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A robber in a black mask and black hat inside of a gray trash can full of money.

These stories are posted so you can read them, learn from them, and not let them happen to you.

Buyer

I was also scammed by the same EBIAKASE JOHNSON from CAMEROON who works with the SMALL DOGS PET CARRIER CARGO agency. I didn't realize it was a scam till they called and needed $1000 dollars for a "city permit" to allow the dog to be sent from one city to mine. Then I knew it was a scam. He got $700 dollars from me and my wife but I'm working on getting it back. I've filed a western union fraud report, a police report, a report on the website I found it on, and I told their service provider which is "INFOSERVE" about this scam about "REFUNDABLE INSURANCE". I constantly email them and call them waiting for them to slip up so I can have them caught. I have done a reverse phone number lookup which is their CUSTOMER SERVICE number and I found it to be in NEBRASKA on a land line. I am spreading the word about this scam and there are many warning signs that you must watch out for so you wont be a victim like me. These are the warnings:

-The seller has an excuse why you can see the dog or the seller is out of state or in another country on business, missionary, etc.
-They want you to send the money via WESTERN UNION by WIRE with a SECURITY QUESTION. This ensures they will get their money quick and easy with no signature which is untraceable. They will also want you to provide them with the MTCN number (money transfer control number) so they can track the money wire.
-Their emails can be poorly spelled with incorrect grammar and punctuation like not capitalizing their "I's" and double spacing and using the word "ok" quite a bit.
-They will come up with a different charge or fee and it can increase in value each time. Don't fall for the REFUNDABLE INSURANCE or CITY PERMIT. If they come up with these charges, its a scam.
-If the zip code is 00237, AVOID IT. ITS A SCAM. Its the zip code for Cameroon.
-The PET CARRIER SERVICE will contact you by phone through a PRIVATE, RESTRICTED, or UNAVAIABLE number and if a number does come up and you try to call it back, it will come up disconnected.
-The seller of the pet and the delivery service are working together. They will set up there email address under a fake name so that they cannot be traced. They usually use HOTMAIL and YAHOO MAIL.
-If the ad for the dog is at a very low price, more than likely its too good to be true and it could be a scam.

These are major warning signs that are common with pet scams based out of NIGERIA and CAMEROON. I hope the word spreads about these pet scams so these people can be brought to justice. Anyone who reads my story, please spread the word.

From Scammer

Sender's name: Steve Avans
Sender's email address: steveavans200@gmail.com
Sender's message:
Hello Dog Seller,

I am Steve.How are you doing?i was lucky to come across your Advert online about the Dog you want to sell and i will like to know if still up for sale,and if yes could you be kind enough to get back to me with any more recent picture if you have anyone? ~Steve.

2nd email:

Thanks for the prompt response to my mail.I will be buying the Dog from you
please kindly withdraw the advert from the Site. I don't mind paying an
additional $20 for it in order for you to take the AD down from the Site
and also to be assured the Dog is mine as this will be a  good addition to my
family.I will like to know the last asking price and Please be informed that
i will be paying with Money Order as i just moved here from CArdiff,on a job
transfer and it is going to be sent to you via courier service which is going
to be mailed to you overnight.
My mover will be coming over for the pick up as soon as you have the money order
cashed,so you don't need to bother about the shipping as everything on that is
well arranged.I will need the following details to mail the
payment to in order to facilitate the payment asap ..............

  1. Name to be on the payment
  2. Home address
  3. Cell phone #

I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment  will be
delivered within 2-3 working days.** I use a hearing impaired phone #
and will receive your calls via email **

Steve.

From Scammer

From: Amanda Carrie - lilpuppyhome000@yahoo.ca
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2009 8:00:53 PM
Subject: TINY YORKIE PUPPIES

Hi,
So nice reading from you regarding my TINY YORKIE PUPPIES.They are still available for adoption into any home willing to take very good care of them.The male is MINIE while the female is BARBIE and they are both 12 weeks old.They are healthy with all health documents available,vet certified and are up to date on their shots and vaccines.They are home trained,well socialized and are brought up to around a friendly environment so they love the company of children and other house hold pets.They will thrill your home with so much passion and happiness.My reason for giving them out on a free adoption is because i will soon be moving into a new apartment were pets are not allowed.How soon do you want them?Do you want the male,female or both puppies?Each
puppy will be coming to your home with all health documents,vet records,toys and dresses,puppy bed and all other accessories since i shall not be needing them when the puppies are gone..Attached herewith are some photos of the puppies.Do they look adorable?I would like to know how the new home and environment of my puppies will look like so more information about your home will be highly appreciated.All you will spend to get both puppies is $200 for their change of ownership documents to your names showing you are their new owner and shall spend $100 if you want just one puppy.Thanks and waiting your response soon.

Buyer

Subject: Re: TINY YORKIE PUPPIES
To: "Amanda Carrie" - lilpuppyhome000@yahoo.ca
Received: Sunday, August 23, 2009, 3:56 AM

Thank you for emailing me back so quickly... They are absolutely adorable and we're very interested in the girl. We looked all over Houston today for a puppy with no success. We thought we had found one but was later told that she had a skin condition and was spoken for. I'm not sure if we would get both but feel horrible if we would have to separate them, so we're weighing the option. How soon do you need an answer?

We are a very close nit family, who will welcome them into our home as family members. When my oldest daughter was around 8 or so we had a Terrier/Mutt Mix (T-Gray) and he use to sleep in the bed with her and he was so much a part of our family until he ran away being in heat. Back then they didn't micro chip puppies and if anyone had ever found him they never called. She cried for weeks and we missed him terribly. We still talk about T-Gray which led us to looking again because now my younger daughter who turned 7 today, really wants a puppy and has demonstrated that she's ready by walking, playing and picking up after our neighbors dog from time to time. We didn't want to bring a puppy into our home if everyone wasn't ready for the responsibilities. So that's where we are... I hope I have answered your question and have put you at ease. We would love to have Barbie and I'm really considering Minie. I just want to make sure that we can responsibly care for two.

From Scammer

From: "Amanda Carrie" - lilpuppyhome000@yahoo.ca
Sent: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:13:47 Pacific Daylight Time
To:
Subject: Re: TINY YORKIE PUPPIES

Hello,

I am impressed with the information you have provided about your home
and i am sure they will be spoiled rotten while in your home.I can
assure you that they will be the best babies you will always want to
take everywhere you go.Please promise you will send monthly photos and
updates of them once they get there.I currently live in Bamenda
City,Cameroon and it shall take 6 hours for the puppies to get to you.I
will sponsor their transportation and delivery to your home since i
really want them to join their new home soon so all you shall spend is
$200 for the transfer of ownership documents of both puppies and $100
for one puppy.I will be needing the following since i shall be using
them in sending the puppies over to your home
Your full names
Your state/city/zip code
Your house and street address
Contact Telephone numbers
Closest Airport to your home
Once
i get these information and the $200,i will go to the MINISTRY OF
LIVESTOCK and will have their ownership changed to your names.From
there,i shall go to the airport and register them on the next flight
heading to your location.I will get back to you with copies of the
transfer of ownership documents and the flight details for you to know
when they will get to your home once i am through with the arrangements
Ok.The delivery of the pups will be done by the airport door step
delivery agents.

Scam Story

I was looking in the public opinion for two English Bulldog puppies when I came across an ad by a woman who said she was from CA and that she was a volintary teacher for the deaf and the blind that was transfered to cameroon douala. She goes by the name Rose Kumalo. She told me that you had to be a christian and have kids. She has an assistant named Pryde and Hanson. She told me these puppies where stuck in France and she needed more money. I sent $150.00 the first time and $250.00 the second time due to her saying they where stuck in France. I lost a total of $400. She was still demanding $50.00 untill I cut ties with her. I contacted Chambersburg State Police and pretty much they couldn't do anything. I contacted public opinion to tell them what happened and nothing. They never called me last Monday like they where supose to.

From Scammer

Thanks for your interest in my maltese puppies .i still have one female maltese and one male ready for
adoption into good homes...home trained and well tame in in our home and
around kids and other home pets,weaned and up to date on all shots and worming. raised
in our home alongside kids and other pets.so friendly and will make a perfect
house companion.this little girl and boy are just 15weeks old ..i am giving them out because i am a student and i just relocated to a new apartment and our landlords does not permit us keep animals.
enjoy cuddling or laying in your arms. be coming with all health papers and a one year
health guarantee.microchiped. free to good homes since we shall be relocating next week.
free into good homes but you should be ready to take care of the delivery if you can meet me it will be nice. for us both but considering the intense work schedule now a delivery will be fine by me if you accept to pay the delivery fee which you
shall be required to pay directly to the agency that will be delivering your puppy to your
home. we shall need
your full names,
detail home address address
and your phone number.
we shall be very grateful if this babies are given a very good home out there and
as such we will need to know if you are an expert in pets or not and if you can promise to
take proper care of baby and always keep us informed about the health of this babies and
always email us recent shots for us to see how they are doing .i am located in Washington dc from
where we shall have the baby delivered to you through a very reliable delivery agency if you are unable to come get them at my home .
i am givingthem out for adoption because i just relocated to a new apartment and my landlord does not allow me to keep animals.
all we are looking for is just a good home for these baby.e home.they are ready to go
with the following
all health papers
vaccination cards
pets grate
puppy playing toys
some puppy food for two weeks
puppy daily diet manual
If you can promise to love and care for this puppies get back to us so that we can proceed on how to get them
delivered to your home.
hope to hear from soon. everything including shipping is 300 dollars for one and 450 dollars for both..
God Bless You

Buyer

Can you give me the details as to where I would need to go on the website for payment? I live in CA so unfortunately I cant meet you in person.
Thank you!

From Scammer

hello.
don't hurry about payments ok. so will you take just one or both, if you are going to take one then you will pay 300 dollars and for two it will be 450 dollars.
so well email me the followings.
your full names.
house address.
contact number.

i will use this to register the pups or pup at the delivery agency for delivery to you. so it is the delivery agency that will mail you on how t pay for the delivery and also every single detail concerning delivery to you as delivery will be at your door step.

regards

Buyer

I was almost scammed in the exact same way as the other dog lovers. My roommates and I replied to a post about a 10 week old boxer puppy. There was no price with the puppy so I sent an email requesting some information and I was sent back an email that said that Moore Lakins lived in Georgia but was currently working in Florida and didn't have time for his "precious" puppy named Dely, he also sent me pictures and everything else that all of these other people received. I was hesitant when I received the very sketchy email this morning from the "SMALL DOGS PETS CARRIER CARGO" company telling us where to transfer the money and WESTERN UNION was the only line that was in bold, capitalized letters. I was given the "doctors" contact information and I Googled the name EBIAKASE JOHNSON and was sent to this site learning that it was a pretty big scam. I feel really stupid that we could have even begun to believe this, but from the way it looks we're definitely not alone. I feel so bad for everyone else that tried to do what we did out of the goodness of our hearts and was taken advantage of. Hopefully more people can read this and get the word out so it stops happening and these people are caught.

Buyer

Yes I bit but they didn`t get money. The ad was for a Havanese puppy for rehoming. I e-mailed back and was told she didn`t have time for the puppy. Her job was in Seattle Washington but her home was in Winter Haven Florida. Traveled a lot with new job as an auditor. She arranged with shipping company, they contacted me only by e-mail at first then made one call to me. I told the man I would only do cash on delivery, he hung up on me. puppy was to be AKC, come with air condition crate, food, toys etc. The lady only e-mailed me. She said she didn`t have a home phone and her cell wasn`t working. Finally on the last contact she gave me a phone number, Surprise, it was a number in Virginia. Shipping company was to be in Seattle Washington and wanted only a Western Union payment sent to a Camroom location. They wouldn`t give me their phone number. When I ask for it the man hung up on me. People Beware. Ladys name was Kim Pauls. Transport name was athing called washingtonpets@live.co
m, General ManagerMr Muklak Julius country Cameroon. BEWARE

Buyer

I was just scammed by this man in Cameroon his name is Ebiakase Johnson however his email is Smith.Dickens@live.com. He is "selling" a 10 week old yorkie terrier by the name of Dely and all you have to send is $200. I felt that was a good deal so I sent the money and never received the dog. He says he is in Cameroon on a contract but he was born in Michigan. Please beware THIS MAN IS A CROOK!!

Buyer

I was online looking for a dog or cat to adopt. We received some strange replies, this supposed Dr. Freedman contacted me, they were advertised on many US, same pics. I received a call from a supposed airport agent wanted me to wire money. I could not even understand or hear him. this game continued, so like a fool I went to wire the money to Cameroon. I checked after emailing them and it said the money was waiting to be picked up still. I was very concerned so I immediately called Western Union and explained. They gave me a number so I could retrieve my money back so I did. If I would have waited, it would have been scammed. I've since seen so many scams, so all be aware. I let them know, more followed, so we are aware what you tools are trying to pull so beware!

Buyer

I was just a victim of a scam. I was contacted my what I thought was a local breeder but wasn't. The person gave me (ashleymary@gmail.com)a sob story that the guy moved to Nigeria and needed home within the united states. I spoke with him and thought everything was ok. I was wrong. I sent him the $500 and of course i have no dogs and will never get my money back. these are some of emails:

From Scammer

i was told by the shipping agent that if you can make the payment befor two hour so that the puppies can be shipout with the next flight that will be fly to your location.also i will like to advice that when you get to the local store to make the psyment dont tell them that you are paying or purchasing goods from africa because it wil cost you an extral charges just tell them when you get there that you want to send money to your family or your pastor so that it will not cost you much charges. once more finally am happy that you are about to adopt my puppies and i want you to always keep to your promise by taking a very good care of my puppies as soon as you recieve them Regarding the payment you will be making the payment through any western union local store close to your home directly to the shipping and as soon as the payment is confirmed we will get the puppies shipped to you i will get back to you as soon as the puppies as been shipped out with
all the flight details which you will need to recieve the puppies Thanks once more and below is the shipping information which you will need to make the payment through western union money transfer.

Reciever's Name----JERRY ROBERT
Address---------------101 VALLEY CHURCH ROAD
State--------------------LAGOS
City--------------------- IKEJA
Country-----------------NIGERIA
Zip Code----------------23401
Amount-----------------$500
Text Question--------IN JESUS NAME
Text Anwser----------I PRAY

So as soon as you make the payment you will be getting back to me with the information below.

  1. Senders Full Name
  2. Senders address
  3. Mtcn#10 digit number issued to you by western union.

Thanks And God Bless

From Scammer

Hello,
Thanks for the mail and interest in my babies, and my babies going to a loving home is a dream come true. I contacted the shipping agent and i was told that the total shipping cost for the puppies is $500 while if you want to ship one of the will cost you $300. You will be picking them up at your step as soon as the payment is confirm by the shipping agent. You will be making the payment directly to the shipping agent via Western Union Money Transfer for immediate shipping arrangement. Kindly get back to me as soon as possible in other to send you the information you will need in making the payment to the shipping agent via Western Union Money Transfer. All i want is a good and loving home for my babies. Kindly promise me they will be taken care of and please get back to me with their picture's every month. Please i was informed by the shipping agent that if you wish to recieve these babies tomorrow, that there will be a flight out of
Nigeria to the United States in some couple of hours, please get back to me so that i can forward the shipping agent payment information.Await Your Response.
Thanks

From Scammer

Hello Shannon ,
the puppies has been shipped out this morning by 10/33am Nigeria time but had a stop over in london but after one hour the plane was suppose to continue it's journey, but a problem occured during the one hour of recess the puppies documents were said to be incomplete and that they will not be allowed to move with the flight, after so many questioning by the airline officials they said the puppies were said to be on quarantine and that they were no supposse to have been allowed to leave nigeria without passing through the normal quarantine process, after much about nothing they told the airline officials that they will have to go and prepare a document from the ministry of aviation and the ministry of health, certifying that the puppies are cleared by the nigerian aviation and airport authority, so they have asked the shipping agent in person of Jerry Robert to get all this arranged and that he should bring them to london with all other shipping records so that the shipment
of the puppies from london can be arranged in conjuction with the shipping company and british aviation authority so a letter and a health documents must be issued from london too certifying that the puppies are cleared safe from all health deffects, so in total the sum of 360 pounds was billed for all this arrangement and it will be forward to the shipping agent here in nigeria who will arrange some other necessary documents from the British high Commission, and hence he will then proceed to london from here so i have been running around since and i have been able to raise 100 pounds, so in other to ship the puppies out to the united today you will please have to come up with the remaining balance of 260 pounds,converted to usa dollars was ($400.USD) so that the shipping agent will fly to london today and get the process done asap. please below is the shipping details,

puppy receiver's name: Shannon
Destination: New Orleans International Airport
State: LA
City: New Orleans
Zip code: 70043
Puppy tag no: 00000168
Carrier : AAAACARGO EXPRESS DELIVERY
Place of Departure: Lagos
Country of Departure: Nigeria
Zip code: 23401
Flight No: 874001

Buyer

Dear Ms. Avine,

I am presently living in Japan and I am very interested in gaining more information concerning your yorkies. My family and I have an abundance of love to give to our new pet.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Linda

From Scammer

Hello,

Thanks for the interest,yes i have got the puppy here with me still available to be homed.It is a female and she is very playful and she is 10 week and 3 days now will be very tiny
and love also in and outdoor activities as well love to hug and kiss.
He has had all age appropriate Vaccinations and been on a regular worming schedule,dew claws removed and Shots been De-wormed.He
currently weighs 2.1 Lb 6 Oz. he is a 2nd Generation Yorkshire Terrier.
Let me know where you are located and when you
will be able to receive the puppy to your
house hold as a new companion and i do hope that your whole household will be very happy
and committed to have a new loving companion..

-I hope your house has a yard where the puppy can rump around?
-Also please can you assure of the attention a Yorkshire terrier need?
-My puppy is home raise so she love companion and play around people hope your family is in accordance with you buying this puppy for a home companion pet?
-You will need to locate Vet doctor or rather i hope you know any in your Area?
-We raise our pets in the house and so they are very friendly and will always love to be in contact with us, so please do well to let me know where you are so that can get use to each and been friends as a family.

So please do well and get back to me with the answers to
these questions because our decision on given out puppies
count on your answer to this questions,though we are letting
them for free adoption we do really want the best for these puppies.
Attached to this mail are some of the puppy's
pictures for you to see and i hope you will
also update me with picture when he becomes your house hold pet?.

Looking forward to reading from your humble response.
In God we trust and count also on your

co-operation
Thanks

A drawling of a cute little tan Shih Tzu puppy sitting down with the words Dont Be Puppy Scammed under it. The puppy is placed on a rust brown background.
Buyer

Thank you so much for your speedy response. This is our very first pet........ I have a 20, 12 and 7 year old. They are equally excited about having a pet. We are presently located in Yokosuka. We have simply fell in love with the pictures. We have such a big smiles on our faces. I have been reading up on the Yorkies, Malteses and Shih Tzus. We recently moved to Yokosuka. I am not working at the moment. However, I do plan to go back.. He will not be home any longer than 4 hours at the most by himself. Baylloyd is a male, right? I would love to meet you and become acquaintances. I live in xxxxxx area [actually called xxxxxx] xxxxxx is actually a xxxxxx. I can be reached at 00000000. We can see when a good time is for us to get together and get acquainted.

You are indeed an answer to prayer. I take from your closing that you are a christian am i correct in my assumption? Because I am a devout christian. You have blessed me today with your timely response and the pictures of Baylloyd. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...

Please let me know a time that is feasible for you. How much are you charging for Baylloyd?

In His Service,
Linda

From Scammer

Thanks also for your quick response to my mail.I do not sell the puppies ok, but i and my wife decided to give them out for free adoption to caring families because we are very busy right doing our work since we are missionaries in our mission.What you will have to do is to provide the delivery fee of the puppy then i will set up the delivery i get back to you with the full flight details of the puppy,such as departure,arrival and home delivery time.

So i will alert our Vet doctor to complete the puppies document and change of ownership certificates so you will have provide me with your full shipping informations such as FULL NAMES, FULL HOME ADDRESS, ZIP CODE AND NEAREST AIRPORT TO YOUR LOCATION.

The delivery fee will cost you 300USD and i will set up the delivery okay.

Looking to reading from you the soonest.

Thanks

Buyer

Where are you located at?

From Scammer

Thanks i am happy that you are online so we can fix up the delivery as soon as possible ok.We were located in Japan but right now we are in the Arlington Massachusetts in (USA) and i will love you to pay the delivery fee to my pet doctor so that he will certify and sign the documents of the puppy okay.

Let me have your full information you don't have to worry we will set up everything and get back to you with the flight details okay.You will use the Money Gram store to make the payment to my vet doctor.

Thanks

Buyer

What is the veterinarians name? Will I see the vet papers prior to delivery? What kind of food does the Baylloyd eat? Does he have a favorite tickle spot? How does he react to vaccuming? How is he around children? What will he be shipped in? How long is the flight? Is Baylloyd microchipped? How often do you bath him? Are you a breeder? How many more Yorkies do you and your wife have? How does this money gram work? Are there warranties on the him? I know how long it takes for me to travel to and from. Is it the same distance for him? How much are the vet's transfer fees?

From Scammer

Thanks for the response once again.I will enlighten you with all your question okay.

  1. The name of my Vet Doctor is Tikita Davis......
  2. Yes you will do see them because the puppy will be ship along side all documents including the change of ownership certificate,Vet records,vaccination papers and a 1 year health guarantee certificates as well.
  3. As concerning Baylloyd's feeding,daily treatments i will be shipping and how you will be caring for him i will be shipping him with a magazine that will put you through all that,so you don't have to bother okay.
  4. He will be ship in an Regulated Air Condition Travel Crate and he will be very save during delivery okay.
  5. About his micro-chipped our Vet will do that okay and that is why i need your full information so that we can do the change of ownership and micro chipped him.So that will be done immediately before delivery to you.
  6. Yes we breed on Yorkshire Terrier and English Bulldog and all our puppies are always raise in our home with children and other animals so they do go along well with children and other house hold pets as well.Right now we have 3 Yorkie and two Bulldogs left now.
  7. Yes it is the same distance and he will be very fine during the delivery since a pet carrier will do travel with to do home delivery to you so you don't have to fear because we will set a perfect delivery for to your location.
  8. You are to send 300USD our Vet doctor so as to proceed with the shipping and don't forget to forward your information's as i earlier stated okay.

You will have to locate a Wal Mart Money Gram in your area to make the payment via and they are found in Post office or shops which you have to ask that you want to use the Money Gram service to send money over to your Family friend in USA and they will give you a form in which you will fill the following information's and do the payment as well.

Use the address below to make the payment is the Address of our vet doctor okay

Payment Address...

Name...........Tikita Davis

State/City.....Massachusetts/Arlington

Zip Code.........02346

Address,.........43 Harding Street, Middleboro

Make sure you get back to us with the 8 digit number which the Wal-Mart Money Gram Store will provide to you after making the payments okay.

Thanks

Buyer

I apologize. Did you state whether you had a web cam so that I may see our new addition to the family. The pictures were wonderful. Howewvr, I know that it will not do justice to in person video. We are eagerly waiting and anticpating some other pictures, while this process begins and ends.

From Scammer

Oh am very i hope i had that ,but i never mentioned any thing like because we are very busy with our mission and that is why we are giving our puppies so that we are free and can work fully with our mission.....I do not have cam very sorry about that.I will send his magazine okay.

Thanks

Buyer

We do not have a MoneyGram here. Is there another route that I can transfer the funds? Why am I transferring the funds to the vet and not you? You are the owner of my pet? I understand that you are very busy with the mission. However, this is my first time doing this and I need calrification. I apologize that I am not educated in this area.

From Scammer

Please all you will have to do now is locate the a Money Gram in the Nearest town or city to your location and get back to me so that i can forward to you m full so that you can proceed with the payment of the delivery fee of the puppy.

Thank

Buyer

I think that we have a western union here but there is a language barrier here. I do not speak the language. Can I do a wire transfer into a bank account?

From Scammer

Okay go ahead and make the payment using our address below...The language can not stop you will have to explain that you only want to send money to a friend and the people at the office will put you through the payment process okay.Use this address

Names........................NJUME EFILLO VICTOR
City.........................Limbe
Address.....................Manga William avenue
Zip Code...................00237
State.......................Cameroon

As soon as you are through with payment get back to me with the full payment details such as the (MTCN) which is the Money Transfer Control Number and your full names which you use to make the payment and please do not forget to forward to me your your full information as i earlier stated because it will be use to micro-chipped the puppy and to have him registered at the delivery agency for delivery to you location okay.

Get back to me as soon as possible.

Thanks

Buyer

Why am I sending money to Cameroon, if you are in Mass?

From Scammer

Please let me know what you think as soon as possible okay..

Buyer

I apologize.....I thought you were gone to church therefore, I was just going to wait until later and contact you.

From Scammer

hi linda,
i have been waiting for you.please do let me know whatever you have decide becuase i have call my vet doctor about the delivery and i want you to go ahead with the payment and get back to me with the payment details and i will call him to go and register the puppy to be deliver to you .so i will be waiting to read from you soonest.

Buyer

Hello Again,
Yes, there is a Western Union here. I have a bit of information for you. I called the Police in Middleboro, Ma, because the address that you gave for your vet sent smoke signals. There is no such person in Mass by that name. the address for the vet that you gave me to western union the money to is a hotel. While you researching bogus information to give me. I was researching legitimate information. Therefore, keep the pictures of Baylloyd that you copied from someone else's images. It's people like you that give honest people a BAD name! I pray that you are caught before you scam someone else out of their money that wasn't smart enough to do research. By the Way, I have sent the records of this email to the Middleboro police department see Cc: block. Thank you for the entertainment!

Buyer

After reading our local newspaper (from a very small town), I sent an email regarding 2 Yorkshire Terrier Puppies that were listed as free. The email went to revtonybrown@gmail.com. And I am so thankful that I found your sight showing all of the different stories of what happened to other people. The first email from the seller asked for my personal info (name, address & phn) they wanted the closest airport to me I gave two airports in two different towns. So the second email said that the puppies could be mine all I had to pay was the shipping. But since they knew that I would take good care of their "babies" that they would pay $350 and that I would just need to pay $600. I told them that I couldn't afford it and they counter offered to pay all but $50.
Anyway thank you so much for your website and warn others about Rev Tony Brown and his House of the Lord Scam.

Buyer

I sent $350.00 for a teacup yorkie and had contact with david.howard12@yahoo.com and we sent $350.00 western union and was promised a puppy and went to the airport to retrieve the puppy and she was not there when we got home to find out that I had received a email requesting more money and that we was not going to be getting a puppy. I had originally had found this add in the daily paper.

Buyer

I was scammed for two yorkie puppies that were suppose to be free. The ad was in our local newspaper. I e-mailed sam.leonards01@googlemail.com. Got this message from The House of the Lord. Same pitiful story about them being missionaries and the weather being bad in Nigeria. I felt sorry for the dogs and not knowing of this kinda of scam I went through with the deal. But they kept coming for more money. feranadzpetdelivery@expressivemail.com said I needed money for shipping taxes in London. The whole deal cost me$1600 for free puppies I never received. Do you know that about every week or so the newspaper runs ads for puppies that are from this Nigerian scam group.I check them out and call the paper every time to get it taken out. I hope I can save some other person from these people.

Buyer

I was on the verge of being scammed. This would have been the second time. I was looking for a teacup puppy online and seen an ad. I emailed the lady about the teacup yorkie puppies and she emailed me back telling me that she had already sold the puppies, but I emailed her just in time because the person she sold them to was unable to care for them anymore because she was doing missionary work in West Africa. She told me to email the lady and tell her that she referred me to her, but I had second thoughts about it so I did not email her. But a day later I had received an email from the lady in West Africa. She first emailed me saying..

From Scammer

Hello
I am Mrs Reverend Lisa Smith. I was directed to you from the breeder of my puppies that you are interested in them. I really appreciate and God bless you for your interest. I got my puppies from the breeder while i was in the state. But i got transferred to west Africa on a missionary work of Almighty God. I have been praying to my living GOD to get a carring home for my wonderful puppies and i strongly believe you are my answered prayer. I also give thanks to the breeder that directed me to you. They are full breed. They are 2 months old and akc registered, Vet check, health certificate and health guarantee. All their shots are up to date. I got transfered 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. They are 100% healthy and i don't want anything to happen to them. That is why i want to get them out soon. The weather here is not conducive for them. I will be very happy if you will be one to take them as your babies. I have male and his name is Andy while the female name is Kate, they are both very good with kids and other animals very well and love to play a lot 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! They will be giving to you free. You will only pay for their shipping fee which is $300 each so the two is $600. See their picture on attachment.
Get back to me soon and let me know if you are interested.
Thank you and GOD bless you.

Buyer

I did not reply, and two days later she emailed me again. so I replied. Here is our conversation..

I am so sorry. I cannot get the part of the possiblity of being scammed. I would only be able to go through with this deal if I was able to receive the puppies first and I know you are not willing to do that. I really am sorry for the trouble. As bad as I want these puppies, I cannot take that big of a risk. I would be loosing $400 if this deal did not go through as expected. Once again, I am so sorry.

From Scammer

Lisa Smith reverendlysasmith@gmail.com; wrote: $400 for both puppies
Thank you

Buyer

On 7/20/08, I wrot

To make this clear, is it $400 for both of the puppies or $400 for each puppy?

From Scammer

Lisa Smith reverendlysasmith@gmail.com; wrote:
I can only help if you are able to raise 400$ for the 2 puppies

Buyer

On 7/20/08, I wrote

This is a big risk that I would be taking if I accepted this deal with you. How low would you be willing to go for the price of shipping?

From Scammer

Lisa Smith reverendlysasmith@gmail.com; wrote:
I am so glad to hear from you. I will like you to know that i am a woman of God and i will never cheat nor lie to you. And i will like you to know that you are doing me a great favor by wanting to have my wonderful babies into your home. How will i scam someone that is helping me to solve my problem? For it is written, what shall it profit a man who gains the whole world and looses his soul. Nothing will i derive from scam on you. I have been serving My living God the creator of the whole universe for over 18 years by praying for nation, helping the needy and most especially preaching the gospel which got me down to Africa. My dear, I assure you that you will never regret dealing with me and i assure you that you will never regret having this puppies. Less i forget, the babies will be shipped with all their registration papers.
Get back to me soon. I will always remember you in my prayers.
Thank you God bless you

Buyer

On 7/20/08, I wrote

I probably would be able to afford one or both of them depending on how low you are willing to go for the price of them. I really feel that I can give them the best home, but I don't feel 100% sure that I will receive the puppies on behalf of the many scams I have heard about. I am dearly and deeply interested in them. I just have the problem of not knowing if I am guaranteed them.

From Scammer

Lisa Smith reverendlysasmith@gmail.com; wrote:
I am not going to sell my puppies out for no such amount of money cos they worth more than money to me. Money is not my priority at all. All i want is a caring home for my babies and i strongly believe you are my answered prayer. Let me know how much you can afford for their shipping and i will balance it up and ship them to you right away. Please and please get back to me soon and let me know you are still interested in these puppies or just one.
Thank you and God bless you

Buyer

On 7/20/08, I wrote

Hello Mrs Smith.
Thank you for emailing me, but I am sorry because I cannot afford that price. I hope you find them a good home. They are so adorable and they deserve to be loved dearly. I wish I could take them into my home, but I am just not capable of paying that price for them right now. Once again, I am so sorry.

From Scammer

Lisa Smith reverendlysasmith@gmail.com; wrote:
Hello
I am Mrs Reverend Lisa Smith. I was directed to you from the breeder of my puppies that you are interested in them. I really appreciate and God bless you for your interest. I got my puppies from the breeder while i was in the state. But i got transferred to west Africa on a missionary work of Almighty God. I have been praying to my living GOD to get a carring home for my wonderful puppies and i strongly believe you are my answered prayer. I also give thanks to the breeder that directed me to you. They are full breed. They are 2 months old and akc registered, Vet check, health certificate and health guarantee. All their shots are up to date. I got transfered 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. They are 100% healthy and i don't want anything to happen to them. That is why i want to get them out soon. The weather here is not conducive for them. I will be very happy if you will be one to take them as your babies. I have male and his name is Andy while the female name is Kate, they are both very good with kids and other animals very well and love to play a lot 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! They will be giving to you free. You will only pay for their shipping fee which is $400 each so the two is $800. See their picture on attachment.
Get back to me soon and let me know if you are interested.
Thank you and GOD bless you.

Buyer

She never emailed me back after that. Afterwords, I decided to do a little investigation and googled; Reverend Lisa Smith in West Africa; and I found out that she has scammed many people, so I decided to tell my story also.

Buyer

I did a search for Kentucky English bulldogs and was shown a Kentucky.com site which took me to Lexington Herold adds (newpaper) I emailed several people getting one back who said he had no more pups but he knew a reverend who was in Africa doing mission work who had to get rid of her English bulldog pups because she was too busy doing work with her church and he gave me her email address revmrsslisasmith@aol.com. I emailed her and she emailed me back saying she had two pups left one male one female and sent pics. She said her church wanted her to give the pups free so all I needed to do was pay shipping charges $400. and sent gave me a name Sandra and Sandra's email address xandriakretschmer@yahoo.com as well as the woman's adress 5450 Monterey Rd San Jose, Ca 95111 saying to contact her for a refeence. I did and of course this Sandra gave Lisa a great reference. Lisa sent me the information to money gram her the money to Nigera. Her name was Lisa Smith. After I sent the money she called me saying that she had discovered that she needed a shipping crate to ship the pup and that she would try to get one then she calls me a day later saying that I would need to send her $300 so she could buy crate. I told her I didn't have it and she said she could see if anyone at her church would give her money. She called me back saying she could only get $100 and that I needed to see about getting the rest. I was already sure by now that it was a scam. I told her I could not get the money and that either she find a way to send pup or give me my money back. She called me two or three more times trying to get money from me even having a man who was supposedly her travel agent trying to get me to send the money. I told them no thta I just wanted my money back and I emailed Lisa Smith telling her tnat either I get my money back or I would go to the police and of course, I haven't heard from her again. Now I am out $400 and I wanted to warn people even though if they are like me they aren't going to think to look up scams before looking to buy a dog.
Tamera

I inquired on a Maltese late yesterday afternoon. This morning, I had received a response, and I replied. After the second email, I began getting curious. The gentleman was a little too eager to give up his "baby". When he called, he was insistent upon the "shipping fee" from Nigeria to my home in Portland, but was not concerned about the other $200 in "adoption fees". I had also checked my computer for the time zones and current time in Lagos, and his response when I asked him what time it was turned out to be 2 hours shy of the time showing on the World Clock. Fortunately, I had the excuse of "My Husband said he is not comfortable sending money for something he can't physically pick up today" left in my back pocket!

The correspondence went as followed...

Buyer

Do you still have the Maltese advertised in the Oregonian? If so, can you provide more details? My father has recently retired and is looking for a new friend. He has expressed interest in a puppy since our family Sheltie died of old age 10 years ago, but hasn't put any effort into finding one. He was still working and was afraid he wouldn't be able to give a puppy enough attention.

Thank you.

From Scammer

Hello ,
Thanks for your interest in my lovely baby. She is still very much available for new home.She is 12 weeks old,She is AKC registered and her shots are given up to date.All her papers will accompany her, But right now i am in africa on a Christian mission with my wife and we have her right here with us.we are going to ship her to you via nextday pets delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent ,The Adoption fee is $200 and shipping is $150 and payment should be made through any western union local store arround you.if you are interested in having her, i want you to get back to me with your full name,address,phone number including the nearest airport to you.Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of my baby do not reply me becuas e i am only giving her out becuase we dont have time to take care of her again due to the mission work before us here. Await your response.(0112348080789622)

MARK JEFFERSON.
THE MESSIAH BAPTIST HOUSE OF LORD
12,CATHOLIC MISSIONS STREET
VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS, NIGERIA

Buyer

Mark,

Thank you for getting back to me. Yes, we would provide your baby with a very good home. We are an old farming family, and we value our pets as "children". At the moment, my parents have two indoor cats who rule the house! We have a few pets of our own who are also treated with great care.

Does your little girl have a name? How is she handling the traveling? In our family, we do a lot together, so we would carry her in our Land Rover with our 5 year old Westie when we travel back and forth to the Coast and between my parents' house in Eugene and our house in Vancouver, WA.

I will have to talk to my husband about spending this type of money, though, before I can make a definite commitment. Are you okay with giving me a couple of days to do this? Do you know how long it will take to ship her?

Regards,
Christina

From Scammer

Hello Christina,

Thanks for your mail, am so glad to hear from you.and i want you to know that her name is dammy and the shipping is going to take 24hr for her to get there so i will like you to get back to me with your full name home address and the nearest airport to your home so that we can get her ready for shipment to your location ASAP.... so if you can make the payment today you will receive her tommorow mouring at the airport and after she is being ship out here i will mail you all her flight detail's and her tracking number that you will use in picking her up at the airport.

Thanks and God bless.
Mark.

Buyer

Mark,

I am typing with my sister (she lives in Bakersfield, CA) about the pup. We are trying to see if we have the money to have her shipped right away. At the time being, I could cover one or the other without too much trouble, but both the shipping and the cost of the baby would be hard on our pocketbook this payday (darn cost of gas keeps pushing up the price of groceries!) and would not be something I can do until next payday, which is the 20th. I am checking to see if my sister wants to help me buy her for Dad.

Thank you for your patience!
Chris

Buyer

Mark,

I'm sorry. I keep forgetting to put in my phone number. I have my cell phone with me today, if you would like to speak with me. It is (XXX) XXX-XXX. We live in Vancouver, so our closest International Airport is PDX (Portland International) in Portland, OR.

Chris

From Scammer

we ready to proceed with the shipment anytime soon..I've gotten down your information and have forwarded it to the shipping agent to schedule a flight for her...payment should be send through any western union local agent around you and as soon as you make the payment get back to me with information so that she can take the next available flight to your location and as soon as she is being ship out i will mail you all her flight detail's and her tracking number that you will use in picking her up at the airport and i want you to know that she delivered at PDX Portland International Airport tommorow mouring and ,Will be looking forward to your response,Thanks..and God Bless

HERE IS THE SHIPPING AGENT PAYMENT INFORMATION.

PAYMENT INFORMATION.

text Question be:(IN GOD)
Answer:(WE TRUST)
RECIEVERS NAME:Sola Thomas
ADDRESS: 756 road avenue surulere ,
Lagos Nigeria.
zip code 23401
full sender's name:
MTCN:#
Amount
Sent:$150
Text question:

Total Amount of Charge:

FROM BUYER (ME) TO EMAIL ADDRESS:'marylinda2222@yahoo.com'

Hi, I was wondering if you still had your puppy that you are giving away.

FROM SELLER:

Calvary greetings to you, Thanks for your interest in my lovely baby
and . She is still very much available for new home.She is 11 weeks
old,she will be 4lbs at full grown and she weight 2lbs presently and
She is AKC registered and her shots are given up to date,she is vet
checked and potty trained.All her papers will accompany her, But right
now i am in africa on a Christain mission with my wife and we have her
right here with us.We are going to ship her to you via Express pets
delivery on next day delivery after shippment through a shipping agent
i am leaving her for $150 Including shipping.If you are interested in
having her, i want you to get back to me with your full name,address
including the nearest airport to you.Please if you know that you are not
going to take very good care of my baby do not reply me because i am
only giving her out becuase we dont have time to take care of her again
due to the mission work before us here.
Await your response.

FROM BUYER:

I am very much interested in her. We currently have a maltipoo and schoodle who is 9 now. Our maltipoo needs a friend. He is 6 months old. I have 2 older children who play with our dogs every day. We live in a house with a big yard. My dogs are inside dogs.

My name is ***. My address is ***. The nearest airport is Deer Valley Airport but the major airport for Arizona is Sky Harbor Airport. Let me know.

Thank you.

Kim

FROM SELLER:

Hello thanks for your response am so happy to read back from you and i want you to keep to your promise by taking a very good care of my puppy as soon as you recieve her at your location,Regarding the shipment i have just forward all your shipping information to the shipping agent and it as being confirmed so please let me know if you can be able to pick up the puppy by 3:20pm your local time tommorow afternoon so i can forward you the shipping agent payment information which you will need to make the payment through Western union money transfer directly to the shipping agent and as soon as the payment is confirmed your upcoming family member will be shipped out asap.

N:b you will be picking her up at the sky harbor airport
Thanks And God Bless

FROM BUYER:

Yes I would be able to pick the puppy up at that time. I promise to take very good care of her.

FROM BUYER:

This was posted by the website that I saw your ad on. I tried finding your ad again and it is gone. I am trying to make sure your posting was a good one.

Thanks

Kim

Alert on Pet Ads!

Please watch out for pet ads that offer free or greatly reduced prices on animals who need to be shipped from overseas. Be careful responding to ads with just an e-mail address or phone number that turns out to be non-working. These ads might be fraudulent.

FROM SELLER:

Thanks for your response below is the information you will need to make the payment for the shipment through western union money transfer directly to the shipping agent and if you can be able to make the payment today derby will be shipped out in the next couple of hours,and as soon as she is shipped out i will be getting back to you with the flight details which you will need to pick her up at the airport

Reciever's Name----David Halls
Address---------------101 VALLEY CHURCH ROAD
State--------------------LAGOS
City--------------------- IKEJA
Country-----------------NIGERIA
Zip Code----------------23401
Text Question--------IN JESUS NAME
Text Anwser----------I PRAY
So as soon as you make the payment you will be getting back to me with the information below.

  1. Senders Full Name
  2. Senders address
  3. Mtcn#10 digit number issued to you by western union

Thanks And God Bless

FROM BUYER:

I hope I don't offend you but when I went into AZCentral to find your ad again it wasn't there. This was posted by the website that I saw your ad on. Alert on Pet Ads!
Please watch out for pet ads that offer free or greatly reduced prices on animals who need to be shipped from overseas. Be careful responding to ads with just an e-mail address or phone number that turns out to be non-working. These ads might be fraudulent.

I am trying to make sure your posting was a good one and I am not getting scammed. No one sells a Maltese for just a shipping amount. That is too good to be true. Could you give me your name, address and phone number. Also you said the puppy is registered. If I can get that information too.

Thanks

Kim

FROM SELLER:

i CAN CONTACT AZ TO REMOVE THE AD SIMPLY BECAUSE OF YOU I TOLD THEM YOU ARE ABOUT TOI MAKE THE PAYMENT PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED ANY MORE BECAUSE I HAVE OTHER PEOPLE PLEASE

FROM BUYER:

I am very interested. You said the dog was registered with AKC so I just wanted to get that information from you. You said you had the papers. If that is a problem let me know.

Kim

FROM SELLER:

The akc is intant i have attahed it with this message there is no problem with it so all you have to do is for you to get back to me and let me know if you can be able to pick the puppy up tommorow by 3:20 your local time so i can forward you the shipping agent payment information which you will need to make the payment through western union money transfer so that the puppy can be shipped out asap

FROM BUYER:

Could you forward me another picture of her. Also I can not read the attachment you sent. It is way too small.

FROM BUYER:

Sorry, you can scam someone else. I am not interested.

MY First EMAIL:
Buyer wrote:

I am really interested in purchasing a mini bull, i just have a few question about the shippping process. can such a small puppie be shipped? is it traumatic for them? how is it done?

Scammer EMAIL #1

Hello,

Yes Queen is still up for adoption. the puppy is AKC/NKC and CKC reg. but at present i am not in the states. i just lost my dad who has been working in nigeria in a brewery company. i was invited to nigeria as his only next of kins to collect a compensation. Queen is also with me because i thought it will be as fast as possible. but since i never knew i will stay longer than this and the change of environment and lack of quality dog
food that Queen has been exposed to i decided to adopt her out . she is already quarantined and is well vaccinated.My happiness is to give her the love and care that she deserve.I wanted to give Queen out for free but $300 will be paid for shipping and handling charges only. pls if interested in helping me out in giving Queen a good home and love she deserves pls get back to me with you fulname and add, city , state, zip code, tel number and nearest airport to you so that i can forward it to my shiping agent for shipping to commence immediately, promise me you'll take good care of Queen. why do say so? pls reply as soon as possible below is her information.
weight: 12weeks
ability:paper trained, potty trained.
advantage: easily understands french and english
hobby: loves playing with toys
Thanks

Scammer Email 2

Hello Andrew,

May the good God continue to bless to you.I quite appreciate your interests towards Queen.I have gotten your full shipping information and have fowarded it to my shipping agent for shipping arrangements to commence immediately depending when payment is been made for the shipment.I will like you to know that is not the money that really matters to me but the care of Queen and i will like you to promise me that you will take very good care of her when you get her.Meanwhile payments will not be made to me but my shipping agent who will be taking care of the shipping.the only two payment methods he has the access to is either through Westernunion or Moneygram any one close to you.Immediately the payment is been confirmed,shipping will commence immediately and by 5.30pm tomorrow evening,Queen will be at Dallas Fowrt Worth internatioal Airport to be received by you. Meanwhile you will have to go immediately to make payments for shipment to commence.So below is the informations needed to make the payments either through WesternUnion or Money Gram

NAME:MOSES MORGAN
ADDRESS:142 VICTORIA ISLAND RD
ZIP CODE:23401
STATE:LAGOS
COUNTRY:NIGERIA
TEST QUESTION:MY WIFE NAME
ANSWER:MARY

ALSO GET BACK TO ME WHEN PAYMENT IS BEEN MADE WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATIONS

SENDERS NAME................?
SENDERS ADDRESS...............?
AMOUNT.........$300
MTCN#.......................?
TEST QUESTION..............AS INSTRUSTED ABOVE
ANSWER....................AS INSTRUCTED ABOVE

Immediately the payment is been confirmed,shipping will commence immediately.pls ensure to be at the Dallas Fowrt Worth internatioal Airport before 5.30pm tomorrow evening to recieve Queen Also i will be waiting to hear from you.You can also call me at 011-234-805-686-8298

Thanks

I recieved this message yesterday,I responded because it sounded so real,well after reading the second letter they sent me i knew they were a fraud! please beware!They can't even keep there story straight,first its two dogs at the begining and middle of the letter then he keeps refering to just one dog at the end.

*FIRST LETTER:*

My Name is Evangelist Mark Cute, I and my wife are on a Christian Mission to Africa and I came along with our Teacup Yorkshire Terrier Babies.

After a While, I notice that the African Weather is not good for the puppies and have not been able to take Good care of her the way i always do because of my Job.

They are AKC REGISTERED: TEACUP. HOME RAISED, VACINES & HEALTH GUARANTEED.

I need someone to adopt both and take care of them the way I always do. If you can take good care of her, do send a reply and I will email you her Pictures and full details about her.

I hope to read from you.
Regards,
Evangelist Mark Cute
Motto: In GOD we trust...................

*SECOND LETTER:*

Hello,
Thanks for your interest in my babies.
The little puppies are still very much available for adoption. The little girl is 1.9lbs and while the male is weigh 2lbs,both are 10 weeks old they should be to 3 to 4lb range full grown,if they are potty trained and very friendly with children they fit in the palm of your hand,they are AKC registered puppy adorable and sociable with great Personalities and very good bloodlines,they are vet-checked, up to date on shots and de-worming, and are health guaranteed.. All the papers will accompany the puppy,But right now i am in West Africa on a Christian mission with my wife and we have the puppies right here with us.We are going to ship to you via express delivery on next day delivery after shipment through a shipping agent,so if you are interested in having the puppies, i want you to get back to me with your full name,address including the nearest airport to you.

Please if you know that you are not going to take very good care of our babies, do not reply me because i am giving them on adoption because of bad condition or anything i am only giving this puppies out because we don't have time to take care of the puppies again due to the mission work before us here. they would be going for free so i will like you to get back to me with your full name and full address including your nearest airport and your contact phone number so that i can carry out shipping.

The lovely puppies will come along with all necessary health paper work like......

Akc/Nkc/Fci Registered Paper
Two Years health Guarantee
health Insurance Paper
Vet Record
Birth Certificate
Shot Book
Travel Crate
Toys And Foods
Breed:Yorkie
Price: Free
Shipping Fees: $300.00 USD
Total cost: $300.00 USD

I will accept Western union or Money gramm.If you are really interested in having my puppies as part of your family,I want you to get back to me with the below following......

Full name...?
House address..?
Phone number...?
City............?
State...........?
Zip code..........?

And the nearest airport close to you.let me know if you are still interested to adopt them and i can go ahead and give you the shipper's informations for you to send the money to him also the puppies can leave for the state immediately the shipper receives the confirmation on the money sent because the weather here is too hot for them......and the puppies will get to your nearest airport within 24hrs......100% guaranteed.

Lastly, I want you to promise me that when you have our puppies with you there you are going to take good care of them as i always do and also send update on there pictures and health to me????

Awaiting your response and our puppies name are ROLLY & KATTY.
can you afford the shipping charges pls?
can you go and pick them up at the airport or if you prefer door step delivery.

I really want you to promise me that you will take very good care of our babies.

Looking forward to read from you asap.

Thanks again for your love and caring for our adorable babies

Thanks and Remain Bless,
Evangelist Mark Cute

Not scammed - because I read here first -but just want to post this warning. I answered an ad in the Washington Post about an ad for an English Bulldog. Here's the email exchange:

Me:

Do you have any puppies left? Age? M/F? Pictures?
Thanks!

Response from Mike Stead [steadm97@yahoo.com]

Hello,
The puppy is AKC Registered, has all shots upto date and she's vet checked. But unfortunately, he's just
been adopted, some minutes ago by Mr. Richard, and i was just been contacted by one of my customer that i
sold some puppies to who mailed me just now to inform me that they are looking for a caring person to
adopt their puppies.

His name is Evangelist Mac cleans, he called me that he had been transfered to West africa on a
christian mission, due to his immediate relocation, he went with his wife, and also had his puppies
with him overthere.

His commitment to the work of God could not enable him to stay with the puppies often according to his,
and that the climatic condition of the country is too harsh for the puppies health, so he needs a caring
parent who can adopt the babies back to the United State of America as soon as possible.

he will provide the shipping agent to have the puppies shipped back to you and you will only be paying for
the shipping fee. I suggest you contact him soon as possible Via Email: maccleans95@yahoo.com

he will be very much delightfull to hear from you, so as to have this puppies shipped to you asap.

he requested, a caring and loving parent for his babies and i am so sure he will be so excited if he knows
I directed you to him. Kindly notify me immediately the babies are adopted.
Best Regards

Me:

If I see some photos, get information as to age, health, etc. and am contacted directly by your previous customer I will consider handling this without seeing them.
Thanks,

His response:

Thanks for the mail,I want you to contact him asap he will supply with all details you need.

I didn't respond after that. I read about similar scams on this site. Watch out Virginia Marylany & D.C.!

Buyer

I recently answered an add from a man regarding the adoption of his female yorkie. I asked ALOT of questions and he sounded like he was legitate, he said it would only cost me $130.00 dollars to get her here and he would take care of the rest. I sent him the money via money gram. Then I eceived another from I'm guessing a fake email address or someone linked to him continetal airlines But there was no logo or lonk attache which I found suspicious he neede 450.00 more dollars to send he for insurance and crate insurance. I told him I didn't have the money. And he insisted I send it so she could come to a good home, I still told him I didn't have it. I was then sent an email from someone else claiming that they were going to report me to the police for trying to buy a dog online, I then told them I contacte the local police and a lawyer. They told me that they wanted my lawyers name and information. I'm still getting emails from this person claiming theyare going to report me, what the heck are they going to report me for they are the one's who took my money!