Pet and Classified Scams

Updated

Unfortunately, uShip's brand is being used to promote a shipping scam that originates on online classified sites or in emails purporting to be from uShip. The fraudsters post a listing for something like a puppy or a motorcycle online and say they will use uShip for transport. Sometimes, they claim that the shipment is waiting at uShip's headquarters or storage facility. 

The scammer will then demand money from the victim in segments. First, you pay for the shipment, then they request more money for vaccinations or insurance and they continue to make up costs for shipping until the victim catches on. All payments are wired through a service like MoneyGram or WesternUnion

We have noticed that, oftentimes, the fraudster will attempt to pull on your heartstrings in an attempt to get more cash out of you. For example, they may tell you that your new, furry friend is ill and they need help paying the veterinary bills.

If an ad online seems suspect in any way, do not send funds to anyone online that you do not trust.

If you receive an email that appears to come from uShip.com but that you are suspicious may be a scam, please use this guide to expand your header on your email to see from what email address the message has really been sent. 

We have partnered with Scam-Detector.com to inform and educate the public about this and other types of scams. If you something seems suspicious, please and contact uShip Member Support for further assistance. 

 

Here are examples of known scam emails:

 

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