Possible GSD puppy scammer... - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
draggar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 81
Possible GSD puppy scammer...

It's been a while since I posted but recent events made me decide to give people a heads up since there are a lot of breeders here.

We have a litter on the ground now (almost 10 weeks old) and my wife got a communication from someone in Indiana who is hard of hearing (the call went though a relay service). My wife emailed him the questionare / application and he was supposed to get back to us. He didn't and my wif figured that it was someone testing the grounds and decided against it.

Today she received a check for over $1,000 over our asking price (red flag anyone?) with a note stating they would send a courrier to pick up the puppy. The check came from California and I haven't been able to find the "company" it is from.

My wife asked the person about it and he quickly got into the "you need to stand by your contract" threats (you know, the typical threats most scammers make when they feel that someone is close to catching on).

She isn't going to cash the check (good) and has contacted the police over the matter.

The red flags were the difference in locations (yes, some charaties will pay for service dogs but we can't find this company) and the courrier (we don't know who is picking it up so we're not going to give it to just anyone - we'd take it to the airport if it needed to be shipped). Also, paying $1,000 (more like $1,500) more than asking price? Shipping (domestic) for a puppy is usually $300-$500 tops (and we've shipped a few before and I think the most we paid was in the high $300 range).

At least my wife caught on early enough to know something was up. I'm posting it here to let people know. If I get more details, I'll post them but I don't want to post too many due to the impending police investigation.

DOTE Club - competitive training in Broward County:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Fred Lanting / Willow Wood Consulting:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
draggar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 02:33 PM
Crowned Member
 
Stosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: tyler texas
Posts: 9,615
That whole thing sounds really odd- hope someone figures out what's going on
Stosh is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 02:39 PM
Knighted Member
 
GSDAlphaMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,942
Yes total scam. Anytime they use a relay service it's because they don't speak good english (or not at all) and usually from another country and they don't want you to know it.
GSDAlphaMom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
draggar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by GSDAlphaMom View Post
Yes total scam. Anytime they use a relay service it's because they don't speak good english (or not at all) and usually from another country and they don't want you to know it.
I didn't think of that and it fitz in with them trying to use their own courrier.

DOTE Club - competitive training in Broward County:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Fred Lanting / Willow Wood Consulting:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
draggar is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
draggar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 81
I can't edit moy post? Huh.

Well, my wife didn't tell me why he sent such a large check.

He wanted her to send him the difference though Western Union and the puppy though the courrier.

Um, no. heck no.

We'll find her a different home, preferably locally because she is beautiful and fearless, which the breed could use a dam like this.

DOTE Club - competitive training in Broward County:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Fred Lanting / Willow Wood Consulting:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
draggar is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 03:07 PM
Crowned Member
 
Lucy Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 6,915
All the effort these people put into their scams... you'd think it be easier to just go out and get a legitimate job and earn the money like a normal person.
Lucy Dog is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
draggar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucy Dog View Post
All the effort these people put into their scams... you'd think it be easier to just go out and get a legitimate job and earn the money like a normal person.
Not if you live in a country where scamming Americans is not enforced.

DOTE Club - competitive training in Broward County:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Fred Lanting / Willow Wood Consulting:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
draggar is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 04:19 PM
Crowned Member
 
selzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denmark, Ohio
Posts: 31,540
This guy calls me every single time I have a litter. He uses a service because he is deaf. I tell him I do not ship puppies. I usually have to say it many times because he insists that the courier will pick up the puppy. I insist that I do not ship puppies even through couriers. Finally he gives up. It is a scam I am sure. They want you to send the balance on with the courier I think and my guess is they then stop payment somehow. Not sure what they do with the puppies.

It is weird, they never ask what color or anything about the sire or dam. My guess is they are simply trying to separate us from our money. I posted about it a couple of years ago. Good to have a reminder though.

Hope you get it all settled.

Heidi Ho, Odie
Joy-Joy, Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.
selzer is online now  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 04:24 PM
Administrator & Alpha Bitch of the Wild Bunch
 
Chris Wild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 13,602
Had one of those calls years ago, supposedly deaf person using a calling service. Seemed very fishy, and when there was talk of couriers and no inquiry about the pups other than how much and where to send the check, and no answer to any questions... I think I hung up in less than 2 minutes. I'm sure a scam, and apparently not a new one.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Chris Wild is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 05:04 PM
Crowned Member
 
Stosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: tyler texas
Posts: 9,615
My mom almost ended up on the other end of this kind of scam. She found a puppy online at one of the breeders' sites. She emailed, a woman called her back but my mom was never able to get a call to go through to the number she gave. My mom was to pay the $500 deposit with PayPal, which she did, then received a call from a deaf man who said she should send the rest of the money Western Union to an address in...you guessed it...Nigeria. He said that he was donating the money to a new gsd breeder there that was needing money to feed his dogs and she would be doing so much good with that money since she obviously loved dogs, bs, bs... Fortunately, PayPal blocked the transaction because they knew it was a scam and they never allow payments for animals.
Stosh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is it possible for a 2 month old GSD puppy to be raised along side bunnies? AnasC Development & Socialization 2 08-27-2015 04:58 PM
Possible Food Agression. GSD attacked puppy Misstwixler Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 30 10-21-2012 02:10 PM
Some scammer fun SouthernThistle Chat Room 2 06-17-2009 11:29 AM
Scammer Dog!! Mandalay General Puppy Stuff 3 09-22-2008 08:38 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome