FRAUD ALERT - April 29, 2007!
There is an email scam targeting people with Lost Pets!
One of the emails used is marcet culict <firstname.lastname@example.org> . There could be others.
He will start by telling you he 'found' your pet, or it 'came on his property'.
He may tell you that he is from another country and working here in the U.S.
He will do hours and days of negotiations with you but will ultimately refuse to show you the animal UNTIL you give him 1/2 of the reward, deposited either in a post office box, to a bank account or by wire transfer.
This has already happened to two people in the past two days that have posted "Lost" ads with Rewards. The email was from the SAME person.
Do NOT believe him. If you give him the money you will just have lost money. He doesn't have your pet.
Any person that really has your pet would gladly let you see him.
PLEASE BEWARE - Do NOT be scammed by someone who is trying to break your heart even further.
Please also be wary of any prank calls! Especially if you've put up a "reward" for your lost pet! If someone calls you, get their full name (if possible), address, and phone number. You can do a Google Search on that persons number, or even one in the Yellow Pages (if you can get a phone number) and see if the information ads up (anything from an address to the persons name and number).