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puppies / scammer

United States Review updated:
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Contact information:
Phone: 612-524-0455
Breeders BEWARE:

I know most of us would not let puppies just go without
screaning our buyers by a telphone conversation or meeting buyer in person. So is for the new Breeder as sometimes we have dealing with con artists.

Received phone call from TTY operator for the Deaf
phone #[protected] requeting an e-mail on the puppies I have for sale, I sent him 3 different male puppy pictures, Their response

from:
From: Koop Craig <craigauto777@yahoo.com>

To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Reserver First Male Puppy For Me!!!!
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:39:10 PM [View Source]

Thanks very much for your email, i would be buying One Male Puppy ,so
kindly reserve it for me,you have to bear with me as I have hearing
problems.I am sending you this email is to make final reconfirmation of
the One Male Puppy Pupp ,and also to let you know that payment will
be,certified USPS (United States Postal Service)or check and also want to alert
you on the fact that you will be receiving the (check/money order) this
WEEK OR NEXT ,which will cover the money for the (pickup)and shipping
as well as the money to be paid to the person that will take care of
the pickup with you. So please,as soon as you receive the (check/money
order),cash it immediately,
and send the remaining balance to the shipper in Immediately so that
the shipper could arrange for the pickup..
I will pay you an extra $50 if you reserve this for me.
So in view of the above, here are some of the details I will need
for final issuance of the (check/money order) to you.


(1) Full Name...
(2) Your physical mailing address....
(3) your direct telephone number...
(4) acceptance of my offer..
(5) final price...


2 more e-mails believe from same person


-------------- Original message from janet clevis
<super_janet666@yahoo.com>: --------------

Hello
Thanks for the Quick Reply to my email, I would like to ask some certain question towards the Puppy before my purchase.
I work for World Health Organization(W.H.O) Presently In Thailand, I would like to buy this Pup Down for my fiancee Before my return back to The State as a gift .
I would like you to send me Some Pictures of the One Of The puppy so that i can have a better view.?
What is the Fix Cost of the puppy?
What was the last Vet Check of the puppy?
And also i would like you to know that my payment shall be via Cashier check, And the Puppy will be picked at your location By A Shipping company in New York.
I would like you to get back to me soonest.
Happy New Year!!
Best Regards
Janet


This is an automated message from the online classifieds of: xxxxxxxxxxx

You have received a question on your ad: American Bulldog puppies for sale.


Question:
-----------------------
Hello seller,
i saw your placed advert on this pets for sales on the web, and i will like to
make little enquires about it bcos i maybe interested in purchasing it if i,m
ok, but first what is it present state of health and the last comment by the vet
doctor about the pet, what is your final asking price for it and where is the
pet located right now and moreso do you have more pics to show for a better view
of it, pls get back to me with every details about it on my private email:
(janbrown_janet@yahoo.com) as more questions furthermores Many Regards !!!!!!
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Ma
  23rd of Jan, 2008
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I recieved the exact same phone call and email to a newspaper add placed for our remaining three pups. When I questioned or attempted to get more information on the buyer (we too are protective of our pups) no response, thus the search that turned this up. Glad this posting was here to confirm my fears.
Te
  13th of Feb, 2008
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I received this email - I have an add for Lab puppies for sale.
David Stafford Sr [dstaf101@yahoo.com]
Hello,Thanks for the email you sent me and i will like youto reserve a male pup for me and also to let you knowthat payment will be by cashier's check or moneyorder. In view of this I need you to email me anyinformation that may be required to send the paymentas I do not want to send the Payment to a wronglocation lest they get into the wrong hands. Regarding the shipping, I have a company thattakes care of the pickup of my consignments for me andship to my destination in anywhere in the U.S.A, youdo not worry about shipping, the company will senddown a representative to arrange the salesdocumentation and the pick up from your end for onwardtransfer to my destination. I also want to alert you on the fact that youwill be receiving an overdraft payment, which willcover the money for the pickup (pickup and shipping tot he final destination) as well as
the money to bepaid to the company that will take care of the pickupand the documentation with you. So please, as soon asyou receive the payment, go and cash it immediately,deduct the money that occurs to you, and send thebalance to the Head Office of the company that handlesthe shipment via Western union.The payment will be inyour name to make it easier for you to receivepayment, please reconfirm your details one more time.Iwill give you the details of the company that will beshipping it as soon as we seal this seal.Once themoney is received by the agent , the shipping agentwill contact youimmediately to arrange the documentation as well asthe pick up immediately. So in view of the above, here are some of thedetails I will needfor final issuance of the check or money order to you. (1) Full Name......... (2) Mailing address.... (3) Your direct telephone both home and cell {4}
Acceptance of my offer..... (5) Final asking price..........Once you get back to me with all the above, thepayment will be issued out immediately and it will besent to you .Hope to hear from you immediately.Lookingforward to your swift response.Finally i am making youa promise that the puppy will be taken Good care ofand my children will be playing it him the pup all thetime and will make it just like a child and nurturedlike my friend,companion and pet at the sametime,never lacking any care and love from me at anypoint,i will also send you pictures from time to timefor you to see what love i it gets from me.Hope to hear from you immediately.RegardsDavid
Te
  13th of Feb, 2008
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When I question them, I have heard nothing back, nor anymore phone calls.
Si
  7th of Mar, 2008
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I used to be one of the relay operators in question. NEVER EVER sell a puppy via INTERNET relay. You can go to sprintiprelay.com and call anyone you like whether you are deaf or not. IF the operator calls you from a state relay ie "Relay Texas operator number 1111..." then you're safe, as this person is actually deaf, and geniunely interested in a puppy. These calls are coming primarily from Nigeria, and the fact of the matter is, I'm not even allowed to talk about it. Let's just say, the puppies end up in horrific conditions.
Ry
  25th of Oct, 2008
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I received this one from email address dami490@yahoo.com

Thanks very much for your response. I would be buying puppy you have for sale so kindly reserve it for me. You have to bear with me that I called with relay service, its because am hearing impaired. I am sending you this email to make final reconfirmation of the puppy which am willing to buy for my son as his birthday present and I also want to let you know that payment will be by certified Check or Money Order. However, I want to alert you on the fact that you will be receiving the Check or Money Order this week or next week and payment will cover your cost and as well as the shipping cost to be paid to the person that will take care of the pickup in your house. So please as soon as you receive the payment, get it cashed immediately, deduct the money that accrues to you and send the remaining balance to the Head Office of the company that handles the shipment via Western union. More so, I will pay you an extra $100 if you can reserve this for me. So in view of the above, Here are some of the details I will need for final issuance of the Check or Money Order to you.

Once you get back to me with all the above informations, the check or money order will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to you.Finally i am making you a promise that the puppy will be taken Good care of and my children will be playing it him the pup all the time and will make it just like a child and nutured like my friend, companion and pet at the same time, never lacking any care and love from me at any point, i will also send you pictures from time to time for you to see what love i it gets from me.

Regards
Mi
  6th of Nov, 2008
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Same thing happened to me. Email address was Dami490@yahoo.com. She used the exact same email. When I told her that the bank would have to verify all her information that was all it took.
Pu
  30th of Jun, 2009
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I received several calls over the last week. I asked for additional information and received no info except they live in Illinois. This is very disturbing and I think it needs to be investigated. I have contacted our local news station and suggest everyone else do the same. I will be watching the dog ads in the local papers and calling people to let them know of this scam.
De
  25th of Jul, 2009
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Interesting: Same wordage and requests to me twice. Once several months ago and another today. I wasnt told where they were from etc. However, I checked the IP address through their email and found that they were from California. Seems to be a vietnamese person? This time they claimed they were from Illinois. IP this time said California.
Scammers.. Gotta love em. Far away

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