Report: #738564

Complaint Review: Dave Phillips/Alex Rowland

  • Submitted: Wed, June 08, 2011
  • Updated: Wed, June 08, 2011
  • Reported By: Erica — Atlanta Georgia United States of America
  • Dave Phillips/Alex Rowland
    # 54 Clegg Avenue
    United States of America

Dave Phillips/Alex Rowland Debbie Atkins Yorkie puppies, Lagos, Nigeria, Alex Rowland travel agent, UK problems Ikeja, Lagos, Nationwide

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Do not pay to have puppies shipped to the US from any foreign country. IT IS A SCAM. I got scammed out of a Yorkie puppy. First the location where the dog was posted did not match the dog's real location.

The people scam you by making it seem like they are so sincere. Also if somebody calls you, it is a scam. This is what happened to me. After I sent my $350 in I did some research and I found the same scam emails that were worded differently but were basically the same. 

Alex Rowland, scammed me out of my $350 with his fake African accent. He picked up my money and went on about his business. Atleast it was only $350 though and not more. 
This is an example of the email:

"Hi my name is (xxxxx). I was interested in adopting one of the Yorkie puppies you have available. I was referred to by the breeder  she told me you were overseas. I currently have a Pomeranian so the puppy will be taken care of. If you can get back to me and let me know how much the puppy would be I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you"

Hello ,
 I got your email regarding the three adorable Yorkie puppies i have for adoption,i have 2 females and 1 male yorkie puppies, i am willing  to give out to a good home for adoption,the females are 3 months old while the male is 3 months old .the cost of adopting each of the Yorkie puppies is free and shipping is $350,while the cost of shipping
 two of the puppies is $600,cost of shipping all three puppies is $900.00,the puppies are presently weighing 2.5lbs now and would weigh between 3 to 4lbs at maturity,they are pottytrained,My babies are so animated and will keep you entertained for hours.Each of them has their own distinct personality.Loving and very affectionate personalites are standard with each of the Yorkies.They are very affectionate and like to give kisses all the time.

They have the run of the kitchen at different times and are put down
for naps just like babies.They do need to rest at various times of the
>>>>>> day because they are still infant puppies,they are well socialized
>>>>>> with kids and cats and will be your friend if you are the playful
>>>>>> type,they just simply love lots of attention.they are uptodate on all
>>>>>> shots and wormings and are all current on vaccination i attached
>>>>>> pictures  of the puppies to your email shipping includes
>>>>>> tax,insurance, and the carrier that the puppy is shipped in.I will
>>>>>> include with shipment of each puppy is its certified health
>>>>>> certificate,vaccination and worming record, copy of  USDA paper, AKC
>>>>>> registrationapplication for the puppy, its pedigree,tips on care and
>>>>>> training your puppy, and your puppy's guarantee.also the airline
>>>>>> ticket, an approved carrier with a soft,comfortable bed, health
>>>>>> certificate from my vet, a puppy pack including sample food your pup
>>>>>> has been eating, a tube of nutri-cal,I also include a special gift to
>>>>>> your puppy from me.
>>>>>> Everything you will need will be taped to the top of your puppy's
>>>>>> carrier.the total cost of shipping and handling one of the puppies is
>>>>>> $ you know i have a lot of people that are interested in
>>>>>> adopting the puppies so let me know when you intend to send payment
>>>>>> and your contact details for immediate processing.
>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>> Dave.

He also kept calling me. This should have been the first clue that this was a scam.
He was "rushing" me to send him the money. Also he kept emailing me back to back
about the yorkie puppy. 

Then he calls me and says he sent the confirmation code and to check my email.
I checked my email and read that:

My travel agent contacted me to say Jessica have been shipped out to
>>>>>> United Kingdom a couple of hours ago cos there is no direct flight
>>>>>> from Nigeria to United State,she would be shipped from United Kingdom
>>>>>> to Your location in United State,Ga.
>>>>>> I would let you know as soon as they arrive United Kingdom also send
>>>>>> you her arriival and pickup time from United Kingdom to your location.
>>>>>> Dave.


Hello ,
>>>>> My travel agent contacted me to say the puppy escort called him to say
>>>>> they just arrived United Kingdom to United Kingdom and he was about
>>>>> final shipping arrangement to have Jessica shipped from United Kingdom
>>>>> to United State by  but the authorities in United Kingdom ask for the
>>>>> puppy paperwork and other relevant documentation that was included
>>>>> along with shipping and after a couple of minutes the authorities in
>>>>> United Kingdom after going through Jessica Paperwork the authoriries
>>>>> claim that your puppy would not be allowed to be shipped to United
>>>>> State,the authorities claim that Jessica CUSTOMS CLEARANCE PAPERS was
>>>>> not included along with shipping also with the puppy HEALTH
>>>>> CERTIFICATE has not being  renewed before Jessica was shipped out ,the
>>>>> authories in united kingdom would not allow your puppy to be shipped
>>>>> to you unless the puppies CUSTOMS CLEARANCE PAPERWORK is taken care of
>>>>> also with their HEALTH CERTIFICATE RENEWAL,my travel agent is asking
>>>>> for an additional $300.00 to have your puppy's customs clearance
>>>>> paperwork taken care of also with with $230.00 for your puppy health
>>>>> certificate renewal before Jessica can be finally shipped to you or
>>>>> else Jessica would be quarantined for 60days,pls i need you to take
>>>>> care of the $530.00 asap so you can finally have Jessica,then i would
>>>>> reinburse you the $530.00 as soon as i get paid by July 5th.
>>>>> Dave.

So i asked for my money back and he tells me he doesn't get paid until June 5th, which June 5th had already passed. #2 SCAM!! I asked him how can they go a whole month without paying somebody?
Then he told me I was in good hands. #3 SCAM!! Do not send this man any money. It is a scam!!

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