After deciding to adopt a Yorkshire Terrier, I searched the internet (locally and nationally) for a Yorkie pup. After some deadend email responses, I received one from someone who was seeking a good home for her 14 week old yorkie pup named Shelly. Sent pictures, cute puppy. Explained that they acquired a new job that did not allow them to spend much time with the puppy. All they wanted for the puppy was a good home, but I needed to pay her delivery charges of $150. I found this strange for yorkie pups were as much as $3,000.
After much more consideration and email traffic, I soon began to realize that the information was fake. The emails were not formatted in proper grammer, nor was there a salutation.
I truly realized that this was a fraud when they sent me an email explaining that Shelly had been delivered to GLOBAL PET DELIVERY AGENCY and that I should wait for a telephone call to make the final arrangements.
I received a phone call, but I was unaware of an email stating that Shelly was "on her way". The man spoke very poor English and I hung up on him thinking it was a prank call. In a way, it was.
I have enclosed some email conversations (no changes in the emails have been changed) below to help you (if possible).
Hello There and thanks for your interest in adopting this lovely puppy. She is still available and she is by name call (Shelly). I am just sooo concerned about her welfare and hope you can assure me of that.
She is barely 14weeks old and home raised; potty trained and well socialized and gets along perfectly with children and other pets. Shelly is a pure breed puppy and AKC registered. She weighs 5pounds and will be
approximately 25pounds full grown. Shelly is updated on all her shots and comes with a year health guarantee.
She loves to be carried around and cuddled and full of caressing and kisses. She comes alongside the following
- A year health guarantee
-AKC registration papers
-An air conditioned crate
I am giving her out for adoption because of my newly acquired Job as an auditor which demands a lot of my time and entails a lot of traveling. As such, I have little or no time to spend with her. She is really in need of a home where she will be provided with all the love, care and attention she is being deprived of here. It is very obvious that Puppies are very expensive
breed you know but I don't sell my puppy all I need is an assurance that she will be well taken cared of. Her adoption cost is $150.00 which is for her Delivery as I am currently on a 3months auditing assignment in Victoria
Cameroon which is the more reason I am giving Shelly out for adoption. however, I can have her Delivered to you if you can assure me that you will take proper care of her by answering to the below questions
What state are you located.................?
Have you kids..............................?
Do you have other pets.....................?
Have you ever had a Yorkie puppy before......?
Do you promise to take proper care Shelly...........?
To provide pictures often........?
Thanks so much and get back to me if you think you can provide a good home. Best Regards
I am so happy for your mail and the answers to my
questions.You know i had to ask questions so that i know a little about the home my puppy is going into.I so much appreciate your love and concern you have in Shelly for that gives me the assurance that you will truly take proper care of her.I am just so concern about my puppy so much that i want her to go only into an approved
Person. Shelly is so sociable with kids and other household pets and she loves to be in the company of people of your presence, she will be very comfortable. For your questions you would have to pay the $150.00 directly to the delivery agency so that Shelly would be
delivered to you tomorrow, so you would not pay me any money, all i want from you is that you assured me that you would take proper care of her .I got Shelly as a present from my parents in Canada
for my newly acquired job as an auditor.Actually you know i am presently in Victoria Cameroon which makes seeing her very impossible until l she is delivered to you ok.She is presently with me here in Cameroon.So adopting her will take no time for all i will need from
you is your,
zipcode......and the closest airport to your home for
pick up.As soon as you provide these informations i will then take the informations alongside Shelly to the airport so that the Delivery arrangements can proceed immediately of which i will immediately book for her flight.Also know that all you will have to pay is $150.00 which will be for the flight ticket of Shelly to
your destination airport ok.Thanks so much and i wait to read from you soon.
BETS REGARDS AND TAKE CARE.........
sorry for the delay respond, well Shelly would be coming from Victoria Cameroon Africa, The name of the delivery agency is GLOBAL PET DELIVERY AGENCY, and it would take baby Shelly 7hours to arrive at the States. Well take proper care of shelly becausethat's my most concern. STAY BLESSED AND TAKECARE
Hi just wanted to let you know that i have just dropped Shelly at the delivery agency and they said that they where going to contact you as soon as possible.So you just wait for their call and mail as they said OK.I hope that you will take proper care of Shelly like you promised.Thanks And Stay Blessed.
In the first place... who would drop a puppy off at a delivery agency when they care for them so much. I find this "person" hard to believe.
I hope this information has helped you for I found this website helpful to me - convinced me that this "individual" was a fraud.
Round Rock, Texas