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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Adopting Kijiji Pets? Watch Out!

Online Pet Adoption Scam

Kijiji Warns: Stay safe online by buying local. Unfortunately,there are always a few bad apples that spoil the sauce. Read on to see the Online Pet Adotion scam,and how you can protect yourself,when buying from strangers.

Avoid the following pet adoption scam:

Thanks for your interest in my Little puppy.The puppy is still

available for adoption.This little Girl is 12weeks old she is potty
trained and very friendly with children.She is AKC
registered,Adorable,sociable with great Personalities and very good
bloodlines.She is vet-checked,up to date on shots and she is
health guaranteed.All the papers will come along with the puppy but
right now My wife and i are on a Christian mission in West
Africa,Nigeria and we have the puppy right here with us.We are going
to ship to you via express delivery on next day delivery after
shipment through a shipping agent.Please if you know that you are not
going to take very good care of my baby please let me know.I am
giving her on adoption because we don't have time to take care of
the puppy again due to the mission work before us here.She will be
going for free but you will have to pay the shipping fee which is
$200 so i will like you to get back to me with your fullname,full
address,nearest airport and your contact phone number so i can make
arrangement for the shipping.The lovely puppy will come along with
all necessary document like...
Akc Registered Paper,One Year health Guarantee,health Insurance
Paper,Vet Record,Birth Certificate,Shot Book,Toys And Foods.
Price: Free
Shipping Fee:$200
Total cost:$200
Payment can be made via Western union or Money gram.If you are really
interested in having my puppy as part of your family get back to me
with the below info..
Full name...?
House Address..?
Phone number....?
Zip code.?
The nearest airport to your home where you will go to pick up the puppy?
God Bless.

Making Safe Kijiji Transactions:

Kijiji offers the following tips for staying safe when using Kijiji:
  • When buying or selling, you should meet in-person to see the product and exchange funds. Meet in a public place with many people around, such as a coffee shop.
  • Conduct all transactions in person.Never send or wire money to sellers or buyers,mail a cheques or use payment services like PayPal, eBay Motors Purchase Protection Program, Bidpay, Western Union or Money Gram to pay for items found on Kijiji.
  • If you receive any emails promoting secure payment systems for Kijiji items, please forward the message to Kijiji;even if they have the Kijiji logo, they are scams. 
  • Never enter your Kijiji password on a web page that shows up after you click on a link in an email.
  • Make yourself aware of common scams.
  • Do not believe the promise of large sums of money for your help in any task.
  • Do not give out personal or banking information (e.g. social insurance number, bank account number) over the Internet.
    Inform Kijiji of attempted fraud or suspicious emails, Ads, or other activity by community members. In case of fraud, file a police report too.
  • Use common sense. Sounds too good to be true? It probably is.
See More Kijiji Scam Examples
Stay Safe! There are many Pets seeking new homes in your local area. Adopt locally!

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