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How does a Puppy Scam Work?
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How does a Puppy Scam Work?

Paul Brady - Mar 01, 2019

The three main elements in a puppy scam. If you think you might be targeted by a puppy scammer read the following and avoid the scam.

Delta Airlines PetScam
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Delta Airlines PetScam

Susan Bright - Sep 25, 2017

Is Delta Airlines the latest victim of the Puppy Scam?

Why you should report a scam to the Better Business Bureau
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Why you should report a scam to the Better Business Bureau

Paul Brady - Sep 28, 2017

Why should you report a scam to the Better Business Bureau? Who else should you report a pet scam to?

Is it safe to pay with Zelle for your pet? – exercise extreme caution!
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Is it safe to pay with Zelle for your pet? – exercise extreme caution!

Mark North - Jul 20, 2019

We are often asked if it is safe to pay with Zelle  and while it may be secure, it is dangerous to use Zelle to make payments to people you do not know. It has come to our attention that there are a growing number of scammers using Zelle to receive payment for non-delivery fraud, specifically pet scams.

Report a scam to the Federal Trade Commission
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Report a scam to the Federal Trade Commission

Paul Brady - Oct 28, 2017

Why you should report a scam to the Federal Trade Commission. A step by step guide for reporting Pet Scams to the US Government Agency

NameCheap is hurting the internet!
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NameCheap is hurting the internet!

David Rice - Apr 27, 2020

Almost 40% of fake pet sites are registered with Namecheap. They are hurting the internet by facilitating criminals and making the world a more dangerous place.

Puppy scams – Most popular Pet Scams by breed
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Puppy scams – Most popular Pet Scams by breed

David Rice - Jul 30, 2017

Puppy Scams: Thinking of buying a pet? Which pet breed is being used most by scammers?

Coronavirus Puppy scams increase during Lockdown
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Coronavirus Puppy scams increase during Lockdown

Paul Brady - Apr 29, 2020

Because of the Coronavirus Puppy scammers are taking advantage of people who are in lockdown by scamming them in Puppy Scams

Pet scammers using videos as “proof”
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Pet scammers using videos as “proof”

Paul Brady - Apr 28, 2018

 How did a scammer create a video without the kittens? This scammer would have approached a kitten breeder and demanded proof that the breeder is not…

Report a FaceBook Scammer in 3 easy steps
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Report a FaceBook Scammer in 3 easy steps

Paul Brady - Aug 04, 2018

How to Report a FaceBook Scammer The most effective way to report a FaceBook scammer is by reporting that they are using a fake name. It is…

Avoiding Online Puppy Scams
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Avoiding Online Puppy Scams

Paul Brady - Apr 28, 2019

Avoiding Online Puppy Scams: Some trips, traps and tricks by online pet scammers and how to tell if you are dealing with a genuine breeder.

Buying a pet online? Beware of puppy scams in South Africa!
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Buying a pet online? Beware of puppy scams in South Africa!

Mark North - Oct 30, 2019

Overview of puppy scams in South Africa Petscams.com volunteer network has identified a large organised crime syndicate operating puppy scams in South Africa. These scammers appear to…

No visit or videochat offered before purchase? It is likely a scam!
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No visit or videochat offered before purchase? It is likely a scam!

Mark North - May 26, 2020

At petscams.com, we are often bombarded with requests to check individual websites to determine if they are fake. Fraudsters are getting better at what they do, there's…

How do scammers get fake websites? A case study
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How do scammers get fake websites? A case study

Mark North - Jul 08, 2019

Whilst Petscams.com usually focuses on exposing fake websites, it may be interesting for readers to know how the scammers themselves are able to quickly get their hands on huge quantities of fake websites. The answer to this question in short is that they employ individuals to create these websites for them. You guessed it, even web developers can go rogue too!

Petscams.com data reveals most popular pet scams and victim losses in criminology publication
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Petscams.com data reveals most popular pet scams and victim losses in criminology publication

Mark North - Sep 11, 2020

In 2020 a study was undertaken by two UK academics to help criminologists better understand Non-delivery fraud in the context of cyber crime. The results of this…

Elegantyorkiepups.com, a scam?
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Elegantyorkiepups.com, a scam?

Pugman - Nov 14, 2017

Why is Elegantyorkiepups.com on PetScams.com if they are not scammers? Am I being scammed? Is it a mistake?

Chatting with a Pet Scammer.
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Chatting with a Pet Scammer.

Paul Brady - Apr 28, 2018

Chatting with a Puppy Scammer The following is a chat I had with a Puppy Scammer. I came across corgipuppiesbreeders.com when I was asked to investigate it for…

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