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Potential scammer on Petlink

Postby heavyd » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:15 am

I thought I would just warn people to be aware of a potential scammer on Petlink. They have effectively copied a previous ad I had up there.

I created a false email to ask questions as I was highly suspicious. They provided me with my own photo from gumtree as to what the shrimp looked like that they were selling. They apparently grow the yellow cherries in pond (yet selectively breed for colour).

Their payment options are ukash or CashU. Again very suspect.

I have pasted the petlink ad below and suggest everyone to deal with this person very cautiously. I have also reported the person using petlink's report function.

If anyone would like to read the email trail, please PM me.




! ! ! Yellow cherry shrimp - striking colour! $12.00 !


[ Fish and Aquatic Livestock ] [ Report Ad ]

Posted by lonwaper (NSW) on 29-Nov-12 06:04 AM AEST
To reply to this advertisement email mckinnin@bigpond.net.au

Don't used the above email it is my work email
so many people can access it and I won't get to
you Reach me at brooks_home@hotmail.com

I have for sale Yellow Cherry Shrimp (YCS).

Beautiful strong colour! I have been selectively
breeding for strong colour.

Selling unsexed juveniles only (8-12mm in size)
5 for $70
10 for $120

Express Post Platinum $20
Postage Available
All shrimp will be well packed in a cardboard box
or polystyrene box with Kordon Breathing Bag + padding

Live Arrival Guarantee


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Re: Potential scammer on Petlink

Postby jonnydexter » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:08 am

The scum bags that are out there!
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Re: Potential scammer on Petlink

Postby Neo » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:23 am

Thanks for the warning HeavyD. Everyone should always make enquiries before they hand over their money.
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Re: Potential scammer on Petlink

Postby DavoO » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:40 am

How can anyone get his address ? Is he from Sydney? If any 1 gets his mobile number or address pm me it please...long story short ,every dog has it's day....cheers
Ps that goes for the guy selling aro's on petlink to ....
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Re: Potential scammer on Petlink

Postby heavyd » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:43 am

She says she(if it is a she) is from Byron Bay, but one of the payment options is only used in Africa and the middle east!

edit: Although apparently pickup is an option. Perhaps someone would like to contact the person to arrange pickup to obtain an address?
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Re: Potential scammer on Petlink

Postby KillieOrCory » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:53 am

Pick-up as an option might have been put in there to instil confidence in the buyers. They might give excuses and not meet the person and have a few more days to run the scam.
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Re: Potential scammer on Petlink

Postby t3v0r0 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:16 pm

Lol... funny that you should post this up heavy_d.
I've been in communication with "Jane Brooks" these past few days.... I knew it was a scam after the first email where she seemed to not know a thing abt shrimps. (selective breeding huh...)

I'll copy and paste the correspondence shortly.
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Re: Potential scammer on Petlink

Postby heavyd » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:32 pm

You probably received the blurb about free flowing fins?!?
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Re: Potential scammer on Petlink

Postby t3v0r0 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:36 pm

LOL... sure did!

Here goes:
Black text = from me
BLue text = reply from seller

----------------------------------------------------------
Hi,
Saw your ad on petlink regarding the juvie A grade CRS pack.

Where abouts are you located?
Also, how big would you say the juvie CRS are at this stage?

Thanks,
---------------------------------------------------------

Special thanks and interest for the mail regarding our
A Grade CRS. We give 1 week pet insurance to our client.
Our babies A Grade CRS fish are raised in perfect tanks
at good atmospheric condition for healthy growth.meets
all home requirements full with wonderful swimming style
daily with beautiful flowing fins.
Our fish are of the best grade A quality and
beautiful color,they posses luck,prosperity and
happiness to any one who has them,
Available in a good number.
Medically checked and free from all water attacks.
They measure 10 cm each with appropriate weight.
we give a 1 week free pet insurance directly from the company
and are currently licensed and insured.
They will come alongside a food manual including catering tips.
where are you located?
We are located in broken Hill nsw.
Postage can be arranged if you cannot pickup.

Prices are
A Grade
10 for $70
S Grade
5 for $70
measures 12mm
waiting to read from u.

Kind regards
Jane B.

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Hi,
How much to post
10 x A Grade CRS to Strawberry Hills, NSW 2010?

Thanks
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Sorry to that mixed up in size ok they are actually
12mm.
Postage will be $167 with Platinum post + Hard plastic container + Kordon breather bags.

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Re: Potential scammer on Petlink

Postby heavyd » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:40 pm

The yellow cherry version lol:

"Hi,
Special thanks and interest for the mail regarding our
A Grade yellow shrimps. We give 1 week pet insurance to our client.
Our babies A Grade yellow shrimps are raised in perfect ponds
at good atmospheric condition for healthy growth.meets
all home requirements full with wonderful swimming style
daily with beautiful flowing fins.
Our shrimps are of the best grade A quality and
beautiful color,they posses luck,prosperity and
happiness to any one who has them,
Available in a good number.
Medically checked and free from all water attacks.
They measure full size having appropriate weight.
we give a 1 week free pet insurance and guarantee.
and are currently licensed and insured.
They will come alongside a food manual including catering tips.
We are located in Byron Bay nsw.
Postage is available if you cannot pickup.
Express Post Platinum $20
Live Arrival Guarantee.


Prices are
A Grade
10 for $120
measures full size
Therefore 20 shrimps will cost $200 and 30 for $270
waiting to read from u.

Kind regards
Jane B."
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