I responded to an ad for a puppy in San Jose CA. Suddenly a woman who "just got transferred to Alabama" from San Jose and whose "daughter had suddenly died" said she would send two puppies the next day by noon to CA. Her email address was email@example.com.
Of course she refused to give any details when I asked what shipping company she was using or what microchip provider the pets had and would not sign her name or provide a phone number.
A foreigner from U ship called me about 15 times today saying I needed to send $270.00 cash for shipping through Western Union to Cameroon. I asked them to fax me the details and they said their fax was down. I asked if I could pay by credit card over the phone and they said that system was down too.
The guy at Western Union reviewed their email and could tell it was a scam, so I got lucky and did not send any money.
Monetary Loss: $270.