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Oct 16 2012
09:49:53 AM
casepell Starting Member 2 Posts
I was just a victim of scamming today, luckily I figured it out before I sent money. The woman said that she was honeymooning in florida when she found out that she's pregnant and decided to stay. She said she was willing to give her glider for free to a good home and after getting my address, she asked for $180. Every time I asked if I could just drive down to pick up the glider, she made an excuse. I don't want one shipped. It seems cruel. The whole story was fishy but I got too excited...so if anybody gets that story then it is a scam! They called their fake glider Titi.
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Oct 16 2012
09:51:30 AM
casepell Starting Member 2 Posts
I was just a victim of scamming today, luckily I figured it out before I sent money. The woman said that she was honeymooning in florida when she found out that she's pregnant and decided to stay. She said she was willing to give her glider for free to a good home and after getting my address, she asked for $180. Every time I asked if I could just drive down to pick up the glider, she made an excuse. I don't want one shipped. It seems cruel. The whole story was fishy but I got too excited...so if anybody gets that story then it is a scam! They called their fake glider Titi.

I would preferably like to get two from a rescue, so if anybody knows of one please let me know!
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Oct 20 2012
03:29:45 PM
ilovemysuggiegliderbaby Glider Visit ilovemysuggiegliderbaby's Photo Album 90 Posts
When I was first looking to buy a sugar glider I got emailed by at least 3 people who wanted me to wire money to Western Union. They would act all sweet and seem legit until they would ask for my information and to wire money. One "woman" said she wanted me to just donate money to an orphanage, and she had an entire story planned out. I was buying into it until she wanted me to transfer the money through Western Union. HUGE SCAM. She seemed so kind, and at the end of every message she would say "God bless you." The other 2 just got to the point and asked for me to transfer the money through Western Union.

However, my first suggie baby that I bought 1 week and 1/2 ago I thought was just too good to be true, but it was true! :) I bought Mimzy (my suggie) for $100. The girl threw in her large cage, toys, pouches, hammock, pee pads, food, water bottle, food bowl, and wheel along with her for just $100!! I had to drive 4 hours to pick up my baby, but it was an amazing price. The girl simply couldn't take care of her anymore. Mimzy is a very sweet baby, and we are on the bonding path.

Don't always infer that a person is just trying to scam you. Have faith, but be careful.
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Oct 30 2012
08:07:47 PM
GliderLove94 Fuzzy Wuzzy Gliderpedia Editor Visit GliderLove94's Photo Album GliderLove94's Journal 1153 Posts
I have a user off of Craigslist try to scam me. The listing had a picture of a Cremeino sugar glider. I later saw it on Google and it belonged to someone else. It didn't include a price. The first message I got back said they were moving and weren't going to charge anything and just really needed to get it into a home. I got a message after that that had pictures of several sugar gliders that were free and you just needed to pay for shipping.

I would never purchase a glider from someone you can't meet in person. And never go alone.

Edited by - GliderLove94 on Oct 30 2012 08:08:48 PM
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Oct 30 2012
08:31:37 PM
bschuettler Face Hugger Visit bschuettler's Photo Album bschuettler's Journal USA 406 Posts
I saw a very similar craigslist ad. It made me very weary too since the photo was the main photo that comes up on google.
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Nov 01 2012
03:47:24 PM
arianaabc123 Joey Visit arianaabc123's Photo Album arianaabc123's Journal USA 23 Posts
@Lottie Star
jut give them time to settle and take it slowly and if you need to when you put your hand in the cage for them to see you are no threat wear gloves.
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Nov 17 2012
05:03:24 PM
Peregrinecourt Starting Member 1 Posts
Another one I think is pamelacharles@ yahoo.com. Originally it said she was in Missouri then turns out Cameroon. Now she says they are free but shipping of course will cost 200 to my door. I think she is a scam. Watch out!
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Nov 27 2012
07:12:38 PM
aleatoire Starting Member 1 Posts
Recently, I posted an ad that I was looking for sugar gliders to adopt. And I got a message from someone named David Cooper. He offered to allow me to adopt one from his family as long as we drove to his location - which is three hours away.
I am just wondering if this is a scam....
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Dec 10 2012
01:56:29 PM
michellehc2007 Starting Member 1 Posts
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Originally posted by karensink

Here's a new scam, they list the same listing in various cities. www.hoobly.com/0/0/1991305.html
here's the email i got concerning the listing (same email from same person, different cities)
i know it has to be fake, no one microchips or vacinates gliders, do they?
They are still available and ready to go for a new home.I have 5 sugar gliders.They are home raised, vet checked and will come with all papers needed. In placing this gliders up for adoption,am looking for reasonable,knowledgeable and cautious person who can offer them tenderness,nursery with lots of love kisses and hugs.I am not out to look for money by selling my babies but all i need is just a caring and loving forever home for my babies where they will be well loved and spoiled to rotten ..... .These adorable,cute and gorgeous gliders are 11 weeks 4days old and will be the perfect match for your family.They will be the best playmate you've ever dreamed of.With their great personality & good temperaments with kids and other pets,they will be the once to steal your heart.They will be coming along with their vet records with lots of play toys.You have nothing to worry about because i will also enclose their hand book & feeding menu to their package. Promise me that you will shower them or one of them with lots of TLC ..And i will never like my baby to end up in a shelter or rescue,feel free to mail me if you are willing to get them or one.I will like to ask you some few questions if you do not mind.

1:Where are you located(Mr/Mrs)?
2:Do you have kids.if yes are they going to take good care of the gliders?
3:Are you a breeder?
4:Do you have experience in breeding gliders?
5:How soon do you need them?
6:How many gliders will you like to adopt? Identify sex of gliders you wanna adopt.


Sorry for asking so much questions but i am just trying to look for a good and loving home for my babies. Am giving them out because i just moved into a new and non pet apartment so am desperate in getting them re-homed in any part of USA since they all have approved shipping papers and traveling crates.One will go at an adoption fee of $180 with traveling cage since i will be shipping them to any interested person from Maryland where i live, 2 will cost $360 & so on depending on the amount you wanna adopt.

Sugar gliders also come with the following papers;

# Health guarantee
# Vaccine record
# Microchip Registration
# Pedigree
# Nutrition supplement
# Traveling Crate

View recent pictures of gliders below

Thanks and wait for your response asap.


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Jan 16 2013
09:57:05 PM
redheadedpossum Starting Member 9 Posts
ALSO!!!!!!!!

Look up the breeder name and phone number on the internet. I saw a breeder in my area, and she had 3 violation on her USDA. I did more to find she practices witch craft and was caught selling joeys at 6 weeks and under. Glad I looked her up!
 Look what I found on Ebay
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Jan 16 2013
10:05:03 PM
shadow Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit shadow's Photo Album MO, USA 2332 Posts
why is it important that we know she practiced "witch craft"?
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Jan 16 2013
10:08:43 PM
julieee9473 Super Glider Visit julieee9473's Photo Album USA 323 Posts
^^^ Agreed, what does it matter if she was Wiccan or Pagan?
Religion is religion. It has nothing to do with her crappy breeding style.

Edited by - julieee9473 on Jan 16 2013 10:10:16 PM
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Jan 17 2013
02:09:06 AM
Lola03 Super Glider Visit Lola03's Photo Album FL, USA 296 Posts
I got the same Cameroon person a while back. After I asked if I could make the trip to pick up because I wasn't paying anything until I interacted with them I just got smart ads emails saying when was I coming but still had no address!!!!
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Jan 17 2013
02:26:14 AM
Lola03 Super Glider Visit Lola03's Photo Album FL, USA 296 Posts
Wow I read the thread. I had many of these different scams so glad I found my babies on Craigslist and drove to see the living conditions before I handed any money over. So sorry to those who have been scammed.
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Jan 17 2013
10:07:48 PM
shadow Goofy Gorillatoes GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit shadow's Photo Album MO, USA 2332 Posts
YAYY you know the proper name for it!! :D i've been a wiccan for 10 years.

redheadedpossum -you should include the name of the breeder so that people know who to avoid.
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Jan 17 2013
10:59:25 PM
ILoveLucy Glider Visit ILoveLucy's Photo Album MD, USA 146 Posts
Not personally a Wiccan... But I do have a great respect for their beliefs & practices! It has been something that has always interested me, and would love to learn more about :)
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Jan 18 2013
02:46:40 AM
julieee9473 Super Glider Visit julieee9473's Photo Album USA 323 Posts
I'm Wiccan as well. It truly changed my life for the better. =)
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Jan 27 2013
02:41:41 AM
kb314 Joey TN, USA 17 Posts
I saw that same ad on hoobly when I first started looking for a breeding pair in 2012, I am glad I trusted my gut and realized they were a scam. I was planning on driving to pick up my pair, wherever they were so I told them I wanted their information so I could pick them up, also told them I wanted their phone number so I could call them, never could get a response back. So I would suggest to get them to prove that they are reputable. Anyone that is, will be able to prove it.
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Jan 27 2013
02:59:29 PM
Sam13 Joey Visit Sam13's Photo Album 33 Posts
Witchcraft is also a correct name, one can be Wiccan without being a witch and vice versa. I practice the craft but am not Wiccan.
Please do post who did the scam, I'm thinking about getting a third baby in the next year or so and REALLY don't wanna be scammed :D
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Jan 27 2013
03:51:07 PM
valkyriemome Goofy Gorillatoes Visit valkyriemome's Photo Album USA 3479 Posts
quote:
Originally posted by michellehc2007

quote:
Originally posted by karensink

Here's a new scam, they list the same listing in various cities. www.hoobly.com/0/0/1991305.html
here's the email i got concerning the listing (same email from same person, different cities)
i know it has to be fake, no one microchips or vacinates gliders, do they?
They are still available and ready to go for a new home.I have 5 sugar gliders.They are home raised, vet checked and will come with all papers needed. In placing this gliders up for adoption,am looking for reasonable,knowledgeable and cautious person who can offer them tenderness,nursery with lots of love kisses and hugs.I am not out to look for money by selling my babies but all i need is just a caring and loving forever home for my babies where they will be well loved and spoiled to rotten ..... .These adorable,cute and gorgeous gliders are 11 weeks 4days old and will be the perfect match for your family.They will be the best playmate you've ever dreamed of.With their great personality & good temperaments with kids and other pets,they will be the once to steal your heart.They will be coming along with their vet records with lots of play toys.You have nothing to worry about because i will also enclose their hand book & feeding menu to their package. Promise me that you will shower them or one of them with lots of TLC ..And i will never like my baby to end up in a shelter or rescue,feel free to mail me if you are willing to get them or one.I will like to ask you some few questions if you do not mind.

1:Where are you located(Mr/Mrs)?
2:Do you have kids.if yes are they going to take good care of the gliders?
3:Are you a breeder?
4:Do you have experience in breeding gliders?
5:How soon do you need them?
6:How many gliders will you like to adopt? Identify sex of gliders you wanna adopt.


Sorry for asking so much questions but i am just trying to look for a good and loving home for my babies. Am giving them out because i just moved into a new and non pet apartment so am desperate in getting them re-homed in any part of USA since they all have approved shipping papers and traveling crates.One will go at an adoption fee of $180 with traveling cage since i will be shipping them to any interested person from Maryland where i live, 2 will cost $360 & so on depending on the amount you wanna adopt.

Sugar gliders also come with the following papers;

# Health guarantee
# Vaccine record
# Microchip Registration
# Pedigree
# Nutrition supplement
# Traveling Crate

View recent pictures of gliders below

Thanks and wait for your response asap.






Funny- that is EXACTLY the same message you get when you inquire about other scammed animals. Be it a parrot or a cat or a dog .... the EXACT same email, only the species has been changed.
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Mar 21 2013
05:56:58 PM
karensink Face Hugger GliderMap Visit karensink's Photo Album 802 Posts
wow, i look at that scam info that i posted over a year ago.... i have learned sooo much in this past year. i can understand overcharging for gliders, but i just don't get the advertising and not even having them. i guess to just get the money and run. so glad that i didn't fall victim. i have a sweet family of 13 gliders now, from all over, all different reasons that they have come to me. and some born here.
glad everyone looks out for each other.
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Apr 01 2013
07:52:07 PM
Cathryn95 Starting Member 1 Posts
I am so glad my mum turned me onto this. I was just about to be scammed.
She sent me a scam from 2012 and it read almost exactly like the email I had just received. I figured I would give you guys an update.

The email address is glidersfly30@gmail.com

Hi

All sounds well and its nice reading from you and sorry for the late reply.
Yes I do have sugar gliders.I am having 2 male and 2 female sugar gliders for re homing,as they
socialized well with each other.Their temperament is Good,they are play full with,kids and other pets.
They are more comfortable with toys as this prevent them from getting bored.They
are health Guaranteed .
They are up to date on all shots/deworming.
They will be Delivered with their health papers along side vet records.They are called Max,Fred,Velma and Kiki
Max and Velma and brother and sister.while Kiki and Fred are twins
Here are some attached pictures of the sugar gliders.

I am actually giving out these sugar gliders because they belonged to my daughter(Jenner) but with a heavy heart i lost Jenner and she was all i got ,i work with a global,broad-based health care Company Devoted to Discovering New Medicines, New technologies
and new ways to Manage Health.Jenner died in an Accident last 6 weeks on her way back from
her piano classes and i have very bad memories when
i see these sugar gliders around me,because they were always together with her since i am always busy in the laboratory.
I really need to give them to someone who can really care and love them just the way Jenner used to,as Max,Fred,Velma and Kiki has been very lonely since Jenner passed away so the best thing i decided on as my colleague advised me was to send them to a loving home .

I really count on you if you can be there for these sugar gliders.I will Deliver them to you .
Please may i also ask you a few Questions?
Where are you base?
Are you a breeder?
Do you have kids?
Can you also promise that you will take good care them?
How soon are you ready to have them home?
Which of them are you ready for?

At least with this information,I will get to know better where they will be going to .I just hope you will love them.
I will also like you to promise me that you will always send
pictures to me monthly so that I can see how they are doing in
your home.I will be waiting for your mail.

Thanks

There were even pictures! I'm a little upset now, because those gliders looked simply adorable.
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Apr 21 2013
11:59:27 PM
sleighr Face Hugger Visit sleighr's Photo Album AZ, USA 648 Posts
Scammers posted on CL in Flagstaff! free gliders... Wanna make sure they go to a good home.... 180 bucks delivery... Richmond VA this time. Asked for my info, and I asked what service they were going to use to ship and how they could promise 180 bucks delivery to my house out in the sticks. They broke it off. They were working my daughter and me at the same time! When daughter said she wanted to pick the gliders up, the scammer broke off.
When I first contacted these folk, I was mostly concerned about the gliders being snake chow... I really did not care about having a couplemore greys. as the conversation progressed it was obvious there were no gliders involved.... only air. Watch your back!
Happy Landings.
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May 02 2013
04:01:01 PM
DanteD716 Joey Visit DanteD716's Photo Album 27 Posts
When I bought my glider, me and the seller (a very kind woman) first emailed for about a week, then exchanged numbers and texted for a few more days, and met in person. Safest way and best way I think possible. But somebody posted that improper grammar is a red flag. I disagree, because my seller used texting laguage (ur instead of your, etc) but she was real, and very kind. Some people just like making spelling simpler
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May 03 2013
02:28:38 AM
sugella Starting Member 4 Posts
Another scammer is vannesacorks@yahoo.com. I don't know if 'she/he' is still doing it, but they were active last year. Everything sounds OK until you get the 'no you can't pick them up' (she's 'in Colorado') and the money transfer is through Western Union money transfer, the home of scammers.

Any email that asks you for every detail about yourself is probably a scam (identity fraud).

Any email with 'god bless' sounds like Nigerian or some other African country scammers. That's sad, that they'd use the Lord's name as they attempt to scam money out of you.
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Jun 25 2013
06:38:27 PM
Lilmama1084 Joey Visit Lilmama1084's Photo Album 13 Posts
heatherkinggliders@gmail.com this person is also a scam!! From lima cameroon. If you look up her email she's in every city, has pictures, but wants money western union. Luckily for me I told her I wanted to meet her in person. She insisted on shipping to my door which is impossible where I live.
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Jun 29 2013
02:46:39 PM
Lucille Super Glider 238 Posts
NEVER send money via Western Union to a vendor you don't know.
Check out reps of vendors by doing a search both Google and here
If they send a picture, run it through Tineye to make sure the photo is really theirs:
www.tineye.com

There are many reputable vendors. There are many good rescues. And you can be a hero to older gliders who are being rehomed on Craigslist or elsewhere by giving them a new, caring home. Just pay attention.
Be safe. Not only are their scams for your money, but there are violent predatory people on CL, so take precautions.

Using Paypal can be iffy because sometimes they will not back up disputes about critters (although sometimes they do). Using a credit card is good except that you don't want to give a scammer access to your credit card number.

I recently looked through CL and ended up with a nice one year old pair of gliders. But along the way there was a person who said she would sell to me but when I said I wanted to pickup, just stopped communicating. There was another who was excessively vague- could not give me cage measurements, or her name or a phone number. It was a good deal but I finally said no thanks after several unanswered requests for info.

I know how it is when you think you have a really good deal, or when you are led to believe that you have to purchase right then and there or there is no deal. You focus on mental pictures of those cute gliders in your home instead of taking your time and thinking it over and focussing on the transaction. Scammers know this, so they step up the 'cute' descriptions and pressure you to pay up right away.

There will always be other deals, other gliders. Keep your cash and yourself safe by going the extra mile to check out any purchase you are considering.

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Dec 10 2013
04:12:31 PM
onelilmermaid Starting Member onelilmermaid's Journal FL, USA 4 Posts
I was recently sold the Jenner story too, from someone claiming to be Stephanie Taylor with the email taylor_stephanie47@yahoo.co.uk . I looked up her email and the photos she sent me, but did not find anything suspicious until the "shipping company" she was going to use sent me an email asking for a wire transfer of money (which of course I said no way to). They were clever and used the name of a real company, AirAnimals, but I looked up this company which said they have been having a lot of trouble with people pretending to be them and selling animals. The email came from airanimals_airlines@yahoo.co.uk .

One thing I learned is that animals are never shipped to your door, someone always must pick them up from the airport.
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Dec 10 2013
11:42:14 PM
Candy Cuddle Bear Visit Candy's Photo Album FL, USA 8110 Posts
The email address should have been your first clue to a scam
taylor_stephanie47@yahoo.co.uk - the UK at the end indicates the email was established in the UNITED KINGDOM
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Dec 19 2013
01:51:50 PM
onelilmermaid Starting Member onelilmermaid's Journal FL, USA 4 Posts
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Originally posted by Candy

The email address should have been your first clue to a scam
taylor_stephanie47@yahoo.co.uk - the UK at the end indicates the email was established in the UNITED KINGDOM



I'm afraid that did not raise any flags for me as I know people who live here but are from the UK that still use the same email address. However, when the "shipping company" sent an email with the same .co.UK that did indeed clue me in. I will, however, readily admit that I am a gullible person, no matter how hard I try not to be.
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