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Old 02-01-2009, 08:53 AM
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http://www.trade-it.co.uk/category/c...e-3042237.html

Those puppy pics ring a bell though almost like id seen them before.Its werid that these are papered etc and are only going for 200. i contacted the chihuahua club and found a breeder near me who is selling for 700.mmm I sent an email anyway but no reply as yet.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:06 AM
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They look like they are from two totally different litters and are sitting on different backgrounds so possible image theft.
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:58 PM
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can't see the link. but good info, if you buy from them, make sure u get a pic of the pup with something u want in the background(your name on a piece of paper ect.) so u know the pup really exists...
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:11 PM
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I think this a scam, i tend to notice things about these, you probally do to, Scams usually say for a adoption instead of sale, shots instead of injections, and the prices are usually incredibally cheap, Bulldogs for 100 sometimes, Pics usually look like there from google. and emails all seem almost computerised, also there location usually changes, Just make sure you dont give anymoney away before you see the pup in person and you should be fine.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:13 PM
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Oops the words i used for example is for english scam adverts, the scams usually use ones that american people do.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:02 AM
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Yeah its a scam here is the reply. typical im based elsewhere sob story then asks to ship the puppy.

copy and pasted from email thought it might be useful to use an example when warning people about scams.



Hello Dear,

Thanks so much for the mail of interest regards the puppies we have . We have Two male and Two female puppies now available and they are 11 weeks old . I which to let you know that we are given these puppies out because my mum just died. She is located in Kirkwall in Scotland and all of us are there now . We can't keep the puppies here in such condition so we want to given them out to a lovely and caring home ,where they can be treated as such and keep us up dated on monthly progress.These puppies will be coming from Kirkwall in Scotland. But if you would be able to come over here for the pick up ,we shall be very great full, but if you can't come , we can arrangement for delivery with the UK pet delivery service and they will get the puppy delivered at your doorstep.

Below are some few question we asked.

Where are you located?
Do you have any kids ?
Have you ever own a pet before ?
Have you ever own this breed of puppy before?
Why are you interested on this breed?

Sorry for all the question , but we just want to be sure that the puppies is going to the right home and they will be having all the love and attention they need .

We are given them out for 200 .

If still interested , contact us back for more details of the puppies and pictures

Best Regards
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:36 AM
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The advert has dissapeared.....imagine if you had bought one because they are cheap.

I have to say though the questions they ask are similar tothe ones I ask. Everyone who emails me for a puppy gets a response (unless I miss it) but it askes all similar sorts of questions. BUT I would never use a courier service at all - that is the suspicious part to the email.
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Yeah its a scam here is the reply. typical im based elsewhere sob story then asks to ship the puppy.

copy and pasted from email thought it might be useful to use an example when warning people about scams.



Hello Dear,

Thanks so much for the mail of interest regards the puppies we have . We have Two male and Two female puppies now available and they are 11 weeks old . I which to let you know that we are given these puppies out because my mum just died. She is located in Kirkwall in Scotland and all of us are there now . We can't keep the puppies here in such condition so we want to given them out to a lovely and caring home ,where they can be treated as such and keep us up dated on monthly progress.These puppies will be coming from Kirkwall in Scotland. But if you would be able to come over here for the pick up ,we shall be very great full, but if you can't come , we can arrangement for delivery with the UK pet delivery service and they will get the puppy delivered at your doorstep.

Below are some few question we asked.

Where are you located?
Do you have any kids ?
Have you ever own a pet before ?
Have you ever own this breed of puppy before?
Why are you interested on this breed?

Sorry for all the question , but we just want to be sure that the puppies is going to the right home and they will be having all the love and attention they need .

We are given them out for 200 .

If still interested , contact us back for more details of the puppies and pictures

Best Regards
ohhhh my god????
this is the ecact same email i got these people really are sick
and need to get a better job,
just a shame so many pepole fall for it x
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