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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-02-2007, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Buyer's beware

There is a lot of puppy scams please please beware of this scam here is my store I dont mean to scare any one but to be aware do research and then some .
See what happen I went to puppyfine I love to look at all the little darlings came across this little blk / white puppy the one that I showed here talk to one perosn they told me that the man can no longer care for the puppy he is a REV and is in west africa missionary work yeah right!!!!! Well she forward my email asking about the puppy every thing sounded good pedigree health check legs eyes ect so I said Ok then, I wanted to a little female to show.Im not rich Im on SSI so money is very limited to me,The price was in the ball park for me kind of sort of,Well he was emailing me saying he want a loving caring home like we all do for the little sweet hearts.Well He ask me to western union the money to me in Lagos Nigeria hmmm ok missionary work so I took all the $$ I had and did it well I put in the wrong place thank god I have been away and have not heard of these scams lucky for me people here at this site are so careing and Priv mess me and told me well when the man went to get the money he could not since I sent it to the wrong place.When I called western union they turned it straight over to the fraud they told me they have been after this man for a while it was one of the biggest scam people out there,So never less I got my money back thank good before my hubby found out,And I gave them the phone number email address ect to the fraud place so that is my store so any one out there looking for a puppy PLEASE!!!! Make sure you know them. I KNow I will ever go back to that site every again I went there before that is where I got yoda from Im sure there are some real breeder on there but there is not that many.I got lucky with my little Yoda.Im so sad and hurt right now I can just cry!! But thanks to this site I was warned in time Susan
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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-02-2007, 11:57 AM
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Oh Susan, thats terrible. I am so sorry. I know how excited you must have been. I am glad that you did not lose your money. Thanks for warning everyone & telling your story. Hopefully no more victims of those scams!! I hope you find a new furbaby soon!!

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Susan,
I am so glad you didn't loose all your money, but sorry you were taken advantage of this way. I was worried for you when I read your post late last night, but thought it was too late for me to say anything. This kind of scam has been posted in the past on other Havanese Yahoo list's and happens too often.

Pictures of other breeders puppies/dog are typically used on web sites for this kind of scam too.

Getting a nice, healthy show dog is going to cost more then $2000. Like the old saying goes, "if it seems too good to be true, it probably is".

Again, I am sorry for the pain you are feeling today, I hope they can get this crook behind bars where he belongs. Hang in there and give Yoda extra hugs today.
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Thank you for sharing your story. I know that you must be heart broken. Will you ever tell your husband about all this? I am sending giant hugs your way.....
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Susan, I'm sorry for your hassle, heartache and loss of money.
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Susan, I'm so sorry about this! Did you lose any money at all? Oh, I was fearful about this one when I was reading it last night and just like Kathy said--I was afraid it was too late to do anything more than hope the best for you. There are so many scams out there that you really need to check, check and double check everthing to be sure you are getting what you are paying for. Never take someones word for it that you are getting a good deal. You need proof of health testing, to meet the breeder, and see the puppy you are planning to get. Ask lots of questions and get references too! Give your little Yoda hugs and kisses.
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Susan,
That is very sad,and I hope the police catch him and lock him up for a long time!The best part is you didn't lose any money,and you shouldn't feel bad for the puppy......there probably wasn't one to begin with.Seems like alot of scams come from Nigeria/etc.Always wanting you to send money.They had a deal about Nigerian scams one night on 20/20 or Dateline(one of those shows).I kept getting e-mails about someone being killed in Nigeria that was a long lost relative etc.and he was a "big wig" and if I sent $ I would inherit all kinds of money etc.Bull.......
Turns out it was a scam......luckily for me,I just deleted all that e-mail stuff.

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I would imagine that there probably was no puppy at all! I feel so bad for you!! But you have your Yoda.
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Susan, I too was worried but thought you must have checked out the source, glad you got your money back.

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Susan,

I'm so glad you got your money refunded. Sadly, I know of several other people that got burned from the puppyfind site. You are right BUYER BEWARE !!!

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