below is from a Scammer! Some of the emails
may not look like scams, but they all lead to the same
thing. The scammer will pay by check (cashier's check/money
order) for more then the pet is worth, then they will
ask you to send them back the difference in money. A
couple weeks later you find out the check was fake and
the bank will take it out of your account. This scam
can be set up several ways.
key points for pointing out a scammer:
1. Doesn't care much about the pet, just the transaction.
2. Says they will use their own shipper.
3. 95% of the scammers are from overseas (Nigeria, Israel, South Africa)
4. Pays you more then the pet is worth, then asks for the difference in money back.
Date Caught: 7/24/2012
example of the email sent out:
Thanks so much for the mail of interest regarding the puppies we have a male and a female puppies now available, And they are 12-weeks old. They have very good temperament with kids and other pets, Very playful love to play around with toys and kids. They are health guaranteed and A KC registered, They are up to-date on all their shots and they will be coming along side with their health papers and vet records.......First i which to let you know that we are given these puppies out because my mom just died and all of us are there now with the puppies, That's why we have relocated to her right now.....She was the owner of this cute little babies. Since she is now late , We can't keep the puppies here in such condition because each time we look at them, We keep thinking of her . So we want to give them out to a lovely and caring home where they can be treated as such and keep us up-dated on monthly progress. But if you would be able to come over here for the pick up, We shall be very great-full, But if you can't come we can arrange for home delivery with the pets delivery agency and they will get the puppies deliver at your doorstep. We shall send the puppies along side with :
-- Ownership Papers.
-- A KC registered Papers.
-- Some Playing Toys.
-- Up date Photos.
-- 1 Year Health Warranty.
-- Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
-- Micro-Chipped (In case ever lost or stolen)