Topic: How to write a check for cash at the bank
July 16, 2019 / By Bradley Question:
looking for advice.
We are looking to buy a dog.
We saw an advert for someone selling puppies and they looked gorgeous. they were a good price and the advert said the seller was located near by.
I wrote to them and they emailed back saying they needed details of my family and so on.
I thought nothing of it other than the spelling seemed a bit off and then I receieved a text from them and it was from abroad.
Next they wrote back saying The price for the pup would include postage as they were actually located in the channel islands.
It all sounds iffy.
adding to that they wanted to know lots of details about me...
What do you all think?
sorry meant the orkney islands also looking at the pics of the pups they were supposed to be a few weeks old and they are clearly not as one of them as xmas stuff in the room and its now april. Also I thought you were always supposed to see pups with their mother...
Adeno | 1 day ago
There is no dog for sale. There are stolen pictures of someone else's dog.
There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money.
The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "pet shipping company" and will demand you pay for shipping fees, in cash, and only by Western Union or moneygram.
Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.
Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.
You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.
Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.
Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.
If you google "Cameroon pet scam", "fake puppy sale scam Western Union" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near-victims of this type of scam. There are sites where you can look up pictures and find the site or sites where the scammer stolen the cute pictures of the puppies.
DON'T Do IT ! Go to the AKC web site and they will direct you to a reputable breeder. If you can not visit the home and see both parents or see a health certificate don't buy the puppy . In this case there is no puppy they will take your money . The only way you should buy a puppy on line is to call a breeder and talk with them a while and if they ship a puppy only send a bank transfer and ask for references .
I'm sure it's a scam. I read an article of someone who purchased a bulldog puppy from out of the country -so they thought- and never saw it. Find a puppy near your home, meet the people, puppies parents and maybe contact some other puppy owners from the same breeder. Good Luck!
It is a con (gaining your confidence by using a cute object) and fishing expedition (getting whatever personal info from you as possible) will you use a credit card to buy that puppy? And the fact that it is probably really coming to you from Nigeria. If a transaction isn't totally straightforeward and with various conditions popping up, it is a scam.
This is a scam. Don't fall for it. You've already given them your information which isn't good. I've never heard a breeder use the term Postage when talking about shipping a dog. This isn't right. I hope you didn't give them a credit card number or your social.