Originally Posted by dvangorp
Before buying any animal posted (unless you personally know the seller) ALWAYS ask for a new picture :
1) on a newspaper showing the date and headline.
2) with a scale and animal showing the weight
3) and your name written on the newspaper where you can see it in the pic.
Overkill? Maybe but an honest seller will not hestitate to comply.
Not 100% true.
I know plenty of reputable people who would find that to be too much trouble.
I've been denied just a quick updated pic of animal with nothing fancy asked for in the photo. It was not a scam. They eventually sold the animal to someone else, but I chose to go somewhere else because of the lack of updated photo.