Parrot Scams: Using My Photos to Scam People


These photographs are of me. Yes, me. My name is Jamieleigh and these parrots are two blue and gold macaws named Jersey (pictured right) and Chayko (on the left) in the image above. All these images were taken while I was living in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands performing at a dinner theater there which used these two macaws. 

Their names are NOT "Mimi" and "Allen" as listed in various ads on the internet, however, recently many of my images with my birds have been used on various websites in ads placed for PARROT ADOPTION of these macaws. These ads are FALSE, they are SCAMS




These macaws were trained and sold to a client 2 years ago. They are currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada and will soon be living in the Bahamas. 

I've received numerous emails regarding these ads (and thank you for those by the way) letting me know my photos are being used. I've had them removed when I can and usually it happens within 24 hours or less of emailing customer support on these sites. The ads usually offer that everything is taken care of and all you have to do is pay $400 for shipping and papers. The guy doing this is GOOD AT SCAMMING people... he makes his replies sound very sentimental about these birds and the homes they are going to. He claims to be ME (the person in the photos) with the birds. 

He has even used images of my blue throated macaw and listed it as a blue and gold. I don't want this post to be all photos he has used because I'm sure I haven't seen them all and you probably get the idea.

WATCH OUT FOR SCAMMERS and know my parrots will NEVER show up on an adoption site ANYWHERE on the internet, ever.

I keep my parrot photos on Flickr which is where these scammers are obtaining them. Please feel free to contact me if you see my images appearing in places they shouldn't. I can't stand the thought of someone using my images of and my parrots in such terrible circumstances.

Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.

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Jessica DeMatty

Here’s another one using your pic with your birds SMH.

Jessica DeMatty

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