Saturday, April 11, 2009
FRAUD on the Decline in the Pet Shipping Industry
The very common adopt a Puppy SCAM out of Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon and the like, has really been on the decline. Spreading the word about these kinds of SCAMS, blogging and web site Pet adoption WARNINGS, seem to have really been making a difference. These criminals now are trying to create fake Pet transport companies, rather than use real Pet shipping companies as the 'supposed' to be delivery service. In the past we saw more criminals pretending to be with real companies, now they seem to use variations of real company names or just make up fake company names completely. If only web sites like Kijiji.com and Craigslist.com would get on board, and help warn the unsuspecting public, we could be rid of this SCAM forever. The fact that mainstream sites and sites in general allow FREE listings (Ads) from anyone with no screening process at all, combined with the fact that Western Union and Money Gram let people send money to these crooks,when they are well aware of this SCAM and many other FRAUDS coming out of this part of the world, yet they are still allowing people to be taken. This is the only reason why this SCAM is still even out there at all. We have done everything to contact all of the companies and sites we have mentioned in this post, their actions prove that they feel no responsibility to anything. Which is why, if you are ever unsure about a Pet adoption that you found in a classified ad in a newspaper or a web site listing, you will know right away that it is a FRAUD, because at any time when payment is to be made by Western Union or Money Gram, you know it is a SCAM even if you found an ad in a Newspaper, or a site offering FREE pure bred Puppies for shipping costs, paid by these methods, it is a SCAM. Any site which allows classified ads is suspect, these criminals have even been known to use paid ads as well. Although things have really calmed down with this SCAM, it is still a real threat and is still found all over the Internet and publications worldwide. These criminals will stop at nothing to rip you off, remember, all of these SCAMS are out of African countries, make sure you talk on the phone in your countries language, beware of foreign numbers, incorrect use of language in emails, free email services like Yahoo, GMail, Rocketmail, Mail.com and the like, all signs of FRAUD. As always, if it sounds to good too be true, it is!