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    Unhappy Scam! BAH! :(

    so i know that im one of those "lurkers" here on talfeathers, but i had to share this with someone-

    i replied to an add about someone looking for a home for their green-winged macaw.
    (please keep in mind that macaws are INCREDIBLY expensive here in Australia compared to the USA)

    anyway- heres the reply i got. p.s. yes im aware that its a scam, i dont even have the effort to reply with some kind of rude remark


    Hello,
    thanks for the interested in the birds.
    Both are still available and ready to go out for
    adoption.
    All are DNA registered and potty trained.
    They come with all their papers and health guarantee
    records.
    Am willing to give both out since they are very good
    and friendly to each other and very good with kids
    and other home pets.Here are their pictures
    attached to this mail and i hope that you will love
    them.
    Am right now in Santaner Cameroon for a sensitization
    campaign and will be here for two weeks after
    which i will be moving to south Africa for the next
    seminar and will have to ship the birds from
    here to you.So get back to me lets see how
    this two friend get to join your family.
    Here are their pictures attached to this mail
    and i hope that you will love them



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    Re: Scam! BAH! :(

    What bums. I hate that! Here is a good solution to these guys:
    http://419eater.com/html/joyce_ozioma.htm

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    Re: Scam! BAH! :(

    lol, that was quite the scam.


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    Re: Scam! BAH! :(

    Did they send you a pic of a Green Wing Macaw or of puppies? They do that a lot. If you email him back with a response but instead of talking about a bird, you talk about a puppy and they will act like they have a puppy, it's too funny!
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    Re: Scam! BAH! :(

    Gah, scammers are annoying. We had to sell our broken down car as parts recently. One of them exchanged two emails with me, and after I waste my time doling out information, hits me with the line "Your goods are satisfactory to me. Please give me your address so that I can send you a money order. I will arrange for the pick up of the item so that it can be shipped to me at [overseas location]." So annoying.
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    Re: Scam! BAH! :(

    awwww poor thing.
    Yeah i dont think they understand that its one of the biggest inconviniences lol

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