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post #141 of 170

Ya know, for everyone to start stringing them along would probably be the only way to put an end to this type of scam..  Waste their time and make it totally unworth the effort. 

I'm actually kinda hoping I have the opportunity to do that one day.  big_smile

Last time I posted something (a boat) on craigslist, though, about 95% of the responses I got were serious offers to trade for dogs, guns, four wheelers, motorcycles...  Some of the guns were especially...worrisome?  I own a bunch of guns, some of which may or may not even still be legal lau but people were offering me stuff that I was like...whoa.  hide

post #142 of 170

Look what I just got! With a phone #

Hi ,
Yes,we have a female 12weeks old tiny yorkie to re-home due to the fact that the family just treated like a princess and with someone who could always update us on her well-being with pictures.she would be coming in her crate,paperworks,toys and photo album and she is relocate to Fayetteville,Arkansas to monitor our business.She's loving,elegant,adorable and she is house broken,she easily gets along with kids and other pets and she ain't bite.She prefer dry food and she sleeps on the mat.

We only need a good home for her where we could be rest assured that she would be extremely gorgeous but you gonna assure us that Marleen will be well taken care of.,You can forward your name,address or nearest airport and phone number where you would love to receive her maybe I could visit the international airport Arkansas here today to inquire on how to get her to you.

Angela

Address:338 Meadow Creek Drive
Haskell, AR 72015.
Tel:1-501-588-0971

Bethany~ Dairy farmer's wife, Mother of 8, homeschool teacher. I sell Tupperware and Stampin' Up and love to sew.

 

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Bethany~ Dairy farmer's wife, Mother of 8, homeschool teacher. I sell Tupperware and Stampin' Up and love to sew.

 

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post #143 of 170

when you call the # you are disconnected!

Bethany~ Dairy farmer's wife, Mother of 8, homeschool teacher. I sell Tupperware and Stampin' Up and love to sew.

 

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Bethany~ Dairy farmer's wife, Mother of 8, homeschool teacher. I sell Tupperware and Stampin' Up and love to sew.

 

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post #144 of 170
Thread Starter 

lau

Heather,wife of 1 and Mom of 5
1 Golden Retriever, 6 cats, MF d'Uccles, Silkies, Cream Legbars, Black Bresse, MF Leghorns, Snowflake Bobwhite quail, Sebastapol geese, and Silver Appleyard ducks.

Cream Legbar Club!

My swap page!

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Heather,wife of 1 and Mom of 5
1 Golden Retriever, 6 cats, MF d'Uccles, Silkies, Cream Legbars, Black Bresse, MF Leghorns, Snowflake Bobwhite quail, Sebastapol geese, and Silver Appleyard ducks.

Cream Legbar Club!

My swap page!

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post #145 of 170

Wow.  This scam truly is the gift that keeps on giving!

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Alison

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Alison

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post #146 of 170

It's on my freecycle too....Are you in Georgia???? 

It was also on Atlanta Craigs list...

Oh when I post on craigs list now I get about 20 e mails with gee, I was in the same position you werre...I had to sell my children's computer etc etc etc.blah blah blah, then I signed up for blahblkah blah scheme...   It was really funny because I would get these when posting clothes for free! but fill up my inbox they did........

Remember God's sunshine in your heart. GA farm sell vegetables,goats, bunnies,hatching eggs/babies: turkeys, chinese geese, ducks,guineas,lavender ameraucanas,lavender orpingtons;bbs,white, buff & partridge silkies,Black Copper Marans,BBS Marans,Welsummers,wheaten marans,bbs orpingtons, delawares,etc http://thegarryfarm.yolasite.com  See our BYC listings:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/clas...
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Remember God's sunshine in your heart. GA farm sell vegetables,goats, bunnies,hatching eggs/babies: turkeys, chinese geese, ducks,guineas,lavender ameraucanas,lavender orpingtons;bbs,white, buff & partridge silkies,Black Copper Marans,BBS Marans,Welsummers,wheaten marans,bbs orpingtons, delawares,etc http://thegarryfarm.yolasite.com  See our BYC listings:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/clas...
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post #147 of 170

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Newberry, Fl. Swap Meet/yard And Farm Sale ~
Saturday September 12th 9am till ??? Chicken swap +
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Newberry, Fl. Swap Meet/yard And Farm Sale ~
Saturday September 12th 9am till ??? Chicken swap +
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post #148 of 170

Hey, Alison! We are neighbors- I'm in Burkeville:) 

I'm impressed with the amount of time this woman (if it is one) has put into this scam. I wonder if she is making any money at it. Is anyone good at tracking IP addresses?

post #149 of 170

Here is Ellen's latest scam. She used the username yvonne67 for freecycle. She states that she has a Yorkie puppy for free. When we replied to her freecycle ad here is what was said:
Hello,
    Oh!You are a bit late to inquire on Geisha.She was given to one "Mrs Ellen Defrank" from Siloam Springs,Arkansas but I think you can still have her 'cos she recently message us that she doesn't have chance and much time to take good care of Geisha at present due to the nature of her new job,so she decided to re-home her back home as we're not allowed to own a pet anymore by our landlady.

    She is just 13weeks old yorkie and she is house broken,AKC Registered,she is healthy and completed on her shots.She has taken all her shots and love the company of kids and other pets.You can contact her via ozcanellen@gmail.com,if you're willing to take her from Mrs Ellen but make sure you will take good care of her.


Jean.

So we replied to Ozcanellen@gmail.com and here is what she had to say.

Hi,
    I learnt you are interested in Geisha.She's still very much
available for new home.She has taken all her shots and love the
company of kids and other pets.I live in Siloam Springs,Arkansas and I
want to offer Geisha a new home because of my new job with a family
that will be able to devote time for her.

    I will only give her to someone who can take good care of her
because I'll always ask about her well-being even when you have her in
your care,so as to ascertain she is with good family.You can advise me
with your name, address or the nearest airport and phone number,so I
can inquire on how to get her to you at the airport.


Ellen.

Both of these people replied to my email within a couple of hours. This is what set me off to knowing it was a scam. Usually when someone has something on freecycle, they dont respond to any one person right away because they have many different responses to their offer. So I decided to look up "free yorkie scam Arkansas Freecycle" and was led here to confirm this scam. I caught another person that replied to this freecycle offer and warned her and gave her this forum post. So now Ellen is apparently living in Siloam Springs.

I replied to her and told her that my aunt lives in Sil. Springs and is coming for a visit next week and would be glad to pick the puppy up. I wonder what she will say to that... I bet she has an excuse... I also asked her if she knew of any other puppies that are up for free because my mother wants one... lol I bet she has another one to give away.

post #150 of 170

Tell her that I would be more than happy to bring cash to her location for her dog. I too am in Siloam Springs.... big_smile (well, around the area).

Breeder of: Show Quality Blue and Black Langshans in both Largefowl and Bantam!  


Check out my site! HERE! Or click the text above!

I am a WOMAN!!  Correction, THE woman!

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Breeder of: Show Quality Blue and Black Langshans in both Largefowl and Bantam!  


Check out my site! HERE! Or click the text above!

I am a WOMAN!!  Correction, THE woman!

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