Fighting Pet Scams

Our Mission

Petscams.com was created with the purpose of cataloguing the latest websites built by scammers. We aim to cause as much disruption to their activities as possible.

Petscams.com deal only with "paid for" domains like ".com", ".net", etc etc. Scammers can spend a considerable time and effort to create and publicize these websites. We find that many people do not know how or who to complain to in order to shut them down.

For this reason, we do not deal with Facebook pages or Craigslist adverts as there are already well documented methods of shutting down these pages.

List Puppy Scams

How you can help 

 

Report a Pet Scam!

Someone" is responsible for reporting fraud websites.
That someone is you!
Click below to see how to report a scam website

Report a ScamWebsite

Email the Registrar

Each article has a button to send an abuse report. 
This is sent to the Registrar of the domain.
If a Registrar receives enough abuse reports they will shut down the offending website

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Share it!

Why should you share information about a scam website? 
Scammers try to keep their websites secret but publicising them can save your friends from being scammed

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Search Our Database

Our entire database of scam websites can be searched using the  search form below.

If we have information on the website that scammed you please file an abuse report to the registrar by clicking the green button at the bottom of each article.

If the website you are searching for is not in our database and you think they may be part of a scam network, please contact us to investigate.





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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…

Mark North conducts news interview with KOAA5
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Mark North conducts news interview with KOAA5

Mark North - Aug 27, 2019

Here is an article that Mark North from Petscams.com conducted with investigative journalist Patrick Nelson at KOAA5 News in Colorado on the fraudulent website harveyshihtzuhome.com. The article…

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.

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!


 


 

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