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Steve Clarke
11th of Dec, 2011 by jamie090774
I found a Chihuahua puppy on oodle My Chihuahua had recently been hit by a car in front of my house and he advertised a puppy that looked a lot like mine. He pulled on my heart strings saying he had lost his wife and son in an accident and been transfered by his job to NY from Los Angeles. I transfered the money Western Union to him and in the process of trying to find where to sent the money number came across this website with another person with he same story. I immediately reported this to Western Union and my bank. I am going to post his email so that anyone receiving such emails will be aware. He sounds very legitimate and thats the sad part.

Hello Dear,

Nice Reading From You, As Regards to my Puppies. I have a male and a female and they are still available .They are Both Home Raised and Hand Raised. They are both AKC Registered have been vet check and prove healthy . They are Very Lovely and Playful. Have very good temperaments with Other Home pets like Birds and Cats.They are 12 weeks 5 Days Old. Will be coming with some toys and all Ownership Papers. They are Very Quiet and will make a Good companion to a Caring and a Lovely pet Lover. A little about me. i work as a Night watch man for the G4S, i just lost my wife and son in a car scratch, they is no body at home to care for this puppies while am at work. And have just been transfer to (New York NY) i am presently in (New York NY) with the Puppies here with me.If you can not come Over to View and Pick Up The Puppies in Persons, Then i can arrange for the Puppies to be delivered over to your home,I shall use a transportation Company From here that will Have the Puppies delivered Over to your home. Am offering them for free. All you will be paying is the transportation fee, if you are unable to come and pick the puppies. Shipping will cost you $250 For one Puppy, Including Delivery Fee To Your door steps. if you will decide to have the both Puppies then that will cost you $500. Below is my home address if you want to come for a view;

Full names........Steve Clarke
Address/Postcode.....380 Riverside Drive, New York NY 10025
Zip code.........10025

I have also moved into a new and non pet apartment, so am desperate in getting this puppies re-home.... All i need is a lovely home that will shower them with lots of love and attention. She will be coming with;

-- Crate
-- Ownership Papers
-- AKC Registered Papers
-- Some Playing Toys
-- Certificate of Veterinary Inspection
-- they will come alongside with a food menu.

Please i will Like to ask you some few Question that are very Important to me and i do hope you reply back with all the answers :

Where Are You Located ??
Are You Buying Them For Breeding Or Just As A Family Pet ??
Do You Want to Adopt One Or The Both ??
Are You Interested In The Male Or Female ??
When Do You Want the Puppies ??

Sorry for asking so much questions but i am just trying to look a good and loving home for my babies.. Once i Get Your Reply i shall email you back with some recent pictures of the Puppies and also explain more to you on How the Delivery will work.



Hi There,

I am so happy to read from you in regards to my baby again, i will not be happy with you if i hear that the puppy have been sent to a shelter or Kennel as i believe this little baby will be around you all the time to play with you. i am ready to make all necessary arrangements for her to be delivered to you, Since i really do admire your interest in adopting my baby. It will cost $250 sending this puppy to you, she will come along with all necessary documents and all other health certificate in my disposal,her blankets and cage will also be sent. As regards to the transportation, i will need your full detailed address;

Your Names In full,
Your City/ Postcode,
House Address,
Land line Number Numbers,
Mobile Number,
Your Direct E-mail Address,

As soon as i have all the above information from you,i shall haste any time suitable by you to the transportation Company and book a flight delivery schedule to your location . You will be making in the payments directly to the transportation Company. The payments of $250 shall be made upfront as soon as the delivery Company contact's you. With this, you will be rest assured of where your money is going to since you will be paying the $250 to the transportation company directly. please please please spoil the baby to rotten and update me with pictures of the puppy and the new family when you have the puppy at your house, since i will never take her back. Transportation can be done today or when ever you are ready. Since i can't hold her till then because she has no home now , You will pay the transportation company soon after i do the registration for the puppy . The transport company will let you know on how and when you will get the money to them. My cell has a problem and i cant call or receive calls or else i would have let you call me. My number is 202-629-9366 so we just have to do this via email. I HAVE ATTACH SOME PICTURES OF THE PUPPY TO YOU, HOPE YOU LIKE IT?

3141 days ago by Dreamer2likeu
Wow!!! Thank God I read this...I just got the EXACT SAME e-mail from this person as it had a dog posted that I wanted. I knew it sounded really too good to be true and that is why I googled the address and name to see if I could find information on this person. THANK YOU SO MUCH whoever wrote this helped me a lot...I will return the favor and post this on their add...THANK YOU!!!
3139 days ago by Nsalari
THANK GOD ALONE that you guys posted!! I just had a weird feeling about it, like this was a shady process and decided to google him. WHAT A FREAK...thank you for posting this you have saved me LOTS of drama and problems! God bless you for helping others!!
3129 days ago by Victorianjesse
thanks for posting this I was just about to go see the puppies he had and was going to drive a long way to do so over 7 hours. thanks so much for posting. i just was second guessing the home deilvery thing he tells you that he can do. and this was the first thing that came up and i didnt even put his name in. thanks again
2799 days ago by Dbcooper99
This guy also has an ad posted on Craigslist for a pair of Samoyed puppies for free. I asked if I could pick them up in person. He could never agree on a time even though I am available 24/7. He also told me about his wife and son being killed in a car accident. His ad was posted in Texas but he said he and the puppies were in Indiana. He wanted $350 to send them both. I asked him to call me about the details but he never did. PLEASE stay away from this guy. He has NO dogs and is a major LOSER!
2677 days ago by [email protected]
Well this is an obvious scam from the beginning. The punctuation, and grammatical errors are suspicious, as they're over the top. The "too good to be true" description, and the sob story are all known tactics of scammers. Lastly, his request for personal information, and the sudden urgency to deliver with such a high fee is the biggest red flag of all. I don't understand how anybody would believe the cell phone bit, and the fact that he is in control of the entire transaction should make any normal person uncomfortable. I feel sorry for anyone that bought this for a minute.
It's also a damn shame that anyone would be so desperate for money to tug at one's heartstrings, and betray that trust we should have in other "pet-owners".

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