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    Default Is it a scam?

    Now the kids are older my husband has agreed to get a dog . Came home tonight to find that he has contacted an advert by email and got this reply. I think it's a scam but would be interested in your opinions.

    Thanks for your help and here is the email:

    Thanks so much for the mail of interest regards the puppies we have ..
    We have one male and one female puppies now available and they are 12 weeks old, they have very good temperament with kids and other pets,very playful love to play around with toys and kids,they are health guaranteed and KC registered.....they are up to date on all their shots and they will be coming along side with their health papers and vet records...... First i which to let you know that we are given these puppies out because my mum just died. She is located in isle of man and all of us are there now ..She was the owner of this cute little babies. Since she is now late , We can't keep the puppies here in such condition because each time we see them , we keep thinking of her .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 isle of man.. 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 home delivery with the Uk animals delivery service and they will get the puppy delivered at your doorstep.
    Below are just 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?
    How soon do you need the puppies over?
    Which sex are you interested on?
    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. you can reach us at 07024010203 for more details.
    Best Regards

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    Default Re: Is it a scam?

    I'd say it was a scam! Very similar to the scammy horse ads that people have come across on here. What kind of dog are you looking for...pedigree/rescue etc? Someone might be able to help here!

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    Don't touch with a barge pole!!

    What sort of dog are you looking for?
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    Default Re: Is it a scam?

    Scam.

    I could have just about believed the odd grammar and spelling (I've had some interesting but ultimately genuine messages like this on the freeads!) but the offer of delivery of the puppy is a classic tell.


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    Scam definatly. :/

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    Default Re: Is it a scam?

    Looking for a labrador , boxer or something a similar size. Would consider a younger rescue dog. Not worried if it is a pedigree as not looking to breed as dog would be a family pet. However, we would be willing to buy a pedigree dog especially if we choose a labrador and would have the info about the hip scores of the dog and its parents.

    OH now agrees that it is a scam.

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    That sounds do-able....whereabouts are you? AAD's can usually be relied upon to sniff out a suitable rescue from miles away!

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    In that case speak to the Labrador Rescue - they will match you up with a dog.

    http://www.labrador-rescue.com/labra...ing-new-homes/

    Speak to your local co-ordinator and if you are lucky they will deliver you a Max-i-Moo......cue gratuitous photo......







    although after todays book eating incident you can have him!!!
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    Default Re: Is it a scam?

    thanks for the link slinky unicorn. We're in Poole, Dorset and would love to hear about any other recommendations. Maximoo is lovely but won't be telling OH about the chewing or mention the other thread on 'what your dog has destroyed'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blond1 View Post
    thanks for the link slinky unicorn. We're in Poole, Dorset and would love to hear about any other recommendations. Maximoo is lovely but won't be telling OH about the chewing or mention the other thread on 'what your dog has destroyed'!
    Haha!!

    It isn't just labs it all breeds that do things like that!! Little treasures......

    The Lab trust just get labs in and they rehome home to home so there is as little distress caused to the dogs as possible. The good thing is they usually know lots about the dogs they are rehoming - nearly all older dogs rather than puppies so they are usually house trained etc Most of the dogs they rehome are looking for a new home due to marriage breakdowns/change of circumstances.
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