Pet Adoption for Free

Pet Adoption Scam: How It Works

(with video below) Be careful if you’re trying to adopt a pet. Scammers advertise dogs for adoption all over the Internet. Beware of the Adopt A Pet scam! Let’s take a look.

You want to get a puppy and come across an Internet post or classified ad from somebody willing to give a pet away (or have a bunch of them for a ridiculously low price). The pictures are cute and you fall in love with the animal. It could even be advertised as “spend the COVID-19 pandemic with a new friend”, “the perfect birthday gift for your kid” or a “great Christmas present”. How does the scam work?

Watch the video below to see in action a Pet Adoption scam exposed:

Pet Adoption Scam Video

You contact the person and they explain that they just moved out of the country and their pet is having a horrible time accommodating to the new climate. After exchanging a few e-mails and building trust, the owner of the animal will only require that you pay for the shipping, just promise you’ll take good care of the pet.

After you wire the money, it will be the last you hear from them, since the pet never existed in the first place. The scammer just used Internet pictures with the cute puppies. The crook could also approach victims by saying their spouse died and now they need to get rid of all the things that remind them of the deceased.

The crook might also pretend they are using a third party to mediate the deal, to make the transaction seem more secure.

 

Pet Adoption Scam: How To Avoid

Buy pets from your own town – there must be some that need love. This way, you can go and pick them up yourself. Report a pet adoption scammer in the comments section below.

 

Pet Adoption Scam: How To Report

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68 thoughts on “Pet Adoption for Free”

  1. i answered an ad for havanese puppies on eClassifieds4U site. I became suspicious when he told me a sob story about how his sister died and had to care for two pups he had no time for. he was more than willing to give them away. when i said i would take them he suddenly said he was no longer in the area advertised, he had moved close to his sons dr. 12 hrs away. he would arrange for shipment for $700. when i told him we would spend 1/3 of that cost to come pick them up, i never heard from him again. he gave me this name /website chrismoore@gmail.com. who would give 2 purebreds for free? please note that on the eclassified ads there were four ads offering the same under different names. all saying havanese , one male one female, 12 weeks old plus photos of teddy and dixie.

  2. trevorryanm801@gmail.com

    Another seller on the e classified 4U website giving away “free” puppies. I inquired about the puppies as well as questioned this person on scamming others.. they did not acknowledge anything about whether this was a scam or not (obviously) however, I received a very long response back within seconds. Seems like the responses are coming back automatically. This person is “giving away” multiple breeds of puppies. Please everyone beware. “Trevor’s” email response is below.

    “Hi,
    Thanks for the interests for my puppies. I have two puppies.These small nests are called Nelly and Kelly. The male is called Kelly and the female is called Nelly.My puppies are 14 weeks old. They are healthy, socialized, dewormed and up to date on vaccines. I just relocated because of a job transfer. I moved with my puppies and i have no time to take proper care of the puppies so i have decided to give them out for free adoption. Before we proceed with the adoption, please answer the following questions, i hope you don’t mine.

    1.Where are you located?
    2.Have you ever owned a dog before?
    3.Do you have kids?
    4.Are you interested in the male or the female or in both?

    Looking Forward.”

    Disgusting, whoever this is.

  3. SCAMMER: aidenpicketts@gmail.com

    I found “Aiden’s” ad for beagle puppies online. He or whomever it was (probably Sabrina) responded back with the same email message as SALSMI (below) had posted.. with the puppies named Riley and Daisy. I was actually searching for a Aiden’s phone number online so that I could call him directly however, instead of finding his contact info, I found this site. Thank goodness – and thank you everyone for sharing your stories.

    This is the email response I got back when I responded stating I wanted one maybe both puppies:

    I am happy you are interested in my puppy. As i stated earlier i just relocated to St. John’s, NL because of a job transfer and We are moving to a small apartment that does not allow pets. I will be happy if you can come to St. John’s, NL to meet me and the puppy for the adoption, but if you can’t come for the puppy yourself, i will arrange a safe and reliable delivery directly to your address. So will you come for the puppy yourself? or will you pay for the delivery to your house? (The delivery will cost you $500). Let me know if you can come so that i will give you my address or if you will pay for the delivery so that i will tell you how the delivery works.

    Unbelievable that someone would do something so heartless. Please be very careful when looking for a pet. Extensive research needs be done prior to. There’s that old but very wise saying.. if something sounds too good to be true.. then it’s likely to be exactly that.

  4. Silvana Morelli

    Same scam – this time with pugs : On Wed., May 20, 2020, 10:59 Cozart, <cozartt50@gmail.com> wrote:
    Hello,

    Thanks for your response. I must say I’m very happy to meet a good home for my lil baby Daisy and I am very convinced that Daisy will be well taken care of by you .I live in Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory and I will be very happy if you can come for the view and pickup Daisy but if you guys are not so close to me and can’t make the trip then I shall arrange for a pet Courier service and they will get Daisy delivered at your home address that you will provide to me. After the registration I will provide you Daisy’s registration number which you will use to track the entire shipping process on the website of the Shipping Agency. I shall require your address in the following order so i can make Transfer of ownership document for Daisy and also for her registration with the delivery agency so a flight can be reserve for him over to your location. I will need the details in the following order:

    Your Full Names

    Province

    City

    Home Address

    Postal Code

    Your Contact Number

    As soon as I have the details, I shall prepare the Transfer of Ownership document which I will send to you through email to read through sign and email back to me so that I authenticate the document before taking her to the courier company for registration and your home delivery. A tracking Number will be provided by the shipping agency with which we will be tracking the entire shipping process on their website. Do get back to me with the details as soon as possible so that I can begin the process. You will have to pay a total of $600 which includes the shipping fee of $150 for Daisy and the adoption fee of $450. I accept payments through the following payment methods so you will have to make your choice and let me know

    e-Transfer

    You will have to make the payment to the address which i will provide after i am done with the registration of the puppy with the shipping agency for delivery. A tracking number will be provided by the shipping agency with which you will be able to track the entire shipping process on the shipping agency’s website.

    Regards and waiting for your kind response.

    as well as ayne moore <waynemoore659@gmail.com>
    Attachments
    Wed, May 20, 2:02 PM (14 hours ago)
    to me

    Hello Dear,

    Thanks for the interested in regards to our Pug Puppies,our family
    takes great care to make sure all our Puppies are very socialized and
    friendly with other pets.They come
    with all up to date shots and also seen by our Vet before going to their
    new homes.these Puppies are 11 weeks old, CKC registered,Vet checked,
    good temperament with kids and other pets.we exercise our Puppies
    regularly and take the Puppies always for walks! .all our Puppies
    are raised in the same home and environment. we have two Puppies
    available and their names are Teddy and Daisy .

    Daisy
    She is home and potty trained.
    She does not bark a lot.
    She Is friendly with kids and other pets.
    She get angry when you shout at her.

    Teddy
    He is home and potty trained
    He barks more than Daisy but not to much.
    He is also a friend to kids and other pets.
    He barks when he sees strangers.

    I have some few questions

    Are you Familiar with Pug puppies?
    where are you located?
    Do you have a vet doctor?
    How old are you?
    What is your occupation?
    Are you interested in Teddy the male or Daisy the female or both?
    How soon do you want the puppy?

    My reason for setting these babies for adoption is being that i just
    lost my only sister who was the only one who could take good care of
    these babies and I’ve just relocated to a new location and my duty
    here is tight up that we even regret bringing the puppies over with
    us. So we will very much happy given them out for adoption as soon as
    possible to reduce our work load. We are looking for reasonable,
    knowledgeable and cautious person who can offer them tenderness,
    nursery with lots of love kisses.

    Sorry for all the questions but i need to know
    the kind of home and environment these Puppies will be going to.
    Regards

    Thanks and Waiting to read from you
    God Bless You

  5. Beware of someone claiming to sell puppies and even monkeys using the cell phone (678) 685-3072. It says her name is Wendy Jean but i doubt it. I sent her money and then she said she will give the pup to a company to ship it. Then the "company" said they will send me the pup but i need to send them more money. Scammers! They used the phone number (770) 847-8600

  6. Beware of someone claiming to sell puppies and even monkeys using the cell phone (678) 685-3072. It says her namer is Wendy Jean but i doubt it. . I sent her money and then she said she will give the pup to a company to ship it. Then the "company&quo

    Petera

  7. Just got the same scam e-mail from marcbradly1975@gmail.com that now is heathertravis003@gmail.com

    Hi,
    We have accepted your family as i spoke to my wife about your
    interest in getting the female puppy.I am really happy you are
    interested in given her a lovely home.
    I would like you to spoil her with lots of love and an
    excellent home.She is currently on shot and also have a year health
    guarantee as confirm by his vet doctor. She comes with papers and accessories
    I am presently located in Winnipeg Manitoba so if you can come fine but if
    not then we are going to arrange for a home delivery.
    You shall only be paying $500 for the puppy including delivery and change
    of ownership papers.
    I am given you this puppy due to your assurance so i would be needing
    monthly updated photos so i can see how she is doing in her new home.
    Send your full home delivery details as below.
    Full Names……..
    City/State/Post code………
    Home Address……
    Cell Number………
    Home Number……
    As soon as i have this information, i would be getting the change of
    ownership papers done and proceeding with registration and also have
    all accessories set for delivery.
    I would be looking forward to read from you soonest .
    Thanks and waiting++

  8. Marcbradley1975@gmail.com is the same email with heathertravis7575@gmail.com
    Luckily I read they are scam before proceeding.
    This is what they sent me :

    Hi,
    We have accepted your family request.
    I spoke to my wife about your interest in getting the female puppy.
    i am really happy you are interested in given a new and lovely home for Daissy.
    She will make an excellent family pet in your home.
    I would like you to spoil her with lots of love.
    She is currently on shot and also have a year health
    guarantee as confirm by her vet doctor. She would be coming with all
    her papers and accessories as we need you to give her the best.
    I am presently located in Bonn Germany so if you can come fine but if not
    we are going to arrange for a home delivery to your home ASAP.
    You shall be paying 350 Euro for the puppy including delivery and change of ownership papers.
    I am given you this puppy due to your assurance so i would be needing monthly updated
    photos so i can see how she is doing in her new home. If that is fine by you then
    all i need right now for the change of ownership papers and delivery
    to your home are your full home delivery details as below.
    Full Names……..
    City/State/post code………
    Home Address……
    Cell Number………
    Home Number……
    As soon as i have this information, i would be getting the change of
    ownership papers done and proceeding with registration and also have
    all accessories set for delivery.
    I would be looking forward to read from you soonest .
    Thanks and waiting++

  9. Sir, my name is Dharmendra Singh. In my locality, a person who brought a puppy, that puppy came under my car at night, I did not pay attention and chased the car in which he died and the people of the locality got my car parked and On asking for the car for all my car’s paper, Sina says, "Give me a puppy of another dog, only then I will get the car, I am troubled for three days, sir." I am very compelled to help you. It will be a great pity, Sir, I have absolutely no money to buy a puppy. My neighbor’s rottweiler died two months old puppy from my car. And you are asking me to bring another puppy. You are the one who will help me. You are a great human being. You will definitely help me. I have full faith. Please bring it so that I can give my car to my neighbor and arrange food for my family. Please help me, great mercy. My family was hungry for three days. My neighbor’s puppy was a rottweiler breed. He was a two-month-old dog. There was a puppy who died of deception in my car, please help me please give me a puppy as donation so that I can take my livelihood to my car Please sir help me with my neighbors please give me a two month old puppy

  10. ANI NATATRALASHVILI

    I was looking for a pup in the toronto gta classifieds when i contacted someone with the email Thewilliams710@gmail.com
    he sent me the following email;
    Hello,

    Thanks for your response. I must say I’m very happy to meet a good home for my lil baby Mickey and i am very convinced that Mickey will be well taken care of by you .Since I have made up my mind to let him into your home, can you promise me that he will be well look after and you guys will keep me updated with monthly pictures so I can know how he is doing with you. I live in Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory. and i will be very happy if you can come for the view but if you guys are not so close to me and can’t make the trip then I shall arrange for a pet Courier service and they will get Mickey delivered at your home address that you will provide to me. I love the services of the delivery company because they are so fast, they do delivery world wide so no need to be scared and worried because they will treat Mickey as a royalty. After the registration i will provide you Mickey’s registration number. I shall require your address in the following order so i can make the change of ownership papers for Mickey and also for his registration with the delivery agency so a flight can be reserve for him over to your location. I will need the details in the following order:

    Your full names
    Province
    City
    Home address
    Postal code
    Your contact number

    As soon as i have the details, I shall prepare the change of ownership papers before taking him to the courier company for registration and your home delivery. Do get back to me with the details so i can prepare the change of ownership papers and do the delivery registration with the delivery service asap.You will have to pay just $300 for Mickey to be transported and delivered at your home. You will be paying the money directly to the delivery company that i will be using to transport Mickey. I will also send all the relevant paper works via the delivery service. So you will be paying directly to them and not to me. My main objective is for the puppies to have a lovely and forever family and I’m glad I found you. Regards and waiting for your kind response.

    iv read the same exact email a number of times. once i looked up his email, a scam website was the first to pop up.
    BE CAREFUL
    300 dollars may not seem like much for a puppy but it is when its scam.

  11. I want to report this contact which I believe they are frauds. They all belong to one owner that I have found them everywhere on classified websites. This person posted pet for sale in different locations from the UK, Canada, US, etc. Please take a look and thank you for preventing scammers and help lots of real animal lover from being scammed.
    lamendalrose@gmail.com
    aboutpuppiesadoption@gmail.com
    619-535-9832

  12. Same wording of the email content. Good thing I search for the email addresses in google. Don’t fall for these emails:
    marcbradly1975@gmail.com scotthartman7575@gmail.com

    Here’s the email
    ———————–
    Hiya,
    Thanks for the interest concerning these puppies.
    Both male and female puppies are still available.
    They are called Morgan and Daissy. Morgan is the
    male and Daissy is the female.
    They are 12 weeks old,vet checked and vaccinated.
    They are home and toilet trained and come alongside their
    necessary papers and 1year health guarantee.
    They get along with other home pets and love the company of kids.

    We are looking for families or individuals who can give these puppies a forever home.
    We claim the right to deny any person and will always choose the home we feel
    is best for these puppies

    Please let me know the following:

    -Where are you located?
    -Are you married?
    -Do you have kids?
    -Do they love puppies?
    -Are you a breeder?
    -Do you want both puppies?
    -Do you intend breeding them?
    -Do you have enough space for these puppies?
    -Which sex do you want?

    sorry for too many questions just want to know the
    kind of home our puppies will be going.
    Immediately i get requested information, I shall then determine the
    family to give my puppies to. Your case will be treated immediately you
    respond positively and promptly.Hope you do understand and get back asap

    —————————
    2nd email

    Hi,
    We have accepted your family request.
    I spoke to my wife about your interest in getting the male puppy.
    i am really happy you are interested in given a new and lovely home for Morgan.
    He will make an excellent family pet in your home.
    I would like you to spoil him with lots of love.
    He is currently on shot and also have a year health
    guarantee as confirm by his vet doctor. He would be coming with all
    his papers and accessories as we need you to give him the best.
    I am presently located in Oman so if you can come fine but if not
    we are going to arrange for a home delivery to your home ASAP.
    You shall be paying 900 AED for the puppy including delivery and change of ownership papers.
    I am given you this puppy due to your assurance so i would be needing monthly updated
    photos so i can see how he is doing in his new home. If that is fine by you then
    all i need right now for the change of ownership papers and delivery
    to your home are your full home delivery details as below.
    Full Names……..
    City/State/post code………
    Home Address……
    Cell Number………
    Home Number……
    As soon as i have this information, i would be getting the change of
    ownership papers done and proceeding with registration and also have
    all accessories set for delivery.
    I would be looking forward to read from you soonest .
    Thanks and waiting++

  13. Marcia A Fonner

    I am on-line with "Free puppies for adoption" through Facebook. I think it is a scam. The message says they will ship me a ShihTzu puppiy from Diluth Georgia to me here in St.George Utah. They wont give their name or the name of the "courier" who will bring the puppy. I am signing off with them…………so cruel.

  14. Honestly I have tried contacting a few puppy ads on eclassifieds4u I have gotten the same emails back. All always mentioning just moving and needing me to pay shipping. It is so heart breaking 🙁

  15. I was scammed! Adoption for free in Dubizzle!I saw the “macaw parrots” i contacted this number 0589715351.She asked me first what is my background, where i live. She said she took home the birds to Ukraine. I need to pay for the shipping for 900 aed each, she offered me the cage and accessories.She sent me nice pics of the pareots.she asked me to send the money to moneygramin this name Syrir Olena, i said western so she provided me name Petrenko Inna. After sending money, i received a mail from United_Petcargo_AirLine telling the tracking nber of the shipping and a link of Traszimex.com, i check so it says details of the shipping but no status seen. The next day, this 0586864875/0586863298 called me, they are from shipping company telling that it’s my first time to receive pet I need to pay for the travel insurance to proceed to shipping as dubai customs requirement
    But will return back the money once they deliver. Then I asked the owner of the parrots, she said she dont know about it. So i cancel it, and asked my money to return to me. When i checked them again in dubizzle, i cannot find them because it was removed already. Then i checked again tracking number that time i cannot open showing no reaults found!Then shes trying to prove it is not scam she sent emirates Id with different name and nationality Palistani.

  16. I was scamed with a "doberman puppy,650 euro,send it to ‘owner’ and after the cost of transport or insurance 3200€ in 48 hours.The owner is on facebock like a french buldog puppy saller.’Anyway the name is african german.Account bank is in Ireland.Hermann blabla….

  17. found an ad on eclassifieds4u about two teacup pomeranians for free and i contacted this email: catherineehw5@email.com. I told them I was interested and then I got an email from a different person thewilliams710@gmail.com. This is what they sent me: Hello,
    I acknowledge receiving your email. Thanks for the interest you have for my Puppies. I have a male called Mickey and female called Daisy, both Pure Bred, they are 11-12 weeks old each, vet checked, registered, well trained(potty trained, wee wee pad trained and almost done with crate training) and have been well socialized and love the company of kids and other animals. They are very healthy, they are UTD on shots, and have all their complete documents. The reason why am giving out these puppies is because i had to relocate because of my Job and my apartment management informed me they do not allow pets in the premises, leaving me with no choice but to hand them to another pet loving home. I am so going to miss them. All i really want is for the puppies to move into a nice and caring home. I will love to ask some few questions before we proceed.

    Have you ever raised a Puppy before?

    Why are you looking for a Puppy?

    Do you have a vet around your home?

    Would you be interested in Mickey or Daisy or Both?

    How soon do you need the Puppies?

    Where are you located?

    Sorry if asking too many questions, i just want to be sure that you are going to provide the love and care needed for these Puppies Thanks and waiting for your kind reply. Attached to this mail are some Pics Of Mickey and Daisy.

    I answered their questions and waited for their reply. Finally, they sent me this:

    Hello,

    Thanks for your response. I must say I’m very happy to meet a good home for my puppies and I’m very convinced that the puppies will be well taken care of by you .Since I have made up my mind to let the babies into to your home, can you promise me that the puppies will be well look after and you guys will keep me updated with monthly pictures so I can know how the puppies are doing with you. I live in Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory. and i will be very happy if you can come for the view but if you guys are not so close to me and can’t make the trip then I shall arrange for a pet Courier service and they will get the puppies delivered at your home address that you will provide to me. I love the service of the delivery company because they are so fast, they do delivery world wide so no need to be scared and worried because they will treat the puppies as royalties. After the registration i will provide you the puppies registration number. I shall require your address in the following order so i can make the change of ownership papers for the puppies and also for the registration of the puppies with the delivery agency so a flight can be reserve for them over to your location. I will need the details in the following order:

    Your full names
    Province
    City
    Home address
    Postal code
    Your contact number

    As soon as i have the details, I shall prepare the change of ownership papers before taking the puppies to the courier company for registration and your home delivery. Do get back to me with the details so i can prepare the change of ownership papers and do the delivery registration with the delivery service asap.You will have to pay just $300 for one and $600 for both puppies to be transported and delivered at your home. You will be paying the money directly to the delivery company that i will be using to transport the puppies. I will also send all the relevant paper works via the delivery service. So you will be paying directly to them and not to me. My main objective is for the puppies to have a lovely and forever family and I’m glad I found. Regards and waiting for your kind response.

    I told my dad about it and he thought it was very suspicious, so that was when I did more research. They attached photos of the puppies in the first email, but after doing a reverse image search, I found them all over google images and pinterest. Finally, I searched through so many scam-warning websites and finally found this website and saw the exact emails being sent to others. Another thing that threw me off initially was the fact that these puppies are worth at least $1,500 each, but after this guy told me it was because of work and whatnot i just brushed it off.

    Be careful everyone. This was on eclassifieds4u and the person is saying they’re in Vancouver. Glad I found all of this out before it was too late. Make sure you do your research.

  18. Yeah i just emailed her …i asked if theres a way i could see her registration on the CKC website because i was having troubles ..and didnt answer me and the pictures seem kinda odd to me ?

  19. I kept this conversation with a scammer going for over 2 months to waste her time!! Here is the suspicious intro email I got after inquiring from a website called "https://au.global-free-classified-ads.com&quot;. They will ask for $350 for delivery, but never give their actual address so we can see the puppy – as they don’t have any!!

    "We are happy you are willing and ready to give one of this lovely puppies a forever home .They are so adorable and perfect in every way! These little loves would be a perfect addition to any house hold whether it be a single person looking for a great companion or a full house with children looking to add some more cuddles to their lives. We are currently located in Sydney NSW and i notice from your reply that we are not in the same location and i do not know if you will be able to make the drip here since its several hours drive to get here,better still if you wont be able to make it here, i can get him or her delivered to you by a pet transportation company right to your address or location for pick and all you will have to pay for is just for the transportation fee the puppy ok. We wont charge you any adoption fee all we need is for you to promise us you will give her the best home ever and will send us pictures of her from time to time so that we can see his/her progress.

    As for the delivery of the puppy you have not to be worried about shipment because we have specialized pets shipping services we have used over the years that have always handle delivery of our dogs with love and care to to their new homes."

    I tried again with a different email address saying I was in Sydney, and their response was the same as above, except their location changed to being in Melbourne!

  20. FRAUD ALERT!

    “ Sabrina Gagnon” is now posing as “Sabrina Leblanc.” She is posting a FAKE ad on Maltipoo puppies. This is where I found the ad:
    http://www.eclassifieds4u.com/toronto/ca-maltipoo-puppies-for-adoption-ad-nlmkp651209

    The email posted on the ad was different from the email I received. This is her chain of emails to me:

    Hello,
    My name is Sabrina Leblanc, i have two puppies (Riley and Dixie). Riley is the male and Dixie is the female puppy. My puppies are 12 weeks old. They are healthy, socialized, dewormed and up to date on vaccines. I just relocated because of a job transfer. I moved with my puppies and i have no time to take proper care of the puppies so i have decided to give them out for free adoption. Before we proceed with the adoption, i will be happy if you can answer the following questions;

    1.Where are you located?
    2.Have you ever owned a dog before?
    3.Are you interested in Riley the male or Dixie the female, or in both?

    Looking Forward,
    Sabrina Leblanc

    I asked her a couple of questions about the puppy and never responded to them. Only sent me pictures of the “puppy” and I asked how the delivery process worked.

    Hello,
    The puppy will be coming with all papers. I will be needing the following information so that i can arrange the delivery;

    1.Your full names:
    2.Your complete address:
    3.Your cell number:

    Once i have your complete address above, i will take the puppy to the agency and make the delivery arrangements. They will then contact you about the delivery and you will send them the money for delivery. Before you send them the money, they will send you a tracking number so that you can track the puppy online. Once you send them the money, they will proceed with the delivery. I will be using the Door-to-Door Shipping Agency. They are very reliable in transporting animals, they have special agents that will take very good care of the puppy during the transportation, i have used them before and everything went smoothly.

    Looking Forward,
    Sabrina Leblanc

    I found it strange that she never answered my questions about the puppy. Thank God I didn’t give her any personal details and I’m glad I found this website. Beware of this scammer!

  21. yup. luckily we also caught this scam. the name is also catherine williams.(the bosslady710@gmail.com). careful. she will email you like this:
    I acknowledge receiving your email. Thanks for the interest you have for my Puppies. I have a male called Mickey and female called Daisy, both Pure Bred, they are 11-12 weeks old each, vet checked, registered, well trained(potty trained, wee wee pad trained and almost done with crate training) and have been well socialized and love the company of kids and other animals. They are very healthy, they are UTD on shots, and have all their complete documents. The reason why am giving out these puppies is because i had to relocate because of my Job and my apartment management informed me they do not allow pets in the premises, leaving me with no choice but to hand them to another pet loving home. I am so going to miss them. All i really want is for the puppies to move into a nice and caring home. I will love to ask some few questions before we proceed.

    Have you ever raised a Puppy before?

    Why are you looking for a Puppy?

    Do you have a vet around your home?

    Would you be interested in Mickey or Daisy or Both?

    How soon do you need the Puppies?

    Where are you located?

    Sorry if asking too many questions, i just want to be sure that you are going to provide the love and care needed for these Puppies Thanks and waiting for your kind reply. Attached to this mail are some Pics Of Mickey and Daisy.

    Catherine W

  22. marcbradly1975@gmail.com
    jarretjohnson7575@gmail.com
    804-528-2113

    Just search marcbradly1975@gmail.com and you will find hundreds upon hundreds of fake ads on every pet site, every classified space, in different states, in different countries. This guy is prolific. Don’t get scammed!

    This was his email to me, but it was from another email address and the city was different than what was listed on the original ad. RED FLAGS!!!
    "Hello ,
    Thanks for the mail of interest as concern of my puppies.
    They are called Morgan and Daissy. Morgan is the
    male and Daissy is the female.
    They are 12 weeks old and vet checked and vaccinated,
    home and toilet trained and will be coming along with all their
    necessary papers and 1year health guarantee and others like, eating
    bowl, pet blanket,play toy and food menu, they get along with other
    home pets and love the company of kids mostly,very friendly and
    socialize,they are very healthy,smart and playful.

    We are looking for families (an individual is a family of one though)
    who can commit to a forever home for these puppies, and seem to us to have
    the right stuff to love our puppies. We claim the right to deny any
    prospective person our puppies and will always choose the home we feel
    is best for the puppies,It will cost $400 for the male or female

    Please do let me know the following:

    -Where are you located?
    -Are you married?
    -Do you have kids?
    -Do they love puppies?
    -Are you a breeder?
    -Do you want both puppies?
    -Do you intend breeding them?
    -Do you have space in your apartment for the dog to play around?
    -Which sex do you want?

    sorry for too many questions just that I will really like to know the
    kind of home my babies will be going to ok,
    Immediately i get all that requested, I shall then determine the
    family to give my puppies to. Your case will be treated immediately you
    respond positively and promptly. We will allow just a day for that and will let you know by the end of
    the day if you will be the one to take home the puppy cause the other
    families wanting the same puppies as well .Hope you do
    understand get back asap and exercise some patience while we decide on who to be
    this puppy next parents. hope you love her recent pics

    I will be waiting to read from you soonest"

  23. I too almost fell for the Catherine Williams scam. This time it was a toy poodle out of Nunavut. Think we scared her off based on my daughter and I both accidentally sending her emails at the same time.

    I did receive an email from her with exactly the same wording as others in this string

  24. SCAMMER BY THE NAME CATHERINE WILLIAMS IS CLAIMING TO BE IN VANCOUVER NOW!!!

    SCAM
    Offering : Cute Shiba Inu Puppies Seeking A New And Forever Home.

    Posted on September 11, 2017 12:00 pm – All Ads by this Poster – Email to friend – Flag this Ad
    Details:
    Price
    (Free)
    Breed
    Shiba Inu
    Age
    11 Weeks old
    Sex
    Both
    Vaccinated
    Yes
    Location
    Vancouver, V6E 1H1
    View Map
    Description:
    Cute Shiba Inu Puppies Seeking A New And Forever Home.
    Seeking a good home for my Gorgeous Shiba Inu puppies. They have great temperament towards people and gets along with big dogs and pets at home even children, They are registered. currently on shots and in good health condition. They will steal your heart away the moment you meet the. Contact me at (catherineehw1@email.com) for more information. Thank you
    Cute Shiba Inu Puppies Seeking A New And Forever Home. Image eClassifieds4U
    Click to Enlarge

  25. I too have gotten the same email from Sabrina Gagnon while trying to find a border collie puppy for my parents.

    Hi,
    My name is Sabrina, i have two puppies (Riley and Dixie). Riley is the male and Dixie is the female puppy. My puppies are 12 weeks old (3 months old). They are healthy, socialized, dewormed and up to date on vaccines. I just relocated because of a job transfer. I moved with my puppies and i have no time to take proper care of the puppies so i have decided to give them out for free adoption. Before we proceed with the adoption, please answer the following questions, i hope you don’t mine.

    1.Where are you located?
    2.Have you ever owned a dog before?
    3.Do you have kids?
    4.Are you interested in Riley or Dixie, or in both?

    Looking Forward,
    Sabrina Gagnon

    Hi,
    I am glad you are interested in my puppy. As i stated earlier i just relocated to St. John’s, NL because of a job transfer. I will be happy if you can come to St. John’s, NL to meet me and the puppy for the adoption, but if you can’t come for the puppy yourself, i will arrange a safe and reliable delivery directly to your address. So will you come for the puppy yourself? or will you pay for the delivery to your house? (The delivery will cost you $350). Let me know if you can come so that i will give you my address or if you will pay for the delivery so that i will tell you how the delivery works.

    Looking Forward,
    Sabrina Gagnon

    Hi,
    I will be needing your complete address as follows so that i can arrange the delivery;

    Your full names:
    Your city/state:
    Your house address:
    Your postal code:
    Your cell number:
    Closest airport to you:

    Once i have your complete address above, i will take the puppy to the agency and make the delivery arrangements. Once the arrangement is made, they will call and email you about the delivery and how you will be making the payment for the delivery. Before you make the payment , they will send you a tracking number so that you can track the puppy on their website, once you make the payment, they will proceed with the delivery. I will be using the Door-to-Door Shipping International. They are very reliable in transporting animals, they have special agents that will take very good care of the puppy during the transportation, i have used them before.

    Looking Forward,
    Sabrina Gagnon

  26. birdsonly.net SCAM Beware
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  27. I’m actually pretty nervous since I almost fell for this as well… however the biggest mistake I made was sending pictures of my family and my address to these people… please help what do you think I should do in this situation ?! :/ 🙁

  28. Ms.Catherine Williams is now apparently in Dubai and offering Bengal kittens. I also received the same email/format after responding to an ad she placed in a local on line paper in Kuwait. Buyer beware !

  29. I received this too
    Hello,

    Thanks for your response. I must say I’m very happy to meet a good home for my puppies and I’m very convinced that the puppies will be well taken care of by you .Since I have made up my mind to let the babies into to your home, can you promise me that the puppies will be well look after and you guys will keep me updated with monthly pictures so I can know how the puppies are doing with you. I live in Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory. and i will be very happy if you can come for the view but if you guys are not so close to me and can’t make the trip then I shall arrange for a pet Courier service and they will get the puppies delivered at your home address that you will provide to me. I love the service of the delivery company because they are so fast, they do delivery world wide so no need to be scared and worried because they will treat the puppies as royalties. After the registration i will provide you the puppies registration number. I shall require your address in the following order so i can make the change of ownership papers for the puppies and also for the registration of the puppies with the delivery agency so a flight can be reserve for them over to your location. I will need the details in the following order:

    Your full names
    Province
    City
    Home address
    Postal code
    Your contact number

    As soon as i have the details, I shall prepare the change of ownership papers before taking the puppies to the courier company for registration and your home delivery. Do get back to me with the details so i can prepare the change of ownership papers and do the delivery registration with the delivery service asap.You will have to pay just $300 for one and $600 for both puppies to be transported and delivered at your home. You will be paying the money directly to the delivery company that i will be using to transport the puppies. I will also send all the relevant paper works via the delivery service. So you will be paying directly to them and not to me. My main objective is for the puppies to have a lovely and forever family and I’m glad I found. Regards and waiting for your kind response.


    Catherine H Williams

  30. Avoid a Kerrymartin, one of their cells is 2025241282. Posting fake ads to try and get you to wire them money for dogs. 🙁

  31. Almost got scammed by a Catherine Williams who claims to be in Nunavut even though her add was for Calgary. Here is the email I got:

    Hello,

    Thanks for your response. I must say I’m very happy to meet a good home for my lil baby Mickey and i am very convinced that Mickey will be well taken care of by you .Since I have made up my mind to let him into your home, can you promise me that he will be well look after and you guys will keep me updated with monthly pictures so I can know how he is doing with you. I live in Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory. and i will be very happy if you can come for the view but if you guys are not so close to me and can’t make the trip then I shall arrange for a pet Courier service and they will get Mickey delivered at your home address that you will provide to me. I love the services of the delivery company because they are so fast, they do delivery world wide so no need to be scared and worried because they will treat Mickey as a royalty. After the registration i will provide you Mickey’s registration number. I shall require your address in the following order so i can make the change of ownership papers for Mickey and also for his registration with the delivery agency so a flight can be reserve for him over to your location. I will need the details in the following order:

    Your full names
    Province
    City
    Home address
    Postal code
    Your contact number

    As soon as i have the details, I shall prepare the change of ownership papers before taking him to the courier company for registration and your home delivery. Do get back to me with the details so i can prepare the change of ownership papers and do the delivery registration with the delivery service asap.You will have to pay just $300 for Mickey to be transported and delivered at your home. You will be paying the money directly to the delivery company that i will be using to transport Mickey. I will also send all the relevant paper works via the delivery service. So you will be paying directly to them and not to me. My main objective is for the puppies to have a lovely and forever family and I’m glad I found you. Regards and waiting for your kind response.

  32. HI EVERYONE– About Puppies Adoption <aboutpuppiesadoption23@gmail.com> IS A SCAMMER.

    HERE IS THE EMAIL SHARED AND WATCH OUT FOR "SABRINA GAGNON"

    Hi,
    My name is Sabrina, i have two puppies (Riley and Dixie). Riley is the male and Dixie is the female puppy. My puppies are 12 weeks old (3 months old). They are healthy, socialized, dewormed and up to date on vaccines. I just relocated because of a job transfer. I moved with my puppies and i have no time to take proper care of the puppies so i have decided to give them out for free adoption. Before we proceed with the adoption, please answer the following questions, i hope you don’t mine.

    1.Where are you located?
    2.Have you ever owned a dog before?
    3.Do you have kids?
    4.Are you interested in Riley or Dixie, or in both?

    Looking Forward,
    Sabrina Gagnon

  33. My wife and I have been scammed recently. We’ve been looking for a Pom and came upon these sites ; gabriellapomeranianshome.net, located in Virginia and a pet moving company Lion Trust Pet movers, info.liontrust @gmailk.com. . I;ve reported this to the RCMP and the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre. As I was browzing this AM I came across Catherine C Williams from Iqualuit , Nunavut. I,m glad I found this site!

  34. Using email address catherineehwilliamsh@gmail.com

    Hello,
    I acknowledge receiving your email. Thanks for the interest you have for my Puppies. I have a male called Mickey and female called Daisy, both Pure Bred, they are 11-12 weeks old each, vet checked, registered, well trained(potty trained, wee wee pad trained and almost done with crate training) and have been well socialized and love the company of kids and other animals. They are very healthy, they are UTD on shots, and have all their complete documents. The reason why am giving out these puppies is because i had to relocate because of my Job and my apartment management informed me they do not allow pets in the premises, leaving me with no choice but to hand them to another pet loving home. I am so going to miss them. All i really want is for the puppies to move into a nice and caring home. I will love to ask some few questions before we proceed.

    Have you ever raised a Puppy before?

    Why are you looking for a Puppy?

    Do you have a vet around your home?

    Would you be interested in Mickey or Daisy or Both?

    How soon do you need the Puppies?

    Where are you located?

    Sorry if asking too many questions, i just want to be sure that you are going to provide the love and care needed for these Puppies Thanks and waiting for your kind reply. Attached to this mail are some Pics Of Mickey and Daisy.

  35. I was looking through kijiji and found two, 11week old Pomeranian puppies so I contacted the woman (catherineehwilliamsh@gmail.com) and everything seemed to be going great then she said the puppies were free and all we had to pay for was the shipment ($600) so I started to research into pet scams and everything she was saying was all adding up and I realized it was a scam. I’m very relieved to have found this out before going through with the payment. EVERYONE PLEASE NOTE: if it seems to good to be true, it’s because it is!

  36. Catherine H Williams is operating through kijiji in Kelowna, BC, Canada now. Offering Micky and Daisy 11-12 week old Yorkie puppies for free.

    Hello,
    I acknowledge receiving your email. Thanks for the interest you have for my Puppies. I have a male called Mickey and female called Daisy, both Pure Bred, they are 11-12 weeks old each, vet checked, registered, well trained(potty trained, wee wee pad trained and almost done with crate training) and have been well socialized and love the company of kids and other animals. They are very healthy, they are UTD on shots, and have all their complete documents. The reason why am giving out these puppies is because i had to relocate because of my Job and my apartment management informed me they do not allow pets in the premises, leaving me with no choice but to hand them to another pet loving home. I am so going to miss them. All i really want is for the puppies to move into a nice and caring home. I will love to ask some few questions before we proceed.

    Have you ever raised a Puppy before?

    Why are you looking for a Puppy?

    Do you have a vet around your home?

    Would you be interested in Mickey or Daisy or Both?

    How soon do you need the Puppies?

    Where are you located?

    Sorry if asking too many questions, i just want to be sure that you are going to provide the love and care needed for these Puppies Thanks and waiting for your kind reply. Attached to this mail are some Pics Of Mickey and Daisy.


    Catherine H Williams

    catherineehwilliamsh@gmail.com This is the email she is using.

  37. Here is a partial list of email addresses of scammers on nanimo bc website offering free puurebred puppies
    they also give phone numbers with area codes typically in the usa
    they offer 10 DAY old house trained puppies, purebreed CKC registered mixed breed puppies, Akitas with tails that are docked, "teacup" akitas (not sure how a 100 pound dog fits in a teacup) – makes for amusing reading but I am sure some people are being scammed
    fetusneo@gmail.com – that one is too funny
    macksonwilliams772@gmail.com
    towaterford533@gmail.com
    bbjeff7746644@gmail.com
    jeffersonmario232@gmail.com
    marcbradly1975@gmail.com
    christellelorrelle7815@gmail.com
    kellymilsu764@gmail.com

  38. To Lea, mine is hilarious and thanks for posting yours. She is in the middle of nowhere now.

    Hello,

    Thanks for your response. I must say I’m very happy to meet a good home for my lil baby Mickey and i am very convinced that Mickey will be well taken care of by you .Since I have made up my mind to let him into your home, can you promise me that he will be well look after and you guys will keep me updated with monthly pictures so I can know how he is doing with you. I live in Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory. and i will be very happy if you can come for the view but if you guys are not so close to me and can’t make the trip then I shall arrange for a pet Courier service and they will get Mickey delivered at your home address that you will provide to me. I love the services of a delivery company because they are so fast, they do delivery world wide so no need to be scared and worried because they will treat Mickey as a royalty okay. After the registration i will provide you Mickey’s registration number okay. I shall require your address in the following order so i can make the change of ownership papers for Mickey and also for his registration with the delivery agency so a flight can be reserve for him over to your location. I will need the details in the following order:

    Your full names
    Province
    City
    Home address
    Postal code
    Your contact number

    As soon as i have the details, I shall prepare the change of ownership papers before taking him to the courier company for registration and your home delivery. Do get back to me with the details so i can prepare the change of ownership papers and do the delivery registration with the carrier service today.You will have to pay just $300 for Mickey to be transported and delivered at your home. You will be paying the money directly to the delivery company that i will be using to transport Mickey. I will also send all the relevant paper works via the delivery service. So you will be paying directly to them and not to me. My main objective is for the puppies to have a lovely and forever family and I’m glad I found you. Regards and waiting for your kind response.


    Catherine H Williams

  39. Yeah, I belive that I’ve been scammed too. The lady’s name is Catherine H. Williams. The following is what she emailed me after I asked about the Shiba Inu Puppies.
    :
    Hello,

    Thanks for your response. I must say I’m very happy to meet a good home for my lil baby Mickey and i am very convinced that Mickey will be well taken care of by you .Since I have made up my mind to let him into your home, can you promise me that he will be well look after and you guys will keep me updated with monthly pictures so I can know how he is doing with you. I just relocated to Bellingham, WA. and i will be very happy if you can come for the view but if you guys are not so close to me and can’t make the trip then I shall arrange for a pet Courier service and they will get Mickey delivered at your home address that you will provide to me. I love the services of a delivery company because they are so fast, they do delivery world wide so no need to be scared and worried because they will treat Mickey as a royalty okay. After the registration i will provide you Mickey’s registration number okay. I shall require your address in the following order so i can make the change of ownership papers for Mickey and also for his registration with the delivery agency so a flight can be reserve for him over to your location. I will need the details in the following order:

    Your full names
    State
    City
    Home address
    Zip code
    Your contact number

    As soon as i have the details, I shall prepare the change of ownership papers before taking him to the courier company for registration and your home delivery. Do get back to me with the details so i can prepare the change of ownership papers and do the delivery registration with the carrier service today.You will have to pay just $220 for Mickey to be transported and delivered at your home. You will be paying the money directly to the delivery company that i will be using to transport Mickey. I will also send all the relevant paper works via the delivery service. So you will be paying directly to them and not to me. My main objective is for the puppies to have a lovely and forever family and I’m glad I found you. Regards and waiting for your kind response.


    This is what she sent, and of course I was hesitate and luckily I researched pet scammers and found that hers is one of them.
    Be careful! I believe I found this ad on pennysaver.com

  40. Same here with Melissa Crump… different third party name but same tie to Christian Aid Ministries. "Brittany Phillips" was the one said to be in West Africa, and she actually became pretty hostile over email when I discovered it was a scam.

  41. I CAME ACROSS A CLASSIFIED AD IN OUR AREA WANTING SOMEONE TO TAKE A PUPPY BECAUSE THE WORKED TOO MUCH AND DID NOT HAVE TIME FOR IT. HER NAME WAS MELISSA CRUMP. SHE TEXTED BACK AND SAID A CASEY PHILLIPS WAS TGE REAL OWNER OF THE PUPPY AND SHE LIVED IN CHARLOTTVILL, VA. AND SHE WORKED FOR THE CHRISTIAN AID MISSION FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND WAS TRANSFERRED TO IKEJA LAGOS. I CALLED THE EMPLOYER AND THEY TOLD ME SHE WAS A PUPPY SCAMMER BUT THAT SHE HAD NEVER WORKED FOR THEM. LUCKILY I DID MY HOMEWORK AND DID NOT LOSE MONEY THIS TIME. URBAN PROM ALSO TRIED TO SCAM ME. AND THEN GLOBEL ALLIANCE TRIED TO TELL ME THAT THEY HAD THE PUPPY AND WANTED MONEY UPFRONT AND THEY SENT ME PICTURES, ETC.

  42. Virginia Creigh

    Just heard from Bertrand Sahin’s "shipper" U-Ship who wants $400 via moneygram. I received the letter from him last night following my inquiry about British shorthair cats. He even sent me photos and submitted questions regarding how well I would take care of them if he "gave them up for adoption."

    The poor grammar and spelling set me off immediately, but immigrants do breed and sell pets if they are able to do so, so I went further. There are no kittens at the end of this story.

  43. Last Thursday I was looking in the internet along with my boyfriend, the best way to get a cat. We have found this website http://www.kittensforadoption.co.uk with a lot of animals for free, and since we didn’t want to pay for a cat, we thought it was a good idea. I found this Savannah kitten I liked, so I sent a message to the ‘owner’. Later, he sent me a e-mail saying that he was interested in giving me the cat, that he had just moved to Ireland and he wanted to make sure the cats would be loved. I found it moving so I accepted to adopt the cat. He told me that I had to pay 100£ for transport and I told him he have just arrived to UK and don’t have a lot of money. So, since he was ‘nice’, and told me he had kids, we agreed on sharing the expenses, so I’d pay 50£ and he would pay the rest. He told me that he was going to change the ownership of the cat and send it to me, and later I’d receive a call from the shipping agency. And so I did. The next day I received serveral of calls and e-mails from courierservices91@gmail.com saying that I should pay the 50£ via Western Union. So I did. I went to the store neaby and made the payment in cash. After that, I kept receiving e-mails for me to pay for other stuff: – 150£ – Pet Insurance – 200£ – City Permit Document (this was supposed to be 330£ but I got mad and they told me I could just pay 200£ and they’de help me with the rest) – 150£ – Proper Crate for Pet Transport – 100£ – Transit Fee TODAY, they told me my cat would arrive at 9h30. They knew I was mad, and they knew that I didn’t have the money. I told them multiple times that I need the money to EAT, TO PAY BILLS etc, I cried on the phone when they asked me for my last fee (200£ for having the cats 2 days). I was mad, all I wanted was a kitten. I told them I didn’t trust them, that they were liars and that I was going to the police. For some reason, maybe because I am naive, I belived Bertrand, the owner of the cat. So I kept sending him e-mails telling that I didn’t like the service, that they are not trustworthy. He apologized and told me I would have my ‘baby’ today. I sent them the money because they told me I’d be refunded. When I made the last transfer (200£), my boyfriend received an e-mail from Western Union saying that they need to confirm details, so my boyfriend called them and they told him we are victims of scams.
    I feel betrayed.

  44. I was also contacted by scammers. They tell me for make the first payments by Western Union or Money Gram by 2 puppies Maltese… They give me a Address and phone number too … The person who receive the money is Angela Rollins the address they give me is 6617 Atwood st. District Heights, MD 20747
    And the phone number is 530 918 8469… i sent already $550 for two Maltese puppies… and now they say i have to pay for insurance $980 if i don’t pay the puppies cant flight to Bradley Airport… I lost my money… because the puppies is suppose the gift for my daughter birthday

  45. After seeing an ad for a free purebred kitten at kittensforadoption.us I contacted an individual who agreed to give me a free Siberian cat. He said he would ship the kitten to me for $200, and that I would pay the courier directly. The courier called claiming to be U-Ship, and asked for a $200 Moneygram, refusing any other form of payment. After reading up on U-Ship’s payment policies (no moneygrams ever!), finding many other pet ads with the same phone number, and discovering that the photo of the kitten was pulled from a different website, I knew it was a scam.

    His name was Bertrand Sahin, and his phone number is 657-208-7704. He has ads all over http://www.kittensforadoption.us which was the first clue.

  46. I just had the same happen to me this past week !
    He was a Golden Retriever being sent from Traylon Wilitz in Edmond, OK
    SAME THING ! I sent 233 money gram . Then they gave me the story about shipping it
    Having just putting my 14yr ok German Shepherd down I cried my eyes out when he called !

    I was not only scammed … I am heartbroken.

  47. Beware of a so called Pamela Tracy, claiming to offer a dog for adoption, purebreed Maltese. She attaches pictures of a cute pup that are probably stolen from the Internet. She also promises will send you the dog with the following:
    -KC Registration Documents
    -One year Health Insurance
    -Health records with immunizations
    -Written instructions on how to take care of her
    -Health Insurance paper
    -Birth certificate
    -Shot Book
    -Travel Crate
    -Toys and foods
    -A collar and a leash.

    Then she asks for £110 to go to the uship people and they request a western union payment. However, these uship people are actually a fake website (not the real uShip) and send you a bogus email, displaying information like this (word by word):

    "Welcome to Animal Pets Transport Service , 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 Animal transport service 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, Air Animal’s pet move 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..

    Dear Client,
    Welcome to our notification services by mail.

    Welcome to Professional Pet Transportation service, the relocating pets best friend since 1978. We are working in the collaboration with the Continental and Delta airways. The relationship of pets and people is a treasured one, as evidenced by the love shown with the children and their pets; 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 TRANSPORT holds the welfare and safety of your family pet as our primary consideration.
    Whether your pet is an experienced flier or a first time flier, Air pet move 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 do take care of the following operations:
    • Reservation of flight for pets.
    • Insure that all vaccines and health papers are updated.
    • Take care of your pets during the flight.
    • Take care of your pet’s delivery at your home from the airport.

    We are professional pet movers responsible for the relocation of pets to their new families. When your contract is with us, you are assigned a PERSONAL PET MOVE COUNSELOR who will work with you to arrange the
    fastest, most direct flight for your pet. We work with your relocation schedule to ensure as smooth a move as possible.
    Information on the Transportation and home delivery of your female Maltese puppy.

    We have information about a female Maltese puppy From Mrs.Pamela Tracy here at our agency to be transported to you using the following information:

    RECEIVER’S ADDRESS
    Receiver’s Full Name’s: [my full name]
    Receiver’s Country: United Kingdom
    Address: [my address]
    Telephone Number: [my phone number]
    Zip Code: CT13ub

    Puppy’s Description:
    Breed: Maltese
    Puppys’s ID: EU70732 /12ES.
    Model of Crate:5790AC AF-12 5791AC
    Puppy’s Document: Vet Certificate,Shot Records,
    Birth Certificate, Feeding Manual.
    Others: Pet Toys, Puppy crate, First Aid,bowls.
    Total amount payable: £110

    This puppy came with all necessary papers needed, and we have conduct another veterinarian test to be sure of their health status , It was done, all was fine and Medication Papers was accurate, The test Results shows that this puppy is free from such diseases that may attack other Animals like (Birds And Cats). So this puppy is now ready for movement and home delivery . But it should be noted that this
    processes cannot be carried out without the delivery fee for the shipment is completed with the sum of (£110) . This puppy will come alongside with Two of our pet carriers agent that shall bring the puppy to you right at your doorstep.

    PAYMENT DIRECTIVES
    WE HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED THE PAYMENT OF THE DELIVERY OF THIS PUPPY. THE TRANSPORTATION FEE IS DUE IN ADVANCE OF THE TRIP AND THE USDA FEES. WE
    NEED THE FULL TRANSPORTATION FEE TO ACTIVATE THE FLIGHT OF THE PUPPY BEFORE WE PROCEED WITH DELIVERY OF YOUR PUPPY AS WELL AS THE PREPARATION OF AN URGENT TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP PAPER.

    IN REGARDS TO THE ABOVE , WE NEED (£110) AS PAYMENT WIRE TRANSFER VIA WESTERN UNION AND THE PAYMENTS SHALL BE MADE DIRECTLY TO THE FLIGHT DIRECTOR AT THE REGIONAL HEAD QUARTERS IN Cameroon USING THE ADDRESS BELOW FOR THE DIRECTOR IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN GIVE IMMEDIATE CONFIRMATION TO SUCH PAYMENTS .ONCE YOU ARE DONE WITH THE PAYMENT YOU GET BACK TO US FOR CONFIRMATION SO THAT WE CAN PROCEED WITH THE DELIVERY AND ALSO PUT YOUR PUPPY ON BOARD . WE ACCEPT ONLY WESTERN UNION TRANSFER AT THE MOMENT SINCE CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT PROCESSED . WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCES.

    You have to make the payment of (£110) as soon as possible, so that we can have enough time, to process the papers of your puppy and buy the shipping ticket from the pet aviation control commission and proceed with immediate delivery at your location .You have to make this payment,Using WESTERN UNION."

    Beware of these scammers!!!!!

  48. labradormario@outlook.com

    This idiot is on Craigslist Orlando selling French Bulldog puppies for $350 stating that you have to send him money via pay pal without even asking where I live. I get free flight benefits so I’m available to travel and he is coming up with every excuse not to meet me. Watch out folks…

  49. I almost got caught in a scam from Catherine H Williams email address catherineehwilliamsh@gmail.com. Her address was Iqualuit, Nunavet but when I tried to contact her the number wasn’t in service. The same thing for the shipper Atlantic Pacific Airlines. Fortunately, there was no money exchange!

  50. I answered an ad in our local paper advertising two Yorkies to a good home for free. The guy answered me that he and his wife left for Africa to do missionary work and would ship their ‘two babies’ to me as long as I paid half of the shipping. The dogs are 8 weeks old, house trained, blah blah blah.
    I replied that I wasn’t interested.
    The name he used was Donald Charles. The puppies are Dan and Dora.

  51. My daughter posted a cat wanted ad on kijiji and a person by the name of philip.woods75@yahoo.com tried to pull the free, just pay for shipping.. send the money to western union RIGHT NOW scam on my teen daughter.

    Extremely realistic registration papers..beware

  52. There is a scam going around about husky puppies. Scammers reply to adds, example when you post an add on Kijiji looking for a husky puppy. They will reply. They will send you and email stating that they have the pup your looking for, and give you this a life changing story that no longer allows them to keep it. They ask you to pay between $200-$360 for the puppy or pups which is just their "shipping fee" they ask you questions like "where do you live" "how many of you are in the house" "have you taken care of this breed before" acting like caring owners. Then usually send you 4 pictures of the puppy and ask you to send updated pictures once a month. They will not give you answers to your own questions, if you ask for proof of vet they avoid it. They will keep bugging you, and will want you to take the puppy now. If they text you they will have odd looking area codes. So please don’t fall victim to this, I have and it’s not fun.

  53. I thought I was getting a Maltese. The owner had been the lady’s grandmother & she couldn’t keep the dogs. After communicating back & forth they wanted me to wire money for shipping. Beware! Western union transactions are not traceable so once you send the money it’s gone & there is no dog. I became alerted because of my son’s concern & the shipping g web site didn’t ck out under scrutiny. Fortunately, I avoided losing money & I put an alert on my bank acct just for safety & on my identity. Maybe these crooks will be caught soon. Buyer Beware!

  54. I hope this vendor scam buying a pet. Transfer money via Western Union and did not return it. I spread this too can not get fooled again from this seller. Thanks.

    This is scam e-mail : intpetair_animalservice@outlook.com & somawacompanyltd@gmail.com
    Scam PayPal Account : kennybenny2323@gmail.com
    Scam Pet Deliveries E-mail : intpetair_animalservice@outlook.com
    Western Union
    Name : ADE KINGSLY AWAH
    Country : Littoral
    City : Douala
    Zip Code : 000237
    Question : When
    Answer : Now
    Tel : +23776318204

  55. I was searching forever for a puppy for my daughter for her bday. I kept getting told to send money Western Union and I knew better bout that or people that.were straight up trying to just play games. I was so frustrated an an cf only 5 days before her bday I finally seen an ad for Yorkie Puppies it stated. I hurried and opened the post and it stated to contact this number 443-739-7207 after 12 noon. So I waited patiently for the few hours to pass t he I texted her. She said she had two a boy and a girl they were 4 months old and they were Shorkies. She said she had the shot records they got their shots done at Barcs and she sent me pics. I was sold I mean you really can’t tell exactly how big the puppies are through a picture. Well I told her I wanted the gielse one cause my daughter would love the whole barettes and outfits and pampering her.She told me to call her when I was available.

    I called her and she said so when would you be able to get this dog and I said I am going to get over there today and I said I will let you know when everything is together and I am on my way. So I got ahold of my Aunt and I asked her to go with me and she said Yes then when we were on our way she. I called the lady which said her name was Hope and she said Oh Well I’m having everyone meet me at the Westside Shopping Center and I said I don’t know where that’s at is that by St Agnes hospital I stated? She said Yes Well if you want we can meet at the hospital said that will be good then she said How about the Mcadonalds I said even better. So then My Aunt, my Daughter & I were on our way to the McDonald’s on Patapsco & Washington Blvd. We get there and the gray Mitsubishi Gallant that she states she is driving is not there. I call her tell her I’m there and she said I will be there in 2 minutes.

    I was so excited. Finally she pulls up and I get out and the dog is Sitting in the back I tell her I wrote out a paper like a receipt I want her to sign stating I paid $250 for this dog. She hands me the dog and asked for my ID. She said she wants time have records of who her oldies are going home with. So I really didn’t think anything of it. Well I gave her the money and she didn’t give me the shot record. I said where’s the shot record and she said. My sister has the shot records due to the puppies being her puppies. She asked me to find them homes while she was away on business until Saturday night. She said I promise you I will get them to you on Sunday. I took out another piece of paper and wrote out a promissory note for her to sign stating that she was going to give me the shot records Sunday and the dog had the shots qnd microchipping done at Barcs!

    Well this lady stated her name was Hope Wright. She told me the dog was full house broken. The dogs non stop pissed and pooped all over my floor that my now 2 year old daughter plays on. The lady could be doing anything with my Information off of my license. I contacted her 2 days after the purchase and called her she didn’t answer she texted e a few minutes later and said she was at work and she would talk to me later. I said I don’t want this dog. She has done nothing but pissed y house up got my daughter sick from it. I said you lied about that and you lied about the dog being a puppy and it’s clearly not a puppy this is a full grown dog. I said I want every penny of my mobetter back and since you have my address you need to bring me my money and come get your dog.

    Well needless to say she never answered me ever and I tried everything to let Craigslist know and I tried contacting anyone to get advice as what to do. It’s been nothing but a bunch of dead ends. I need help I am afraid now people stated OMG she has your Drivers License Information. They stated she can do alot of stiffy with that and totally screw you.

    Well I don’t know what to do or where to start. I font have anymore money at all I’m totally broke with a dog that is doing way more harm then good. I just need help. She got my information answer scammed me on June 5th 2013 about 2:30pm. She had posted an ad in Baltimore’s Craigslist on June 5th around 10am with her number stated and to call her after 12 noon. Her number is 443-739-7207. There is stuff that someone on the inside can do I just don’t have the authority to do what needs to be done. I need my ID blocked so no one bit me can use it. I also need someone to find out here real name so I can press charges to the fullest. Thank you.

  56. My daughter told us she wants a puppy for Christmas and we almost bought one Collie online. In the last moment we pulled out when we realized the price was too low ($120) and googled "Christmas puppy scam". Beware everybody, it is the season – they are asking to wire the money!!!

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