Sunny wrote to tell us that she recently avoided being scammed. She was in the market for a parrot and stumbled on a post offering a pair of blue and gold macaw parrots.

Suspecting it was a scam, Sunny read through the posting very carefully. Because it made reference to Animalcouriers, she checked our website and found our page of tips to help avoid scams.

She wrote to say:

“I can’t thank you enough for listing all the possible clues to completely verify this too-good-to-be-true offer. Here are the clues that applied to this person:

  • I was offered the animal for free (with a sob story)
  • I was asked to pay for transport
  • the owner was located in Cameroon
  • the email offering the parrots, and subsequent emails about them, were written in poor English”

Visit our web page on animal scams to find out more.