One of our readers discovered that he was almost scammed, after checking out the comments by others at Yorkie Puppy Scam report. The following is a summary of the story:
1) The scammer is located in Africa.
2) He will post an ad on the local papers/classifieds, saying that he has just flown over to Africa.
3) He is offering a pet dog for free, but you will need pay for “shipment” to another party (same people).
As in most scams, nothing is real. This includes the name of the seller and the dogs. These are all make-up story to cheat money. Once you pay for the “shipment” charges to “the other party”, they are gone.
The mail is attached for reference:
—– Attached —–
THANK YOU!!!!! That message that you sent me about the yorki pup, the message i got was identical only different breed, he spoke the same and everything i am giving a copy of the email he sent me for you records in case you have anyone else with questions. Thank you so much!!!!!! Kelly
Thank you very much and i’m very very happy to read from you about your response on taking good care of the babies,they are 18weeks old and both home trained and outdoor trained also playful with other animals and kids. The male named (timy) weigh 16lbs and the
female named (simy) weigh 16.5lbs and will weigh big when fully grown. they are both A K C registered and shots are given up to date and both home trained,both of them are my darling sweetheart and super spoiled!
They both have a sweet personality and love to play and be carried around. But i’m very sorry to tell you that it is too late for you to get the babies now. What really happened was that i just left the states for Africa some few days ago after i posted the the ad in the newspaper and before i left, i did not get any response from anybody that could take very good care of them for me. So i got a missionary call from our missionary headquarters in Africa, t hen i had to bring the babies along with me here to Africa since i couldn’t find
someone to adopt them before i left the states.
I’m still willing togive the babies out to someone who can take very good care of them for me forever. All papers will accompany the puppies when shipped to you, Due to our long staying over here in Africa, and the bad weather my Wife and I have concluded to get good home and care for our babies. We are not charging or selling them to you for money but to save their lives and care for them,so this means that you and i will be paying for the shipment of the puppies to you. They are VET checked, but right now we are in Africa on a Christian mission with my wife and 3 kids together with simy and timy, we have the puppies right here with us.
We are going to ship to you via a Diplomatic Courier Service Company with Express Delivery on next day delivery, if you are really i nterested in having my little babies, i want you to get back to me with your full Name , Home Address, direct contact phone number and name of the nearest Airport to you. Please if you know that you are not capable of taking very good care of my babies, do not reply me because i am giving them out because of bad condition and we’re spending months for the christian mission and i don’t want simy and timy to die in this bad weather. And because we don’t have time to take care of them due to the missionary work before us here. They are priceless to me,therefore i am giving both for free, so i will like you to get back to me with your full name and full address including your nearest airport so that i can find out shipping cost.
I’ve attached pics of timy and simy.Please i want you to promise me that you will take very good care of them as soon as they get to you. Thank you and God bless you and your family.
Kevin Garnett (FAKE NAME)