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December 13th, 2015 by Peter | Category: Pet Transport News

Currently there are some criminals based in the USA (North Carolina) running a Puppy Scam. This group is very active and we have received at least 20 calls in the last month from People who either have been caught or nearly caught by the Scam.

Essentially their scam is to use Internet Advertising sites to respond to ads for Pups or Kittens or other Pets and pretend they have whatever type of Pet you are looking for. Alternatively they may place ads for Pups/Kittens “free to a good home” or something similar.  They always ask for money for Pet Transport from Darwin to wherever you live and sometimes for the Pet itself. They demand payment by Western Union or some similar funds transfer system which is difficult to trace.

To make themselves sound authentic they are currently using the name “Petflyers International”. But there is no Company with this name. Our name is Petflyers, our website is petflyers.com.au and our email address is [email protected] Names similar to these but not the same are invented to scam people. If you receive correspondence from this group do not pay them money under any circumstances. They have a lot of stock photos but remember they are only photos from their Library, you will never see the Pup/Kitten in the photo.

You can report them to Scamwatch in Australia (http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/693900) and to the USA based Internet Crime Complaint Centre  (www.ic3.gov).

Obviously these Criminals may vary their story by using different Cities, Names & Stories but here are some tips to avoid being scammed;

  • always talk to Sellers by phone rather than just relying on emails
  • if something sounds to good to be true it probably is
  • check the person is a registered breeder (refer to this RSPCA link for more details – http://kb.rspca.org.au/what-is-a-registered-breeder_328.html)
  • never pay anybody you don’t know by Western Union or similar money transfer systems
  • Phillip Harris

    We have just had contact with this mob. We were looking to buy a Daschund and saw this ad on a pet site so made contact by email, ad said the dog was in Perth but when we made contact we were told that the owner had recently moved to Darwin for work.
    We said that we would take the dog and would arrange transport, he said no that was alright he would arrange from his end.
    We received a email from petflyers international wanting us to transfer $500 by western union to a person in Nth Carolina.
    We ceased all contact with both parties.

  • Kelli Jayne

    Hi my name is Kelli Volker. I live in Australia. I also too got scammed but never paid them any money, fortunately. The two Chihuahua’s I was looking at getting were on the Gold Coast, but were moved to Darwin as she went up there for work. She says her name is Anna and her husband had passed on and she wanted to adopt the dogs out. Sent me pics of the babies. They were 10 weeks old apparently. When I went to Money Gram in Toowoomba to pay the $600, Money Gram refused to take my money, thank goodness!! I rang Darwin Airport. They have no knowledge of the dogs. So I emailed her back asking what the go is. She then told me only people fly out o Darwin Airport not Animals. What total crap!!! They use two pet transportation services and I was told AirAnimal Pet Movers does not exist. The email then proceeds to tell me I need to go 2 banks to make this payment, and when I get to the bank (this is mega suspect alert!), the transfer remains confidential. Or I could tell the person at the bank im sending money to a friend as a gift… (Funny but I don’t know anybody in Cameroon. I had to look on google as to where it is. Africa!!!) And if I did not follow these instructions the bank will not accept the money. I haven’t been told which bank, the name of my ‘so called friend’ Manager says they don’t receive cash as their accounts are currently under audit…. So please go to another bank an transfer the money as the company demands.” The email ends. I then asked her for her phone number. I rang it, she tells me she is in Darwin. I rang telephone directory and gave the number, its a NSW number. Needless to say i am ceasing contact with this person and reporting to the relevant authorities. Please be careful everyone!!!!

    • Meagan Elizabeth

      Hi Kelli, I’m a journalist from the Gold Coast Bulletin and I’m writing a story about this scam – any chance you would like to share your story? Contact me on [email protected] if you’re keen!

      • Kelli Jayne

        Hi Megan Elizabeth. Yes I will contact you…

        • Meagan Elizabeth

          Great – I’m writing the story Tuesday morning so it would be great if you could get in touch before then 🙂

      • Jade Andshane Marshall

        I have their phonenumber and address if you want it

      • Natale Kay

        I just got https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7de1f8bce79548903efb7fb7a765d83fe3fb5816fee9eef58e76a2cc08343259.jpg scammed on a pair of French bulldogs. They were telling me not to transfer $$ to them but to the delivery driver. When I asked for the companies details to contact them directly I kept getting the run around. Then the person talking with me decided to send her husbands ID card as some sort of proof they are real. Immediately when I saw his card versus her email name I ceased contacted. $300 for a French bulldog is too good to be true [email protected]

    • Mia Chop Ka

      I too was almost scammed if you want more information i can share luckily i did research before i sent a wire transfer she used email address [email protected] and also got fake email from Darwin International Airport and [email protected]
      When i googled her email address it was an escort agency in the USA found many more scammers after i nearly fell for the first sob story ?

  • emma

    Can anyone saying they got scamed by a anna did she put a last name as im looking at getting a puppy at min through a sit online and the lady also has first name as anna

    • Erika Yeaple

      I talked to an anna luis same scam as everyone on here

      • emma

        Yep thats her thank you

        • Erika Yeaple

          no worries

    • Kristi

      Anna luis

  • Mel P

    I live in Adelaide and as recently as 1/2 hour ago I was almost scammed for puppy out of Darwin. When the final email advised me to make a western union transfer to a guy in the USA alarm bells went off (Thanks to Kate Langbrook from Mix102.3 for doing her ‘fishing’ segment otherwise I wouldn’t have known)
    The guy I dealt with called himself Demi Williamson and was advertising on cracker.com.au [email protected] and the transport company is using petflyers name and are also calling themselves global pets transporters. their email address is [email protected]

  • Mis B Haven

    The PUPPY SCAM continues – there are several “sellers” – Anna_Luis, Cres Adam, Damion Graham. Ask the seller if you can view the puppies. The emails are all similar in construction, with “poor” English.

    • Adrienne Martin

      I am dealing with a Damion Graham Anup, to purchase a Shetland Sheepdog. Surely, this can’t be a coincidence. He has sent me an invoice with all legal terms…I am super keen on the pup he is selling…what can I do to make sure I am not scammed besides the obvious listed. He has requested a straight out bank transfer which is a Commonwealth Bank BSB…

      • Mis B Haven

        I suggest you ask to view the dog.

        The scams always have 1 male & 1 female puppy.

        Photos are “professional”. All emails are written in

        poor English & requests for money is to be sent via

        Western Union money order to a “Willie Fritz” in USA.

        Hope this helps

      • Pat

        Hi, I am also in touch with the same person, did you end up getting the dog? What was your experience with this Damion person? It would be great if you could let me know so I don’t get sucked into a scam 🙂

      • Pat

        Hi, so glad to see this message, I am about to buy from the same Damion Graham… is he a scam? Thanks for your help

    • Ange Foster

      John mc is another one to add to the list.

      • Kam

        Add Anne Wood too

  • Anil Ghorpade

    Very similar story…got a email from Alice Johnson who was advertising on cracker.com for two very cute maltese x shihtzu puppies.
    Send me photos that simply melted the heart away.
    Kept on asking for details to register the pets on my name and promised that the puppies will be at my doorstep mid-day-Monday when we were exchanging emails Sunday morning. (smelt a rat straightaway!)
    Asked her to call me, but she kept on sending more photos and how nice “my” puppies were and I deserve to have them immediately!
    Told her if she does not call before COB, it’s all off.
    Never heard from her since… Now i know why. Thank god!!

  • Maria

    Hi everyone, my name is Maria and I live in Perth. Found an ad on perth.backpage.com on two Pembroke Welsh Corgi pups (Male and Female). The ad said they were located in Perth but when they contacted me they said the pups are in Darwin! She stated in the email that I would have to pay $230 for one puppy or $400 for both of them to be transported by a plane over to Perth for me. Luckily I became very suspicious when she sent me pictures and they were completed different from the ad. Her name is Anna Luis so be careful!! Spelling and grammar is terrible so watch out.

    • Kristi

      Unbelievable Maria
      Anna is trying to scam me today, same amount of money for miniature Dalmatians
      Not happy
      Will send her an email that all of Australia is onto her scam
      Thank you
      Kristi

      • Zoe Lane

        Wow I have just received an email from Anna lucky I had a look on here she is selling 2 Great Dane pups guess I won’t be getting them after all.?

        • Jindi Chapman

          Me too…I was interested in the Great Dane pups. So disappointing.

      • Ange Foster

        Funny their the names I was given for border collie pups today.

    • neteske gavin

      My Goodness, my email is identical to that one!!! I cannot believe this!! I asked for huskies and their names were “lee” and “nina” as well!!!!!!
      this is absolutely crazy!

  • Mikaela Alice Langridge

    Hi All,
    I was just reading through these posts and realised I was being scammed! I had two different sellers contact me about a Siberian husky pups. Their emails were very poorly structured and followed very similar story lines. Each said they were from Darwin and someone in their family had recently passed and they wanted to give away the puppies to new homes. Then it changes to $600 – $800 each and when asked if I can view the puppy their stories changed to that they lived in Perth or Sydney and they asked for my details to provide to the transportation companies and then the transportation companies will contact me for payment. They even went as far as to ask for pictures of the puppies as they grew up!
    Please watch out for these signs!

    • Mikaela Alice Langridge

      Update: They transportation companies contacted me for payment and they were both the same company. Very dodgy emails requesting payment and delivery to my door the next day.

    • Eloise Davison

      Hi Mikaela –
      I’m a producer for Channel 9 – we are doing a story on the Today show on Monday, along with an ACCC representative about puppy scams.
      (People who have ordered puppies through dodgy sites and they have never arrived.)
      I would love to talk to you about your experience – please call me ASAP:
      (02) 9965 2950
      You would be required to come into one of our studios and talk briefly on camera on Monday around 10am.
      Thanks!
      Eloise

  • Joshua D’Kaski

    If anyone actually any of these comments, please be aware of the dangers. If ANYONE emails to you in regards to a pet and their location is completely different than what says on the add, that’s the first sign of concern. The second is that they will either ask for money up front by money order or to a company called MoneyGram, this is a scam. Anything to do with money orders or false invoices claiming to be an international pet travel agency, make sure to read where the money is being sent to. I can not stress this enough. If you get to the point where you are emailed an invoice about how you pay and were, please, PLEASE read where the money is being sent to. This will 99% be to a place called Cameroon. This is in AFRICA!!! Why would we pay an AFRICAN company/person to ship out a pet that we are paying for?! Doesn’t matter where you are located there are PLENTY of companies that do animal travel within our own states, even countries. Also if they have a number registered as anything similar to 0861 020 296 WILL BE A SCAM. I have also added a photo of an example of one of these “Invoices” to pay for a pet to be shipped. Please be safe and don’t fall for these desperate and sad people.
    Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Kristi

    Thank you for this helpful information pet flyers!!!

  • Karl Hanes

    Hi, I just came across this discussion, just looking for a puppy for the family, responded to an add and am currently in email discussion with a woman called Anna, who speaks broken English, has apparently moved to Darwin and is offering two puppies, one male one female, for free after her daughter who was looking after the puppies died in an accident, it all sounds very familiar doesn’t it? I was sent photos (see below), asked a heap of screening questions etc, apparently the puppy has to be registered with a transport company and it would cost $380 to deliver to Melbourne. I was hoping this is genuine as I am a kind, trusting sort of person who finds it hard to believe people would go to these lengths to scam people out of money, but forgive me for being very suspicious given what i have read in this thread, am actually now talking to some genuine breeders in Victoria, but anyway i will follow through if it goes any further and if it’s a scam as it appears to be. Thanks all for the information.

    • Lyn Lullfitz

      REPORT THE HOLE MATTER TO YOU LOCAL POLICE GIVE THEM ALL YOUR CORRESPONDENTS IVE PUT A EMAIL UP FOR YOU TO REPORT IT TOO.
      WE MUST NOT STOP REPORTING THESE EVENT UNTIL THEY ARE CORT.

      • Karl Hanes

        Thanks for following this through and for the information. Unfortunately i had deleted the email so I myself don’t have any evidence or proof to take to the police.

    • Razmie Collyer

      I got the same email I think… Thanks for sharing I won’t be respondng to this lady!
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/84ebb866dbe348db5509268105bf534273c11d74d15ca95ff821a6317ae78622.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/i
      mages/54c090bec6cbbc4bf6217b14e015233c7b48463a9c2d68553f74a645f409f56d.png

      • Karl Hanes

        Hi Razmie, yes your email looks almost identical! Glad the information was helpful. Cheers!

  • Sadik Yavuzcehre

    I have just been in-contact with these, scammers. I am currently having fun with them.
    Does anyone have any comments or ideas on how I could make these scum sweat a bit ?
    I really want to get these S*% B#$%@$*

    • Anil N

      I received mails from 2 different people this morning. One lady named Gisella Anna had lost her daughter and the other was Tatiana Rose who lost her sister. They are putting their Mini Schnauzer puppies for adoption 🙂

  • TN

    OMG! I am a fool. I trusted this lady that came across as ‘Isabella Dee’ who offered to adopt her maltese X toy poodle to me for free. All i had to pay for was transport to have the puppy delivered to my door since she said she lives in Darwin. She said she was giving away her male and female puppy for free because she is soon due to have her first child and could no longer care for the pups. I belived her!! She sent me a forward message from ‘GLOBAL ANIMAL TRANSPORT’ to send $315 to them through western union, to pay for the puppies flight. And as naive and stupid as i was, i did! I got in contact with this so called transport company and they the told me that i had to pay a refundable insurance fee which was $1500 and guess what? I payed!!! F#ck my life i am so stupid! They then ‘promised’ me that the puppy would be delivered the next morning. Then the next day came and they emailed me saying that i had to pay $3000 for a vaccination for the puppy to ensure that it doesnt catch any diseases from other animals on the flight. Thats when i got pissed! I called the number that the so called company had and i went off at the man! I then told him i couldnt afford it and he kept pushing me to just pay it so i could reciev the puppy. But i dont think he understood that i actually had no more money and couldnt pay for it. Lucky i had no money otherwise my dumbass would have just payed it -.- i continued to fight with him and he then threatened to report me to the police for ‘abondoned pet’ policy or some shit. I went crazy! And thats when i knew it was fake. Because how the hell could i be responsible for this puppy that i have not yet even seen or signed for. Learn from my mistakes people! And what makes me so mad is that she tried using the ‘God’ talk on me so that i could believe her lies and pay the $3000. I am a bliever of carma and i hope these lying scums get what they deserve!

    • Lyn Lullfitz

      LOOKS LIKE WE ARE MANY IN BEING SCAMMED MY LADY SENT ME A PHOTO OF A WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DRIVERS LIECENCE AND PASSPORT WITH HER PHOTO ON ,I WROTE THE DRIVERS LIECENCE DOWN AND THE PASSPORT ONE I COULD SEE THE PCODE ON THE LICENCE 6148 THIS IS A SUBURB PF PERTH WA 5HE PASSPORT PHOT WAS DIFFERENT PHOTO WAS A OLDER PHOTO OF A WOMAN WHEN I SAID I WAS SHOWING IT TO THE POLICE IT WAS DELEATED OF MY SIGHT BUT I STILL HAD THE INFORMATION SO I WILL TELL THE POLICE I REPORTED IT ALL AND THE POLICE HAVE A COPY OF ALL MY EMAILS I THINK THE CRACKER SIGHT SHOULD CHECK ALL THERE ADVERTISER S 3 MA8LS BEFORE PUTTING THE ADDS UP ON THERE SIGHT BECAUSE I CHECKED SOME OTHER EMAILS OF SELLERS ARE THEY WHERE NOT LISTED ON GMAIL EITHER THIS SIGHT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN.SHE CALLED THE DEAL OFF BY TELLING ME SHE WAS RINGING A LAWYER TO DEAL WITH THE HOLE QUARANTEEN $2000 FEE BECAUSE ALL THE WAY THROUGH MY SCAM I WAS TELLING HER TO PAY THE FEES SHE QUOTED DIDNT HAVE THE MONEY EITHER I ASKED HER TO SEND ME A COPY OF HER RECIEPTS OF PAYMENT I RECIEVED NOTHING I CONTACTED PETFLYERS.COM.AU IN ALICE SPRING THE SCAMMER EVEN USE THE OWNER FIRST NAME ON THERE DOCQUMENTS PETER SO I INFORMED HIM.
      FOR EVERYONE THAT HAS BEEN SCAMMED THIS SIGHT HAS TO CONTACTS YOU CAN USE TO NOTIFIY USA FBI
      scamwatch.gov.au/content/index.phtml/temid/693900) And usa (www)ic3.gov).EVERYONE CONTACT THESE AND 5HE FBI IN USA WILL DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT THEY SAY ON THE SIGHT TO CONTACTED THEM AND THEY WILL F9LLOW IT UP WE MUST NO GIVE UP ON REPORTING THEM.
      BAN TOGETHER REPORT IT TO THE DARWIN CIB. WE MUST NOT GIVE UP KEEP ALL EMAILS AND GIVE THEM TO YOUR LOCAL POLICE MAKE A POLICE REPORT IT GET SENT TO THE APPROPRIATE INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATORS,
      WE MUST FOLLOW IT THROUGH AND THEY WILL GET COURT THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE CHECKING OF GENUIN EMAILS OF THESE SELLERS AND THE PET COMPANY ADVERTISMENTS SHOULD REPORT THEM TO THE ATHORITY AND WE AS CUSTOMERS WOULD NOT GE5 SCAMED, LET THE ADVERTISING COMPANY KNOE WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU THEY ARE ABIGED TTO REPORT IT TO THE ATHORITI3S.

      • Lyn Lullfitz

        EVERYONE CHECK THE EMAILS FIRST REPORT THEM TO THE AUTHORITIES.
        IF I HAD NOT BEEN SO TRUSTED WITH HER GOD TALK I WOULD HAVE DONE THAT.
        IT TRUELY IS THE ADVERTISING SIGHTS RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECH THESE SELLERS OUT FIRST I THING THE AUTHORITY SHOULD HOLD THEM RESPONSIBLE.
        THEN THE EVERYDAY PERSON WOULD NOT BE SCAMMED SO MUCH.

  • Jade Andshane Marshall

    Oh this anna lady is very good but not good enough. Same story from darwin with 2 neo mastiffs. Send the pics.. looked up neo mastiff puppies on google n there was the same photos.
    Such a scammer
    $280 for one dog or $500 for both shipped from darwin pfft

    • neteske gavin

      OMG!! Exactly the same thing happened with me today. Just with 2 Siberian Huskies… I searched for a husky the whole day long today and finally thought I got a puppy and I was so happy and I am meant to pay tomorrow but now I know it was a scam so I’ll just ignore them.

  • Lyn Lullfitz

    LYNDA LULLFITZ IVE JUST BEEN SCAMED BY A LADY SUSAN CLAIMING SHE HAD JUST MOVED TO ALICE SPRINGS AND DAUGHT HAD DIED IN CAR ACCIDENT AND LEFT 2 CHIHUAHUA PUPS BEHIND AND IT IS TOO UPSETTING TO KEEP THEM .THEY REMINDED HER TOO MUCH OF HER DAUGHTER SHE USED A COMPANY CALLED UNITY AIRLINES PETS.
    Email [email protected] they contacted me by email only and they contacted Susan also by email there dilivery paper work quote that all pupy paper work was on board with the puppies.
    THEY USE WESTERN UNION FOR THE PAYMENTS
    TO BISHON PHILIPS 70 SANDERSON STREET ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 USA YOU PAY IN AMERICAN DOLLARS.
    ALSO I HAD TO PAY $1579 FOR INSURANCE TO TRAVEL.
    $630 FROM ALICE SPRINGS 15/11/2016 TO MELBOURNE,WHEN THEY ARRIVED WE WERE BOTH TOLD
    THE VET HAD TREATED THEM FOR STORMA FROM BEING
    IN ONE KENNELL. I REFUSED TO PAY THE VET BILL $400 900 THE OWNER SUSAN PAID IT AND PRMIST TO PAY THE KENNELLS HIGH BY 8PM THAT NIGHT SO THE PUPS HAD TO SAY OVER NIGHT IN MELBOURNE 1AM ON 16TH THEY WANTED $900 MORE DOLLARS AS SUSAN DID HAVE IT AND I ONLY HAD $295 THEY HELD THEM OVER NIGHT AND SUSAN PAID $200 FOR OVER NIGHT STAY.
    SHE CONVINCED ME TO CGO TO MY BANK TO RAISE THE REMAINING $760 SO THEY COULD TRAVEL TO ADELAIDE, THEY LEFT MELBOURE 3.15 TO ARRIVE ADELAIDE 5.30 TO ARRIVE THAT EVENING JAMESTOWN 9PM.
    THEY DIDNT ARRIVE AND THE EXCUSS WAS IT TO LATE TO
    ORGANSIZE COURIER TO DELIVER THEM AND I WAS TOLD
    THEY WOULD ARRIVE 18TH AROUND 10AM OFF COURSE THEY DID NOT ARRIVE , I EMAILED THEM THEY DIDNOT TELL ANYTHING UNTIL I RANG THEM ON 971561986890
    THEY TOLD ME THAT THEY WERE BEING ASSEST BY QUARANTEEN AND I HAD YOU PAY $2000 TO GET THEM OUT IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS WE WOULD BE CHARGE WITH CREULTY AND ABUSE AND THEY WERE QUIRING WHY
    IT HAD TAKEN SO LONG TO SEND THEM FROM ALICE SPRINGS 15TH TO 18TH I TOLD THEM TO CONTACT THE OWNER.SUSAN CONTACTED ME TO NOT PAY AND SHE WAS NOT PAYING THAT SHE WAS GETTING SHE LAWYER TO DEAL WITH IT. SO IM OUT OF POCKET OVER $3000 I WAS TOLD I

    • kellie mannion

      Hey Lyn, I just had the same sob story whilst trying to “adopt” an australian shepherd puppy.. Only this lady wanted $450 to ship to Victoria usING “LAN.CARGO” I almost fell for it. Until they wanted me to wire my payment to western union . Thats when I knEW it was a scam.

  • kellie mannion

    The Alice springs lady isn’t the only one. I also heard from a lady in tasmania who is needing an operation and needs to rehome her 2 aust shepherds. I male 1 female. She just wants to give them to a loving family and all you have to do is send $450 by wire to a western union and they will be delivered to my door!

  • Nick

    I am currently talking to poor old Anna. Her daughter died in an accident, she has been injured, Two 12 week old puppies (Papillons) 1 male and 1 female. She has an ear injury from the accident. Asked how I would look after the puppies, etc. Now has promised me them and has asked for my name, address, ph, etc. I used to be a prosecutor as I am a lawyer, my senses just started to sense this was a scam. It seemed like a Eastern European gang type of scam, so I did a quick search and here I am on this chat! [email protected] is the address. Broken English, etc, etc. This should be a story on 60 minutes!!

    • Marella

      Hi Nick
      Annas daughter must have realky loved dogs. Apparently she also had 2 min pins, of which . Anna has been attempting to give me one or bith fir the cost of transport. She went quiet when asked for name of vet and breader. I am a lawyer too. I feel angry on behalf of all those people who may not be as skeptical or as experienced in life. This is a creul hoax.

    • Caity Smit

      I have been looking for a corgi and was replying to adds from one site each response has certainly been a scam the email addresses are [email protected]
      [email protected]
      [email protected]
      Responded to the first person as the questions seemed legit but then the reply to my response was fishy and ceased contact, second person responded to my enquiry with the exact same response as the original person which confirmed my thoughts of a scam and the Gisela Anna just replied with an almost identical response as the other two, from Gisela

      Hello ,

      Thanks for the interest you have in adopting my puppies , i am not
      selling these my lovely babies but i want to give them to any home
      which is willing to take them as part of their own family ,

      The reason i am given them out for adoption and not selling them
      is because i was involve in an accident with my daughter and she die
      in the accident since she was the one taking care of these puppies i
      also had an injury in the process which affected my ear so right now i
      can not take good care of them . so i will want to give them to any
      one who is going to love them just the way my daughter use to love
      them . The puppies are 12 weeks getting to 13 weeks old . The Female
      puppies is call ( Nina ) and the Male puppies is call ( Max ) . the
      puppies will be coming to you with the following :

      – Medical certificate.
      – 6 months health guarantee
      – Complete medical records
      – Insert the compact CD, showing their life style and feed procedures.
      – Play with toys and clothes
      – Some food stuffs .

      To assure me that your house will be a perfect home for them, i
      will want you to answer the questions below ;

      – How soon would you like to have them in your home ?
      – Do you have experience in raising puppies ?
      – Are you financially prepared to take good care of them ?
      – Are you married ? How many kids do you have ?
      – Where are you located? That is your state and city ?
      – Have you ever own a puppies before?
      – Will you take the both puppies or just one?
      – If one the male or female?

      If you are interested in adopting these my beautiful Babies then
      get back to me with the answer of the question . I love these puppies
      just as my daughter did so please if you know for sure that you will
      never hurt them then i will give them to you .

      Thanks and looking forward to read from you .

      Gisella

      From the other 2

      Thanks for contacting me regarding my puppies. I still have both
      of them available. I have one male and one female. They do well with
      kids and other animals. They are well socialized and also trained.
      They will come with pedigree and all papers. They are very interesting
      and love to play around with people. I am giving them out for adoption
      . All i need for them is just a loving and caring home where they will
      live forever. To choose the best home for these puppies , i will like
      to ask some few questions .

      Will you like to take both puppies or just one ?

      Do you have experience with pets ?

      Where are you located ?

      Do you have other pets at home presently ?

      Do you have kids ?

      Can you please tell me more about you and you family.

      Sorry for asking all these questions but i just need to know the kind
      of home which the puppies will be going into. i need the best for
      these puppies. I hope to get your response with the answers as soon as
      possible.

      • El Kissdesky

        Omg. I am so glad that you shared these email. Especially the second email! It looks so identical to the email i got for a corgi seller !!!

        Thanks for emailing in regards to our puppies,our family takes great
        care to make sure all our puppies are very socialized and come with
        all up to date shots and also seen by our Vet before going to their
        new homes.the puppies are just 10 weeks old,Ankc registered,vet
        checked, good temperament with kids and other pets.we exercise
        regularly and take the puppies always for a walk!. all our puppies are
        raised in the same home and environment. We live in a small area in
        Weipa, Qld ,with the puppies, we are giving the puppies out for $950
        each including the delivery of puppy at your home address .

        -She is home trained.
        -She does not bark a lot.
        -She Is friendly with kids and other pets.
        -She get angry when you shout at her.

        -He is potty trained
        -He barks more than the female but not to much.
        -He is also a friend to kids and other pets.
        -He barks when he sees strangers.

        please i will like to ask some few questions if you don’t mind.
        Are you familiar with this kind of breed ?
        Were exactly are you currently located ?
        what is your mobile phone number ?
        do you have a good environment for the puppies ?
        and are you interested in the male or female ?
        Sorry for all the questions but i just need to know more information
        about the kind of home and environment the puppies will be going
        to.Once I received answers to the questions,I will email you with
        recent pictures of puppies.
        Thanks and waiting to read from you asap.

  • Marella

    I have had a very similar experience to Nick. I have bern dealing with Anna who has 2 min pins. She claims they were her daughters. Sadly her daughter died in an accident. Anna was in thr same car. She can not care for puppies as she has hesring injury and has moved to Alice Springs for medical treatment. The puppies are free but i need to pay transport.
    Alarm bells started ringing simply as well as poor English, the chronology given by Anna makes no sense. The puuoies are currently 13 weeks old. Apparently Annas daughter was very very attached to these puppies. Hard to imagine how the desth funeral move yo snother city has all happened so fast. Plus the list of promised items was stagering- favorite 2-3 toys, vet records, packets of food, vacination records, a documented life history including video of puppies likes and dislikes. The list went on and on like a sales pitch. These poor puppies have been very busy in the 6 weeks since Annas daughter bought them! Anna sent me pics of 2 puppies with tails docked and cropped ears.
    So I asked Anna what vet performed thiese proceedures which I understand are now illegal in most states. I also asked for a copy of puppiea vacination records, name of vet and breeder.
    Funny, Anna has gone quiet.

  • Ange Foster

    It seems Anna has come up with a new story. Now she has moved and her landlord doesn’t allow pups.

  • Freida Brown

    I think I have just blundered into the same situation. I answered an advert on a site for pets for sale/adoption. I saw 2 baby cavapoo puppies I fell in love with. The answer address was to a Derrick. Then I got an email from someone called titadeco3 who writes in broken English that she wants the puppies to go to the very best home. She says she is now living in New Zealand because she has a new job, and she can’t keep the puppies. She says her Husband has just died. When I questioned her and noted some of my concerns about the “deal” she got most indignant claiming to be a Christian woman who would never do anything like that to another person. I apologised and said we would proceed. She told me she did not want money for the puppies – but I would have to pay for the pet delivery service at $500 per puppy. I had given her all my name, address, and phone details already, along with answering all her questions which were designed to see that I was a fit person, with means to look after the puppies in their “forever” home. I am still in conversation with her awaiting instructions on payment for delivery. While waiting I went to check any pet delivery services from NZ, and this was what popped up……….THANK HEAVENS! Thankyou all, you have just saved me $1000 and probably a whole lot more. I think I’ll send her another email informing her that I am forwarding all emails that have passed between us to the police, and see what she has to say about that.

  • Brittany Morrison

    Is Anna Luis the same person selling you dogs cause I’ve been offered puppies from here from this email [email protected]?

  • Leanne Woods

    This just happened to me for some Vizla pups. She contacted me from the email address [email protected] – when I asked to speak via the phone she said that she was deaf and mute and therefore could not take a call.
    She said that the puppies were in Darwin and that she could have them to me in Canberra within 5-6 hours… Yeah right!

  • Ali Marshall

    They’re still operating. Advertising in thetradingpost.com.au & on gumtree (Australia)

  • joel

    “Anna Luis” = Scammer

    Seller has the dogs we wanted now being sold in 3 different states in Australia (not sure how dogs can live in 3 different places at the same time).

    How her email starts with general – Hello, whats your experience with dogs and style of home the dog will be moving into. She also goes on about how sad it is to loose her 12 week old dogs because her new apartment doesnt allow dogs..

    — At this stage I was like ok—

    Without giving more of her email mistakes away (just in case she reads this). Please do your research. Don’t buy without first seeing or buy from an approved seller

    • That Guy

      Yeah, had the same person try with me.
      Also noticed the 3 different locations and “other” red flags.
      Due diligence is key… always do your research and check any info provided.

  • Moustafa Kraydli

    m,m,, k

    • Tien Le

      I go the exact same email that she sended you I got fooled and lost $1735 just for a corgi puppy and I report to the police and my bank trying to stop the transaction that I’ve made …

  • Gail Eastment

    Hi I believe she is now using the name NIkki Newton & the shipping name is now Transkit Shipping almost got done but wouldn’t send money . Beware

  • Diana Yates

    I have been replying to ads for a chowchow puppy I have had the same reply but with different adresses I am sick of these scammers lucky I just delete the messages

  • Judi Walter

    This has just happened to me I am looking for a small dog replied to an ad in the Trading post got a reply from [email protected], but quickly said the dog was now in Darwin and would air freight to me the same story I read here … I asked for details of the pet transport company and I would contact and it was the same as you all again saying they would register the transport and the transport company would contact me for payment. I sent an email advising I would fly to Darwin and pick the puppy up myself .. had no reply, but shortly after received an email from Qantas pet transport with a Payment Address Information

    Receiver’s names ? James Agbor Richard
    Country ? USA
    State ? Texas
    City ? Arlington
    Zip Code ? 76016
    Address ? 5807 Scenic Bay Ct, Arlington, TX 76016
    Amount Payable ? $300

  • Alison Greenaway

    I also have replied to an ad offering a puppy free to a good home and have had this reply from the same email address.

    Hello,
    Thanks for emailing . They are still right here available for
    re-homing to a caring home . they are called Lee and Nina . they are
    currently 12 weeks old and have up to date shots and vaccination. I
    am not putting them up for sale, I am only in search for a home for
    them as I just relocated in a new home , which turns out to be
    a non-pet apartment being transferred due to the nature of my job. I
    am looking for a family that can spoil them with love, attention and
    care. The new landlord will not permit pets to stay with us in
    the apartment and that is why I have to give them out. Already, they
    are home, potty and pad trained, so you will not face any difficulty
    if you take them into your home. Also, they possess all their papers
    which they will travel along with them and they have a health
    guarantee document as well and come along with. They are very calmed
    with kids, friendly with other household pets. I will like to know
    some few information about you and your family as well as answers
    to the few questions I have for you below;

    Where are you located ?
    Have you ever had a pets before ?
    Do you have kids? If yes, do they love pets ?
    Are you interested in all of them ?
    Are you a breeder? If yes, would you want to breed them ?
    And most of all, what’s your reason for choosing them as a fury friend ?

    They will come to your home along with some of their accessories .
    Please do not mind me asking you all these questions I just want to
    make sure that these puppies enter the right home , so do not be
    offended . thanks

  • sharon

    Hi as of today this Anna Luis scam is still going. I originally replied to ad for 2 x 12 week old golden retriever puppies a few weeks ago and got reply back exactly the same as per below. I then replied back but then did not hear back from her. I then expressed an interest in another ad recently posted from what appeared to be different state/person and got identical reply a few weeks later stating that they are 12 weeks old. Hmmmm don’t think so. Reading the ad also littered with incorrect grammar and completely Suspicious. I googled her name on email Anna Luis and found this thread. Now trying to reel them in with fake interest to obtain further details so that I can report to ACORN.gov.au

    Case study

    Tom is a father from Noosa, who tried to purchase a Jack Russell puppy for his children on an online trading website. Tom contacted the seller, GotchaMunee, to express his interest. GotchaMunee sent Tom a text message asking for $1,000 as a deposit to cover vet costs before the puppy can be released to Tom. Tom transfers the money and then does not hear from the seller again. Tom should firstly report this incident to the trading website, and then to the ACORN.