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drcfrb

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This scammer, got me. I responded and thought it was real. I received an email from you saying the ad had been removed, but I wanted to double check and send in that this same ad was also in many other classifieds. I guess it was a phishing scheme, but or something to get addresses to sell.
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We are looking for our 7years old female African leopard tortoise. We are expecting our first child and want to find the tortoise a nice forever where someone will have more time for it. include ( everything inside)• Light and heat pad • Stand for cage ???? { [email protected]¬m }
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We are looking for a home for our 7years old female African leopard tortoise. We are expecting our first child and want to find the tortoise a nice forever home where someone will have more time for it. Shipping $125 Included:• Cage (and everything inside)• Light and heat pad • Stand for cage ????

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We are looking for a home for our 7years old female African leopard tortoise. We are expecting our first child and want to find the tortoise a nice forever home where someone will have more time for it. Shipping cost £90 Included:• Cage (and everything inside)• Light and heat pad • Stand for cage ????

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We are looking for a home for our 7years old female African leopard tortoise. We are expecting our first child and want to find the tortoise a nice forever home where someone will have more time for it.Shipping cost 90 Included: Cage (and everything inside) Light and heat pad Stand for cage ????

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Description We are looking for a home for our 7years old female African leopard tortoise. We are expecting our first child and want to find the tortoise a nice forever home where someone will have more time for it. She is beautiful, healthy, active, and eating well on an all natural diet. I will ship. Several are old enough to ship now. I can ship anywhere in the US as long as night temps are not below 40 degrees in your area. Shipping $125 Included:• Cage (and everything inside)• Light and heat pad • Stand for cage .Email at { [email protected] }



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We are looking for a home for our 7years old female African leopard tortoise. We are expecting our first child and want to find the tortoise a nice forever home where someone will have more time for it. Shipping $125 Included: Cage (and everything inside) Light and heat pad Stand for cage ????
We are looking for a home for our 7years old female African leopard tortoise. We are expecting our first child and want to find the tortoise a nice forever home where someone will have more time for it. Shipping $125 Included: Cage (and everything inside) Light and heat pad Stand for cage ????
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We are looking for a home for our 7years old female African leopard tortoise. We are expecting our first child and want to find the tortoise a nice forever home where someone will have more time for it. She is beautiful, healthy, active, and eating well on an all natural diet. I will ship. Several are old enough to ship now. I can ship anywhere in the US as long as night temps are not below 40 degrees in your area. Shipping $125 Included:• Cage (and everything inside)• Light and heat pad • Stand for cage .Email at { [email protected] }






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We are looking for a home for our 7years old female African leopard tortoise. We are expecting our first child and want to find the tortoise a nice forever home where someone will have more time for it. She is beautiful, healthy, active, and eating well on an all natural diet. I will ship. Several are old enough to ship now. I can ship anywhere in the US as long as night temps are not below 40 degrees in your area. Shipping $125 Included:• Cage (and everything inside)• Light and heat pad • Stand for cage .Email at { [email protected] }






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We are looking for a home for our 7years old female African leopard tortoise. We are expecting our first child and want to find the tortoise a nice forever home where someone will have more time for it. She is beautiful, healthy, active, and eating well on an all natural diet. I will ship. Several are old enough to ship now. I can ship anywhere in the US as long as night temps are not below 40 degrees in your area. Shipping $125 Included:• Cage (and everything inside)• Light and heat pad • Stand for cage .Email at { [email protected] }





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Thanks for your mail .They called me both names .Big Leah ,the tortoise is still available and set for a new home ! She is worth well over but we are willing to part with her to see her go to a good home .She is present 7 yr old Female African Leopard Tortoise . PLUS she comes with a FULL Cage setup! Full cage setup includes several lighting / heat sources, dishes, food, etc at no extra cost! She is friendly,lovely with other pets like Dogs,Cate and kids . Leah can live over 100 yrs, so she would be great life long companion! She can get anywhere from 25 to 50lbs in size. Females tend to run smaller. She is currently around 13lbs at 7 yrs old, so she is
just entering a good breeding age. She is a sweetheart and loves to eat her greens. Shipping cost is $125 to your location { Idaho } If that is ok with you then i think w will have a deal so as to fly you this tortoise asap .


Regard,Nina

SO IN SUMMARY ABOUT THE SCAM:
I am not in Idaho. My email was about going to meet and pick up the tortoise in person. I guess this scam is to get people to send $125 via paypal. Someone did answer my inquiry about the names, but then just copied the boiler plate about the tortoise. Different names, different places, a listing from Brooklyn with a Washington state phone number, then Spain, London, dont know what the purpose the scam was, but it feels rotton they used a beautiful tortoise and claims of having a baby to scam people.


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contact name:CatherineBelow is an inquiry about your classified ad:

I'm getting confused... are you Nina... or Linda? Same picture, but the tortoise is listed in London, Miami, and Brooklyn with different names.Is there really a tort? If there is, I'd be interested and have a long history of taking care of reptiles. Thanks,Catherine
 

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Thank you for the heads up on this person.

Oh I'm sure the scam was to get money out of people. :(

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Thanks for sharing! I never could believe that there were so many scammers out there (totally naive) until I wanted to expand on my tortoise family.
 

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You guys are right... it was to get $ some way and its totally creepy! I attached a picture of the tortoise (hope it inserts okay). I wonder where this leopard is? Hope not in the hands of these people. I hope people didnt send the money and get all excited about the possibility of meeting this beauty! After inserting this ad into so many outlets, it was viewed hundreds of times!
So tortieluver, did you run into this a lot when you were looking for tortoises? I'm totally naive about the fact that anyone would do this.
 

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Hi drcfrb:

Welcome to the forum!! Did you get scammed by this person? Thanks for the warning!!!
 

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I put their number into google and it came up with another ad saying they had a puppy they wanted to get rid of it because of a new baby. And this thread is also in the same google page. Im in seattle and i almost wanna call and ask about the tortoise. i wish i could put a name to the number. I hate when people try to scam like this. Also that picture is straight off googles image site.
 

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I emailed about this, and got the typical "scam" fact finding response, you know, that they will go to the airport and "register" the tortoise for flight, and they need

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etc. etc. It is definitely a scam.
 

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BUY LOCAL.. or just know that when all you pay for is shipping.. then its probably a scam. Most of those are out of Cameroon... but this one looks like everywhere.
So sorry you got stuck.. but thanks for warning others...
if it sounds too good to good to be true.....:-(
 

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Thanks everyone. Luckily I didnt send any money. I agree, I like to deal with a trusted agent or GO LOCAL as you said. Creepy... using having a baby and a pinup of a beautiful Leopard turtle!
 
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this is where I saw the advertisement. I gave them my number and some lady called with a heavy accent maybe middle eastern or Indian. Once they told me that they wanted me to register at the airport and all kinds of other hokey things I knew it was false. Is not a way to report this fraud?

I let carolina pet supply contact person know its a fraud, maybe they will delete the ad?
 
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