refundable insurance documents and forward to you so that you will use them to claim the money.
#3 DEAR CLIENT,
We wish to inform you that we have already received the payment of the Insurance.The flight has been scheduled for this afternoon.Complete details of the flight will be sent to you this afternoon.There is a small problem.Our Vet Doctor will need to administer Avian Flu Vaccines to the birds to ensure that the birds arrive safely.The vaccines will cost R2500.You are required to make the payment using the same address you used for the previous payment.Note that the birds will not be shipped if the R2500 for the Avian Flu Vaccine is not paid.Just try to do the payment before the first flight this afternoon.
I unfortunately transferred R6500, and I guess I won;t see my birds or the money again.
PLEASE WATCH OUT !!!
I got an email that read
YOU SEE, XXXX YOU ALL AMERICANS, i HATE YOU ALL, EVEN YOUR PRESIDENT SAYS IT, ### YOU, I`LL RIP OFF THIS HOES AND HELP MY FELLOW AFRICANS THIS IS WHERE YOUR MONEY IS GOING. YOU RE SO GREEDY YOU AMERICANS, SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE.
We end up going to a breader locally
This was my email for the " pet movers international" crock of sh*t! Watch out!
WORLWIDE PET MOVERS DEPARTMENT
PET MOVERS SERVICES
ENGLAND UK BRANCH
Welcome to Pet Movers Services England Uk Branch, the relocating pets
best friend since 1977. The relationship of pets and people is a treasured one, as evidenced by the love shown with the children and their pets in the above photos; and is recognized as the human-animal bond. As you contemplate moving your family pet by air as you relocate, you want the best for your pet. Pet Movers Moving Services holds the welfare and safety of your family pet as our primary consideration. Whether your pet is an experienced flyer or a first time flyer, Pet Movers Moving Services are specialists, pet owners themselves, understand the relationship you have with your pet and will only provide the best pet moving service for your family pet both, nationwide & worldwide as you relocate.
We have information about A CHIHUAHUA PUPPY From MRS STACY JOHNSON here at the Pet Movers international
Branch (ENGLAND UK) to be transported and home delivered to you using the following home address;
Phone Numbers...017661670825 ; 4917662692824
Fee of Puppies...€ 280
This Puppy will come with all necessary papers needed, but as the England veterinarian must conduct another test to be sure of its health status, It was done, all was fine and Medication Papers were accurate, The test Results shows that the puppy is free from such diseases that may attack other Animals like (Dogs And Cats)..So the puppy is now ready for moving and delivering services. But it should be noted that this processes can not be carried out unless the fees for the delivery (€280
) is paid for.These pets will come alongside with two of our pet carriers and two registered vet doctors to insure the safe health of the pets on board.This payment is to be done to the head quarters Cameroon Branch of our Delivery Service.YOU ARE REQUESTED TO PAY THE TOTAL FUND VIA WALMART MONEY GRAM STORE OR VIA WESTERN UNION SERVICE AT YOUR POST OFFICE BECAUSE WE HAVE THEIR UNITS AT OUR HEAD QUARTERS DESIGNED FOR SUCH TRANSACTIONS, TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE PET MOVERS MOVING SERVICES
USING THE ADDRESS;
PAYMENT ADDRESS TO THE DIRECTOR
NB;GET IN CONTACT WITH US FOR ANY INQUIRIES ABOUT PAYMENTS
WHEN YOU ARE PAYING THE FEES YOU WILL NEED A TEST QUESTION, MAKE IT TO BE
As soon as you are done with the paymet you will be given what the call MTCN (10digits) if it is at western union or Reference number(8digits) if its at Money Gram. So you email to us the number and then we will confirm and activate the delivery for your Puppy immediately. Email us the details of the payment as soon as it is done.
Immediately the payment is confirmed then the Tracking Number as well as the flight receipt is send to you to ensure a 100% assurance for the transaction.
WORLWIDE PET MOVERS DEPARTMENT
PET MOVERS SERVICES
ENGLAND UK BRANCH
Then I received...
TO WHO IT MAY CONCERN
Dear Client, you are again welcome to the client service. This email and its attached status are subject of out partner insurance company.
We confirmed the payment of delivery charge of PUPPY.
TEMPORAL TRANSPORTATION DETAILS.
* Terminal (b-clause) --------Confirmed
* Class ( B-Urgent)------------Confirmed
* Crate Number----------------pp52/en-5sti.
P/S...Details can be altered if time schedule is not maintained.
Flight details have been Emailed by our automatic email server.
Puppy is matriculated at the Air Plane for transportation. But we are facing a little problem, the insurance and Quarantine service center for the ENGLAND which is the first Port of check-out requires an insurance certification proceeding the shipment of the puppy.
The said insurance certificate is re-fundable upon safe arrival of the puppy.
If the insurance certificate is not provided within 24hours, the puppy will be placed on Quarantine for the next six (6) months, and the parties related to the puppy will be claimed at the court of Law for pet abuse, also the Airport veterinarians recommends that the puppy should be given the anti-pressure vaccines so that the puppy will not have any problem when in the plane so the total cost for all these is as drafted below:
AMOUNT /QTY COST/UNIT € TOTAL€
Crates (1) 200/ 1 € 200
Vaccine (2) 100 / 2 € 200
Insurance fee € 210
THESE SHOULD BE PAID AS SOON AS YOU GET THIS MAIL .
IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED THAT YOU WILL HAVE A GRAND REFUND OF €800 AFTER SUCCESSFUL DELIVERY AND THUS, WE WILL EXPECT YOU TO PRESENT THE RECEIPTS OF INSURANCE CERTIFICATE WHICH WE SHALL FAX OR EMAIL TO YOU BEFORE PAYMENTS DONE BEFORE YOU CAN BE REFUNDED.
METHODS OF REFUND SHOULD BE DECIDED BY RECIPIENT:
* BY CASH AT HAND WHEN COURIER VAN VISITS YOUR HOME
* BY BANK TRANSFER (TWO DAYS AFTER ARRIVAL OF PUPPY)
* MASTER CARD.
P/S..: payment of insurance funds should be done using same address, when paying delivery charge.And as soon as payments is done, we will forward you your insurance confirmation.
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, THEY ARE WORTHLESS AND WILL WASTE YOUR PRECIOUS TIME AND TAKE YOUR MONEY! They think we are greedy, while they are stealing our hard earned money!
I had western union file a fraud complaint to law enforcement. Please do the same if you come across them!
Good luck with your animal search!
This posting is a SCAM!!! Do not send money to them!! Company is not real!!
They are using email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I could have my Boxer husky delivered to you any time. The price for the dog including shipping and delivery is $250.So get back to me with the following information so i can get Beri registered. Your home address, phone number, full names and closest airport in your location. I will locate a good delivery agency here in Denver Colorado and they shall contact you on how the delivery process shall work and how you shall make payment.
Welcome to US PET MOVERS Denver Colorado. We have been best friend since 2004.We are working in the collaboration with other Pet delivery agencies. The relationship of pets and people is a treasured one, as evidenced by the love shown with the children and their pets in the world; and is recognized as the human-animal bond. As you contemplate moving your family pet by air as you relocate, you want the best for your pet. We work hand-in-gloves with the US pet express in advertising pet products and shopping. US PET MOVERS hold the welfare and safety of your family pet as our primary consideration. We provide the best pet moving service for your family pet both, nationwide & worldwide as you relocate.
We do this using the following ways:
1)We believe in trust and customers confidentiality
2)After payment is confirmed the pet to be shipped is placed on board
3)Once pet arrives destination airport we shall inform buyer of delivery time.
Full name: Doni Churchill
Address:9637 w swan rd, Denver CO 80201
Thank you for this!
I read your comments and article before I paid. Thank goodness. We are sad that we are not going to get our puppy as we hoped, but I am glad we didn't pay at all.
I am usually vigilant when it comes to Scams, but I let feelings and excitement take over. Thanks guys.
We responded to an ad that said they were giving away beagles - 12 weeks old. (male dog's name - Rogers - "pics" attached )
This is the scam artist's contact e-mail: nicolas carry
And this a part of the e-mail we got from the presumed "shipping" company:
DEPARTMENT OF PETS
AIRLINE LOAD (CAMAIR)
Advice on domestic animals
Mode of transport to welcome pets air international cargo service department, the best friend to move animals since 1977. The relationship between animals and people is a treasure, and is recognized as the human-animal bond. As you contemplate moving your family pet by air as you relocate, you want the best for your pet ... Animals airway holds the welfare and safety of your family pet as our primary consideration. If your pet is an experienced traveler or a is traveling for the first time, animals best air move pets, pet owners themselves, understand the relationship you have with your pet and provide only the best moving company service for your family pet, both nationally and around the world as moving.
We have received A Beagle puppy here at the agency from Mr Nicolas Carry to be transported and delivered to you using the following address;
We were supposed to send the money to:
CASHIER NAME...EMMANUEL FONCHIN
After you have done the payment, please send the reference number MTCN and sender's name by e-mail . You can scan the receipt and send it to us. Once your payment is confirmed, we will then give you information on your puppies flight. We are waiting for your reply as soon as possible.
HENRY N. SMITH
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT.
HELLO I DIS AGREE WITH THE LAST ADDRESS ARTICLE BECAUSE, I DON'T THINK ITS TRUE. BECAUSE I HAPPEND TO KNOW THE CASHIER AND ITS A VERY GOOD FRIEND OF MINE WHO LIVES A GOOD LIFE AND UPHOLDS THE LAW VERY WELL TO SO I THINK THERE MUST BE A MISTAKE SOME WHERE I THINK SOME ONE IS USING THAT NAME IN VEIN PLEASE TAKE IT OFF AS FAST A POSSIBLE OR ELSE I WILL NOTIFY HIM
AGAIN ...THE GUY I KNOW WHO BEARS THE NAME EMMANUEL FONCHIN IS A VERY NICE AND HARD WORKING PERSON WITH A GOOD IS CHRISTIAN FOR THAT MATTER OR ELSE AM MISTAKEN...UNLESS ITS A DIFFERENT PERSON SO PLEASE IN ORDER NOT TO FACE THE LAW PLEASE I SUGGEST YOU TAKE IT OF ..OR ELSE BE READY TO FACE THAT LAW..AND AGAIN AM PLEASE TO INFORM YOU HE IS LAWYER BY PROFESSION
hello graal how are you, i wrote a mail concerning the name emmanuel fonchin you put under scam alert and i told you i dis agree well i happen to be the wife if i have to say and my husband is international criminal lawyer, believe me there muse be a mistake some where so please i beg of you this is a mistake you are making because he does not even know of this and please do know the if knows he will not allow you go for free because that is scandal in his ..i understand how you feel but please i want lets work together i put down these..guys please...so please do take off my husband name from that i beg of you ...i will not want lets face the law on this. you know what i mean
this is my email email@example.com
i hope to read from you...mail if you want but please take of the name because i thought of calling him but i thought i should write first to your complain...stay...well
Hello Nicol Tania.
I am sorry but I am not able to edit my message to remove that name.
That was part of the e-mail I got and it was clearly a scam. If those people are using your friend's name, then it's them you should be going after, unless you are them and I ruined your scamming plans.
I have every right to complain, if that name was part of a possible scam.
Thank you for understanding.
Scam about a Blue/Gold Parrot for free, people claim to be from Jacksonville FL on their honeymoon in Cameroon. While in Cameroon the wife claims she is giving the parrot away for free because she was very ill and found out she was pregnant and just wants to find Rain a good home. Thankfully I only sent $150 for shipping. That next morning they had the airport call me and email me wanting another $400 immediately in order to put the bird on a flight from Cameroon to the U.S. This money was to pay for a proper crate for the bird and insurance on the bird. If there was some way I could locate these people I would. But, trust me I won't stop looking and I am getting the authorities involved. They must be stopped.
Hi All . Just to let you know that the scam continues . I recently tried to purchase a puppt from the net and was scammed to the tune of £200 for the non existent pup and then asked to pay a further £840 for insurance which would be refunded. When did an insurance company ever take a payment and then refund it in its entirity? The e mail they are or were using is firstname.lastname@example.org . They even sent photos of the family which presumably were stolen as well . The funds were to be sent to Ntoko Gerald in Yaonde in the Cameroon . The method of payment was to be via Western Union wh allerted me to the scam . When challenged on the subject they then asked for the funds to be sent by moneygram . A VERY PROFESSIONAL LOOKING WEB SITE but with poor english . International friends are now looking for these [censor] .
Hallo, we have had the same problem on the german web-side"tiere.de".There were 21 annonces with very expensive Birds. They were all written in the same poor English, you could see, they were from one and the same person written!!We answered to some "persons", everything was the same: The "person" was living in England or Cameroon, one should pay the money to Western union and the birds should come with a transport company, witch not exist!! We went with all our mails to the police and we hope, it will be stopped!!There are no birds or other animals, they only want your money!!
Karin und Martin
this is ntoko Gerald i am a Cameroonian base in Algeria i am surprise about what am hearing about my name been scam some body i am not a scarmer people use different names to scam so i am not i am a true child of GOD i am a Husserl her in Algeria i am in Alger capital for more information about me
I am a stay at home mother and was tyring to find a great pet for my children that i could also use as an educational animal at thier schools considering we live in a very rural community. I found a milkish tandance with 2 beautiful scarlet macaws for sale. He claimed that he and his wife had been reassigned to arkansas with thier new jobs. He wanted $500 for both birds. In the beginning he wanted me to pick them up from his home and have a cup of coffee before taking them. I agreed and said my husband and I could do this. Then he just kinda dropped that subject and decided to have them sent through a pet courrier agency which just so happened to be Pet Movers International. I started asking for the phone number and address. After several emails back and forth, he never provided me the information I requested. However, the next day I recieved an email from milkish tandance saying the birds were brought to the courrier service and they would be contacting me regarding making the payment. Sure enough, they called that morning saying they would email me within the next 30 minutes with instruction of how to make the payment. I asked the man, who was not american, for the phone number and address and said I would need that to verify the company's existence before I would be making any payments to anyone. He would not give me any of the information I requested and only said it would be in the email when I recieved it. When I pushed the subject he said the companies website was down and that headquarters were in cameroon (big red flag). When I recieved the email, it was from a company called Easy JetPet Services. I did find a company called EasyJet Pet however, the logo was not the same. Now I am not saying that the real malkish tandance is behind this SCAM but, i am saying that someone using that name tried very hard to SCAM me. Also, Milkish Tandnace finally after hours of asking for an address where he dropped the birds off, or names of the company he works for to verify he was ctuall in the states, gave me an address that belonged to an insurance company and and they reported to me the only establishments anywhere in that particular block was doctor offices. Milkish also said the name of the director of the office was organ George. So, here are some tips that I have discovered that works against being SCAMMED... If you are purchasing any animal from anyone... RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH... Remember that most states require a permit for any animal that is not native to that particular state, ask for permit numbers and cross reference those. Also, if they claim to be a breeder of any kind, know that USDA rules state that any person owning 3 or more intact females of any kind and 1 intact male, whether used for breeding purposes or not, must apply for a USDA number. This is something that any real person or breeder should be willing to give to you. You can research that through the USDA website to make sure it is accurate information. Also, ask tons of questions i.e... How old are the animals, Where exactly do you live, Can I pick the animal up in person (ask this even if it is way too far to drive), If they use a shiiping company, ask for the name, address, phone number (and do not fall for "oh, uhm... well our website is down) remember that google maps will also take an address and tell you what is located there. Do not just take anyone's word for what they are saying. Double check everything and if the seller is an honest seller they will be more than happy to assist you with whatever information you ask for to reassure you they are real. If you specifically ask for this information and they just "dance" around the subject, that should be a red flag. Do not be afraid to ask them questions as even the scams ask you questions like have you ever owned this type of pet before, what type of environment will my animal be going to, are there other pets/children in the home. So if they get personal or even if they don't remember this... YOU are paying THEM and you have a right for any concerns to be addressed before you hand over your hard earned cash... I could ddrone on and on about this as it just happened this morning and I am furious that people are sometimes so awful.
Wishing all honest people a good day,
Machell Williams, AMERICAN
Same thing happened to me. They tried anyways. An old guy from Cali was giving away his two parrots. All I had to do is pay is $50 for shipping. First red flag! Usally $ 100 to ship through Delta Airlines. Second was to pay via Western Union. Third was the email@example.com, Hotmail.com? Seriously? Il copy and paste some emails or names...
"Dog House Relocators"
Send payments to:
"NAMES Ewange Nzumepise
DESTINATION or COUNTRY Cameroon
POSTAL CODE 00237
firstname.lastname@example.org was the poor old man that has to give his parrots away.
Some other info...
These Birds should be delivered to you on time today.. If the fee is not provided, the Birds will not be dispatched from our detention and will spend more on daily feedings until the manager confirms the payment of the $50. Kindly email with the 10 digits (M.T.C.N) That is the Money Transfer Control Number and the Your Names you used in sending the money as soon as the payment is done. Immediately the payment is confirmed then the Tracking Number as well as the flight receipt will be sent to you so as to ensure a 100% assurance for the transaction.
Home delivery Manager Mr. John Carrey
Phone Number: 713-510-5982 and these numbers where in email.
Any more questions about these people, Just ask, I'll save emails.
Omg ... !!
it's the same email ( doghousereolcators ) and the man was (mrmolly ) i paid 120 euros!!!
JUST AS WE WERE ABOUT TO PROCEED WITH THE DELIVERY OF YOUR PUPPIES TO YOUR LOCATION, WE REALIZED THAT THERE WAS A NEED FOR AN INSURANCE CERTIFICATE COVER WHICH IS RE-FUNDALBE THAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO PROVIDE FOR YOUR PUPPIES. SO WE HAVE USED THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SEND YOU THIS EMAIL SO THAT YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE EFFECT OF THE INSURANCE OF YOUR PUPPIES
The Insurance and Quarantine service center for the Czech Republic PET CONTROL which is the first Port of check-out requires an Insurance Certification before proceeding with the shipment of the PUPPIES
Many jurisdictions around the world have enacted statutes which forbid cruelty to some animals (PETS) but these vary by country and in some cases by the use or practice.
In AMERICAN AND CANADA, cruelty to animals is a criminal offense and one may be fined or jailed for it for up to five years. On February 15, 1911, the Authority in-charge of the Protection of Animals act on behalf of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (R.S.P.C.A.). The maximum punishment was 6 months of "hard labor" with a fine of 50, 000.00 USD
Aggression against Cats, Dogs, Birds and People. In Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence: Readings in Research and Applications.. Press Release, 159-167. Jail Term 25Years in Prison
The said insurance Certificate fee is Re-fundable upon arrival of the Puppies
If the insurance certificate is not provided within 24hours, we shall place the Puppies under PET ABUSE AND ABANDONMENT, which is punishable by law according to the rules above.
The cost of the Re-fundable Insurance Policy calculated by our statisticians are listed Below.
THIS INSURANCE FEE IS 100% REFUNDED TO THE RECEIVER OF THE PETS/PUPPIES AT ARRIVAL
TWO PUPPIES, Tested and confirmed for delivery with a comprehensive exam and treatment fee, Calculated below..
Veterinary invoice* Amount paid by policyholder Benefit schedule allowance per-incident** Amount reimbursed by VPI when the PUPPY arrives your home
Comprehensive exam and treatment fees (medications and laceration stitching) 500.00 Euro
Total claim amount filed with VPI AFTER ARRIVAL
VPI per-incident deductible
TOTAL MONEY TO BE PAID
How Reimbursements Work
Typically pet insurance provider, uses one of the three methods in determining reimbursements: listed below:
CASH ( When Pet courier arrives your Home )
BANK TRANSFER ( Three bank working days after arrival )
MASTER CARD, DEBIT CARD, VISA CARD... ( Direct Transfer)
The Department of Insurance (DOI) & Policy holders through their statisticians knows the 100% reimbursement which is available for pet’s accidents, injuries and illnesses...
Details about the ONLINE CHECK IN will be filled and emailed over to you when we confirm Re-Fundable Insurance change. E.g filled out the Booking information and booking reference with last name.
Ticket ref no. Need help call us at 01123770615656
*Veterinary fees vary CITY to CITY, per your veterinarian's discretion.
**The benefit allowance amount replenishes with each new incident. An incident is a new condition that causes you to consult a veterinarian. Chronic or ongoing conditions, such as allergic dermatitis, are considered to be one incident no matter how many times a veterinarian is consulted.
***VPI pays 95% of covered veterinary expenses up to the benefit schedule, less your $5 per-incident deductible.
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ASSISTED BY: MR DONNIE YEN AND MRS SHARLENE HOPKINS
STAY TO ENJOY THE SERVICES OF DOG HOUSE RELOCATORS
Mr.Al Hussien Barri Mohammed
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