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    Default Bully Scams - Protect yourselves from being a Vctim *GOOGLE* names etc

    A friend was interested in a bully and gave me a 'contact' that she had found in the local paper, about 2 seconds of investigation turned up about 50 ads for this person in about any newpaper that accepted free ads - GOOGLE is a great tool to scope out these scams, if you know what to look for.

    1st Google their Email address - or similar addresses - example "IhaveBulldog@AOL.com" look for other addresses like Ihavebulldog@yahoo.com or ihavebulldog@gmail.com or try google the username "Ihavebulldog"

    if the person gives you an name like "John Doe" google it, you might have to add a few words like "John Doe Bulldog" or 'John Doe Bulldog for sale' but a few minutes investigation will surely be a great investment of your time.

    Just a simple reminder

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    A good reminder and good info, thanks
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    Google ...a powerful tool! Good info!

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    Default Re: Bully Scams - Protect yourselves from being a Vctim *GOOGLE* names etc

    Google it is good advice. Also, if it is too good of a deal to be true, it probably isn't!

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    Great reminder!!
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    Default Re: Bully Scams - Protect yourselves from being a Vctim *GOOGLE* names etc

    we keep getting ads in our paper for free just pay Shipping on Bulldogs and a few other breeds. Everytime its put up there I email the editor and tell him its a scam

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    Great tip
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    Thanks for the reminder. I think we all want to have faith in people. One of these type of scams was on our local radio station at Christmas time. I called and emailed right away (as soon as I verified it was a scam) and they pulled it right away. I feel like people are even more vulnerable during the holidays.


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    Default Re: Bully Scams - Protect yourselves from being a Vctim *GOOGLE* names etc

    When researching breeders before getting Oliver, we met a breeder who tried scamming us. He said all of the right things and we had made plans to drive to where he was and get the puppy. Through a completely weird mistake, he exposed his scams. He left a voicemail on our home phone, thinking he was calling someone else - promising them the same puppy. He left a lengthy message saying he could give it to them for $XXXX because someone else (us) was interested. He was price gouging. We were devastated at the time because our hearts were set on that puppy. Now, we know it was a blessing in disguise. We researched more and more and more, and through the Bulldog Club of America found "our" breeders. We got to know them for 6 months before we even began discussing a puppy. We met at their house many times, met all of their dogs, learned about showing dogs, and got to know them as FRIENDS. They will be in our lives forever.

    Never rush into getting a puppy simply because you want one. Research is EVERYTHING.
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    they tried to scam me when I was looking for a bulldog, very horrible and scary.. even until a few months ago I would get voicemals from this guy to see if I still was interested. It was the Nigeria puppy scam.. I had my mind set on a bulldog and I wanted it now... I am actually amazed at myself I was able to catch onto this because when I have the money in my pocket I can act stupid, thank God I realized it was all a lie and didn't send them the money.. I was so upset after that.. It was a blessing in disguise as well because it took me a bit of research to find my dogs, mind you they aren't recognized breeders either, but I wanted two and with the funds that I had I could not get two of the "higher quality breeders" I googled my breeders and could not find any negative reports linked to their email or phone numbers.. I was upset at Aldo's breeder when I got him because she failed to tell me he had a "liver nose" which actually is a fall out on conformation events, but now I realize that those dogs go for 4000 dlls or more because they are so rare and I find some honor in her selling him to me at regular price, like the rest of the litter and not trying to make money off his "rare quality", so all in all I am happy with my choice. If I could go back in time I would just buy one puppy from a breeder that is recognized and pay that extra money instead of getting two.. but it is what it is and I love my guys.. they have been a challenge to say the least though..

    Eagerly and Nervously awaiting the homecoming of Bruno Cannoli

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