Fraud Alert - Seller Beware

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**** Update **** Avoid 440-630-5811, this number is from a known scammer. If they contact your via text message.. MAKE SURE YOU TALK TO SOMEONE ON THE PHONE BEFORE YOU SELL THEM A DOG. If they offer to buy a crate for shipping the dog, that's a RED FLAG, avoid this person. If you receive an email from someone named "DAVID" ( [email protected] ) with the phone number 502-509-667, avoid this person as well.

Beware of anyone trying to contacting you trough text messages from (443) 543-6672, they are just trying to run an overpayment scam on you. These request can come from email, text messages or phone calls. Warning sign you can look out for: Offering payment for more then you are asking for your dog. If they contact you and say that they have arranged their on shipment method. It looks like they just copied and pasted the title of your ad into their message. There wording doesn't use proper English. Asking you about facts that are clearly stated in your ad. Asking you to give money to the person picking up your dog or asking for you to send money back. All correspondence sent through Gundog Central comes with an overpayment warning at the bottom of the message. If you ever receive request like these please forward them to me.


The overpayment scam works by sending you a fake check or money order, that you deposit in your account, then they asking you to send part of the payment back. It might take a few days for their check not to clear the bank, mean while, you're out what you send them. You can read more about this scam here : https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/types-of-scams/buying-or-selling/overpayment-scams



6 Posted Comments - Add your own comment

Steve Croy 
Tuesday 4th December 2018 05:54:04 PM

There is also a couple attempting this scam.She used the name Desiree Primm from Bedford Ohio.The transport person was Chad Lowell Hanson.The mobile number used was 828-656-1426.I played along as long as possible to get as much info as possible,what Jackasses!

 
HOOVER 
Tuesday 12th February 2019 02:55:37 PM

Received a text from a guy named Daryl Anderson +1 609-373-2125. I saw your Add for your PUP Online, Email me details of your German Shorthair Pointer Puppies
to , [email protected]
Then he sent the following email to me: What is the least Price you will accept for your male pup ?

As for the payment do you accept the US money orders or Cashier Check? Am Located 2644 Hwy 220W, Lincolnton, Georgia 30817 . i want a Pet in my Home

i will handle the shipment because i have a reliable shipper who will come an pick it up

if my Offer is Acceptable to you. get back to me with your Name ,Contact Address so that i can send the payment to you as soon as possible.

Am looking forward to hear from you.

Thank You

I looked up that address and guess what? It doesnt exist. Im trying to get him to give me some more details on his transport guy.

 
HOOVER 
Tuesday 12th February 2019 02:55:55 PM

Received a text from a guy named Daryl Anderson +1 609-373-2125. I saw your Add for your PUP Online, Email me details of your German Shorthair Pointer Puppies
to , [email protected]
Then he sent the following email to me: What is the least Price you will accept for your male pup ?

As for the payment do you accept the US money orders or Cashier Check? Am Located 2644 Hwy 220W, Lincolnton, Georgia 30817 . i want a Pet in my Home

i will handle the shipment because i have a reliable shipper who will come an pick it up

if my Offer is Acceptable to you. get back to me with your Name ,Contact Address so that i can send the payment to you as soon as possible.

Am looking forward to hear from you.

Thank You

I looked up that address and guess what? It doesnt exist. Im trying to get him to give me some more details on his transport guy.

 
Melanee 
Thursday 9th May 2019 10:46:45 PM

I too just received the same email from Daryl Anderson. and a text from 603-373-2125. Beware, these are the same scams as what happens on Craigslist, and they warn that cashiers checks and money orders can be cancelled and you will be on the hook for funds, the return fee etc.

 
Text Blocking 
Monday 26th August 2019 11:38:44 PM

I believe there is a option on here where you can opt out of receiving text from gun-dogs, but that will not stop a person from texting, just reminds them here on gun-dogs.

Because of such and the possible threats with texting and scams, I downloaded an app (hiya or call control) to help guard against text scams. Sure theres the annual fee ($25) but it helps.
Also, just so you know, someone can text most all phones using a special set of codes and gain access to your phone via a simple text. So dont click links and open anything sent in a text message.. Even reviving the link can be a compromise. The patch to this is slow but coming supposedly.

Above that, I refuse all text that come in from potential customers and other unknowns, I Only acknowledge family get they are the only ones that get responses. Email me? Well, I get that, but doesnt it take more time to email than talk? I like talking as my big stupid fingers do not fit smart phones. But my voice does!

The way I see it, its professionalism to speak in person or via phone call! If a person is truly interested in purchasing a dog, it needs to happen any way so why not up front! Text just doesnt cut the mustard in my book. Its too distancing for it to be considered a serious inqurey worth the time of a response.

Texting me a question, one that is obvious or otherwise posted and answered on my web site, just says they are too lazy to read or want to waste my time and probably will not make a purchase in the first place. I dont have a bad attitude just a way of doing business especially since money is involved.

I get it, some customers want hand holding, but if that involves me reaching out through a text message to hold their hand... they are going to be waiting a long time.

I will keep the pup or sell it to someone else. I understand it if a person cant speak (mute), but that has yet to happen. But if they claim their at work thus the text... its one of my red flags... Cant talk because your at work? Hummmm??? but you can text at work = red flag.

Im sure I will never win the war, but I will fight it every step of the way the best way I know how.

NO TEXT.....CALL ME!

 
V-card 
Tuesday 27th August 2019 12:11:10 AM

Another I am not 100% sure about, but a person tried to send me a V-card via text message (I did not open it).

For those who dont know, a v-card is a digital business card, but it is usually a link that you would have to click... However, it could possibly be a hackers automatically executable set of code disguised as a v-card link, One that runs upon receipt to your text message app... you dont even have to read it as code is processed/read first and interpreted by your app before your eyes and fingers see it and do something about it! By the time it is presented to you with a bing or bling, its already processed.

Another:
What many people dont know is that you can send a text to someone using certain email servers and scammers will sometimes create accounts just for that purpose. thus rather than typing an email name in the emails to box, they type your phone number and it comes through as a text to your phone. its a growing flaw/feature/inovation as smart phones can send an email or text or call using the phone number or name/email address.

The text comes in and looks legitimate, but thats not always the case.

Another Reason I (blocked) dont accept text anymore.

 


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