Victim Location 75025
Total money lost $500
Type of a scam Online Purchase
I got taken for this scam today…
After initial contact was made, the person was no longer in Westlake (driving distance from Plano) and now in Oklahoma City, OK, and was rather insistent and pushy to receive wire payment today via Western Union. Email/ name was now listed as : [email protected], which seemed suspicious. Anyway, I sent the $500 payment via Western Union (confirmed pickup and withdrawal from my checking account today). Now I get an email from a ure ship ([email protected]) stating that the puppy cannot be shipped until I pay a "refundable" pet insurance fee of $2,650 in order to guarantee tonight delivery. I live in Plano and that would be difficult to do from OK City today at this time. Our emails:
From: michelle chanelle
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 9:51 AM
Subject: French Bulldog Male and Female puppies for Re-homing.
Thanks so much for getting back to us so soon. These puppies are extremely cute adorable, Champion bloodlines. Family raised, Well-socialized. Health guaranteed, vet checked. microchipped, Pre-spoiled AKC REG. and up to date on shots and vaccination.They are 11 weeks old presently and will come with all registration papers up
to date. You will fine the pictures of 1 Male and 1 Female (Lenny and Liya) and all the total cost for 1 puppy with Shipping is $500 and nothing extra okay. Since we are not close, we are in OKLAHOMA CITY, Now because we lost our mom and the puppies are here with us.we think shipping will be the best option because it is very fast and cheaper.The shipping can be done today now since i’m in the house and once i have your Shipping details it will take me just half an hour to get puppies registered under your details if all is okay with you .It all depends on you if you want the delivery today and to do all the arrangement with the Shipping service, we shall require your full shipping contact
information such as:
Your Full names….?
Choose from them and let me know which to arrange for today shipping Okay?
As soon as we have all the details we shall arrange for the delivery
with the Shipping service, as soon as that is done, the delivery
service will get in contact with you to let you know the full delivery.
Get back to us with all your full contact details so we can get the
registration done with the delivery service today before the
delivery proceed. Thanks and waiting to read from you soon.
On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 10:21 AM, I wrote: Hi Michelle, I am interested in Liya, the female tan and white French bulldog. Here are my details: xxxx…Can’t wait! Do you use PayPal for payment? Let me know if you need any further details,
From Michelle Tue, March 15, 2016 10:37 AM Subject: Re: French Bulldog Male and Female puppies for Re-homing. Nice to read from you with your full delivery details, You are going to send the money now to me at any near by Western Union Store located around your area and make the payment using my Payment information Below; PAYMENT INFORMATION TO BE USED AT THE WESTERN UNION STORE BELOW; RECEIVER’S NAMES……….. SCOTT JASON CITY………….. OKLAHOMA CITY STATE…………. .OKLAHOMA ZIP CODE………73120 Just copy the above payment information on a piece of paper and go now to any near by Western Union store and make the payment okay. Once you get there , just request for a sending form …they will provide you with the form .kindly fill in the above payment information as it is and hand it over to the cashier .He/She will process the payment .Once your done with payment ,kindly send me the 10 Digits MTCN Reference numbers so that i can go and collect the money and buy the necessary items for your puppy and use part of the money to book a seat and pay the fees for your puppy to be ship over to your location okay. i’ll be looking forward to read from you with the 10 Digits MTCN reference numbers once your done with payment okay Best Regards
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 11:02 AM, I wrote: Hi Michelle, I’ve sent the payment online via Western Union. Here is the info you requested.
From: michelle chanelle Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 11:07 AM Subject: Re: French Bulldog Male and Female puppies for Re-homing. Ok , take a picture of the payment receipt and attached and sent it to me now Okay Also send me the Senders Names and the Amount? Waiting On