Bonafide deals can be found, says readerFriday, August 23, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
SooToday.com has received the following letter from a concerned reader who has fallen victim to scam artists who prey on people's desire for a puppy.
The reader known as Fed Up whishes to remain anonymous in order to avoid being targeted for more scams but also wants to warn people about the scam while also giving them hope that the right puppy can be found in the right place.
The concerned Saultite and her puppy, Cloud, are living happily together and hoping anyone else looking for a canine friend will do so, too.
Without losing money to scammers.
Bo-na-fide means the following; made, done or presented in good faith, without deception or fraud.
Authentic,true an honest Intention.
Sincere, lawful, legal and genuine.
Sometimes you come across fellow human beings who can only be described as vile creatures, undeserving of the space they inhabit on this planet.
The internet dog breeders' scam.
I was caught in their horrible vicious web, they are pathetic excuses for human beings.
Such people are deserving of much more than normal scammer humiliation, so I make no Excuses for my treatment of dog breeders and their scams.
Scams are an unfortunate part of life.
Everywhere in the world,people looking for unscrupulous ways to make money.
All at someone else's expense,and sometimes quite terrible suffering.
Many scammers are quite smart .
A con artist tells secrets, lies and tricks people out of their money.
Many con artists manipulate people to get what they want, often times destroying their victims lives forever.
Con artists gain a person's confidence so they can have easy access to the victim's money, trust, friendship.
Effective con artists must disguise their true motives.
Con artists learn the vocabulary so they sound knowledgeable in the subject they are talking about.
They also try and make you feel Inadequate, if you don't believe what they are telling you or you are asking too many questions.
At the beginning a con artist are very friendly,and take a personal interest in you.
After,they get what they want con artists minimize their contact with you.
Less emails, less phone calls and finally nothing.
Never make a decision when you've just heard the sales pitch. Always give yourself 24-hours or more to think about it. This gives you time for the emotional effects of the sales pitch to subside and time to do your research.
Don't ever share personal information about your family or yourself.
In an interaction with someone trying to sell you a deal always ask yourself what's in it for them? In other words,If this is such a Great Deal,Why are they calling you about it?
Please beware of profiteers on the internet.
After all the lies and sadness I finally found a Breeder that was honest, and it wasn't all about the money.
She actually sent me real photos, of real dogs, that did exist.
She spoke to me on the phone at great lengths.
She was kind, and helped me with my new puppy.
I am forever grateful for the people involved in breeding my puppy and helping me travel to pick up my new puppy,
I am very very happy and glad that I listened to myself on this purchase.
Oh yah, he's bona fide.
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johnnyc 8/23/2013 11:00:41 AM Report
Young Buck was bonafide, a bonafide hustla
MikeQ 8/23/2013 11:11:16 AM Report
I, too, have purchased two dogs from breeders. It was a very long, thought-out process. Both breeders were more curious about who I was, and what I could offer the dogs, than I was about them. This is a sign of a good breeder. When they are genuinely interested in if you're the right buyer, you know that they are someone who puts the time and love into their dogs.
That being said, both dogs have been neutered, and as I've gotten older I've decided that my next dogs will be rescues if I'm able. We have a great humane society here with some really special dogs that are looking for homes. If you're able, and have the time and passion for animals, you should definitely go look at the humane society first. Not only is it a lot cheaper, but you're giving an animal a second chance, and these dogs often grow to have a bond with their new owners that a breeder's puppy might never know.
Just my 2 cents :)