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!

27 comments:

Pam said...

They got me, after many emails that kept dropping the price...apparently I sent the money order to wrong place and they are still trying to sell me on the pups. I reported them to the internet consumer advocate site. I even told them I had research them and they were a scam and I am still getting emails trying to convince me to give the the Money order number. Hopefully can get a hold of Western Union and get my $ back. DO NOT do business with anyone from Camoroon, etc. Make sure you are not sending $ by tranfer etc.

Debbie said...

They got my friend. They lowered the price and the they got paid said they needed more. So we gave them more. They still did not deliver and asked for more. When we eventually refused they said "Fuck you! You are not getting your fucking monkeys!". So we told them we had paid (but we had not) and gave them non existing MTCN numbers for western union multiple times. They said "You are pretty much annoying me now!". And we continue to do so. We also pretended to be the police and they got very scared!

Lynn said...

Thanks to the Kijiji site with the warnings from people knowing of these slimeballs I had my thinking cap on while I was doing emails from one of those scammers claiming to be from Newfoundland. The email they used was terovich@yahoo.com. They later contacted me calling themselves Pet Travel Services wanting a visa number. I told them to email me with the info. So now I'm just curious to see how far they will push it. They did not provide a picture or any info about the dog which was definitely a clue. I offered to pick up the dog but did not entertain that idea. So get the info out there about the slimeballs. Thank you

Lynn

amanda said...

hi my name is amanda
i am getting scamed right now he ran an ad in the paper for a free yorkie and because of the bad weather he needed to get the puppys back to the state. they are claiming the puppys are in the state and the state needed money to get them from new york to here and i sent it then his daughter got sick so he had to borrow it to pay for her to get better. now hes wanting me to sent the 300.00 he had to use or there going to send the puppys back to africa nigeria by this monday coming up. i told him i could not get it. but there still trying to get me to send them the money. they are using yahoo & aol emails. saying there web site is under construction. i wish i would have done more investigating before i sent anything.

amanda said...

i got a picture and all kinds of stuff but they just are hanging on by a tread. there emails are robinpeter04@yahoo.com,jackgear2007@aol.com,danielworldwidepetdelivery@yahoo.com, they are really pains in the but.

devvo said...

Andycarter01@gmail.com is a scam artist, from iclads.com saying they are from multiple places for different people (Used locations in yorkshire and they were in scotland, used scotland and they're in ireland, used ireland and theyre in scotland. (look out for when they say places like there in belfast)
there also using a number which is stated a follow me number which can divert anywhere in the world such as...
07023071670
07024028767
07031806615
07023089784

As you can see from the trend they all start with 070, no mobile number (if your in england) EVER starts with 070, as 070 numbers are called follow-me numbers as stated before, if you see any advert with a number starting 070 IT IS A SCAM get out while you can!

Lets bring these bastards down!

kennel said...

Toucan Cameroon pet Fraud Deanlandous@aol.com

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Man scammed me out of $500 I was stupid. Beware of him and these other persons or alias barah_theresia_b@yahoo.com,kennynorn@aol.com, johnhall1960@yahoo.com, lampertjay@yahoo.com, richtom1990@yahoo.co.uk, globalpets@cameroon.cc. It doesn't matter if the are on the English or French side of Cameroon they are all crooks. They will claim to be Christian but they are horrible people who would steal the fillings out of your teeth do not trust them. Also beware of the Phone numbers 23770010825, 23779451579, +12064263304, 0820071028, 13373597440, PET LOVERS IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT IS.

Judy said...

my boyfriend is trying to "adopt" a pair of african grey parrots, hes supposed to pay 350 for transportation..and i just looked up the supposed airline and the site is in some other language. He got a "comfirmation email" from the transportation company which looks absolutely fake, but for some reason i cant convince him not to money gram them the money...but im sure its some kind of fraud.

andy said...

my daughter has just been scamed for £250 from one of these scum bags and they are trying to get another £850 from hur.I just cant beleave that there isnt more being done to put a stop to it coverment should be putting a stop to these money transfer companys if they are not willing to help people who have benn scamed using there company
www.oceanipetstrasportation.page .tl is a company that has scamed us and petsdeliveryagency.2009@rock.com has been trying to get more money from hur.If anyone is thinking of using or buying from any these sites please beware as you will loss your money and never see the pet you are buying so please be carefull.
Well done to the people that have started this site to help the ones who have been scamed there is still some good peolpe out there.
Andy

miszmex06 said...

DO NOT BUY OR SEND ANY MONEY TO ALEXANDER GALA!!
He is a SCAMMER!!!!! This is how I almost got scammed. Its seemed like it was all true but once I researched his name on google there were two other stories about the same guy and that he supposely works for the American Peace Corps. People please beware do not get so caught up on the puppies and the peoples story!! Just try to put all the pieces together and please open your eyes that they might be lying.
Beware!! he sells macaws & chihuahuas! & yorkies!
I found this on : puppylounge.com
He has several pictures of the yorkie puppies he supposely has which he doesnt! anyone by these email addresses is a scammer : alexandergala200@gmail.com alexandergala13@yahoo.com

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 4:49 am, Alexander gala wrote: > Hi , > > Your interest to our puppies is greatly appreciated. Billy and Mimi > are very lonely here and needs a new home. There is a male called > Billy a female called Mimi.. They are both very pretty and energetic. > Billy and Mimi are both 11weeks old and 2.5 lbs. They're very > intelligent and always very curious to learn. Both will come with all > accessories and paperwork. > I work with the American Peace Corps and I'm currently in the British > Cameroon where I took the babies to keep me company. Unfortunately i > am having very less time to take care of my puppies so I've decided to > send them back home to the U.S to anyone who can guarantee their well > being. > All you need to do is pay their shipping fee of $400 and have them > both. Have you raised Yorkie puppies before? Are the other members in > your home pet lovers? Just wish to make sure my puppies will be going > to a lovely home. Some pics attached. get back soon. > Thanks > > Alexander

On Sat, 7 Nov 2009
>Hi , Its a pleasure to hear from you and knowing that you love Yorkies. I hope you will be able to provide a lovely home for any of my puppies. Which of them do you like, the male or the female. Mimi is at the right of the picture looking a bit bigger. I can guarantee you will never regret having my puppies. Yorkies are the best amongs home pets . Through a shipping company, they take care of everything till your puppies arrive at the destination airport. All i want is a lovely home for my puppies. The shipping fee is $220 for one and $440 for both. If you are ready then i will need your full names, contact numbers and the nearest airport to your home where you will pickup the puppies. Regards Alex

He's either selling macaws or chihuahuas! beware people!!
I was about to send him the money but them I saw other scamed he tried to pull off and failed
Read more: http://pet-birds.suite101.com/topiclist/article.cfm/pet_birds_and_the_cameroon_pet_scam#ixzz0WIDEa0ru

I replied to him that he is a scammer and that I saw his name on the internet trying to cam other people he hasnt wrote back cause he knows I'm on to him! >=P
He thought I would send him money he cant fool a smart 17 year old!!

Carlos said...

I been scam ..beaware of an add in puppyfind.com the guy said his name is Fernando pola he has an add for a femai chow chow the add said is in Los Angeles CA but she he reply said he's in the UK and tell you that the puppy is free and gives u a dad story on how he got it and why he's giving it away free all you got to do is pay for the shipping then a company called petdestination.Ltd emails you and gives you the amount and tell you they have a flight already and will be shipped as soon as they get the money ...I sent the money but. A day after a day they send another email saying the puppy has been retained cuz it has no insurance to act quick and send $2570 and the dog will be in the way ..I refused then the guys ofers to help raise the money hen I said cancel he offer to pay it all and the last I heard was he raised 2000 ask for help with the last $570 I said no but that I had a friend in the UK that might help me he said great ask if my friend was in Liverpool. my friend try to call him and call petdretination.Ltd but was imposible to reach ether one of them

jazmine said...

I just got scam on a yorkie puppy. LISA WALLACE told me that all i have to pay is 120 for the shipping fee via moneygram and that once i paid the shopping company the dog would be sent to me in 5 hours and 10min, that it is a door to door service. so i did send the money. they sent me the information on how the dog was going to be shipped. it was sent to paris first for some reason. then they call me telling me i need a permit for the dog and it is 180 dollars. i told them that i was told it was only 120 from morocco to the usa and that i was not told about no permit. i told them that i was not going to pay that and to send it back to lisa is that is the case. they told me no and that the dog was registered in my name and it was not going to be sent back to her. and if i dont pay the 180 by to day that i was going to get chagered for pet abuse. and they keep emailing me about how they are filing a case. i dont believe that it is true and i hope they really dont to that and can do that. if someone have info about that please let me know

mystere said...

i believe I'm caught up in a scam now. Thomas Calip is his name email:thomascalip@hotmail.com
was supposed to ship me a couple puppies and everyday there was a new reason to ask for more $. BEWARE!!!!

karen said...

Chinchilla Silver Persian Kittens SCAM

Hi, please be aware of the following people. The target S.A people currently but also Internatiol.

It was a close call, or I would have lost money.

A women called Rholande Smith have photo`s of two Chinchilla Silver Persian Kittens give away you will only pay shipment fees.


She uses the following email adr. to correspond with you: mailto:rhsmith@moris.org

How do I know she is busy with petscam? Just type her name and surname into google. She has send me more or less the same emails that she has send to other people or visit http://blogg-erton.blogspot.com/2007/08/air-france-and-shipping-pets.html#comment-form . Please see photo’s that she use in her adds - go to facebook and look up friends and type R.Smith in.

I send one last email to them, informing them we are busy with an investigation against them and they replied:Sorry,you still live much to be desired " - these guys can't spell or use English gramm. properly.

Jen said...

[currently still happening] www.classifieds.berezka.com, complete fraud. Answered to a post on there, woman's name is MELISSA COY, uses a Yahoo email, and apparently it seemed like she was living in Los Angeles. When I emailed her, she said she & her husband were "working" and had been "relocated" to Morocco. (Notice they spell Casablanca with TWO S's, when it's not...and if they're really from the U.S., why so many grammar errors?) I kept emailing her back & forth. Eventually was contacted by air_marocpetdelivery@consultant.com; they emailed me AND called "unknown number". Why the private call? I was almost scammed with similar info to JAZMINE's post on here. $120 for shipping through money gram. I did it, then I immediately called and got it back. Thank God, because these people are non-existent.

sl137 said...

beware this person is scammer from africa that tried to tell me he had a pug puppy that was free and the reason why they were getting rid of the pug was their spouse was killed in a car accident and the pug was located in St. Johns Newfoundland Canada all i had to do was pay $190.00 by western union to Nyaingen Thierry Aim their website address www.pettravelingagency.webs.com
they really hurt my daughters feeling as she wants a pug really bad for a pet

mrsespinoza said...

i live in las vegas and they put an add in the nifty nickel for free english bull dogs so too good to be true so the add said to email robinpeter04@hotmail.com so i did and they told me to send them info like the airport close to me and they would find out shipping cost blah blah blah and then i was asking them if they dont even know what city the ad was placed this is a scam and how i found this page

harleymama1 said...

They got me, after many emails and phone calls i can't get over my heart being broke it's like someone died. I cry all the time and don't eat much been trying to find help i have address and phone numbers and money receipts.I pray that as the days go by i get better,I feel like hurting my self how stupid why me i used my SSI check and i am Disabled. Brenda H.

maud said...

oh my god my boyfriend and i have been getting emails after finding bull dog free to a lovely home just pay shipping fees...i am so delighted i lokked up this page we wre to transfer E165 to a guy in cameroon, which i taught was a bit funny cause you would always put the pet travel services on...you have all saved us that monry cheers....this should be really out there on the companies web sites that these people are using there names to defraud people

brittanylaura said...

I have just been scamed as well, i posted an add on kijiji looking for a small ,hyperallergenic dog, and had a man reply by the name of heather steward and the email address was heatherforgels@live.ca, he said he had just moved into a new apartment in halifax and it was not pet friendly and he had 3 puppies for adoption, they were all registered and up to date on vacines, so i looked at the photos and was interested, he said he could have the puppy shipped to me for 170.00 , and thats all he wanted, so i said okay, since im in cape breton that would save me a 5 hour drive, so i gave him my information and he said he was off to the airport with the puppy.. so then i got an e-mail from a company named fast global transport, and that i had to pay them the money by western union since they were having problems with their credit card machine. so i found it odd and hesitated a bit, but then i went ahead and sent the money, and they recieved it and said that my puppy would be sent to my door step at 730 the next morning and i had to be there waiting for it to show id.. so that was fine i was up and ready and an hour before that i got an email from them saying that my puppy was still in their care and that something went wrong with the flight before hers and that 3 puppies had died and that i would now need to send 575.00 to them in order to get the puppy safely delivered to my house, so i said no, i wasnt informed of this and i would not be sending more money to them that i knew this was a scam and that there is no way a dog kennel even costs that much and that they had said everything including the kennel was approved in the previous email the night before, they argued with me saying i was abusing them in the way i was talking to them and so on .. i didnt care at this point i was mad... then they said that mr heather wasnt responding to them, and i said well he will have to come take the puppy back because i refuse to have to pay that, and then mr heather emailed me said he couldnt take the puppy back because they would sue him in court and all this bull.. so then i said well there is nothing i can do and he said his son was sick and he had no money to deal with this and i was like sure i dont believe a work that is coming out of your emails.. and i was done with this ,, the email of the transportation company is fastglobaltransport@gmx.us , they use other companys logos and pictures, they requsted the money go to cameroon and in a random persons name that they said was on duty, so it was too good to be true and next time i will be picking up my puppy myself! good luck to everyone out there getting puppys i hope it all works out for you guys ! also does anyone know if western union will refund my money in anyway? thanks !!

brittanylaura said...

I have just been scamed as well, i posted an add on kijiji looking for a small ,hyperallergenic dog, and had a man reply by the name of heather steward and the email address was heatherforgels@live.ca, he said he had just moved into a new apartment in halifax and it was not pet friendly and he had 3 puppies for adoption, they were all registered and up to date on vacines, so i looked at the photos and was interested, he said he could have the puppy shipped to me for 170.00 , and thats all he wanted, so i said okay, since im in cape breton that would save me a 5 hour drive, so i gave him my information and he said he was off to the airport with the puppy.. so then i got an e-mail from a company named fast global transport, and that i had to pay them the money by western union since they were having problems with their credit card machine. so i found it odd and hesitated a bit, but then i went ahead and sent the money, and they recieved it and said that my puppy would be sent to my door step at 730 the next morning and i had to be there waiting for it to show id.. so that was fine i was up and ready and an hour before that i got an email from them saying that my puppy was still in their care and that something went wrong with the flight before hers and that 3 puppies had died and that i would now need to send 575.00 to them in order to get the puppy safely delivered to my house, so i said no, i wasnt informed of this and i would not be sending more money to them that i knew this was a scam and that there is no way a dog kennel even costs that much and that they had said everything including the kennel was approved in the previous email the night before, they argued with me saying i was abusing them in the way i was talking to them and so on .. i didnt care at this point i was mad... then they said that mr heather wasnt responding to them, and i said well he will have to come take the puppy back because i refuse to have to pay that, and then mr heather emailed me said he couldnt take the puppy back because they would sue him in court and all this bull.. so then i said well there is nothing i can do and he said his son was sick and he had no money to deal with this and i was like sure i dont believe a work that is coming out of your emails.. and i was done with this ,, the email of the transportation company is fastglobaltransport@gmx.us , they use other companys logos and pictures, they requsted the money go to cameroon and in a random persons name that they said was on duty, so it was too good to be true and next time i will be picking up my puppy myself! good luck to everyone out there getting puppys i hope it all works out for you guys ! also does anyone know if western union will refund my money in anyway? thanks !!

Froy Rangel said...

This just happened this morning i was looking for a Siberian Husky and a lady with the name miss Larisa contacted me everything was going smoothly until money i had to send a money transfer to Chumba Briant Nkwache in Cameroon they called my and i told them to cancel and he started laughing and hanged the phone on me Please be careful out there try to do face to face deals its a cruel world out there

Froy Rangel said...

This just happened today i was looking for a Siberian Husky and a Miss Larisa contacted me everything was going well till she told me to send a money transfer to a mister Chumba Briant Nkwache in Cameroon they called and told me what i need to do and i didnt feel comfortable so i told him to cancel and he laughed and hang the phone up on me be careful out there try to do face to face deals

keira broadway said...

I almost got scammed by Auston Miller. A woman claiming to have moved to Washington and needing to give away two english bulldogs for free. They wanted £195 from me. They asked for info name, number, etc. Then they text me...SCAM. What person doing business sends a text. I asked if it was was a scam and they got offended saying they were God fearing. I apologized. Their grammer was completely off. The owned two dogs and didnt ask which one i wanted. They just picked one...SCAM. They should asked. They kept texting me back to back to back asking if i sent the money. I told them i only had £100· auston miller asked her husband to pay the 95. I said ok. 30 secs later they claimed to have called the shipping company who said due to the financial situation i would have to pay to Cameroon since that is where the headquarters was located that handles these kind of situations. I had to send it via western union. Anywho, i googled the name auston miller, doesnt exist...SCAM! Even if i google, y name my facebook, twitter, google, blog, linked in, etc would pop up. So then i decided to google the shipping company...nothing....SCAM! So i googled the shipping companys email and it led me here....SCAM!!!!! Luckly for me, western union website was acting super weird and would not allow me to make the payment. By then i had discovered they were scammers so i cursed them out! I got no response.
IF they were only in wastington, why send the pup to Cameroon? Why not use a US shipping company? When i gave my nearest airport info, i did not give the correct name or spellimg, why didnt the company say anything about that?
Scam, Scam SCAAAAAMMMMM!!!!!!

Do your research first and ask yourself...is this a scam? Look for clues. If your gut is telling you it is a Scam then it mostlikely is! Get out while you can! If they refuse to neet you in person...ITS A SCAM!

Satya said...

They tried to scam me saying the puppy was in Lexington KY. We exchanged many emails. The shipping company called me late sunday night and it sounded off. Then they emailed me and there email address and logos seemed off. So I googled them and found out about the scam. I wish I could report them to the police. I had found them on penny saver and they were giving away a maltese for 350 with shipping. I tought it was a good deal. Byt it was a scam.

Jason Bee said...

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Here is their number also. +27 73 746 5671

Jason Bee said...

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