Freecycle Scam!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by babymakes6, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    This came through my Freecycle group yesterday- "I've a elegant and adorable tiny yorkie to re-home.She' s loving,elegant and adorable girl,she is Healthy and AKC Registered and house broken.She will be a good companion and she'll definitely make a good home."
    Of course, I am not going to pass up a free Yorkie, so I sent them a message asking about her and got this reply back:
    "Hello,
    I received your inquiry for Marleen.She is 12weeks old beautiful,elegant and adorable tea-cup Yorkie girl and she is house broken,Registered,she is healthy and completed on her shots.She easily gets along with kids and other pets.She's still available but I wish to get you informed that we've just moved to Haskell,Arkansas to manage the family business by our self and we have both decided to re-home her back home 'cos we do not have time spend with with her and as well as enough space.

    We'll have to be very sure that she is going to a good home before re-homing Marleen to ascertain she have a wonderful and everlasting home with someone who can always update us on her well-being as well as sending us pictures.She is ready to go to a new home but you can message my wife Mrs Ellen via ................... as I will be busy at the office,she would be able to provide you with more informations,pictures and discuss further on how to get Marleen to your home.


    Joseph.

    I am suspicious now! I can almost tell you how it will unravel-they will want me to send money to have her shipped to my home, and I will never get the puppy! I replied, playing along, but I am going to do some research on the name and I am also going to alert Freecycle.
     
  2. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Good idea! I'm subsscribing to this show. I bet a sucker pays before you can find out anything.
     
  3. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am curious about this too. why would they post it to freecycle if they knew they were moving. and how long was this posted before you answered? when i post something on freecycle it shows almost instantly.
     
  4. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    From what they say, they have already moved. Our Freecycle is slow-it takes a few hours for it to come through. It was posted about 2 hours before I replied. I didn't get a reply back until this morning.
     
  5. babymakes6

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    "Hi,
    Yes,we have a female 12weeks old tiny yorkie to re-home due to the
    fact that the family just relocate to Haskell,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 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 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."

    This is the newest e-mail I got.


    Ellen.
     
  6. australorpchick

    australorpchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Total scam. Bad grammar is usually one of the indicators with this type of scam.
     
  7. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    I haven't replied to this one yet. I am not exactly sure how to word it without giving personal info.
     
  8. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just ask. "is this going to cast me anything?"
     
  9. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YOu could offfer to come down and get her. No need for her to fly .

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    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
  10. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    That would be a good reply!
     

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