So my mom wanted to get an english bulldog, and she showed me some pics from a person she had been emailing about adopting some puppies. However, when I asked my mom about the person selling the dog, in the email she stated that he was a pastor from Nigeria (fishy) that was recommended to her by a lady on a dog finder site who said she gave the puppies to him. He stated in the email that he was sending the puppy on a plane here at 10:30am nigerian time and it would get to us the next day. I then asked my mom when exactly that would be in US time and she said she didnt know... She had already sent the money order of 400 bucks when I did some research and found out that this is a well known scam among people who look for puppies too eagerly. Person from Nigeria claims to be working for religious purposes, asking for very low price for a purebred pup. They say they can't take care of the dog because of their "work" and the dog is AKC certified and dewormed and what not. But they provided no information like a facebook to verify they are real, a phone number (some do give phone numbers and even put on an act to think it's legit), and this person probably knew my mom would suggest a W.U. money order, but that is what they usually request anyway. This so called pastor had the worst grammar in typing, as he said in one email, "It is 1:45pm midnight here in nigeria." And he never gave a full address to the church he worked at. And when my mom explained her situation* to the person, they seem to completely ignore what she put, not even saying anything like "sorry for your loss" despite being a pastor. The way we were able to confirm it was a scam once this person pulled some sneak shit. They emailed her saying the dog was caught up at the airport for not having all its health-whatever to fly (even though it was a guaranteed everything included kind of deal?) and that she needed to send another 625 dollars to get the dog. This is another common characteristic in this sorta thing. *My mom has been through a lot in the past two years. She lost her husband/my dad last christmas, went to a mental institute because of the loss and is still in the middle of grief counseling. I told her to take 400 from my personal saving because it's something I can easily replace, but now I'm just worried at how this may affect her. She is very religious so I feel that's why she took the bait of "I'm a pastor" so easily and didn't question much. I just don't want anything disappointing her at this time in her life, and it hurt me when I found out someone was taking advantage of my mom in such a way. So yeah, to all those trying to get a puppy cheap and quick, don't go to puppyfind or dogsnow. And certainly don't trust anyone who claims to be a pastor. .