- Report: #2747
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Complaint Review: Don't know his name
Don't know his namePhoenix, Arizona U.S.A.
Con Artist Using Lost Pets To Make Money
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I tend not to believe anything anyone says, but this guy was good. He was better than psychic, telling me things about my dog that only someone who'd seen her would have known. I scrambled to wire the money to him via Western Union. I had arranged for him to pick up the money anonymously, mentioning only a code word to the Western Union clerk in order to get the money. He called 5 hours after he picked up the money, saying that the dog would be on the first plane out the next morning. That's the last call I received from him. None of the airlines had any animals flying alone. They also mentioned that you cannot ship animals anonymously. You must prove your identity before they will ship an animal. I stayed in touch with the airlines for 3 days, still wanting to believe that my dog was coming home. After she never showed up, I called Western Union and told them the whole story. I found out, against Western Union's policy, where and when the money was picked up. I also found out that there is video surveillance at the place where the money was picked up. I notified the Phoenix police department of this, but unfortunately, their representative said that they can't pursue this as a criminal matter because I made a verbal agreement to exchange money for my dog. Where's the justice in that? Where's my dog? I only wish I could get my hands on the video tape, rent a billboard and plaster this horrible person's face all over creation. The money's not the big deal; it's what he's putting pet owners through in order to make his living.
Lesson Learned: Don't ever send anyone money, especially anonymously. Don't give too much detail about your lost pet when placing an ad.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/25/2000 12:00 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Dont-know-his-name/Phoenix-Arizona/Con-Artist-Using-Lost-Pets-To-Make-Money-2747. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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