Yesterday my girlfriend spotted a Craigslist ad looking for someone to adopt this critter. Given her severe weakness for baby animals, she sent them an e-mail looking for more information. (My girlfriend actually had no intention of adopting the puppy and was probably just looking for a way to hug and cuddle the little guy, but that's a separate issue.)
Today, she received this response. I've left the spelling and spacing intact.
Hi!!Can you say scam? Anytime requests for money and an African nation are involved, it's pretty clear that something bogus is going on. Is this little ruse really worth the $450 they're requesting? Who is going to send them money believing that someone in Cameroon is going to stick a puppy in the mail?
This is David, thanks for the mail.Sorry for I'm presently in Cameroon for a field
trip.Betty is the little girl we're giving out for adoption.She is Brown accent super cute! She has very smooth fur over her body just like her mother! she is adorable!
Biography:She was given to My family by one late Mr.Nicolas Bilboa before he passed away.When we arrived Cameroon,we discovered the climate was different and we have been advised to give her out for adoption as soon as possible.
Personality She is the perfect mix of playful and mellow.She loves to be held and snuggled ,but also likes to chew on her bones and play with her balls. She is a real sweetheart!. Structure: Very nice coloring and very bullie looking ,great head and
nice shoulders nice a bulky lines. She's a beautiful girl!.If you can promise taking very good care of her and send to us pictures when she arrives then you can
go ahead and pay $450 for her rehoming fee ok.I have her registered with the shipping agency already with all her documnets so you'll only have to get an insurance paper for her .just let me know as soon as possible.Best regards.
On the bright side, their e-mail did include some more adorable pictures like this one.