Here is how to avoid overseas rip off artists.
#1 -Absolutely avoid anyone who's profile name is 2 first names. i.e. Lauren Ashley. They scam in multiple countries and other countries enter their profile names opposite to how we enter ours in the US. NOT ALL are this way, but definitely several are.
#2 - Scammers work in teams, so one of these fake profiles will recommend the other fake profile. "Justin Small just loves the pup he got from Lauren Ashley" One or both will be the Admin of the FB Group. Some of these FB groups have over 10,000 followers.
#3 - Never send a single nickel to anyone you cannot call on the phone.
#4-Bad grammar/punctuation. Now we all have a typo now and then, but look for misused punctuation, words, or missing words. Most common mistake I see is the comma on the front of a word like ,this
IF YOU ARE SCAMMED, REPORT IT TO THE Federal Trade Commission!