We just heard from Steph, a very switched-on lady who has avoided being scammed. She was emailed by someone claiming to have English Bulldog puppies for adoption, fees to be paid by Western Union money transfer.

She tried calling the phone number given in the email and reports that the person who answered “didn’t even know the name of his own company!”

The scammer also included our website in their email, so Steph very wisely checked us out and read our page on how to avoid scams. “Thank God your site exists,” she says.

Relieved to have avoided being ripped off, Steph has reported the scam attempt to the police.