The Pedigree Dog Adoption Is A Hoax! Read & SHARE!

Yesterday, Suzanne Tan was suddenly inundated with thousands of calls and messages from strangers asking to adopt abandoned pedigree dogs. She eventually found out that she was a victim of a dog adoption hoax. Take a look at the fake message that started it all :

Who wants to adopt a dog ? Free. Rottweiler , Golden Retriever, German Shepherd , VIP , Chihuahua , etc….There is a kennel to be demolished , there are thousands of dogs, without  adoption they would starve to death .

Last day of adoption 28th Feb, if you are not interested in adoption , pls help to share this message and help these poor dogs , have to be adopted , please contact Miss Sharon , wechat eee1181, or call her at 0124926060

Updated @ 2016-05-15 : A new version has appeared, targeting a man called Bryan :

Who wants to adopt a dog ? Free. Rottweiler , Golden Retriever, German Shepherd , VIP , Chihuahua , etc….There is a kennel to be demolished , there are thousands of dogs, without  adoption they would starve to death .

Last day of adoption 28th May, if you are not interested in adoption , pls help to share this message and help these poor dogs , have to be adopted , please contact Mr. Bryan, at 0129109393

Updated @ 2017-07-14 : A new version has appeared, targeting the same lady but with a more generic dateline :

Who is willing to adopt a dog? It’s free! There are rottweilers, golden hair, German Shepherd, VIP, Chihuahua, local dog, etc. There’s a dog farm which will be demolished, thousands of dogs will be left stranded. If no adoption, they will starve to death.

Next month on the 28th is the due date, if you cannot adopt, forward this message to save these poor dogs, but if you wanna adopt, please contact Ms. Liu on WeChat: eee1181 or can also contact Miss Suzanne +60124926060

Your copy and paste will save the lives of countless dogs!

谁有意领养狗狗?免费的.有罗威,金毛,德牧,贵宾,吉娃娃,土狗,番狗等等.有个养狗场被拆迁,有千几只狗,无人领养就要饿死了。

下月28日截至,如果您领养不了,就麻烦大家转发一下,救救这些可怜的狗狗,有要领养的请联系刘女士,微信 eee1181,也可以联Miss Suzanne 0124926060
您的复制粘贴可以挽救无数狗狗的生命!!

# 谢绝领养后虐待狗狗 #

 

The Dog Adoption Plea Is A HOAX!

Suzanne eventually traced it to a WeChat posting by someone with a Chinese name of 刘丽萍.

Pedigree Dog Adoption Hoax Hounds Lady

She immediately posted a message on Facebook to try and stem the onslaught of calls and messages :

Dear Friends,

I have received many many calls since yesterday till today asking for free adoption of pedigree dogs!

Somebody by the chinese name 刘丽萍 spreaded this fake news via wechat n asked adopters to call me.

It is frustrating to receive calls enquiring for free adoption of pedigrees, however I take this as my personal challenge to educate adopters on their mindset of pedigree n mongreals….a lot of breeders called n a lot of genuine adopters too!

 

A Police Report Was Made

It got so bad she was forced to make a police report :

Pedigree Dog Adoption Hoax Hounds Lady

She also implored the public to stop calling and messaging her about these non-existent dogs :

Dear friends,

Kindly help to widely spread this post. I have lodged police report cum complaint to MULTI MEDIA COMM DEPT on receiving thousand calls, sms, wechat,.whatsapps which spreaded gake news n had caused inconveniences in my life.

Those who spreaded the post or keep calling me may be questioned by police. PLEASE STOP CALLING OR SENDING MESSAGES TO MY HP….

If you see the fake pedigree dog adoption message being shared, please tell them to STOP. Help stop the spread of this dog adoption hoax! SHARE this article with them instead!

 

Mobbing? Moxxing?

The term “Swatting” is used to describe the act of tricking the police or SWAT team (hence the name) into raiding the home of unsuspecting (and totally innocent) victims. Sometimes, this results in the injury of the innocent victims.

This intentional targeting of Suzanne and Bryan is not so ghastly, but no less malicious. This isn’t the first time people have done this, but it has been relatively rare. Maybe that’s why there is no term for it. When I think about it, swatting refers to the SWAT team being used to intimidate or “prank” the victim. In this case, a mob of well-meaning people was used to disturb Suzanne and Bryan.

Since this is also a hoax, perhaps such a malicious act should be called “moxxing“. This is also a nod to “doxing” or “doxxing” – the research and publication of an individual’s personal information for the purpose of harassment.

 

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