SCAMS FORUM - Read And Post Lastest Pet Sitter Scam Emails! A list of recent Pet Care specific online scams received through email by PUPS members.
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SCAMS FORUM - Read And Post Lastest Pet Sitter Scam Emails!

by Forum Member » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:27 pm

This forum contains a list of scam emails that have been sent to professional pet sitters. Scam emails posted here should be related to pet sitting. So requests for pet sitting, dog walking, dog-to-give-away, errands/mail transactions, pet supplies, or want-to-buy-a-puppy type scams all welcome.

PUPS members are welcome to directly post new scam emails that they receive, or comment on the ones listed.

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If you are pet sitter who received a possible scam email, but you are not a member of PUPS, we would love to review or post a copy of your scam message for you. Just email the message to with a note giving us permission to post it after we strip out all of your personal information.

If you have collected more than 3 fake checks from scammers, please let us know. You'll be in the lead of our ongoing fake-check contest! We are trying to see how many checks any one sitter can collect.

Here are a couple of other sites to check out for more information:

Online Scam Email Tester

List of Known Scammer Aliases
(as tracked by to babysitters)

Description of the Nigerian "419" scam

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I believe this is a scam email

by Forum Member » Fri May 29, 2015 3:14 pm

I believe this is a scam, I haven't heard from him since I responded that I wouldn't agree to all of his services that dealt with money.

Thank you for your response concerning the Pet sitting/, My name is Xxxxxx,I'm married with two kids, Xxxx and Xxxxx, they are 5 and 3 years respectively.I am 39 years old and i work in the US military Airforce,My wife is a Nurse, We are a devoted christian family, i would be needing your services for my dogs starting from June 1st. Monday-friday,5/4hrs daily at your convenience, they are friendly and they are both 10weeks old.
Your services are
1. taking them for a walk
2. getting their food
3.Puppy visits/Wellness check
4.playing with them

Like i said i would be traveling to your area and have already made arrangement for their coming as well, i really took my time in going through your profile on and it got me rest assure you are a very reliable pet care, for this reason i would love my pets to be in your care, I've also ordered for two specially built doghouses which they would be living as soon we arrives and i want them to be ready before my arrival .

This could be a temporary/permanent job. It depends on what your schedule looks like but i do like to be sure if you are available the first two weeks. I made some research on the wages for your service and i have decided to start with $400 per week so you will be paid $400 for the first week pending my arrival and as time goes we can negotiate on a new pay as my pet gets along with you. I want to inform you that i have a seminar i will be attending as soon as i arrive and will be having an interview section with you immediately i arrives. Also i will like to include your pay to our payroll for the period just to have you booked down and secure for my pets. I will be needing the following information below to issue out the check to you and i need your direct mobile number so i can text you in case i need to pass an urgent information:
Zip Code:
Phone #:
I have made some arrangements with the Doghouse seller about (the special built dog's house,foods,cream and some dogs accessories) so as soon as you get the payment, you will deduct $400 for your first week and have the rest sent to the doghouse seller for delivery as soon as the check clears, i hope my pets will have the best of time while they are in your care and i hope you will treat them right just like yours, Get back to me as i have a lot of issue to put in place prior to my arrival.
I look forward to hearing back from you.
Thank you and God bless,

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by Forum Member » Sat May 30, 2015 12:17 am

sounds like a scam to me

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Scam email

by Forum Member » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:28 pm

I just received this same email. Thought I would hop on since it sounded like a scam to me too. Thank you for posting the email!

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by Forum Member » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:05 am

Such a shame. I received two last week via text then email. Soon as I read out of town, or cashiers check or certified check I'm done. I only accept cash or credit cards. Soon as I reply to them cash or credit, not a peep do I hear.

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