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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Indie, Jul 24, 2009.


  1. Indie

    Indie PetForums VIP

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    We have a local site here to advertise stuff for sale it's like an online car boot sale. I saw this advert on there today.
    Absolutley gorgeous puppies. Dark red ( copper) & whites and Black & whites Masks and markings are perfect. Parents are on site, our personal pair with five generation AKC pedigrees available. We are not a kennel and these puppies are treated like family members. Parents are extremely loving and gentle.
    They are husky puppies, i wa sso shocked i emailed him as he has them up as free to good homes. I have recieved an email and am very confused i think it's a con but he doesn't want any money.

    Hello,
    They are hand raised and home trained with all papers..has been fully
    checked, home trained and have a good relationship with other pets and
    well tamed too..and vet checked with up to date vet records.they are
    ready to go for free adoption with free toys.i am looking for a good
    home and will meet up with any requirements if need to be deliver.They
    are potty trained , will come with all papers and up to date vet
    records .They will be going out for free adoption and a free play toys
    and other accessories.. I am giving them for adoption because i am
    here for an assignment and my job requires a lot of time so i
    immediately realized that they are going to be lonely and as you know
    they are delicate creatures and need a lot of care and devotion and
    that is why i have decided to give them out to a loving and caring
    home where they will be loved and will be given all the time they need
    so if you are interested..get back lets see how they get home..where
    are you located and How soon do you want the Puppies ? and if needs to
    be deliver, then get back to me with your Full Home Address,Full
    Names,Zip Code,State/City Phone Number.so that i should contact the
    delivery agency right away for flight reservation .i am an American
    but right now i am located in (London )and they will be
    coming from here ,Please let me hear from you as soon as possible so
    that i can arrange everything and you have the puppies .Thanks
     
  2. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    It sounds like a con...

    I nearly got conned into getting a pug puppy... it sounded similar to that. Free to good home, young puppy the guy was living in england somewhere but his new job ment he had to relocate. I mean these puppies were only about 14 weeks old. and to my knowlege pugs are not cheap to buy -_- but you know you do get some people out there that will rehome puppies for free...

    Anyway we phoned him up to see if this guy was for real and he answered and we chatted for a little while, he explained that he had to move so the puppies had to go. He sent us an email giving us the website of a deleivery company which would bring the dogs to us (we live in scotland) we didn't really want to do this as we would have rathered to go pick him up but the guy was like "no im moving very soon its more convient this way" so we looked on the site and it looked very real untill we noticed a tiny detail... the number for the company was the same as his number.... thats when we relised it was just one big con.

    If you are interested then i would strongly suggest you go see the puppies and collect them in person... i mean it could be genuine... if you have to pay for the delivary id be a bit weary... I duno its extremly hard to tell if someone is genuine over the net...
     
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  3. shirleystarr

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    Sounds very odd to me and they are not asking for any payment If this is a scam that will come later Don't like the bit thats says they are in the states but pups in London something very strange going on there Where did you see this ad ?
     
  4. Indie

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    he's got bk to me they are 14 weeks all he wants is £90 paid by me to the delivery company when delivered. I'm not going to get one i wouldn't as like you said i'd rather go in person and see the puppys and parents. He reckons him and his wife are naturalists that's why they aren't charging for them.
     
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    opps posted my reply before i saw yours
     
  6. Indie

    Indie PetForums VIP

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    Lol they are in London with the pups they are over here working. The add was on a local site which is like an online car boot.
     
  7. shezzy

    shezzy PetForums Senior

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    It does sound very dodgy.... its hard to tell since he wants you to pay the delivary guy in person in cash when you can see the dogs... but how many delivary companies do you know that do this??
    Has he given a reason that you cant go see them in person?
     
  8. Nonnie

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    Its a con!

    There are hundreds like it.
     
  9. Indie

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    He hasn't replyed yet that was my last question. There is a pic of them on the site and they are lovely but that could be any old picture.
     
  10. Indie

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    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha just recieved this

    You recently contacted a scammer posting *Siberian Husky Puppies for Free (chrismorison@liv* We have reason to suspect that this item is a scam and recommend stopping any future communications with this party. We've removed the hoser from our site. May you continue to have an enjoyable time! Thank you,Adam & AustinHereford, UK bookoo SCAMALERT:10590716
     
  11. shezzy

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    Yeah that was the same with the pug add, there was a small pic of a puppy pug, not very clear but like you said, it was prob just a random pic of a pug
     
  12. shezzy

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    Lmao theres your answer then :p:p
     
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    I reckon a con - all in US English, badly done, probably lifted text straight from another con that worked previously.
    If it were me - ANY doubt, and I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole!
    Have a good weekend all
     
  14. Indie

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    Even more confusing he's just sent me pics of the parents and the puppies, hope he's been reported he reckons he's been bredding for 12 years.
     
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    what poor sad people to have to resort to such things. pathetic
     
  16. Indie

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    I'm not intending to buy one i was just gob smacked to see the add.
     
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    It's not the first and it wont be the last. These scams are highly successful, and i imagine they make some serious cash doing it.

    If only i had such a dishonest and devious mind, i could make a killing :(
     
  18. JSR

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    We had one on a horse forum recently. 2 year old 'Arab' jumping 5 foot and raced????????? The picture was nothing like an arab and certainly not of a 2 year old..plus anyone that knows horses knows they aren't backed until at least 3 anyway!!! Wanted £600 to transport it because it was living in their back garden and eating the flowers!!!:lol: Gave everyone a good laugh at least!
     
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    Oh surprise surprise the parents have been sebt back to New York and i can't go and pick one myself pmsl.
     
  20. shezzy

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    Haha! :rolleyes:
     
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