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Re: Is This a Scam???

Posted by Meeko's Mom on 8/13/07
(7) Comments

    On 8/12/07, Genevieve wrote:
    > This is the e-mail that I got...
    > Hello:
    > Lily and Fify are a pair of hyacinth macaws with a
    > wonderful personality
    > They are 18months old and were purchased from a local
    > breeder.They
    > are sweet, talkatives, love a warm shower,friendly to kids
    > and dogs,
    > and LOTS of love and attention!They have full beautiful
    > feathers,
    > their beaks and feathers are nicely groomed and their
    > nails are trimmed.
    > Their wings are clipped to make their tamer.They are well
    > mannered and
    > none stressed.They are not feather pickers.They were
    > raised from birth
    > away from their mother so they does not know how to
    > fly.The female is a fertile
    > egg laying female.They have been vet checked,DNA sexed and
    > proven.
    > We are away from home all day and would like to see them
    > go to a secure
    > and loving home.They will be adopted out for $550 which
    > included their cages,
    > their freestanding Tanzanian wood perch and all of their
    > medical records.
    > I would prefer to adopt them to a bird lover, not a bird
    > broker who know that
    > these are large birds and requires some space.Their cage
    > dimensions are
    > 3' X 3'1/2' X 2' and they sit on a wheeled platform about
    > 1 foot high.Its easy
    > to clean and good for a birds of their size.But the Lovely
    > birds will even love
    > to spend most of their time out of the cage if you will
    > let them.Lily and Fify
    > have been loved and cared for all their life,so we are
    > looking for a special
    > new home for them.How soon will you need them and are you
    > a bird lover?
    > Waiting to read from you soon.
    > James
    > He is in Montreal Canada and is willing to ship them to me
    > for 300 and will take the other 250 after they arive.
    > Is this a scam?
    > Thank you so much
    > Genevieve

    Yes Genevieve, this is a SCAM. IF it sounds too good to be
    true, it usually is !!