Victim Location 80442
Type of a scam Online Purchase
When searching for puppies via Craigslist, I came across an ad in Denver CO saying they had 2 Australian Shepard puppies left with a pictures of a brown, black, and white Aussie puppy. I responded to the ad via email. They sent me this:
Thanks for the interest in regards to the Australian Shepherd puppies we have for adoption. There is a male and female available and are pure breed Australian Shepherd. They are vet checked and will come with all papers needed. The puppies are very playful and are all of absolute temperament as they also love playing with kids and other household animals. They are 11 weeks old and are brothers and sisters. I am giving the pups out for an adoption,because we just relocated to a non pets environment and we can’t keep them any longer. I will be very willing to give you these pups if you can promise me of never to sell them, also do get back to me with the answers of our question below so i can have an idea of where our puppies will be going to:
– Have you own a pet before?
– Do you have a vet doctor?
– which city/state are you located in?
– Are you a breeder?
– will you take both or just one? if one what sex?
– Do you have pets loving children at home?
– Give me a Brief Description about your Environment?
– Will you take good care for the babies like your own child?
All i need is just a very caring and loving home for our babies where
they will be well loved and spoiled to rotten.
Thanks and will be waiting to read from you again.
I responded with the answers to their questions and they replied with this:
After reading through your mail, you moved to the number one spot in my heart for potential adopters of my lil pups.
More details on her personality.
*** My Lil Girl ***
-She is house and potty trained
-She does not bark a lot.
-She eat 2 times daily
-She is socialized with kids and other house hold pets especially Dogs.
-She likes to be carried a lot and be spoiled.
-She likes to be kissed and likes Licking your legs.
-She gets angry when you shout at her, so don’t do that.
-She likes watching television with us.
*** My Lil Boy ***
-He is house and potty trained
-He eats 2 times a day
-He barks more than the sister but not too much
-He is socialized with kids and other house hold pets especially Dogs.
-He likes to keep him self away from the crowd but is also socialized.
-He feels shy when carried.
-He also likes to be kissed.
My husband and I have decided to give out these puppies to any one who
is ready to take good care of them and we are happy you are willing to
do so. All we need from you is your love for the babies. I really
wanted to meet with you so you can pick up yourself but since you are
not in our area and it’s a distances of about 22 hrs ride on car i
don’t know if you will make up the ride to come pick up today or tomorrow.
We just relocated some few days ago to RICHMOND, TX. Better still if you cant make it up, they can be registered to a nearby Pets transportation company and all you will have to do is paying for the transportation fee so they will be home delivered to you right at your doorsteps. We are giving the puppies for free and i want you to take care of them very well and send me monthly pictures so i can see their progress.
HOW CAN YOU ASSURE ME THAT?
I thought it strange they suddenly moved to Richmond, TX and began to re-trace my search history to see if I missed anything in the ad. I did not. It was very vague. I googled the email and found someone else has reported the EXACT same email address and content (replacing "Aussie" with "Pug"). I instantly knew it was a scam. Furthermore, I researched "Corgi puppies in SD" for my boyfriend and again replied to a Craigslist ad in which I received an email from "[email protected]" that said this:
Greetings, Thanks for your interest in my puppies, I have for adoption a male and female ( Charlie ) AND ( Maggie ) . All my puppies are pure breed Pembroke Welsh Corgis. They are vet checked and will come with all papers needed, They are very playful and all have good temperament as they also love playing with kids and other household animals. They are 10 weeks old and are brother and sister. I am giving the pups out with no adoption fee this is because we just relocated to a Non pet apartment and we can’t keep them any longer.
I will be very willing to give you these puppies if you can promise me never to sell them.
Before considering you and your home for my puppy or puppies I will like you to answer the following questions sincerely .
– Will you take all or just one? if so what sex ?
– Will you take good care of the puppy or puppies like your own ?
– Have you own a pet before ?
– Do you have a vet doctor ?
– Give me a Brief Description about your home ?
– Are you a breeder ?
– Where precisely are you located ?
– Do you have pet loving children at home ?
All I need is a good sweet caring and loving home for ( Charlie ) AND ( Maggie ), where they will be well loved and well taking care of.
Thanks and will be waiting to read from you again…
Warm Regards …….
Almost literally word for word the same. I replied saying I knew it was a con and hoped they were thrown in jail for it someday. They never replied back. I also told the "Lisa Brown" that my boyfriend would drive to pick up the puppies in TX so she should give me her address and she also, never responded. I have a feeling they are using more than just 2 emails but these are at least 2 reported!