I had been looking for a puppy for my daughter online when i came across 2 classified ads on mysanantonio.com and i replied that i was interested in adopting 2 completely different pets from two different people (one was a pomeranian and the other a maltese). I received a quick reply from both people (by email) and both had very similar stories (shown below). What are the chances that 2 different people placing classified ads to sell their puppies happen to be in Camerron on a mission? Right away i knew something was up. so after a few emails between me & the “puppy scammers” i decided to google puppy scam and africa – Cameroon, and all these websites came up with people who have gotten ripped off or almost did from these people from cameroon, Nigeria & Africa.
See corresponding emails below.
my first email to Christabel:
Is the puppy still for sale? I am very interested! I have been looking around for a small puppy for my 2 year old daughter.
Thanks for the interest in regards of the puppy Dion.She is still available and up for adoption. Dion is 10 weeks old very healthy with a great personality and lot of
skills.She is home raised and kid friendly & also gets along well with other pets.
She has been vet examined,AKC registered,potty trained and current on all her shots.Dion is a very obedient girl and has been trained to walk on leash during the day when he intends to go out for a walk.Pomeranian puppies are very special and needs alot of care.
Dion is now available and ready for adoption.I look forward only to a caring home where she can be spoil rotten.I loved this girl so badly and giving her out for adoption is due to the fact that I could no longer give her all the care he deserves from me because she could not adapt to the hatch climatic condition here and i don’t want her to suffer..
I will like to let you know why am getting rid of her.
I worked as a missionary and recently relocated from the
State to Cameroon for a mission, and i took along the baby puppy Dion with me for companionship since she is my only child and best friend.
My mission and tour here could not give me enough time to take care of her and i look forward to give her out for an adoption fee of $200.00,you will be paying just for the delivery fee.She is ready with all records and playing toys.She is going to come along with a 1 year health guarantee certificate.To proceed on the
adoption process,i will need the following from you.
Full Names of the adoptive owner?
Home Address and Phone numbers?
Fax if any?
Closest Airport to you where you will like to pick her up?Also permit me to asked you some few questions.
1.Have you lived with Pomeranians before?
2.Do you have kids and other pets?
3.If you adopt her are you going to treat her like your own child.
4.If you are not around would they be someone to look after her.
I will send you more pics of Dion and also let you know on how the adoption process will work when i received your requested informations.
her next email:
Thanks for the requested information.Dion is a very
intelligent puppy with lot of skills,she is very friendly and welcoming and i assure you she is going to make a great companion and addition into your home.I have also treated her like my only child.You will be paying for the transportation fee of $200.00 and once that is confirmed from you,i will drive to the delivery company to make final arrangements and when Dion has been put on her flight,i will let you know the full flight information for pick up.She is now ready and will come along with all her records,playing toys,shots,guide care manual and a one year health guarantee certificate.
I have attached some pics of Dion let me know when you are ready to make the payment of $200.00 so i could get you my full details.
How must the payment be made? And to whom?
Ok,below are my full informations which you will need in order to make the payment with western union.
Full Names,,,,,,, Fortty Christabel
Address,,,,,,2622 Ringway av.apt # 16c
Test question,,,,,,,,what color is my car
when you are done with the transfer,kindly get back to me with the
senders full name and the 10 digit money transfer control number(MTCN) for the western union.I will also notify you with the flight details for pick up when am done.
Randy Cool’s first email response to my interest in the puppy: (awfully similar)
Nice reading from you and the interest regarding my baby puppies .I have just 2 puppies left for adoption the adoption fee is $200 including transportation .. Tipp is the male and Tabby is the female . they are all 13 weeks .
They are still available for any good home…I have always wanted them to get the best of love from their next home.The decision to let them go is hard but I finally,i came to A conclusion that they need a new home and want them to have just what they have always had….they have so much love to offer, if you will accept them with open arms.We would prefer giving them out together since they will play alongside each other and will never be lonely ..They are estimated to be at most 4.1lbs full grown .
They have spectacular,Stunning, Gorgeous.Fabulous Baby doll Face,short Cobby body, short legs and confirmation. Home raised with a very good personality.They are just the happiest little puppies you will ever see.they will make a very good family member with their very great quality,sweet and loving temperaments.they are spectacular Designer Purse Puppies to take everywhere with you and they are lover too. Loves to give lots of kisses hugs.Have always been around children and other pet and very used to being together. They are AKC reg,current on all their recent shots and de wormed,vet checked with all their vet and registration papers available and up to date,potty,paper and crate trained.
They will be coming alongside with all their play toys,air conditional travel crate,healths and reg papers. As for our location ,I was located in Spokane ,WA and just relocated to Kingston Blvd, Cameroon due a research purpose with the UNICEF branch located here and the climate condition was not favorable for my babies and i have to stay long here so What I am concern about here is your assurance on their health,good care and safety.they needs so much love caution and stability in location.If your home is open to this darling,they will be on their way to your home and i am really hoping it happens.
Recent pictures of babies are attached to this mail so that you can have a general view of their beauty and they look alike because they are from the same litter.Get back soon lets see how they gets to your home…OK waiting for your mail in anticipation of getting a sure response on taking good care of them .
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