Real Scam Ads
These are actual scams I found on the internet. After reading the page Red Flags see if you can spot the red flags in these ads. From: http://www.buyandsell.com/
Gorgeous Alaskan Klee Kai Puppies for Christmas
|Registered/registerable (AKC, NKC, etc.), Current vaccinations, Veterinarian examination, Health guarantee, Pedigree. We have been raising this breed for 15 Yrs. We are in excellent standing with the AKC and have all parents on site. All pups go with full AKC registration with breeding rights, vet checked and shots and wormings up to date. All pups, go home with a care kit, started on heart worm medicine and next month supply goes home with you, three generation pedigree. Contact us for more pictures and information|
This scammer knows nothing about the breed obviously! The photo was stolen from a real breeder's website. Flags: Slogan saying they are selling the puppies for christmas. (Responsible breeders don't treat their puppies like merchandise.) Insanely low price. Says the puppies of AKC registered which AKK cannot be registered with AKC. Best comment ever though, "We are in excellent standing with AKC." Wow how nice for them, so are 100's of puppymills that raise their puppies in birdcages. AKC does not monitor breeders.
|Alaskan Klee Kai|
|Location:||Arvada , Colorado 80005 (United States)|
|Description:||Alaskan Klee kai wants to relocate now to a great home,male and female of the same liter very playful among children and keep companies alot,upto date on all shots willbe coming with all document to great owner|
|Breed:||Alaskan Klee Kai|
|Location:||SALT LAKE CITY , Utah 84126 (United States)|
|Description:||Alaskan klee kai puppies available now to great home this coming xmax, ther are male and female of the same litter,Quality, AKC and CKC registered,intelligent, well-bred babies. Bred to be the finest! Genetic testing and health guarantee. Quality speaks for itself! contact for more details.|
|Breed:||Alaskan Klee Kai|
|Location:||Las Vegas , Nevada 89121 (United States)|
|Description:||Great Alaskan Klee kai babies set for caring home now,they are male and female of the same litter,my babies are homely trained and up to date on all shot.his puppy has current vaccinations, healthy veterinarian examination, and a year health guarantee. Shipping is available…..|
All three of these ads are from the same scammer. You'll often see the first one posted at various classified sites always listed with a different location. First off, notice the very small low quality pictures, huge red flag there. Second ad says AKC registered which isn't even possible, another big red flag. Lastly the terrible grammar and bad spelling. This is one of the easier ones to spot.
ALASKAN KLEE KAI PUPPIES READY FOR SALE — New York
Quality, beautiful, loving, family raised Maltese puppies. Our puppies have several champions in their background and are excellent companions, well socialized and raised in a loving environment. You will receive a Vet health certificate, 1 year health guarantee for genetics, a health record of shots & dewormings & a puppy packet. Have to love this ad since they are using a picture stolen from my website. Tempest has already found her forever home, she is not for sell lol! First off small, low quality picture. Second, they copy and pasted the add from their Maltese ad and forgot to change the breed.
Ad from: http://www.ukclassifieds.co.uk:
The picture and ad information was stolen from an ad by Southpack Kennels. The scammers are starting to get more clever! Price is your first indication on this one that there is something sketchy going on. $250 wouldn't even cover the costs of the puppy while with the breeder (prenatal care of the bitch, X-rays before whelping, deworming, vet exam, dew claws, shots.) If the price seems to good to be true, it is. It says to visit their website but no address is given. A legitimate ad will have a link to the breeders website. Now on this ad there is a link to see other ads posted by this user. If you click that you will get a list of 100 other ads for puppies with breed type ranging from A to Z. Also since they give a Kennel name in the ad your first step should be to google that name and see what comes up. Sorry scammer, you've been busted!
Ad from: http://ca.anuncioo.com:
Here's our favorite scam puppy again!
Ad found at http://www.muamat.com/:
Alaskan klee kai puppy adorable (london, London)
Posted on: Wednesday, 21 October, 2009 01:56 Updated on: Wednesday, 21 October, 2009 02:05 Expires on: Friday, 29 January, 2010 01:56 Reply to: (Use contact form below) (Please mention muamat.com when contacting)
|Price(GBP)||: (Not Provided)|
|Price Format||: Best Offer|
|Ad Type||: For Sale|
I saw these photos on a Real AKK breeders website, I just can't remember which one. price listed as Best Offer, no way this is real. Also the lack of information about the puppy. Anyone in the UK reading this should always know that the breeders there have very long waiting lists so to see one listed in the classifieds is highly unlikely.
|Alaskan klee kai puppy adorable|
Low quality, single picture, for sale in the UK, price is insanely low, and it says the puppy is KC registered which is impossible.
Nice picture which was stolen from a real breeders website. The breeder lives in CA not in the UK and placed these puppies months ago. your red flags are the price and lack of information.