Posts Tagged ‘scam

24
Aug
10

Worst, most obvious puppy mill yet.

All of these ads were posted to Denver Craigslist within a few days of each other. Several were posted in a row on the same day.

In the interests of length and because the screenshots are all small and readable, I won’t transcribe the ad text, and there’s a jump in the middle of the list to read the rest.

More after the jump:
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20
May
10

In with the new, out with the… new.


Ad Text:

i have a 2 month old boxer/pit puppy i was getting rid of her because i was getting a new dog and i cant keep her she is a very sweet puppy and good with kids there will be a re homing fee of 50 if interested email me at [redacted]@hotmail.com or call/text me at 865 [redacted]

This is a two month old puppy. At most, this person has had her for three weeks–and that’s if the original seller was a complete idiot. If they weren’t, the poster has had her for maybe a few days.

You just got an eight week old puppy and you’re already tired of her and on to the next pet? Either I hate you with the fiery passion of 1,000 suns for having the attention span of a fruit fly when it comes to what should be a lifetime commitment, or I hate you with the fiery passion of 1,000 suns for being a lying reseller who picked this puppy up for free yesterday and plucked out one of your standard “rehoming” excuses from a hat for this post.

Poor pup:

17
May
10

In the “things that will end well” category…


Ad Text:

7 week old white female wolf puppys, free to good home. ask for Kaye or Simon 832-[redacted]

I give this a 0.5% chance of being a wholly accurate ad, but if it is, I can’t imagine anything I want less than a free wolf pup separated from its siblings and parents two weeks before dogs (much less wolves) learn bite inhibition.

More likely, this is some sort of prank or scam–my money is on either a poster getting their kicks posting someone else’s phone number with a fake ad, or someone with some Husky puppies that they’ll offer for free and then suddenly decide to charge $600 for after they have a list of interested parties.