There is always risk, but to decrease risk, you can:
Deal out of state perhaps, but never out of country
Send money via credit card or paypal, methods that leave a
trail and can in cases of fraud allow the opportunity for a
chargeback. Never send western union or money orders, just
don't do it. If your seller insists, walk away from the
On 9/03/07, TEZ wrote:
> I have sent a deposit on an Amazon Parrot from a breeder
> out of my state. They have a very nice web site with lots
> of information, "glowing" references and have been sending
> weekly updates and very nice e-mails.
> I do NOT have a bad feeling about the breeder, but it is
> alot of money. They do require the balance due and the
> amount for shipping it by air before the bird is shipped.
> This is fully understandable, BUT how do I guarantee that
> I will receive the bird I purchase, or any bird at all?