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Post by LittleSniffs on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:57 pm

I put a ad on petfinder.com for 3 of my male mice. I got this below email, let me know what you think. This was her second email, so I had no clue she didn't live close and I emailed her back fast saying I would take pictures because I had to work then had plans the rest of the weekend.

I would never ship a mouse to begin with, but this just seemed so strange to me! LOL

If anyone is around or knows of someone near Lincoln Nebraska, please let me know so I can tell them to contact someone closer. Thanks!


Hello
We are glad to read back from you.Just a little information about my family,my name is Sharon and my husband's name is Avery. We have been married for 20 years, and we both live in Lincoln Nebraska we have lived here all our lives, we are blessed with 2 kids the youngest is "Mary"she's 9 years old and she cherish pet a lot she virtually spent most of her time with our neighbor's pet i and my husband have promised her a loving and adorable pet on her 10th year birthday that is coming up soon,therefore myself and my husband have been looking for a lovely pet since last week to adopt for her as a special gift,we were so glad to came across your advert yesterday and we decided to write you today to make an inquiry about the pet, it's our greatest pleasure that you responded back to us,so i want you to consider my family for the adoption.my husband said he's capable of the price and would also pay some kind of donation and compensation to you for the up bringing of the pet. we really would love to have your pet to be part of my loving family because we don't have any pet that we are rearing for right now except our neighbor's pet and thay will be moving to a new home with their pet in couple of days,also to let you know our house is wood fence about 11.95ft high, we have a very large yard where pet can play and roam around comfortably if necessary.I can assure you a %100 safety and caring home for your pet and i can as well assure you that i will be sending you the pictures of the pet to you after he/she gets down to our family so that you will know how much attention we're giving to the pet,so after paying the adoption fee. concerning how to get the pet down to us,my husband will handle that.

As regard the shipping of the pet,my hubby will definitely take care of that because he knew of a reliable and competent pet shipping company that his had met in person before,they will come to your door step for the pick up of the pet after you might have receive the payment,so you don't have to bother about the shipping and the cost we'll be responsible for that,the shipping company will handle it with care,my husband will be sending you a cashier's check for your adoption fee including the shipping payment ,below are the payment info we need from you to proceed with the payment asap.. your pet will be a special guest of honor on my daughter's birthday and the shipping company will contact you tomorrow. payment information such as:

Hope to hearing back from you as soon as possible.


For Payment, Get back with the below details

1- Name to be written on the certified check
2- Mailing address , No p.o.box
3- Phone Number
4- City
5- Zip Code
6- State



Best Regards.
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Post by JuleeP on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:58 pm

Yeah... that seems fishy to me!
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Post by SCMousery on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:03 pm

Sounds like one big scam to me! It always is when they never say what pet they are interested in exactly. (They never mention the word "mice".)

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Re: Strange (to me anyway)

Post by LittleSniffs on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:13 pm

EXACTLY. I didn't read the whole thing until I got home, but but even without doing that it was still strange!

I'm thinking of not responding. We had issue's with a virus, my pc wont even turn on. And we just got my husband's back. I don't need to be without on! LOL
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Post by bethmccallister on Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:22 pm

Don't worry about your computer files too much...this is a scam but they got the information from scraping the data with a web crawler program. The last time I posted something on Craigslist I got tons of CRAP!
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Post by Whurmy on Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:12 pm

That definitely is not normal. It always always says pet. And why would you need a yard for mice? XD Def spam, but you probably figured that out. ^^;

And chyeah. I posted on craigslist that I was looking for mice and got tons of spam and stupid emails. :C
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Post by tinyhartmouseries on Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:21 pm

I think people like this get your email address and get paid to sign you up for spam or something. Just tell her you cannot ship at this time and move on.
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Post by LittleSniffs on Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:45 pm

bethmccallister wrote:Don't worry about your computer files too much...this is a scam but they got the information from scraping the data with a web crawler program. The last time I posted something on Craigslist I got tons of CRAP!

I had a friend that got killed from using Craigslist so I wont even go to that site. But it stinks that there is no safe site for people to post things on. There always have to be people trying to cause some sort of issue.
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Post by LittleSniffs on Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:46 pm

Whurmy wrote:That definitely is not normal. It always always says pet. And why would you need a yard for mice? XD Def spam, but you probably figured that out. ^^;

And chyeah. I posted on craigslist that I was looking for mice and got tons of spam and stupid emails. :C

Yea I didn't read the yard thing until today, lol
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Post by kawmice on Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:55 am

Definately a scam. Sad do not even bother emailing them back. If you can- report them to craigslist.
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Post by lunalady on Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:24 pm

Big Time Scan. Why would you need a 11 ft. high fenced in yard. How big do they think your mouse is??? LOL Walk, no Run Away. Robin

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Post by Lycrisa on Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:09 pm

I bet you, that's a lab rep trying to get desperate people to give them their pets. It's cheaper in the long run then adopting from shelters or chasing down ferals.

It's not an uncommon practice and look at their names.
Also pretty common, and why would you need a fence for a pet mouse? not to mention like everyone else that they never say what pet they want.
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Post by Rhasputin on Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:59 pm

It sounds like just a regular old money scam. They'd probably ask for some personal information and try to get you to send money first blah blah blah.
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Re: Strange (to me anyway)

Post by LittleSniffs on Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:07 pm

Yea just crazy! I just deleted the email this am. Thanks everyone!
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