Puppies from Cameroon Scam - Lagos pet scams

edited December 2008 in - General Africa
Hi - I am from the United States and bought some puppies from someone in Cameroon. They now say the puppies are stuck in Douala Airport and and am getting kind of skeptical about the purchase as they are now asking for more money. The dogs are two yorkie terriers. Any advice? Many thanks.
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  • edited 6:55PM
    Hi. this is a scam - do not send any money to these guys. There are no puppies!
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    jasond did you have any telephone communication with the seller?
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    me and my boyfriend wanted to adopt a english bulldog puppy and we were involed in the scam they wanted us to send them money and when we said no they said that they will registure the puppy and we can call the airport with our visa number once he is ready to be sent. I then went to the airports website and came across this . There e-mail adress is scrob2me@yahoo.com and we did have a phone conversation with them , they clam to be Jessica and Frank.
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    salve, noi abbiamo contattato un signore, ke dovrebbe mandarci un cucciolo di chihuahua e dice ke
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    Heads up i just talked to moro valdes at stephanie_wurps@yahoo.com They tried to sell me a english bulldog its a scam !!!!!!!!!!!! it is the same scam artists as bbps .
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    ya the yorkies aren't coming. Ive tract the people and its a huge scam. I have the same email saying id get 2 of them but they take our money because it's worth more over there and they wont leave you alone either just block their emails as spam.
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    This Is a huge scam they just tried to get me to western union them money for yorkie puppies and something told me it wasn't right so I was going to have them shipped myself. Thank god for this website and you guys warning me before I fell for it! I just lost my puppy, he was hit by a car, and they were actually going to try to gain from it. Low lifes!!
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    Oh and they were using the e-mail ...get1companion022@yahoo.com
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    Hi I am trying to buy a maltese from some people who are missionaries and are in cameroon. They had 2 weeks to send the maltese back to the US. I got airport information and Im getting the puppy free but I just had to pay the money to get her here to the airport through a money gram. Does this sound like a anything anyone else has experienced? It seems legit.
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    Hi I am from South Africa. I have seen a advertisement on the Internet for a chimpanzee that are for sale.
    I contacted the person and she also said the chimp is for free but I also must just pay the airport fees. The airport will contact me because she already left the chimp at the airport, but I don't get any answer from the airport. After I asked a few questions she send me the airports e-mail and fone number - wish is not the right number - I looked on the airports web page for the right numbers but could not get hold of them. I don't know what they try to achieve with this. I really want the chimp but thing dont sound well? They are also from Western Valley Cameroon - Laura Ashley? Do you think I can trust the deal? The advertisement show Omaha Nebreska but it is way out from Cameroon. Sorry for my English.
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    My Fiance' and I were looking for dome yorkie puppies and we contact a woman through the kijiji.com website. This article stated that they had free yorkie puppies. We spoke with the lady through email and it seemed like a scam. They also wanted us to send them money through western union. All of the comments written on this page seem to be the same exact things that she was telling us. We also offered to buy the plane ticket ourselves but I am afraid if we go any further we will not see these puppies.
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    Here's a good rule of thumb: Do Not Buy Animals over the Internet. Whether it's chimps or puppies or baby giraffes - there is a very good chance you are being scammed!
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    TOTALL SCAM!!!
    HERE ARE THE E-MAILADRESSES THEY USED WHEN THEY TRIED TO SCAM ME:

    henrietta13@live.com
    e_nde@yahoo.com'

    HERE WAS THE WEBSITE FROM THE TRAVEL AGENCY THEY WERE SUPPOSIBLY USING:

    worldpettravelagency.co.cc

    I ALSO SAW THE ADDS DROM THE WEBSITE:

    www.buyandsell.com

    DONT BUY IT IF IT HAS TO DO WITH ANYTHING WITH CAMEROON, PET TRAVEL AGENCY, MONEY GRAMS OR WESTERN UNION.

    UGH LOSERS!!
  • edited 6:55PM
    Why on EARTH are you wanting to buy a chimanpzee?
    Never mind the legality of it all - they're wild animals and should be kept in reserves or be left alone in the wild.

    What surprises me most is that even after reading all the comments on this thread people are still asking whether not they're involved in a scam!
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    I asked because I trust people to mush. I love animals and wont harm them in any way or keep them for the money or for a SCAM like other people. We have a big farm with lots of wild animals and game. Chimps and all other animals are more loving then any human ever can be.
  • edited 6:55PM
    Hallo dies soll eine Warnung sein an alle !!!!!!
    Wir sind auch fast hereingefallen auf jemanden der uns Welpen verkaufen wollte.
    Wir sollten 120.-€auf die Western Union einzahlen, damit die Tiere zu uns kommen können. Darauf ließen wir und Gott sei Dank nicht ein.
    Der Anbieter verstrickte sich in immer mehr Wiedersprüche so das wir es durchschauten. LASST EUCH NICHT AUF VORAUSZAHLUNGEN EIN EGAL WIE VERTRAUENSWÜRDIG GESCHRIEBEN WIRD!!!!!!
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    Hi! Have just tried to send some money to a guy in Cameroon via Western Union - thank god my bank blocked the online transaction and I had to call Western Union who informed me about all these scams - went back online and googled the fraud prob in Cameroon and found all these comments from you lovely people - I knew nothing about it! The woman at Western Union said it was almost 100% a scam - what are these people like?! I wasn't trying to buy a puppy, or a chimp (!), tho - check this out, was trying to buy Giant African Land Snails for my daughter - tiger snails, the biggest you can get. She loves garden snails and I thought she'd love a really big one - well, four actually. So, I was trying to send him £150, and Western Union was going to charge me £25 too. He SAID he was waiting at the airport for me to send the money, with the snails in a tank in his hand, waiting to send them to me. So he's probably still there ... waiting! Because I'm not going to send him the money. God, I feel so stupid because it all sounds so obvious NOW - but I felt really hassled thinking that the guy was waiting at the airport to put the snails on the plane!!! Oh well, we live and learn! Good old, gullible me! Until the next time ..... I bet he's going to bombard me with emails now ....
  • edited 6:55PM
    I almost got sucked into this scam.It seemed to good to be true that I could get a Maltese puppy for the price of shipping.I was'nt going to send her the money,so she said she would pay.I went along with that.It sounded ligit.Everything was going like clockwork.When she said the airline needed a refundable insurance for the puppy, thats when the red flags went up.They wanted $300.oo extra for this.She made the mistake of telling me what airport she was at.So checked the airport web site and thats when I found out this was a scam.I was so relieved that I found this out.Her e-mail address was helenowoods@yahoo.com.I am thankful the airport reported that this scam is going on warning people to beaware.I e-mailed her back telling her she is nothing but a crook,warning never to send any more e-mails.This has taught me a lesson thats for sure.When it sounds too good to be true,it is'nt.
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    hi, me and my boyfriend recetly just paid a guy 50$ for an english pup from cameroon and have to send him the other 50$ when we recieve the pup. the pup was suppose to be sent thursday but i got an email from this airport( douala international) saying that the crate the puppy is in will not be warm enough for the pup with our weather because it is winter down here so we have to pay some agent at the airport ( bacha penn) 450$ to rent a crate and then our puppy will be shipped and delivered and we will receive the money back when the pup arrives. we are suppose to send the 450$ tomorrow can you please help me out and tell me if this is a scam or if its true and my puppy is really at the airport.
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    well i guess I'm the biggest sucker because I sent 2 western union orders for 200.00 each to Douala for 1 teacup yorkies---still waiting
  • edited 6:55PM
    Hiya all!
    I just had the same issue!
    I had seen an ad on Gumtree.com for Westie Pups - just what I wanted! I emailed the couple
    For 2 weeks they gave me a KC name and everything. Told
    Me that they werenin Aberdeen but were moving to the US for a research job and couldn't take their pups with them. They said that they didn't want to sell the pups, just rehome them and we could either our pup up or have him delivered. We opted to pick him up as I have family in Scotland and we were going to make a weekend of it, just had to wait untill next weekend when we were both off! The lady told us they he had to fly to the states this week so soul be tale a home delivery. No problem I thought...
    ... Cut to Monday morning, the day of delivery! I get an email saying that the pup was with the delivery company and we qoul be hearing from them so that we could make a payment of £150 for delivery, BUT (here it comes) they had to pay their £30 registration fee by "money gram" to Cameroon which was "airpets oceanic" HQ (cue alarm bells). They phone me several times but as I was at work I didn't answer the call, I tried to phone the number on the email but it was wrong, so I google "Airpets Oceanic" and called the free phone number on the website "No Mam we do not have offices in either Aberdeen or Cameroon, just here in Heathrow!" says the very British lady on the end of the phone (alarm bells turn into sirens). The next time the phone rings I answer and can barely understand the very strong African Accent talking to me. I ask them where they are "Scotland" is the reply (so why did the phone code come up as +237?), I then ask for and address, which i punched into the sat nav (FAKE)! And the man in the phone was insisting that I send the money ASAP so that the delivery can be made - no chance - I toe them that I soul pay the driver on arrival and would not be sending any money to Cameroon. The man became very agressive so i hung up. I contacted my local police station who sated that they new about it but could do nothing as no offence was made by me or to me! The next time they rang I told them that I had informed the police and I haven't hear from them since.

    It is now my mission to tell as many people as poss about this SCAM!!!

    These people are NOT poverty stricken or in need of charity - they are Greedy Crimnals!!
    Never send money via "money gram" etc, it is not protected!!

    DO NOT TRUST;
    Name; Sandra Hupkins (apparent breeder) using yahoo address
    Delivery Co; Airpets Oceanic (who are a legall UK company, but their name is being used by these con artists)

    Good luck finding your ideal pets but please use local breeders who you can go and visit (even if it does mean paying a bit more) or rescue from a recognized animal sanctuary!
    Best Wishes,
    Clair, UK
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    Sorry for the typos above, am just getting used to the iPhone!
    Clair, UK
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    HI, I JUST CAME ACROSS THIS BOARD. I WAS INTERESTED IN PURCHASING 2 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES FROM DOUALA CAMEROON AND THEY WANT ME TO SEND 240.00 THEY WILL SHIP I PAY THE REST WHEN I RECEIVE THE PUPPIES (ENGLISH BULLDOGS). EVERY QUESTION I ASK THEM THEY DONT REPLY WITH THE ANSWER. I AM SUPPOSE TO SEND THE MONEY TO :MR. BOBUIN KINGSLEY NGWA
    MISSION HALL DOUALA, BP 5088 DOUALA
    DOUALA
    LITTORAL PROVINCE
    CAMEROON
    THE FUNNY THING IS THE PERSON I WAS SUPPOSE TO GET THE PUPS FROM WAS FROM A GIRL WHO WENT THERE TO TEACH AND CAMEROON WONT ALLOW ANY USA DOGS THERE. ANYTHING YOU ALL CAN TELL ME. MAYBE THIS ONE IS TRUE.
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    Gawd I think all Americans are getting really STUPID. Anything that requires money SENT via money gram, western union ect..UPFRONT for something thats SIGHT UNSEEN to be SHIPPED out of another Country, Is nothing less than a "HA you dumb assed American I just took your money and you can't do anything to get it back"... SCAM
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    I was also going to fall for the scam, until I decided to search for Western Valley, Cameroon. When I googled this I found links talking about a scam and found e-mails that read exactly the same that mine did. It sounded too good to be true from the start only $111 for shipping, free maltese. For me they used the e-mail melissabryant45@yahoo.com and I asked them for pictures and they included them. Here's a link to a page that lists e-mails they have used, actual e-mails, and a lot more on these scammers. Hope this helps http://blogg-erton.blogspot.com/
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    Identify and Avoiding the Cameroon Pet Scammers!!!
    Go to this blog http://blogg-erton.blogspot.com/
    You will be surprised to find e-mails that read exactly like yours, at least I was.
  • edited 6:55PM
    Yes, I to was taken and scammed by someone selling a puppy chihauhau from Cameroon...they asked me for an adoption fee, which I sent like an idiot...then they emailed me back for $270 more!! I urge anyone looking into buying or adopting a pet from Cameroon to STOP NOW!! It's definiteley a SCAM!
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    I was just about to go for the scam. Elizabeth Chris claimed to be a missionary with a Maltese that wasn't allowed there and had to be sent be to the states. All I had to pay was $190 for the ticket. I received a very official looking email from the airlines a few moments ago but after reading all these comments I think it would be best to pass.
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    Thanks! you guys saved me $250 to 'adopt' an english bulldog pup that although adorable in the pics, doesn't really exist! I even stated to "leslie kitoko@yahoo " that it sounded like a scam and she assured me that "being a devout christian, she could never take my money without sending 'Precious' as it would be wrong in the eyes of god"... too good to be true is right! punk ass cameroon.. try an' scam me!
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