Saturday, May 16, 2009
Pet and Puppy Adoption FRAUD Grows Internationally
Finally, after three years of WARNINGS, it seems that the very common adopt a Pet or Puppy SCAM is on the decline in the USA. Many people are becoming aware of this common SCAM, much like the EURO LOTTO email SCAMS that we all have seen. We have seen a significant decline in this type of FRAUD. Although these crooks still try to dupe people out of their money, there are now so many WARNINGS and so much information on the subject all over the web that people are becoming wise to this kind of FRAUD here in the United States. With this good news comes a bit of bad...Europe is now being targeted by these crooks. In the majority of instances we have seen in the last two months or so, just about ninety percent of these SCAMS are aimed towards countries other than the U.S. Phone numbers that start with a zero involving a Pet adoption are a SCAM. It is very common for these crooks to copy a site from the USA, phone number and all, and also provide foreign numbers like these examples (+237-7933-4578 or 01123777645485) If the phone number is not from the country that the criminal claims to be from, than it is a SCAM. FREE listing sites are a breeding ground all over the Internet for these SCAMS, all FREE AD sites are used by these crooks. Anytime MONEYGRAM or WESTERN UNION is the preffered method of payment for any kind of Pet adoption, IT IS A FRAUD, DO NOT SEND THEM YOUR MONEY. Please help to spread the word to others and put an end to this once and for all.