I've been looking for cats, and not one advertisement I've contacted is legit, they all want your phone number, and they all try to get you to wire money. I've had some fun toying with them, using the message feature but never giving out my phone number, but if this entire website could be shut down, the world would be a better place.
Donna Family Chows is a complete scam. I believed he was a reputable breeder and sent him money for two cream chows. He always answered my calls and e-mails. I had doubts, but of course, the puppies were so cute. He called today to say he was shipping and I felt like I really had lucked out. Then it started with the shipping and special crates and more money. They needed another $1000. for crates! So no chow puppies for me. I hate the loss of the money, but more I am heartbroken
Tip for consumers: don't be fooled!
210 area code selling Shiba inu and some shepherds in Raleigh, NC. Definitely a scam, goes by the name Rebecca however changes it. Profile says this person is based in Norfolk, Virginia. I ran the photo through Google and it comes back to a Mexican website. The phone number this person uses is 2I0-971-4612 / 210-971-4612. This person always has "Only text me..." and is definitely a huge scam.
This guy on here is running a scam out of norfolk, he's got a 210 area code, and going under the name Jessica, Rebecca, Sandine, and changing it everyday, we're not giving up. You're going down.
all-kind-ads.com and www.colemanvehicleservices.com are fake company to ripp people. lost loads of cash with them.. be aware. oodle, take action!
I am reporting this site to the better business bureau in every state, etc Maryland, Virginia and Ohio. You sell adds to people that are advertising scams, you should be ashame. People work hard for their money. They show puppies that don't exist. BEWARE!!!!!!!
8016131738-email email@example.com is a complete scam!!! Saw an add for French bulldog puppies $400 and inquired about it.after, few hours got a response asking for my email so they could send me pictures and choose which puppy is like and a short questionnaire asking common questions any adopter would ask, after going through that process they said they would be willing to send me the puppy I chose. Everyrhing seemed legit until I looked up reviews for the website and realized that the link to the woman said she was located in mass, but her phone number area code said las Vegas and she told me she lived in texas. And the link to her profile was someone living in Tennessee.After a short while she sent me a text message saying I would have to pay via money gram and I didn't respond right away and then she proceeded to send me ????. After I asked just to be safe send me a picture of you and said puppy so i know this is not a scam she responded with "my phone is no good and can not send pictures". I then then told her to call me so we could talk personally and discuss what to do if I was being rude and accusing her of being a fraud. No response. Clearly not legit...she told me she had puppies because her mother had passed and she couldnt keep them.
1 (904) 800-8908 If you see this number it's a scam. English bulldog puppies 500$ and Frenchies...the person says he's in Louisiana because his mum just passed and they are her dogs! Not true these pups pictures are from other old accounts. Please PLEASE don't buy...if the price is to low and they won't text you only email you, and never speak to you on the phone. They are probably scammers...NEVER SEND THEM ANY MONEY! Buyer BEWARE...I didn't send money but after losing our dog and thinking my family was ready for a new pup...just breaks our Again the number is 1 (904) 800-8908 its an App. Number and he has other numbers also and pups all over...please read this before you buy....thank you
Was looking for a puppy and there were several ads by most likely the same person. They want you to send money, they will ship. I caught 2 of them pretty much at their game.
This site is a complete fraud site. Was looking for French Bulldogs, and it will say that the people selling the dogs are in your area but a.) When you write to them they will say they live in a completely different place far away from your location and b.) they will respond and when you respond back right away they will take forever to get back. It may be two days until you hear back. If someone is truly selling something don't you think they would try to get back ASAP. Completely didappointing website. Would not reccomend using it at all.
First, they source their rentals from scam websites like Housesforrent.ws, which ONLY allows listings to be taken down by the person who posted the listing. So let's say someone posts a listing pretending to be the owner of, oh, I don't know, my parents' home. Despite flagging this rental on Oodle twice already, they still haven't removed it.
I believe that this website is probably owned by the same person who runs Housesforrent.ws and other fraudulent websites because Oodle lists these websites as sponsored. Their business model is probably to let people post whatever they want, increasing their web traffic (and therefore ad revenue) by drawing in unsuspecting saps. My parents complain that at least once every couple of days someone drives into their fairly private property. I feel much worse, though, for the poor sap that actually falls for these types of listings and websites.
Besides the usual methods (visiting the rental, etc), one way you can avoid these rental scams is to check if the contact/company's name on the listing matches the name given on the property's tax record. You can do that by going to the corresponding county tax assessor's office's website (search: ______ county tax assessor). It's also a good negotiating tool if, given a legitimate listing, you think the rental price is too high.
The other, more important measure is to use privacy-oriented search engines like DuckDuckGo and stop using Google. I was only able to find out about this stupid website because one of the first rental inquirers managed to tell me about HousesforRent, which led me to Oodle. I imagine that the people who come across Oodle already have their searches biased based on their personal search history. Even after finding out the name of its equally stupid, affiliated website, it took me a long time to find it using Google because I don't have a history of searching for (shady) rentals. By using DuckDuckGo, you have a much better chance of avoiding these stupid, scam-driven websites altogether. (At the very least, if you're going to use Google, go incognito/private browsing and DON'T log into your email or Google account - your internet activity and searches will be tracked and you'll end up causing somebody to write a long review about a stupid website).
I have been trying to contact oodles and let people know that this was my ad. I have already sold these pups!!!!! The ad and pictures were stolen and needs taken down, I took down my ad. The number given is 214-856-7670. The reply is to d.ep. do NOT give this miserable creaton your money! This is not his dogs or pictures!!!! Please do not get scammed!!! I would hate for someone to lose their hard earned money to a miserable excuse of a human. Please let people know they can still ur address, your pictures, and scam people.
I got scammed of of 650 total for a British shorthair kitten for my girl friend for Christmas..I reported the guy..he's back sale kittens..don't buy from James S..with a 614 area code..he's still has adds post for several diffrent kittens..you want get any kitten..and loss your money...
Please please beware! Wish I had listened to these reviews. Just got scammed trying to get a Bichon dog this morning! The seller scammed me out of $600. Claiming to be a pet travel agency. Emailed me staying the dog needed a new crate, then shots. Asians Asians...they have you put the western union in other people's names... Beware of the name Ishia Wallace and Latasha Patrick. There 2 are from Bakersfield Ca! I filed a police report today and I plan to see this through for all of the people who have gotten scammed! Even if it takes years! I have a 1 star because it made me hit a star.
Scammers! My husband called them abt the puppy & said that the puppy needs a anti-retsovaccine because its a new law!! Really?! The guy on the other side was practically arguing back with my husband. My hubby was saying tat customer is always right & tat dude argued even more saying the same crap. Never again!
So I recently been involved in a scam here on oodle. Luckily I didn't give the guy any money but a good tip for those who are on this site trying to find puppies or animals for sale, ask the seller to take a photo of the animal with a piece of paper next to the puppy with the current date written on it. That's when you'll know if you're dealing with a scammer or not. I recently did this with someone and their excuses started to flood out on how they couldn't take the photo. BEWARE of people on here trying to scam you! Always ask for an additional photo before you send ANY MONEY and if they don't provide you with it, run for the hills. It is a SCAM.
Mu son sent money through Western Union then when he was sending the money for the puppy the lady text him more supposed for the insurance has total of three different receipts $460 then the day of the delivery was going to be with Uship the guy call asking for $150 thats when I got involved I called Uship thats when I found out that was a total scam made a report with Western Union,, and police, but unfortunately my son is not getting his $ back,, and the few good reviews that they have i do belive is the same Criminal.
I contacted 4 or 5 different people today, advertising pure-bred kittens at a very low price. Most were charging $500 or even less for these kittens and the photos were showing absolutely adorable, top of the line examples of these kittens. After about 45 minutes, I realized that every one of these sellers were running a scam. They all followed the same formula:
1. I texted one seller who posted that they lived in Brooklyn. This was Awemba, who was selling a Siamese kitten. When I wrote that I lived in Manhattan and I would like to come meet the seller and the kitten, he/she texted back that they were no longer living in Brooklyn they had just moved to the mid-west for a new job. The date the ad was posted was today - they obviously didn't realize I would see that. I was told the kitten would be shipped to me without any extra charge. As soon as I said I would not buy a kitten sight unseen, they dropped all communication.
2. A woman named Cynthia L. was selling a Bengal & wrote that she lived in Trumbull, CT. Again, I texted that I would like to come meet. She wrote feel free to call - when I called I got an announcement that I should leave a message for Juan. "Cynthia's" area code was not a Connecticut number - it was the area code for San Antonio, Texas.
3. Dorothy C. posted a photo of a gorgeous purebred Bengal that every breeder is selling for $2,500, which is the going price for these kittens. She was selling her kitten for $400. She also wanted to ship the kitten, with payment up front.
4. David F. had a similar story - when I contacted him,his name was now Lee Wange (no explanation offered) and he was in Las Vegas with the kittens of his deceased mother so he would have to ship them. These were the terms he sent:
"When you email me the information's,we shall prepare the change of
ownership papers before we do the delivery registration with the
Carrier. and i also note that it will cost you $500 before the kitten
including the delivery and sale fee and you will be making the
payment directly and UPFRONT FIRST to the delivery agency.then you will be
contacted by the shipping carrier and they will tell you exactly the
arrival time of the kitten to your doorstep and I will send all the
paper works for the kitten together with the health certificates and
I can't imagine anyone naive enought to send money under these terms! There were 2 more cases like this. All had the same method. These are all frauds. I hope this helps potential buyers to avoid getting scammed.
Tip for consumers: Don't send money to any seller who is going to ship the merchandise (of any kind) to you after your check or money order clears. Don't buy any pets on line if you don't get to see the seller and the pet in person.
I read a few reviews that frightened me and I had contacted a seller to purchase a puppy from craigslist where they tried to scam me so I was already concerned. But I am glad I went through this website. I tried to purchase a puppy in my area for the same reason to avoid scam and simply drive to pick up. I met up with the puppy owners and they were such great people, gave us; food, training tips, vaccination records, and a shot that the puppy will need in a few days. Best thing I have done by far. As a buyer you just have to be a few steps ahead and not fall into the shipping puppies deal as much as you want them home with you.
I contacted that person to buy his puppy through the phone number post on the link.
On the link it said $400. But when I texted him he said $100 for shipping. And I'm okay with it. The next day, he send me back with a document of exchange ownership, and I think I can trust him because he even did the exchange ownership, and sending me informations about the puppies. I sent him money through Moneygram, he get the money. And 2 hours later, he texted me back saying there is some problems with shipping, and want me to pay for $480 because of shipping company require. But they will refund the money once I get the puppy.
I feel something goes wrong, because we were both agreed with $400+$100 shipping. And now he said there is problems with shipping. So I asked if he won't able to ship the puppy then return the money. He said he will fly to Hawaii, and he can't return the money. So I told him I will report it to the police, because I have phone#, Name, address, photo of our conversation and the document that he made.
He called me back and ask to give him time. I saying that I will give him 2 days to ship the puppy. He said ok. And 2 days later, I text him. I was so mad when he text "do you want money or the puppy". I asked him again where is my puppy, he didn't reply my text until.
So you guys, I strong recommend you guys should NOT buy anything from this sites.
I posted puppies on www.oodle.com in their pet section. The post was there for 31 days, once the post expired on the 30th day, www.oodle.com sent me an email asking me if I wanted to reactivate the post and if I did to click on the link below, so I did. On the 31st day they flagged my post as spam or scam, possibly costing me a a potential home for a puppy because I can no longer communicate with the individual. When I requested info to give reason why they have done this to me, all I get is an automatic response email back.
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This is my experience, no need to try to file a complaint, Oodle doesn't answer it. I submitted inquiries with no result. When you submit a complaint you get a ticket number thru email with a promise that Oodle will get back with you in a certain time span. Well it doesn't happen!! I would never send money for a pet thru this website due to the fact they will not help you if you are scammed knowing your complaint isn't answered. I legetically listed puppies for adoption. I do no shipping, listed them in my area and do have the pets I'm listing. Good bye Oodle, I've found a website that is legitimate for my listings. .
Don't get a dog in less u can put your hands on it the people hot me just after my dog passed away and I told them about it and myself having cancer as well I will never trust anyone again and they said they was in the same state as me but was out of town seeing family it's all bull $#*!
It's a scam. I got ripped off and got the Fbi and secret service involved.
Do not purchase anything from this site. They will steal your money and you will not receive anything, but a laugh.
Yeah why is oodle still operating. This is were the government should step in to protect US citizens
Obviously the scammers are one step ahead of Oodles...The scammers probably email and complain about the legitimate deals, so they have a better chance of being contacted. Oodles needs to have true Animal lover's be in charge of there site.
This site is a scam - major scam - - don't ever buy from Oodle. Laden with scammers.
I agree with you that most of the listings are scams. I wanted to purchase a Macaw or an African Grey and every ad was nothing but false information. I even had one person send me pictures of the birds he was offering. When reading the meta data for the pictures I discovered that the pictures were older than the birds he was selling. I don't understand how this site has not been shut down because of the amount of misinformation and downright criminal acts that it allows.
No. But be very careful of what's offered. If it is too good to be true it's a scam. Also, don't wire any money to someone/business you don't know. You will never see again. Credit card or Paypal. If they won't accept them then don't do business with them. You can recover your money from either.
The server owner is in Nigeria Phishers in Maryland I submitted police, Google, Ftc, and moneygram reports. As far as FBI, I hope they get in this.
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