Cameroon Puppy Scam

Here is a sample email:

Hello. I bought a puppy from a guy in Cameroon and he was shipping her to me this morning. Now he is saying that she is at the airport and that we have to pay $1200 for a pet den. Is my new pet even there? I already paid for her.


We hate to be the bearer of bad news. But, in all likelihood, you have fallen for a scam. We get notes like yours fairly often from people who have been the victim of pernicious deceit.

Whoever sold you this probably never had any intention of providing you with a new pet. So please do not send any more money down this very deep hole unless you want to enrich a scam artist.

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