Warning! Geese Breeders Email Scam!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Cottage Rose, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Myself and another Sebastopol breeder both received this same exact email today.
    This could possibly be happening to other poultry and waterfowl breeders as well.


    Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:41:39 +0000
    From: *********@comcast.net
    To: cottage_rose_garden@hotmail.com
    Subject: I never got my sebestapol goose
    I paid for a pair of geese I never got! you were suppose to call me when it was hatched then i was to send shipping fee .
    Where are my geese
    !


    I have no record of receiving any payments from this person. Infact I didn't take deposits for day old this year but thought maybe I just plumb forgot so I did a thorough search of my Paypal payments received and found no record of receiving anything from this person! Then I go on Facebook tonight and see this from another Sebastopol breeder...


    "I just had a woman contact me saying that she paid for a gosling and that I never contacted her when it was hatched. I'm scratching my head because I NEVER take money ahead of time...NEVER. Things happen like this year where we only hatched out males so I refuse to take deposits.

    I just went through every single paypal payment from January 1, 2012 until today and there is no payment from this woman. Now I do remember talking to her but I never took money from her.

    So I just contacted her back, after spending 35 minutes going through every paypal transaction (literally hundreds of them) since 1/1/12. I tell her that she's mistaken because I just went through all the transactions and I never received monies from her.

    She sends me back a scathing email telling me that she wants her money back, immediately or else! I told her to send me proof of payment and I will refund her money. And I went through every paypal transaction again....no payment from her."
     
  2. nonsuch

    nonsuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems there are scams everywhere. However, I wanted to share that when you purchase a live animal through Paypal the "Buyer" is not guaranteed the animal and Paypal will do nothing except write a letter urging the Seller to follow through. I bought two Chickens from a couple on the East Coast. They went through a messy divorce and I never received the Pullets. So, if this person thinks she can convince "Paypal" to do anything... they won't, especially with no transaction record. She sounds like a "crackpot".
     
  3. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With there always being people out there to try and scam people. I have made it my practice to NOT take deposits on goslings for the next season. I will only put people on a waiting list and tell them they will be contacted when the goslings hatch. Then they can pay by paypal, NO echecks on goslings. Also tell them they will be contacted with what placement they are like 1. 2. ect.
    This way I can not be scamed by anyone because I do not take deposits.

    Hope this will help some of you in your choices of taking deposits.
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Was that the same person trying it on both of you?
     
  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes we both got the exact same email BUT after I found out this other waterfowl breeder received the same email, I sent the person in question an email informing her I would turn her over to the police if she kept trying to scam/harrass people. I received a rambling, disjointed reply saying in so words that she had sent somebody a deposit for some ducks and geese but she forgot who the person was and she was just trying to figure out who this person was because she never received her ducks or geese. She sent me the names of and email addys of two waterfowl breeders she thought she dealt with, even sending me the name of one of the breeders website. Not sure why she conacted me but supposedly that is whats going on. Just thought I should warn others incase this was a scam.
     
  6. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, it definitely sounds like she forgot who she paid. So... sure, sending a bitter sounding email to every breeder out there sounds like an answer [​IMG]
     
  7. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me this does not sound like a very responsible purchaser nor does it sound like a very responsible person selling the ducks and geese to her in my opion.....[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012
  8. Lamar Estate

    Lamar Estate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Hopefully, she truly did forget who she sent a deposit to. Her angry tone doesn't seem acceptable though, neither does just sending out multiple emails to people and hoping that one of them is the right one.
     
  9. RURU

    RURU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have on my web site I do not take deposits. But will put people on a waiting list. Then will be contacted when we have gosling hatch. Also contacted as they are listed 1st, 2nd, and so on. No one pulls a better placement even if they try to send a deposit. No way. This would not be fair for those who came to me first.
     
  10. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Barb we run the same way. Take names and contact in order. No promise of gender or color available, first come first served.
     

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