Thank god I found this site first ! I was not taken by this guy. But came VERY close. Here is how he presented him self , our first e-mail :
How are you,I am a man from the USA but right now i am in Cameroon were i will be shipping these birds to you so i am very very happy reading from you,i am sorry i have not been able to reply you early enough due to the plenty of work i have here in the laboratory.i am actually giving k**e and Nina out because they belonged to my daughter(Jenner) but with a heavy heart i lost Jenner and she was all i got ,i work with a global,broad-based health care company devoted to discovering new medicines, new technologies and new ways to manage health. Our products span the continuum of care, from nutritional products and laboratory diagnostics through medical devices and pharmaceutical therapies.Our comprehensive line of products encircles life it self ? addressing important health needs from infancy to the golden years.Jenner died in an accident last 3 weeks on her way back from her piano classes and i have very bad memories when i see k**e and Nina around me,because they were always together since i am always busy in the laboratory.i really need to give them to someone who can really care and love k**e and Nina just the way Jenner used to.k**e and Nina has been very lonely since Jenner passed away so the best thing i decided on as my colleague advised me was to send them to a loving home ...i really count on you if you can be there for k**e and Nina and love them so that they feels wanted.k**e and Nina are Ckc registered and has taken all current vaccines, Veterinarian examination, Health certificate is up to date ,a one year Health guarantee is available,excellent Pedigree and i also have their travel crates which Jenner used to use whenever she was traveling with k**e and Nina.i will be shipping k**e and Nina to any person i find competent enough with enough prove that you will give them ut most love.I will take care of their Change of Ownership certificate and their food on board the plane while you will take care of the shipping fare which is $500.00.please i will love that you send me a picture of you so that i really know the person i am giving k**e and Nina to.Please get back to me asap if all is Ok by you so that we can round up ,i get all arranged and i send them over to you. so you can reach me by phone via 00237 94350941 so that we can talk more about them. here are the most recent pics of the birds hope you love them Waiting on your soonest reply.thanks
I replied, fist giving my condolences to him regarding his daughter. Then telling him about my previous and current birds.
His reply :
i am very glad to read from you so soon, they are female and male and are 3months old. k**e and Nina are very good pets that will like to do as you will say,they listen to command and they also like to walk and play too with kids and other pets.they love to sleep with people and also love to be carried in the hands.
i know that this birds will be very glad to change a home.
The reason that i will like to adopt this birds out is because of my working conditions.my working hours are too much and i have no time for them since i lose my daughter(Jenner).
and also the nature of the weather and climate here in my location is not good for their living why alone and i don't want them to surfer and also i want them ever happy.so i just wish you give them a good,caring and loving home.
I will ship the birds to you from Cameroon and will take just 9hours to get to your location and all that you will pay is the money for their shipping while i take care of their paper works and cage to travel with.
And i assure you that as soon as you do that,i will immediately go to the airport to pay for their flight ticket and ship them to you okay.I will also need to know your shipping information,
NEAREST AIRPORT TO YOUR HOME FOR PICK UP.........
i shall be happy if you you provide this info,so we can proceed in preparing their traveling papers.As for the shipping to your location,it will cost you $500 for the two birds.and that is all that i need from you as i am giving my birds to you for free adoption.all i hope is that you take very good care of them.if you can promises you will take good care of this birds,i will give them to you okay.
i wait to read from you asap.
My reply :
I am concerned.
I'm very much interested in your birds. How are you expecting payment for them? I won't just send anyone $500.00. How do you know what the shipping coast are since you don't know where or what airport I'm near. Shipping can vary depending on the distance. Also, do the birds have bands on their ankles? Were they caught in the wild or were they born in captivity? That will effect the transportation of them to the USA at customs. Not that I'm not trusting, but how do I know if you recieve the payment, I'll even recieve the birds? I'm sorry if I'm asking alot of questions.
His reply :
OK i will like to ask you something,what if you found
someone who gives out something for nothing,I am only a laboratory worker who came down here due to the nature of the kind of job i am into.I came with this little diamond babies and my daughter now it turns out that i have to sent them back to the US since i lose my daughter and went with them to the vet center and was told that the
climatic condition is really hatch for the birds and it is really delicate if they remains here .If you were in my shoes woundnt you do all you can to make sure that the safety of this birds should be your happiness?i made all arrangements and wanted to give the birds even out for free but i was short of only 500 to complete the birds journey to the COUNTRY and thats what i am asking of you So if you are truelly a pet lover you can understand what i am saying and how i do feel inside when you call me all names.I was even thinking of someone who i can always visits and i want to assure you that if this works out i will let you know all of these when i get to your home.I know some people most have try to use these kind of situations to scam people but what if i am saying the truth and it is the truth God himself knows it.Now i will do all i can to make sure that i sent these birds to you ,just trust me even if it mean by you paying to the airport and not me i will do just that OK for i really want this birds ship as soon as i can ,and you happen to be the only one who can understand what i mean .so just get back to me with if you where in my shoes what will you do.I want to tell you that as soon as that money is made available they will be on the next available flight to your location OK.
waiting to read from you asap
thanks and stay bless for all is going to be fine.
Sorry I didn't reply sooner, My inlaws came in town ..
I like what you suggested, Shipping the birds and paying for them at the airport. That whould be COD. The concern for the well being of the birds is important.
How can I tell which is k**e (male) and Nina (female)? I would love to see a picture of them with you daughter Jenna.
You will have to pay the money to the airport here in Cameroon so that hey can book them a flight and get back to you with the flight details because they are not going to accept COD.*
So you can get back to me so that i can mail you the address of the airport for you contact and make payment to them.
thanks and waiting
Either E-mail me the infomation to this address or mail it to the address I sent you the other day...
You will have to contact them using this addressn firstname.lastname@example.org
thanks and waiting to read from you as soon as you have pay the money for the flight to them
I tried going to that web link , it doesn't exist , so , I'm contacting the airport directly to get more information...
I did send the Cameroon Airport an e-mail. and they replied with almost the same wording as Stan asking for the same exact information. I repiled to them asking what kind of insurance I would have sending them the money and me not getting the birds .. I haven't gotten any reply as of yet. Nor have I heard from Stan. This all happned in the last week and a half.
The reason I copied the exact e-mails for you , so you can see how and what he wrote. Notice his replies got shoter and he never did answer most of my questions or show me any pictures.
I hope this will help someone in the future not to get SCAMED. My luck this time . I DIDN'T...