Today I am not going to write about a celebrity, or politics or anything like that but rather will tell you about the  scam story with UShip by sister in-law just had.

It all began when my 6-year-old niece lost her cat Suki and went to look for her everyday for two weeks, she made flyers and posted on the street, but we all know cats like go away and came back after a while, but Suki never came back, so we search on the internet for a replacement, hope this time we could find a persian cat.

My sister in-law found ads on Mundoanuncio in El Salvador where she lives, and found that this person had Persian kittens, the add was from years ago so she send the seller a message asking if they had baby kittens.

A few weeks later a woman Janet Denzel contacted her, her Spanish was not so great and judging for her name it was clear she was not Salvadorean, she told her that because of her job she  moved to Madrid, Spain and she was giving up her kittens because they wouldn’t adjust to the weather.

She told her that she was in El Salvador and that because she saw her ad in a Salvadorean site she figure she was living here, but thanked her anyways.

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She continue to send her emails and offered she would use UShip to send the cat directly to her front door, all she had to do was pay for the flight $90, Persian cats costs $100- $1.500 so she figure it was a pretty good deal, she searched what UShip was since she had never heard of it before, and they sound like a trusting company.

This is the first email she send her.

Hola y gracias por su correo electrónico y un gran interés en mis gatitos.
Tengo tres cachorros disponibles para adopción a buenos hogares.
Son muy juguetón con los niños y otras mascotas. Le siguen por todas
partes usted va en la casa, que son en realidad más que los perros.
Tengo dos hembras y un macho.
Lexie y Calico son mujeres, mientras que el macho es Krispy.
Son 2 meses de edad y es de 2 libras.
Será de 4,5 libras cuando están bien desarrollados.
Les estoy dando en adopción debido a las razones siguientes.
1) Mi último hijo es muy alérgico a los gatos.
2) Me acabo de mudar a un apartamento nuevo y estos gatitos no pueden
adaptarse a este clima.
3) Mi trabajo me deja con poco o ningún tiempo para cuidar de ellos
perfectamente.
Estas son mis razones que dan estos gatitos en adopción como mascotas.
Yo no quiero vender porque yo no quiero que se ponga en jaulas, quiero
que sean tratados como animales de compañía.
¿Dónde están ubicados?
¿Alguna vez has tenido un gatito persa antes?
¿Cuándo quieres tener estos gatitos?
¿Está usted interesado en la adopción de todos los gatitos o sólo uno?
A continuación se presentan los documentos gatitos disponibles.
* 1 ª y 2 ª ronda de disparos (EFP dado)
* Dos controles veterinario
* ¿Ya esterilizados / castrados.
* Los registros de salud completa.
* Completa el protocolo de eliminación de parásitos.
* Cuarto de baño / WC.
* Los papeles de CFA.
Por favor, hágamelo saber si usted está interesado en tomar todos los
gatitos o sólo uno.
También me gustaría saber exactamente dónde se encuentra.
Espero leer de usted pronto.
He adjuntado fotos de estos gatitos y videos de ellos.
Espero que usted los ama.
Espera a leer de usted pronto.
gracias

Janet told her  that she would pay for the $90 and she will pay the rest of the money, when I ask how should I pay, she and a representative from UShip told her (email: [email protected]) that their offices in Spain were going thru some uditorias Internas “INTERNAL AUDITING” so their offices in Cameroon would received the payment using Western Union, according to them is the most reliable, fast way but Western Union also makes clear that they won’t make any refunds in case of a scam, but she had no reason to be afraid, right? Huge mistake!!!!

Janet’s  second email

Hello ,
I would like to know what your husband thinks.
But tell him to be assured that the kitten would have no problem at all.
The flight would be save and convenient for the kitten. If he is Okay
with this ,
get back to me with your personal details i asked for.
Waiting on your reply
Janet

BIENVENIDOS

Estimado cliente N º 149 ,

Estos gatitos se encuentran pendientes de nuestra próxima entrega.
Los gatitos que han traído aquí por una mujer llamada la señora Janet Denzel. Hemos encontrado que los gatitos están listos para transporttation a su domicilio.Debido al acuerdo alcanzado por la Sra.Janet Denzel , no podemos proceder con el transporte a menos que usted paga por la tarifa de transporte de $90 U.S.D se paga. Una vez que confirmemos el pago que tendrá el gatitos incluido en nuestro próximo vuelo a su dirección.
Una vez que nuestro agente de llegar a su domicilio, que se llame a su número de teléfono para que pueda firmar algunos documentos como prueba de que ha recibido el gatitos antes de que su gatitos se ha entregado a ti.
Nos gustaría que confirme la dirección de envío que fue proporcionada por la señora Janet Denzel.
A continuación se muestra la dirección de envío, esperamos que sea la correcta. Por favor, háganos saber si hay algún error para que podamos hacer las correcciones necesarias.

Nombre

Dirección

Tipo de parto

Entrega a domicilio

Número telefónico

Descripción de los Animales

Nombre de la mascota

Lexie

Raca

Gatito Persa

Sexo

Masculino

Animais de estimação Documentos e acessórios

* Funciona CFA
* Apoyo a la Vida
* Registros completos de salud
* Juguetes
* Folleto
* Accesorios

Estos gatitos fue traído a nuestra oficina con todos los documentos de transporte necesarios. Una prueba de la cordura y sacó a los gatitos ya están listos para su entrega a su casaCabe señalar que no se puede proceder a la entrega de este gatitos a menos que pague $90 U.S.D para la tarifa de la entrega de este gatitos . El gatitos será llevado a su domicilio por nuestro agente de entrega con nombre (Alberto Wilson). Una vez que usted debe haber completado los pagos, vamos a activar el billete de transporte de su gatitos y que su gatitos incluido en nuestro próximo vuelo a su domicilio

Members of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals </p>
<p>International, from left, Terri Crisp, Stephanie Scroggs and Sheri </p>
<p>Thompson, unload dogs, from left, Iraqi, Rocky and Tippy, that traveled </p>
<p>from Iraq to Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., </p>
<p>Friday, June 6, 2008. Twenty six dogs and two cats that were befriended </p>
<p>by U.S. soldiers in Iraq were transported to homes in the U.S. as part </p>
<p>of Operation Baghdad Pups. From   AP   Photo by Mike Derer.In this June 6, 2008<br />
 file photograph, members of </p>
<p>the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International </p>
<p>including Terri Crisp, right, unload dogs that traveled from Iraq at </p>
<p>Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J.. Twenty six dogs </p>
<p>and two cats that were befriended by U.S. soldiers in Iraq were </p>
<p>transported to homes in the U.S. as part of Operation Baghdad Pups. On </p>
<p>Thursday, June 26, 2008, health officials are recommending </p>
<p>revaccination </p>
<p> for the 25 dogs and cats after one of the dogs was euthanized because </p>
<p>he had rabies. Crusader was a 55-pound black Lab mix and was kept in a </p>
<p>cage when he arrived with the other animals at Newark Liberty </p>
<p>International Airport earlier<br />
 this month. From AP Photo by Mike Derer.

Muy Importante
Información de Pagos

En la actualidad, nuestras cuentas aquí en
España están bajo AUDITORÍA INTERNA y todos los pagos en esta categoría por debajo de $ 10.000  se están dirigiendo a nuestra oficina sucursal de la empresa en CAMERUN. Esto es para permitir a nuestros auditores hacen su trabajo con eficacia y también para mantener la estabilidad y la eficiencia de esta empresa. Con respecto a esto, nuestro servicio habitual de envío contra reembolso (COD) ha sido suspendida a excepción de las transacciones por encima de 10.000 EUROS . Por la presente se espera para transferir este costo a través de Western Union Money Transfer mundial, ya que es el más rápido, garantizado y los medios más fiables para el envío de dinero del mundo de ancho. También nos permitirá continuar con la activación albarán de entrega tan pronto como sea posible ya que tenemos los bancos de la Unión occidentales en las agencias de nuestras sucursales. Usted tendrá que hacer la transferencia utilizando los datos de nuestra sucursal de caja de abajo.

nombres de receptor SANJI ASANJI CHOSNIEL

país Camerun

estado Douala

ciudade  Littoral

dirección  Airport Road

código postal  00237

cantidad  $90 USD

Prueba de la pregunta cuando

respuesta  ahora

WESTERN UNION LOS CONSEJOS
Al hacer los pagos, informar al banco que está enviando el dinero a un amigo o un miembro de la familia. Esto es porque si usted les deja saber que usted está haciendo esto por una transacción comercial internacional, las tasas de transferencia será muy alto.
Tan pronto como se complete la transferencia de Western Union de los 3950 B.O.B, volver a nosotros con la siguiente información.
Transferencia de dinero de Control n (MTCN) …
Nombre completo del remitente ……………..

Puede también escanear el recibo de transferencia de Western Unión y enviar a nosotros para que podamos confirmar el pago hecho por usted.
Una vez que tengamos una confirmación de pago de nuestro director, se activará inmediatamente el billete de transporte de que el gatitos para la entrega a su domicilio
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Tel : 00237 9861-2058
00447.031.881.867

This Janet was becoming more friendly and promised her that she had nothing to be afraid of, she keep emailing me everyday after she told her I had to talk about with my husband, how stupid that was!!

Hello I am still waiting on you , hope no problem.
Please let me know if you are willing to take the kitten.
I have been waiting all day.

Hello
The kittens comes with a kitten kit and all health records .
I am given the kitten for a free adoption because my interest s not the money but
to make sure a caring family takes over from the kitten.
If you notice the delivery expenses is small because i have paid for the other part.
If you husband is worried about the $90 he is going to pay , then i am confuse because he ought to know that he would have paid more than that.
But i reduce the cost because i see us becoming a family after this transaction and because i also want to build your confidence in the transaction that’s is why i paid part of the money.
But if i am being investigated on $90 then i am confused, because i don’t think i can use this amount to ruin my reputation and also be branded as a scam.
So please let me know if you are still interested or not so i can save my time and energy by stop disturbing you. It looks now like i am forcing you to take the kitten.
Please do not get this the wrong way.
It is painful to know someone thinks of another this way.
Kindest Wishes

After she paid the money she send Janet the MTCN number, security question and answer requested when you are sending money to Africa, this is what she responded.

Hello Dear,
Thanks very much for your confidence and i promise i wont fail you.
The next available flight to your address is in  four hours. But everything is set
for Lucy departure to your home address.
Tell your daughter to get ready for a wonderful time with Lucy. Lucy is so lovely and
likes hugs and kisses.
I would make sure Lucy departs from me at 7 in the morning El Salvador time so it would
arrive at 3:30 in the afternoon El Salvador time. So just be calm everything is under control. Soon she would be on the next available
flight .
Would get to you as soon as i am through with all necessary arrangements.
Thanks Talk to you soon

The following day Janet and UShip said I need to pay an extra $175, as a insurance fee, which was refundable upon Lucy’s arrival at my home..

Hello Dear
Everything is going on well but they are asking for an insurance fee .
This would be refunded to you when Lucy is being delivered to you .
The insurance is even to your advantage because in case of any problem with Lucy, you are
going to have a huge compensation. Lucy was almost put on board but the insurance department insisted
that the insurance be paid. There is no problem because the money would be refunded to you on delivery.
The insurance is for Lucy’s safety and security.
Hope this would not be a problem to you. After the insurance payment , Lucy would be on the next available
flight because i had already added  $35 to your $90  making the transportation
cost $125 USD
I was told the insurance fee is $175 USD But do not worry it is refundable . This would be given to you cash while signing
papers for receiving Lucy.
Waiting on your quick response
Janet

From UShip.

U Ship <[email protected]>
19 de octubre de 2012 09:01

BIENVENIDOS

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Estimado cliente: No 149,
Esperamos poder servirle de la mejor manera que podamos. En este momento de su gatito en el aeropuerto en España, nos acaba de confirmar el registro de sus 1 gatito persas, esto fue hecho por la señora Janet Denzel. Ya se ha completado con la reserva del vuelo, el registro y el pago de la cuota de vuelo de $ 120. Después de tomar sus gatitos a nuestro departamento de seguros, nos dimos cuenta de sus gatito no pueden ser incluidos en nuestro próximo vuelo debido a documentos incompletos. Desafortunadamente, no podemos continuar con el vuelo de sus gatitos sin una cobertura de seguro para los gatitos.

Los gatito no harán más que en el primer vuelo después de la cuota de seguro ha sido pagada. Esta cuota de seguro es cubrir sus gatito durante el vuelo y la entrega a su domicilio

En caso de que haya cualquier incidente que pueda ocurrir como un accidente, muerte, robo o enfermedad durante el envío, el valor de su gatito y todos los gasto hechos por usted y su remitente será evaluado y devuelto a usted para la compensación. Si algo sale mal, los reembolsos del Departamento de seguros de la que todo lo que usted ha gastado incluyendo daños de $ 1000 por gatito. Este seguro que vas a pedir a pagar es totalmente reembolsable. Esto significa que cuando el transporte de sus gatito a su casa su dinero será reembolsado a usted en efectivo, transferencia bancaria o el mejor método que te guste y no tendrás nada que perder al final del día. Usted ganará una garantía de sus gatito conocer a usted o usted dinero totalmente reembolsado a usted, incluyendo daños y perjuicios.

Por otra parte, si los gatito se pone a ( El Salvador  ) se llevará a cabo en el aeropuerto por una tarifa de seguro más altas.

Tenga en cuenta que este dinero será devuelto a usted cuando los gatito se entrega a su puerta.
A continuación se muestra cómo se calcula el seguro.

uship scam

CÓMO FUNCIONA EL REEMBOLSO DE SU DINERO TRABAJE
Por lo general, los seguros para mascotas, utilice uno de los tres métodos en la determinación de los reembolsosts

  • EFECTIVO (cuando el correo del animal doméstico llega a su casa)
    Masters, tarjeta de débito, tarjeta visa … (Transferencia directa)

TEl Departamento de Seguros (DOI) y de pólizas a través de sus estadistas sabe el % de reembolso que se encuentra disponible para los accidentes mascota, lesiones y enfermedades

por lo que se espera que pague una suma de$ 175 para la cobertura de seguro de su 1 persa gatito LUCY etiqueta. Que va a utilizar la información de abajo para enviar el dinero a través de Western Union Money Transfer.

En la actualidad, nuestras cuentas aquí en ESPAÑA están bajo auditoría interna y todos los pagos en esta categoría por debajo de 10.000 dólares se dirigen a nuestra sede social en Camerún (Camerún francés). Esto es para permitir a nuestros auditores hagan su trabajo con eficacia y también para mantener la estabilidad y la eficiencia de esta empresa. Con respecto a esto, nuestro servicio habitual de pago contra reembolso (COD) ha sido suspendido, excepto para las transacciones de más de $ 10000. Por la presente se espera transferir este costo a través de Western Union Money Transfer Global, ya que es el más rápido, seguro y los medios más fiables para el envío de dinero del mundo de ancho. También nos permitirá continuar con la activación billete entrega lo más pronto posible, ya que contamos con los bancos de la Unión Occidental en nuestras agencias sucursales. Usted tendrá que hacer la transferencia utilizando los datos de nuestro cajero sucursal de abajo.

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Síndico Nombres CHE NIBA

País CAMERÚN

Estado LITTORAL

Ciudad  DOUALA

Dirección  AIR PORT ROAD DLA

Código postal 00237

Cantidad$ 175 USD

Prueba pregunta la rapidez

Responder  Pronto

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Una vez que termine con los pagos, volver a nosotros con el número de control de transferencia de dinero y los nombres de los remitentes para que podamos confirmar su pago y establecer su documento de Seguro gatitos. Tan pronto como confirmemos su pago se establecerán los documentos del seguro para cada gatitos y en menos de una hora.
Nos gustaría que confirme sus datos a continuación, sólo para estar seguro de que vamos a entregar estos gatitos a la vivienda adecuada y la persona.

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Los clientes de servicio
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Web …  www.uship.com

My niece got sick that day and they could pay, bronchitis was the illness and the treatment was expensive and difficult, she emailed Janet worrying that the kitty was at the airport alone.

After that money was paid plus a fee Western Union charged, Janet and Uship received the MTCN #. The kittie was supposed to fly to El Salvador the following day, but instead there were two emails in her inbox, one from Uship and the other from Janet.

They were asking my sister in-law to pay $100 for some vaccines that the cat need to survived the trip, but the answers was “No More”  my sister in-law asked them to give her back her money and that she couldn’t pay more money, this was their response.

Information About a Shipping Of your male and  Persian Kitten.

Dear Client No 149
you are once more welcome to the family of Uship Pet Transport ,we want to inform you that everything has already been confirmed but we are faced with a small situation which we will like you to come in accordance with before we proceed .

Your Persian kitten will need an

anti pressure vaccine,
tape worm vaccine
microchip vaccine

the vet doctor has informed us that there is an 80% chance will not make it to your destination if these vaccines are not given to your kitten . so below you will fine the total cost for the vaccine and you make your selection on which crate  you know will be comfortable for your puppy to be delivered in to it as well as capable of paying for it and get back to us asap and confirm the payment for the create and vaccine you choice.
ANTI PRESSURE VACCINE ……. $40
TAPE WARM VACCINE……….. $40
MICROCHIPS VACCINE……….  $30
TOTAL SUM…………………$110
So Mrs. KARI FISHER, we need to confirm the payment of the Vaccine as soon as possible  before we proceed with the delivery of your Persian kitten

You will be making the payment to the same address. So you are hereby expected to  transfer this fee via WESTERN UNION Global Money Transfer since it is the fastest , secured and the most reliable means of sending money world wide . It will also enable us to proceed with the delivery ticket activation as soon as possible since we have the WESTERN UNION BANKS at our branch agencies . You will have to do the transfer using our branch cashier’s details below.
PAYMENT ADDRESS
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Receiver’s Names SANJI ASANJI CHOSNIEL

Country CAMEROON

State DOUALA

Address AIRPORT ROAD

Zip Code 00237

Amount $110

She send them this message ..

why didn’t you say something before? you should have say something before? an…

para uShip

This is the last message they send me

Receiver’s Names

SANJI ASANJI CHOSNIEL

Country
CAMEROON

State
DOUALA

Address
AIRPORT ROAD

Zip Code 00237

Amount $110

Test Question When?

Answer Now

hello,
i have just gotten in contact with the transportation agency and
they informed me that Lexie is already in Portugal and he can not
continue his flight if these vaccines are not given.i pray nothing
should happen.but i truly know what you are going through but Lexie
can not be left there all by himself.
I really need to know how he is doing .please send any information
which you get about him to me .

Weird about this emails they had agreed the cat was a female “Lucy”, not Lexie the male.

Her response to both

Dear uship,
I am so sorry but I can’t pay that much money, every transaction over $100 Western Union charges me extra, I need a refund for the 175 and 90 I paid before.
this  cat was a gift for my daughter’s birthday whose older cat died, but is just becoming too overwhelming from you. too much money, I am not rich, I have a child with Marfan syndrome who is just recovering from Bronchitis, I have no insurance, so with all the sorrow in my heart I have to beg you to please make a refund for my money, as soon as possible.

Janet I am so confuse, first of all they should have told you or me
about the vaccines before this doesn’t sound good, even for a company
like uship, they have been irresponsible.
And why is Lexie traveling  wasn’t Lucy the female we  agreed on.
I don’t know what to do, I can’t continue to pay more money, my
husband is very upset with me.

If fact her hubby was pissed they just pay a huge bill from her other’s daughter bronchitis treatment, still her girls were ecstatic to  have Lucy with them.

They responded this

Dear Client No 149
You kitten had already departed Spain and it is already in another country and we can not carry on with a refund process now .
We are sorry but you will have to proceed with this else a case of animal abandonment could arise .
We do understand the cost inquired , so it will be best if you make the payment for the most important vaccines .which are

ANTI PRESSURE VACCINE ……. $40
TAPE WARM VACCINE……….. $40

TOTAL SUM…………………$80
With this, the kitten will be fine and ready to be transported to your home address.
We are sorry for the inconveniences ,but please cooperate with us,so we can transport your kitten to your home address

Hello dear

i have just been inform and i am so angry. But after their explained, i saw reason with them. They are talking of a poor weather condition which is risky for lucy. So their ate talking of a special type of kitten crate which is of great quality. How much are they asking for. I would like to support you please don’t be angry.
we cant go back now after this long time of communication an trust. Lucy is all set.
Waiting on your reply.

It is lucy i am sending it should be a mistake. It is surely a mistake from a stupid woman who works there. But i am semdin but lucy.

It was Janet who  mention Lexie and referred to the cat as “him” not the woman from Uship.

The next step was contacting Uship in the US, my sister in-law informed the other people with the cat that she would be getting in contact with UShip in the US hoping they could solve her problem, and asked Janet if she could pay for the vaccines and since they had all that trust she will refund her the money every month.

No  more emails from neither of them after that, but one from UShip in the U.S

Hello,

Thank you for your email. uShip is an online marketplace where those that need shipping services can list their needs and receive bids from independent transporters. uShip is not involved in the actual shipment of any items, and we are not involved in the purchase or sale of any items. We have been made aware of scams occurring on various online classified sites where the seller of an item makes false and fraudulent claims about uShip and/or impersonates a uShip representative in an attempt to trick individuals into sending them a wire transfer payment for non-existent goods. It appears that you may have come across one of these scams.

Keep in mind that any correspondence coming from a uShip representative will originate from the “@uship.com” domain. An email from an individual claiming to be from uShip that is sent from any other address should be considered fraudulent.

uShip does not ship any items – we are simply an online marketplace. I would encourage you to not engage in any transactions with this individual and to contact the site where you found the ad to report it as being fraudulent, as well as the Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov). If you have a URL link to the original ad you found or any email correspondence with this individual, please forward that to us.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Regards,


 

Kylie S.

She did send Uship he emails  they exchanged and fill the form at ic3, but so far nothing has happened.

Yes  it was pretty dumb and naïve to trust these people, she definitely learn her lesson, but at a high cost, no money, no kitty and a sad girl at home waiting  for her Persian kitty.

Do you think UShip in the US should make sure nobody impersonates them, should they compensate by friend? Do you have any idea about what she could do now?

Found that Uship has been doing some scams to many people, check here and here. Doing some research we found this,

Please be careful with these scammers, today it was my family, tomorrow it could be someone you know, share this article , share your thoughts and please, report scammers!!

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