Monday, October 12, 2009
Pet Transport and adoption SCAM update, Sellers BEWARE.
An old SCAM makes its return to the Internet and FREE ad sites are again at the heart of this FRAUD. Now it is the sellers of Pets who must beware. For years there have been fake check SCAMS running all over the web, this is when a criminal sends you a check for more than the asking price, and tells you to keep the difference. It works like this, you place an ad for some Pets you are selling, someone contacts you and says that they are going to send you a check for much more than the asking price, they will allow you to keep more money than the asking price, you take the check and deposit it into an account, and send them the difference, problem is the check is fake and now you have lost your money. There are a couple of dead giveaways with this SCAM, one is when the buyer claims to be hearing impaired and contacts you through a service that translates the conversation for you, another of course is that they are actually offering you more than the asking price of the Pet you are selling. This is just another twist on another Internet SCAM. It is unclear whether these criminals are in the U.S or abroad, either way it is a SCAM to avoid, and it is most likely going on all over the world, so location really does not matter. Whenever there is uncertainty in a situation, it is always best to contact a professional, whether it is a Pet transport company or the administration of the site you have advertised on, it is always best to ask questions before rather than waiting until it is too late. These criminals also may claim that they are sending a Pet shipping company to pick up the Pet from you, CALL THAT COMPANY!! If they can not be found or if they are a legit company and claim to know nothing about it, it is a complete FRAUD and you should get out of the situation! As always if it sounds to good too be true it is!!