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  • Submitted: Fri, March 20, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, July 23, 2009

  • Reported By:london Other
GUMTREE
Limbe, Cameroon

GUMTREE BEWARE OF FALSE ADVERTS ON GUMTREE ABOUT PETS CARGO PETS DELIVERY LIMBE Cameroon

*Consumer Comment: also almost got scammed on gumtree

*Consumer Comment: THIS IS THE NEW NIGERIAN PET ADOPTION SCAM

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i was on gumtree looking for a kitten yesterday, when i say this advert i emailed the man about the kittens and got a reposnse. this was i could have the kitten for a lower price thank what he was asking for as he was a missionary for he church and wanted to dend the kitten to me. i got the email from this so called company and phone calls stating that i need to pay for kitten, so i said i would do it the next day as it was very late. when i went to western union the payment would not go through for some reason and they thats when all the calls started to come through every ten seconds from the so called company saying have i paid for the kitten. i looked back at my emails and reliased it was a fake, when i rang the ower for the kittens it was the same man from the company that answerd the phone so then i realised that they took me for a ride. i got email after email and call after call sayin i need to get the payments through and the kitten will be here, after arguing with them for some time i told them i am going to call the police and they have stoped pestering me now the sad thing was that they now have my details i am doing this report as i want people to ba aware of these scam artist who claim they live in lancashier and want you to send money to limbe in cameroon this man called himself peter linda his email is peterlinda@yahoo.com and he claims he lives in lancasheir please when looking at adverts on the internet be safe and dont be quick to give out you information.

Casey
london
United Kingdom

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/20/2009 06:07 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/GUMTREE/Limbe-00237/GUMTREE-BEWARE-OF-FALSE-ADVERTS-ON-GUMTREE-ABOUT-PETS-CARGO-PETS-DELIVERY-LIMBE-Cameroon-435850. 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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#1 Consumer Comment

also almost got scammed on gumtree

AUTHOR: Apg1982 - (United Kingdom)

i also almost got scammed by someone calling themselves max rodney who claimed they needed a home for their 12 week old boxer puppy because his wife was seriously ill in hospital.
i sent an email to the person and recieved a reply almost straight away asking for my name and address as the puppy would need to be shipped to me from aberdeen scotland.
i agreed to pay the 100 pound transport fee but became more and more suspicious as there were no questions asked about the size of my home and garden or anything relevant to the adoption process of an animal.
after this i recieved an invoice that looked really dodgy so i checked online and found this site i have kept the emails and invoices sent from this person but have not put them on here as i am not aware that i am allowed to or not.
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#2 Consumer Comment

THIS IS THE NEW NIGERIAN PET ADOPTION SCAM

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

THE NIGERIAN ARE STILL DOING THEIR DIRECT E-MAIL SCAMS BUT THEY HAVE ALSO BRANCHED OUT INTO PET ADOPTION SCHEMES BY RIPPING OFF PHOTOS OF ADORABLE PUPPIES THAT THEY DO NOT OWN AND CANNOT GET AND THEY ARE PRETENDING TO OFFER THESE FOR ADOPTION.

THEY WILL TELL YOU YOU ONLY HAVE TO PAY THE POSTAGE FOR SHIPPING AND HANDLING AND THEN THEY HAVE TO BUY A CERTAIN KIND OF SHIPPING CARRIER AND THEN THEY HAVE TO BRIBE THE CUSTOMS OFFICERS TO LET THE DOG OUT AND THEN THEY HAVE TO HAVE CERTAIN IMMUNIZATIONS AND A CERTAIN KIND OF FOOD FOR THEM IN SHIPMENT AND HAVE TO TAKE THEM TO THE VET TO CERTIFY THEY ARE HEALTHY AND BY NOW, YOU REALIZE THAT THERE IS NO PUPPY BECAUSE THESE PRICES THEY WANT REIMBURSED ARE ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS.

AND WHEN YOU REALIZE THE ONLY WAY TO CONTACT THESE SCAMMERS IS BY E-MAIL, THEY DO NOT ANSWER AND ARE WORKING ON MORE SUCKERS. IT MAKES THEM A LOT OF CROOKED MONEY RIPPING OFF PEOPLE.

RESCUE A DOG FROM YOUR LOCAL HUMANE SOCIETY AND THAT WAY YOU WILL KNOW THAT YOU ARE GETTING A REAL DOG FOR A REASONABLE PRICE.
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