You’re looking for a purebred dog or cat, bird or monkey, slider or pet pig. You answer a classified ad on the internet or post one of your own and you get an email back stating that someone has your puppy or kitten waiting for you. They send pictures and say that, for a very small amount of money, they will ship your pet to you at little or no cost. All you have to do is to wire the funds via Western Union or some other wiring service to Cameroon. They send you an authentic looking manifest with airline information on it, which is really cut and paste artwork with logos and pictures stolen from other websites without permission.
A day or so later, they inform you that your pet is in an airport someplace and needs either another crate, vaccination, pet insurance or medical attention and you will be held personally liable if you do not wire more money. If you send more money, they come up with another excuse why your pet cannot be delivered. They threaten that you will be held personally liable if you do not pay.
In reality, there is no pet and you have been caught up in an internet pet scam. Hundreds of people just like you have sent thousands of dollars to Cameroon in hopes of picking up an adorable pet they see in a picture. There are many warning signs. Read the full article on internet pet scams.