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by Forum Member
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Public Welcome & Information
Topic: Members of the previous system
Replies: 0
Views: 65296

Members of the previous system

Please note that you will need to login in order to access the main forums and all the features. If you have any trouble seeing the past posts (they have all been moved over to here), please let us know! Also it may be a good idea to clear your browser cache if you see any minor issues. Thanks! PUPS...
by Forum Member
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Scams
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Are you talking about from the petsits.com website? We never send any emails to members. Clients must contact you directly. But we do get scammers copying down email addresses from our website and contact sitters directly because our website gets a lot of hits. Your method of weeding out by insistin...
by Forum Member
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Thomas Fisher, Kaita
Replies: 0
Views: 5577

Thomas Fisher, Kaita

(start at the bottom, as I replied to him) From: Thomas Fisher [mailto:tfdaystar@gmail.com] Sent: Saturday, August 15, 2015 7:26 AM To: Walk On The Woof Side Subject: Re: PETSITTER/WALKER NEEDED Thank you for replying to my job opening. I do hope to have a good job reference with you at the end. I a...
by Forum Member
Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Home for sale/home for rent scam
Replies: 0
Views: 9317

Home for sale/home for rent scam

This is not a pet sitting scam, but still is one that pet sitters should be aware of. This morning one of my friends told me that her parents were being used for an apartment rental scam. In this case, a scammer found their information about their "house for sale" on craigslist. The scamme...
by Forum Member
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Petting Ling, Bella
Replies: 2
Views: 12450

Petting Ling, Bella

From: PETTIE LING [mailto:pettieling1@gmail.com] Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2014 5:59 PM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: Bella Needs Care Hello, I just saw your post as a pet caregiver on [[website name]] and I'm hoping to talk with you more about it. How many years of professional pet sitting ex...
by Forum Member
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: palo michal michalpally@gmail.com samoyed mika
Replies: 16
Views: 46605

Pettie Ling, same Samoyed named Bella

On Saturday, June 21, 2014 9:51 AM, PETTIE LING <pettieling1> wrote: Hello, I just saw your post as a pet caregiver on http://www.petsit.com and I'm hoping to talk with you more about it. How many years of professional pet sitting experience have you accumulated while working with Pets? Can I contra...
by Forum Member
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: palo michal michalpally@gmail.com samoyed mika
Replies: 16
Views: 46605

palo michal michalpally@gmail.com samoyed mika

From: Palo Michal [mailto:michalpally@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:38 PM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: PETSITTER NEEDED FOR MY SAMOYED Hello, I just saw your post as pet caregiver on http://www.petsitteramerica.com and I'm hoping to talk with you more about it. How many years...
by Forum Member
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Is this real ?If I respond what can happen?
Replies: 3
Views: 18415

As for what will happen... The scammer will send you a check/money order/similar for more than he owes. He will ask you to cash it and send the extra to another party - such as "his groomer" or whatever - and give you an address to mail it to. Up to a month later the original check will re...
by Forum Member
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Scam email received
Replies: 3
Views: 18022

Taylor Smith & Taylor Jones

When you post these, if you are sure it's a scam and they don't provide a contact email address in the message itself, you can post the email address of the "from" here also. Some people search for that when they get the same suspicious method, so it's easier for them to find your post.
by Forum Member
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Hmm, never had one from Moscow before
Replies: 3
Views: 18749

Just got that one. Samoyedskaja seems like a strange name for a dog. -----Original Message----- From: Aleksandr Tikhonov [mailto:aleksandr005tikhonov@gmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:00 AM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: My Samoyed (Samoyedskaja) -- Hello, Am Aleksandr from Moscow,I wi...
by Forum Member
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Microsoft Tech Support Workers calling about errors sent by
Replies: 0
Views: 12870

Microsoft Tech Support Workers calling about errors sent by

Not pet sitter related, but my husband encountered this scam at his office today. The scam starts when a Microsoft Tech Support professional calls to inform you that your PC has been sending reports to Microsoft about Windows errors your PC is having. The person on the phone will have you look at a ...
by Forum Member
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: what do they do with your prcise location
Replies: 3
Views: 18633

I got a copy of this one also. They ask questions just to get you distracted. They don't do anything with your location. But I bet if you gave an address in another state, they'd be only 2 miles from it! From: Alan Smith <smithpetfriend> Subject: Pet Sitter Wanted Date: March 18, 2013 2:28:09 PM PDT...
by Forum Member
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: I think it's fake. what do you think
Replies: 4
Views: 21865

It's only a scam if they want to send you an overpayment and have you pay the extra to somewhere else or back to them. (i.e. cash a bad check, pay them real money with it, and then it bounces are you are out that money).
by Forum Member
Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Bella Needs Care...Again
Replies: 1
Views: 14527

I like that on many of these scams their first names and last names are interchangeable.
by Forum Member
Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: New one
Replies: 2
Views: 17380

I don't think that's a scam. It's an offer for a link exchange. I'd ignore it.
by Forum Member
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Wondering...
Replies: 1
Views: 15728

I think there are alot more spammers than scammers. The only countries I've gotten scams from I believe were Nigeria, South Africa, and one from India. I thin most of my overseas hits are from other countries, like Japan and China. But I haven't checked in a while. I just assume they are bots and ig...
by Forum Member
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: BBB email scam
Replies: 3
Views: 22385

That's a good one. Usually the attachment will install a script so that malware can hijack your email or other parts of your computer without you being able to tell (other than possibly your real-time anti-virus or malware detector catching it). Nice catch not open an attachment!
by Forum Member
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Timmy Engels
Replies: 3
Views: 23280

I've read that many banks have upgraded scanners that don't require magnetic ink, and they will process checks that don't have it. Other banks absolutely won't. I know that about the time I started our business (I think about then) I was printing my own checks with an inkjet printer using versacheck...
by Forum Member
Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 4
Views: 26251

Dominic, 8 tea cup yorkies 5 golend retreiver dogs.

If you receive any of these scams it is always helpful to post the email address they come from. I actually get quite a few non-members writing to us that they looked up the email address on a suspicious email, and our website popped up. Often times it isn't even for a pet sitting scam. It seems man...
by Forum Member
Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Funny - not pet sitting related
Replies: 6
Views: 33817

Scales Tails & Paws wrote:Hee hee, I like Susi's response! What are you selling Kelley?


This is the horse we are selling:
http://tinyurl.com/Dousman
by Forum Member
Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Funny - not pet sitting related
Replies: 6
Views: 33817

I forgot to mention that he had a follow up: Thanks for the mail,My Godson wife is a good rider. She would take very good care of her. They live in a farm villa,l promised you he would have another farm animal or friend living with the horse. Below is the attachment of the horse barn. http://img220...
by Forum Member
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Funny - not pet sitting related
Replies: 6
Views: 33817

Funny - not pet sitting related

I just found this one entertaining. I listed a horse for sale late last night, and here is one of the responses (knew right away it was a scam, based on the keywords "present condition" and "last asking/saking price" and thought it would be fun to see how big of a fake check I co...
by Forum Member
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Christopher Williams christopherw228@gmail.com
Replies: 0
Views: 15826

Christopher Williams christopherw228@gmail.com

From: Christopher Williams [mailto:christopherw228@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 3:15 PM To: info@agreatdogtrainer.com Subject: PETSITTER NEEDED I seek your pet-sitting service for my Dog. I would appreciate if you would tell me how much you charge and confirm your exact location to me v...
by Forum Member
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Nick Donald, donald4nick@gmail.com
Replies: 0
Views: 15959

Nick Donald, donald4nick@gmail.com

From: Nick Donald [mailto:donald4nick@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 5:32 PM To: donald4nick@gmail.com Subject: Pet sitter needed Hello, I'm seeking an dedicated Petsitter to watch my dog Mondays-Fridays. I'm flexible with start time,but preferably between 11am to 4pm, at least a minimum ...
by Forum Member
Wed May 25, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: hear we go again
Replies: 3
Views: 22181

He is coming "down" from Puerto Rico? Where do you live?
by Forum Member
Tue May 10, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: James David
Replies: 6
Views: 33513

First one to get a check from him wins?

:D
by Forum Member
Sun May 01, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Another scammer asking for veterinary services
Replies: 1
Views: 16730

Credit card in advance. That one sounds interesting. I'd see if they give you a number, and then call the issuer to let them know a card number has been stolen.
by Forum Member
Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Angel Sabrina angelsabrina01@gmail.com, Alsatian
Replies: 2
Views: 21404

Angel Sabrina angelsabrina01@gmail.com, Alsatian

I love this one! From: Angel Sabrina [mailto:angelsabrina01@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 12:23 PM To: [] Subject: Need Pet Sitter Hello My name is Dr Angel Sabrina, 39 years old. Coming to your area as secret Misery shopper for W.S.A Intl. I would be coming in to stay in your area for a...
by Forum Member
Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: BRYAN (A Road constructional) WITH PETTY THE MALTESE
Replies: 0
Views: 16101

BRYAN (A Road constructional) WITH PETTY THE MALTESE

From: Bryan [mailto:bryanguade@rediffmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 11:31 AM To: bryanguade@rediffmail.com Subject: Private dog boarding or dog walker or trainer. . Good day, I am Bryan,I saw your advert on net that I will like to patronize you, I need your assistance as a Dog trainer or a ...
by Forum Member
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: TED DENNIS teddennis@rediffmail.com Shih Tzu Terry
Replies: 0
Views: 16144

TED DENNIS teddennis@rediffmail.com Shih Tzu Terry

Anyone want to help out TED? :smt064 -------------------------------------------------------------------- From: Dennis Ted [mailto:teddennis@rediffmail.com] Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 1:21 PM To: teddennis@rediffmail.com Subject: Private dog boarding or dog walker or trainer. . Good day, I am TED...
by Forum Member
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: fishy email
Replies: 1
Views: 17285

It's not the easiest process to learn. First you have to look at the message headers for the IP address. I think you want to use the very last one listed in the headers. Then take that to an ip lookup site. This site will let you do a couple of queries: http://www.ip2location.com/free.asp Example: H...
by Forum Member
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Mr Bruce - this one is funny.
Replies: 5
Views: 31172

Image

Royal mail from San Francisco. That's a feat.
by Forum Member
Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: David James and his Alsatian Dogs
Replies: 1
Views: 16822

David James and his Alsatian Dogs

From: David James [mailto:davidjamesme@hotmail.com] Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 9:22 AM To: --- Subject: Need A Pet Sitter Hello My name is David James, 40 years old. Am a freelance showbiz consultant presently coming to your area to showcase some talents and artwork for a new magazine and local...
by Forum Member
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Mr Bruce - this one is funny.
Replies: 5
Views: 31172

I want to try to get a check out of him, but he seems to understand so little English that I think it may be impossible!
by Forum Member
Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Scam Museum
Topic: Mr Bruce - this one is funny.
Replies: 5
Views: 31172

Mr Bruce - this one is funny.

From: (one of the below) Bruce [mailto:fred_bruce25@rediffmail.com] Bruce [mailto:mrbrucemoree@yahoo.com] Bruce [mailto:fred.bruce25@yahoo.com] Fred Bruce [mailto:fred_bruce1111@yahoo.com] Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 1:43 PM To: (not me!) Subject: YOUR SERVICE NEEDED...... Good day,I am Mr Bruc...
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