We have been inundated with emails and phone calls from people having been conned out of their money by sometimes thousands, unscrupulous people are claiming to be Chihuahua breeders advertising Chihuahua puppies for sale.
These people are 9 out of 10 times in another country and usually won't speak only by email. When reading one of their adverts or emails ask yourself does their English and grammar seem like a genuine English person? and do they use different words than us like "shots" rather than inoculations or injections.
They have been asking for full payment and want delivery money as the pup will come by pet courier, advertising they are in a UK town only to have an international phone number or a UK mobile the latest are adverts in Wales so beware, advertising a pup so cheap and including loads of extras just to get your money, saying your buying a teacup size only for it to grow to large proportions, asking you to send the money by money gram and then they will deliver the dog, these are just a few of their scams and it obviously works as I have had so many callers falling fail to their tricks.
BELOW IS AN ACTUAL EMAIL FROM A SCAMMER TO ONE OF MY CUSTOMERS
thanks for the inquiry. Bella is still available and To let you know, Bella is currently on all shots, wormings, micro chipped and examined by our vet. Bella will come along with a puppy pack with food, coupons, toys, and a snugly baby blanket and a scrapbook of her first weeks of life!
Bella is 13 weeks old and weighs 3.1 lbs.Bella loves to be pampered, she is very calm and adores playing with her toys. she is house trained and gets well with kids, adults, and other house hold pets. she is loves taking rides.Thus she will make a good companion when going for shopping.
We are presently in Berwick , We have been here for the past one month on evangelistic works which is at times very demanding. I am giving her up for adoption because my 7yrs old daughter (Jennifer) who was taking care of her passed away 2 weeks ago through a car accident when she was on her way back from her piano classes. So the occupying nature of my job does not permit me to keep bobby here with me so I decided to send her back home into a home where she will be well taken cared of.Giving Bella out for adoption will be a way of wiping Jennifer's memories from my head which is making me disturbed each time i think of her.
To adopt her, I will like to know this from you.
- Are you a breeder.?
- have you had a Chihuahua pup before?
- will you be willing to send me some regular pics of Bella so we can see her progress. ?
- How soon will you want to have her ?
As for your further training of Bella I will send you a puppy training booklet to help you. I will also be sending you some basic guidelines to you, so that you follow as soon as she arrives you. I will send her along with some food stuff and direct you on how she takes her meals and how to follow her feeding schedule through out the day and subsequent weeks to come. If you have any more questions to ask, just let me know. will also like to know when you will like to have her. I have attached her recent pics below.
Do have a nice day and get back to me at your Convenience.
Stay blessed like I said if I have to deliver right to your door step , she will be safe as she will come along with pets carriers who will take great care of her as she gets to your home, She will just be so comfortable and we have have to work out this, I will need the information I stipulated in my previous email to you. I can have her deliver to you tomorrow morning. anyway just let me know if this is okay with you. I will be expecting to read from you soon
BELOW IS ANOTHER EMAIL we RECEIVED FROM A LADY SEARCHING FOR HER NEW CHIHUAHUA PUPPY
Thanks for your mail response in regard of my puppies these are male and female puppies, Before we proceed these puppies are well socialized with kids and pets like cats, Very friendly with people, They love to play with their toys, And they have an outstanding temperament, These puppies represents the highest standard of pure breed puppies.They very Intelligent and Compactly built, Registered, Pedigree, Health Guarantee Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, Micro-Chipped (in case ever lost or stolen) Current on all vaccinations, Wormed, puppies Packet (Toys, Vaccination schedule and history, Crate Training info., Potty Training info.) Already diaper Trained Travel Crate with delivery, they will be coming with health certificate, KC registration papers.
also simple to learn. they are 11 weeks old
To begin I will start asking you some questions But i am very sorry is because I am looking for a lovely person who can take very good care of my puppies .
- Are you a breeder?
- Do you have kids?
- Are use to puppies?
- If so, are they good with pets?
- If Not then Do you have some one that will always play with her?
- Have you ever raised (Owned) a puppy before?
- Do you Own Other Pets?
- How is your Working Schedule?
- Are you getting him For your Self or for Some one Else?
- Do you own a house if so Do you have something like a playground (Back Yard) where you can take these puppies to play on?
- If not then is there some where like a A Park Near Your Home Where You can take her On Short Walks?
- Do you have Any Pictures you can send to me so I can see she will be going to a loving home?
- Do you want to Breed her?
- How Soon Do you Want Her?
- Where are you Located?
- Are you sure that you are going to take care of any of my babies?
- Gift me a Brief Description about your Environment?
- Do you have a vet doctor?
- Where Exactly are you located?
- Can I have your phone number to reach you?
As you have already seen in the ad, I am giving out them for sale since they were owned and taken care of by my late wife whom I lost to a drunk driver couple of weeks ago. As a result, I have relocated in Belfast Ireland due the mobile nature of my job and right now i can't take proper care of the puppies which was a sole responsibility of my late wife. They really do remind me of her sad memories all the time I look at them and hurts deeply. So, my greatest desire is to find someone who can properly take care of the puppies and if you can, I can arrange for delivery if you cannot come right up here for the pick. Delivery am sure will be moderate since we spent just too little bringing the puppies up here. If this is OK by you, Let me how soon you will need these puppies at you home?So let me know what sex you will love to have as a family companion.So that i can send you the pictures.Do let me know if all is fine .you can ring me on 07023067966
thanks for understanding
THESE ARE NIGERIAN RUN WEBSITES WHO SAY THEY ARE BASED IN IRELAND OR THE ISLE OF MAN AS THEY KNOW YOU WON'T GO THERE TO PICK UP OR VIEW A PUP BUT THEY SAY THEY WELCOME VISITORS THERE IS ONLY A MOBILE NUMBER ON THE WEBSITE WHICH CONNECTS TO A FOREIGN NETWORK