Scams selling or giving away non-existent animals, often Puppy Scams.
#37845 by Michaelscc Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:07 pm
I was recently offered an alaskan malamute from someone going by the name of Tiffany Gonzalez. She claimed to be on a mission in Cameroon, and just had to get rid of her precious little baby. I asked multiple times for a picture of the dog, and never got one. "She" even claimed to have attatched a picture to one of the emails, even though she hadnt. When I received an email about the shipping arrangements, it said the dog would not be shipped until I paid the money. Big sign there. So if anyone tells you that they are willing to sell you a high priced dog for a very cheap price, put the flags up first. Second, ask for pictures of the dog. Third, if they are from Cameroon, or Africa in general, say they are on a mission, and give you this heart wrenching story on how they have to get rid of her, another flag up. And look for typographical errors as well. Both on the "shipping" website, and the personal emails. Her email address is [email protected]. Just be careful.

#37846 by Michael Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:50 pm
Hi there Michael, I'm Michael. Welcome to scamwarners :D

Well done on spotting the scam! Could you please post the emails you received and their email adress (remove your own adress) please? Also, since I specialise in bringing down scammer sites I'm very interested in that shipping website of them. Please post the site here, and I'll see that it gets closed down soon.

Everything you say is correct. But don't be fooled because they do send pictures - they're easily found on the internet. Be very careful when buying pets online. The safest will always be to go and see the pet in person before paying anything.

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#37847 by Arnold Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:12 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners.
That's a typical Cameroon pet scam. Asking for a picture of the dog is no safeguard though. Finding pictures of cute puppies on the Internet is easy,
Cute alaskan malamute puppies
More likely she just forget to attach it. The only safe way to buy any pet is to see it at the owner's home.

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